There’s a phrase in English for this, but it’s clunky. (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost.
Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist." It’s interesting that accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love.
(See II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm , Romans , Psalm 13, and I John 4:8.) Because each individual, family, and set of circumstances is unique, each courtship will be unique.Both parties, as well as their families and all the people who love them, should continue to trust in the Lord and accept the grace He gives to deal with any disappointment or unfulfilled hopes. The main difference between dating and courtship involves the goals to be reached by spending time with a potential marriage partner.Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person.But interestingly, “fate” isn’t the same thing as “destiny.” Even if lovers are fated to find each other they may not end up together.The proverb, “have fate without destiny,” describes couples who meet, but who don’t stay together, for whatever reason.