IT's true, it was entertaining, I just never quite bought it. I don't know why though.. maybe I should re-evaluate. Quark was far more appealing than most starfleet dudes. And certainly Ro was his type.
Ro going along with it was the big question mark. But really he was the first one on DS9 that really didn't give two hoots about her past and was just interested in her for her own sake. So the awkward friendship formed on that basis, and their differences complimented each other, even if they also doomed it all from the start. Underneath his misogynistic exterior, which does takes a lot of digging, Quark really was a romantic.