Falling in love.
There’s no need to fall in love or to look for love when contemplating marriage.
Perfectly good partnerships have been formed over a lack of romantic love. Though Austenique in my approach I do maintain that the current version of love is nothing more than a fleeting fantasy created by writers of screenplays and novellas. I don’t see how the marriage requires love. Affection, I can understand, but love is an entirely different thing.
I love my family. I love my sisters and even some of my friends.
Do I really need to love the man I marry? Can’t we have separate lives and conduct this very much like a business transaction, the way they used to back in the day of Ms Austen?
Love is soooo overrated. And it doesn’t last. Ask Jackie Collins.