Hey everyone. I think I'm now unofficially engaged, and about to be officially engaged in a week. I was talking with my girlfriend on MSN, and she has been very unsure about me. Coming from a different culture, being 5 years younger than she is, and not speaking Chinese, she isn't sure if I'm a safe bet. So I have been very supportive and tried not to push. I was going to ask her in October if she wanted to marry me, that way we'd have the summer to think it over carefully since she knew I was planning it anyways. But tonight we were talking about marriage and family, and babies. Unfortunately my not trying not to push her, it sounded like I might not want to marry her. So I said I did want to marry her, and not thinking said "If I asked you to marry me would you say yes?" She said yes. So we're meeting next Friday (we're both very busy), when unless she has changed her mind, I'll pop the question. Now my only thought is, do I buy the ring without her, or do we pick it out together? So yeah. My happy bachelor days will soon be behind me.