Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell) once said...
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is
the thorn that guards the rose--easily trimmed off when once
plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making
them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in
- Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell),