I've never slept with someone on a board or otherwise, unless I knew them for more than an evening or two, and had ascertained that they were interesting enough to at least maintain a conversation.
And who the HELL wants a castle?
Too much to deal with. Like I said - as the years go by, the more I shed, the better I feel.
If someone wanted a castle or to be chained to a piece of ground with possessions and expected me to participate - I'd run in the other direction.
I think it's best when people rely on themselves. If you don't rely on someone else - you don't get disappointed. I have known people from whom I've only wanted their company. They haven't had to provide anything else. I do think that's the easiest and most enjoyable way to experience someone.
I understand what D.H. Lawrence is saying - and I believe it - but I am a romantic at heart.