Lady Blanche, I humbly request your aid. I am a relatively well-known public figure in my mid-twenties who has for years been pursued by a persistent woman well into her golden years. All attempts to dissuade her have thus failed and I do not wish to cause controversy within her family of Divinity's Reach nobility. Can you help me?
Dear Famously Available,
My dear, perhaps you do not give this woman enough credit. If she is rich and influential, is it not better to marry her? You may wait her out and take her money if you don’t love her. Honestly people make such waves over marrying for love. No dear, marry the older woman for her money and have a young mistress like a sensible gentleman.
Wishing you happiness,