It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal.Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.
"Cecily and Gwendolen are perfectly certain to be extremely great friends. I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister."
"Women only do that when they have called each other a lot of other things first."