Do not pass go.
I've become keen on a lady. She'd told me, unprompted, that where she grew up then guys asked to court girls as a precursor to dating.
I took her out for lunch today. It was meant to be next week with my kids but she'd double booked. She was still keen to go out, so that was fine.
After a lovely lunch, good conversation, coffee elsewhere with more conversation, I walked her back to get car.
On the way, I asked her if I could court her. She said no. No, because I've got kids and she'd want to be her partner's number one. She couldn't be with me, because I've got kids.
I can understand that. She deserves that.
Doesn't stop it hurting though.
Do not pass go. Do not collect £200.