Yes, I read about that early meeting - she ticked his boxes, then ignored him.
He wrote it himself, she's the bee's knees - now she's proven she's otherwise engaged & he's protesting too much etc
Even Shakespeare knew re that bollox
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks" works for men too: The journalist doth protest too much, methinks.
Shaky died on his b-day, he was Born April 1564 - so this barking when the opposite sex or a loved one tells you to piss off is the same 500 years on.
Shaky pinched my arse in a past life.