My question is: what would be the reason for a person to keep going back to someone when there's no "romantic" feelings involved??
Its a little confusing for me at least, but your opinion/thoughts/views would be helpful!
In my opinion it's sadly not just ONE reason but many; sad, lonely, angry, lost, confused, comfortable, bored and the most unfortunate one of all hopeful. When there's no romantic feelings involved/just sex you have to know and not once forget that's all it is, trust me when I say this; when you keep going back to that person, you're only finding temporary solutions for the feelings that you are feeling and to make it worse, not only are you disrespecting yourself but you're also giving the other person the satisfaction of knowing that they have access to you whenever they feel like it. Don't forget that actions speak louder than words, so all that talk they are throwing your way can just go through one ear and come out the other, because if they were serious they would have made something happen. My advice would be to keep busy, whether it's school, work, hanging out with friends, spending more time with family, or whatever your hobbies are, focus on that, because if you are giving that person your time you're not allowing someone new to come into your life. You're better than that!
Wishing you the best,