I think what @poison_mara wants is the chance to pick and choose who the MC forms a relationship with and/or what kind of relationship it is. It’s obvious she doesn’t want feelings forced on the MC because that would break her immersion. It’d break it for other people, too. Do you want to be told you’re MC is in love with a big, fat, extra warty toad who is surely a prince/ss in “disguise” and that the MC simply accepts it, maybe even thrilled, when betrothed?
@poison_mara just wants to be able to have the choice for the MC to feel different things, negative/neutral/positive/etc, and even have actions the MC can take about the situation, right then and maybe differently in the future.
Honestly, people get attracted to CoG because of the choice the gamebooks give them. It’s probably impossible to have a completely free reign game as it would take too much time for coding and writing, but people like @poison_mara(assuming) and I like as much freedom as possible in the stories. It makes me want to play it over and over until I loose several days of sleep on just one gamebook.