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jane austen image via mollands.net Plain Jane: “No young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman’s love is declared, it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her.”

-Jane Austen in her letters 

Jane, I believe, is giving a nod to sarcasm here, but the woman is also speaking a bit of truth: nothing hurts by being a bit wiley. If love and relationships were a pie chart, I think “mystery” would make up a large chunk of the successful ones.