By Anonymous - United States - Palmdale
Today, my boyfriend of several years, and father of our one-year-old child, finally proposed. He was making idle conversation from twenty feet away and casually said, "By the way, you wanna get hitched?" This is as romantic as my life will ever get. Yay. FML
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  onlychildFTW  |  33

Yeah OP, is this the guy you really want to marry? Sure he's the father of your child but there are lots of guys who also get married to mothers who had kids with someone else. There should have been some indications though that he wasn't romantic since you've been dating so long.

  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

She should've thought long and hard before she stayed with him for years and had his baby.

Did you really not know this about him before now? Either you take him for who he is or you don't take him at all. Sure you can try talking to him about it but don't resent him if he doesn't change his ways for you.

Point is, love doesn't equal romance and romance damn sure doesn't equal love. Decide what matters to you and if you can't live without flowers and candlelight, find a new man.

  Laurenlou  |  24

I totally agree with you 113!
I feel as though OP has watched The Notebook too many times! It's a good movie, but not everyone's love will be like that.
If OP has been with him for that long, and says "finally" before proposed, then she should know his lack of romance and love him anyway!

  gracehi  |  31

They have a four year old child together. If they get married at this point, I'd hardly call it, "rushing." More like, "ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!!"

  syley  |  5

56) the fact it's one-year-old child and not four ruins your comment but if it were a four-year-old child your comment would be appropriate.

  gracehi  |  31

I misread. I thought it said "four." Still, they've clearly been dating over a year and have a child together. She said they've been together "several years," which is at least two years. So yeah, it's still "ABOUT FUCKING TIME!"

  isum21  |  20

it could be that he's a shy person or such. even if i were in love with someone and was sure they'd say yes, I'd still be super awkward about it or just randomly slip the question. then hide under my bed. you get the picture.

By  music_woman1  |  11

I think it's quite cute to pop the question unconventionally, but a little romance would've been nice, maybe you could mention this, or prepare a romantic engagement dinner, just the two of you.. But I wish you all the happiness for your marriage :)

  EMTchic  |  14

I think it can still be very romantic even if it isn't a traditional or even normal-ish proposal . My fiancé proposed over the phone, but he wasn't just like, "hey, wanna get married ?" he didn't necessarily have it planned out, I don't think, but it was still a very romantic and sweet/touching moment .

By  SkoomaKi  |  27

Classy guy. I give him 2/10 for creativity.

You never know OP, he could become more romantic. Make him watch cheesy, soapy and cringe worthy "romantic" films.