In The Boarding House in Dubliners, Why does Bob Doran feel compelled to marry Polly?

he was compelled because he had an affair with Polly, maybe?

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Mrs. Mooney sets them up. Polly's relationship with Mr Doran almost assures her daughter's marriage because he can't risk rumors or tarnishing his reputation. He is compelled to marry her because in their society it is the proper thing to do.