"Brandon is just the kind of man... Whom every body speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted to see, and nobody remembers to talk to"
Brandon is "a very respectable man who has every body's good word and nobody's notice"
Now, not to say that this is true on all levels, but it does feel quite familiar to me, especially in the realm of--dare I say it--dating.
Many will mistake this as a complaint (it's not) so I won't be advertising this post. It is merely an observation. On the bright side of it all, Colonel Brandon is played by Alan Rickman in the BBC adaptation.