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He proposed. What's yours?
-- Susan in Northern LP Michigan (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2002
I said no!! I think about this one Susan. But I really did say NO!! Many many times before I actually said yes. I think I should of said yes to a different person. One day I may get it right, but I have the feeling I'm on my own from now on.
Susan (the other one)
-- Susan In MN (email@example.com), March 01, 2002.
Along that line of thought , my favorite date would be my senior prom, when I proposed and she said "No". In later years I saw how unhappy her husband was and could only smile and think "There but for the grace of God goes I." Never mind what kicked me into "one knee mode" :>)
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2002.
Can't remember that fur back....
-- Jim-mi (email@example.com), March 01, 2002.
Actually I said "no" too, but it was the thought that counts. I eventually did marry him. Why on earth he wouldn't give up asking is beyond me. We divorced. I guess I should have gone with my first instincts. He's still in the city, couldn't budge that man away from the sidewalks with a Mack truck.
-- Susan in Northern LP Michigan (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2002.
My favorite date was 3 days long!! I had gone over to the BF's (now Hubs) house to fix him some supper. The weather turned to crap suddenly and we ended up being totally snowed in for another 2 days after. We ate the dinner I fixed and then tried to figure out how to scrounge more meals out of a bachelor's kitchen - good thing I can't cook for less than an army and had brought some supplies with me!! He braved the snow and went out to my truck to bring in my survival box so we could have the cocoa that I had in there; plus a sack of newspapers that I was going to take to the recycler. We hauled in a bunch of firewood, and spent the days toasting our toesies in front of the woodstove and working the crossword puzzles from the newspapers - trading them off to each other when we got stuck. I won't mention what we did during the nights....well, heck - we HAD to huddle together for warmth, didn't we!?!
-- Polly (email@example.com), March 02, 2002.
Polly, sounds like fun!!!!! I love snow storms just because if makes you want to snuggle up with someone.
-- Susan in MN (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2002.
A wonderful gal I met on the net came down to Mn from canada to visit. She was a social worker in a battered woman's shelter and was just finishing up her masters and I was flying all over the states doing Y2K stuff. We had emailed each other and sent each other tapes of music we liked and a lot of pictures, so first date was kind of like meeting an old friend....wonderful weekend.
However, I had no idea she was looking for a proposal that first weekend date...guess I was a courtin to slow, but not used to fast lane forever and ever promises made on first weekend together. Now I regret that I let her get away....but still was a wonderful first date.
Her parents were both Mennonites and her grandmother had left her 160 acres in British Columbia...wish I had just moved my sheep up there....be nice just wearing basic black.
-- Gary from Mn (email@example.com), March 10, 2002.
GARY, YOU MORON!
What is it with you Minnesota men!?!?!?
This woman (do all you Minnesota men refer to women as "gals"?) you met on the net sounds INCREDIBLE and it sounds like she was REAL! And someone a man could count on! She came, she risked, and you admittedly had a...wonderful weekend!
Is that ALL you wanted!?!?!? Apparently so! Because YOU never took the intiative to pursue things, to put forth the WORK and EFFORT to accept a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!?!?!??
You say you had "no idea she was looking for a proposal that first weekend date"...
tisk tisk tisk
what a shame
what a crying shame!
You would have preferred that she was looking for a "good time"!??!!?
Shame on you!
SHE was looking for something REAL and LASTING and you weren't !
SHE wasn't looking for just a "wonderful weekend"...she was looking for a LIFETIME of WONDERFUL with you...
AND she had so much to offer you!
Gary, gary, gary...
and NOW you regret that you let her get away....
I hope you learned your lesson, Gary. Wonderful women so well-suited to you won't come along every day...maybe NEVER again...you may have just missed it.
People, people, people...
relationships take WORK and they require giving something of yourself...
Risking something...and trusting in something, in someone else.
Learn it. Live it.
Or lose everything.
-- Dr. Laurel (Dr. Laurel@relationships.com), March 25, 2002.