I like “Daygame Lay Report: Closing The Loop” because similar things have happened to me. A girl’s first stop when she’s single is often whoever she has on tap. In this case, Tom may have also benefited from not being part of her social orbit, as she knows that an assignation with him is unlikely to get back to her friends and family.
This is also why it’s rarely a good idea to overtly burn chicks. Dead leads will come spontaneously back to life when the chick’s situation changes.
By now, I have had 10 – 15 year old open loops come back around to me. Unfortunately, the longer the time elapsed, the more likely the chick has gotten fat.