Paulie was a very likable character and someone a lot of people could relate to. He just ended a relationship with someone he thought was his "the one". Van was a lot less likable, one of Paulie's boss and the guy responsible for shattering Paulie's heart. Even at the end I found it hard to like him or forgive him on Paulie's behalf considering what Paulie walked into after their breakup.
For such a short story it was well developed and had some emotional impact behind it too. I liked reading about the things that went behind a wedding and it really helped to build up Paulie's character.