Dear lord, there are stories. There are so many stories. Some are hilarious, some tragic; most would evoke true pathos, I think.
I might tell one or two of them someday. Maybe. Just maybe. I haven't been able to write about them yet.
For now, let's just say that we discussed it at length and decided to hold off on a formal engagement until we're living in the same place and are ready to start planning a marriage.
(Informally, though, I did say yes, both times.)
Teach the lover to forget the word "separation"
My love, my angel, I forget the world with you
And I will come to the world of your love when you hold me
My love, I'm all for you; I love you when I'm in your arms
And nothing is too precious for you, if you only hold me tight