” meaning she’d rather have a fling than a relationship.
Lucas is heartbroken and begins to get to know Brooke Davis, whom he eventually starts seeing and loses his virginity to.
The main reason I found his character so problematic as the series progressed was because he became self-absorbed and almost didn’t care about anyone else.
Examples of this can be shown through how he strung along Peyton and Brooke multiple times, and later Lindsey, then the relationship with his mother seemed to change and not for the better.
He and Brooke break up for good during Haley and Nathan’s wedding, when she finds out about the kiss he shared with Peyton.