What does Laertes think of Hamlet's attentions to Ophelia?

what does laertes think of hamlets attentions to ophelia?

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Laertes thinks Hamlet is primarily interested in a sexual relationship with Ophelia. Laertes says that he and Hamlet are both of noble birth and knows well how they view women that they will not wed.  He advises Ophelia to keep her virginity or "maidenhead" by ignoring Hamlet's attentions. He tells her that Hamlet does not intend on marrying her nor can he. Laertes basically commands his sister to not take Hamlet's "love" seriously and that he, like all young men, merely want sex,

For Hamlet and the trifling of his favor, Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood, A violet in the youth of primy nature, Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, The perfume and suppliance of a minute. No more.