My father was a brilliant singer, songwriter, musician, and businessman.  He wooed my mom with his charisma, making quite the first impression when she tripped into a puddle of mud wearing an all-white ensemble on their first date. Right before she made a splash, he swooped in to catch her. He had her, and every person he met, believe that the world revolved around them. When he was with you, he was with you.
But then he started running away.