I'm starting to feel bad for ole Whitney. She is manufacturing a relationship out of literally nothing. This phantom man on the phone has zero interest in her but her ears are hearing something completely different.
It's clear she lives a very lonely life and her thirst for companionship and intimacy is embarrassing and I'm bothered none of her "friends" pull her coat.
If Whitney struggles so much with living alone she can always move back home with her parents. Buddy shouldn't be forecd to be her emotional support human.
Heck it would give Hunter a chance to go back to NYC to his regular life.