It’s time to talk intense, extremely serious at the time, but shallow like/lust/love. During the Regency, apparently milk maids were involved.
Cream Pot Love
Such as young fellows pretend to dairymaids, to get cream and other good things from them.
No need to even elaborate on ‘other good things’ young fellows were after.
And some not-so-young fellows.
From the British Museum’s description:
Syntax sits beside a pretty dairymaid in a dairy, while a cat laps from a bowl of cream. They are watched from the doorway by a distressed woman, who suspects Syntax’s intentions.
Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.