I’m not sure what the intent of the story was, but my impression was that the guy had romantic designs on you and was waiting in the wings. With your boyfriend gone, he was poised to move in. But perhaps I am completely misreading this.
For many people who have just gone through a breakup, the last thing that they need or want is a new lover. So this dimension (perhaps just one I’ve imagined) gives the account a certain creepy feel. I was wondering if his touch was going to become more intimate.