She Feared He was Going to Break Up… But He Proposed Instead!


Tricia & Christopher

How they met

We met online in 2007 talked for a couple months.  One night, he messaged me to tell me he was in my part of the neighborhood I lived in! We met in Washington Missouri. At that time. it was the wal-mart (they have turned it into a JcPenny). We met up and talked in the parking lot for a little bit. Honestly, I didn’t think he liked me much since his friend talked more then he did to me. But about a week later, after talking online, we decided to meet up again at the Wal-Mart’s parking lot. We drove around for awhile just getting to know each other well and the rest is history!

The proposal

Chris proposed to me in our apartment on September 8th 2012. He said: “So… I have a stupid question for you…” Of course my usual saying is “no question is a stupid question, unless you already know the answer”. “I think I know the answer though.” he said. I laughed and ask what it was. He got quiet for a second. My mind wondered. At this point we had been dating for almost six years, so I had no clue what he was about to ask or that he was even thinking about proposing! I honestly wondered if he hated the shirt I bought him that day and if he wanted to know if I could return it, or i thought maybe he was mad about something… or worst, he was going to break up with me! It would have been horrible! We were going to a birthday party that night and had already rented a party bus!

He then asked me: “Will you marry me?”. I was so surprise I couldn’t say anything but “Huh?”. Then he asked again and of course I said YES! and nearly knocked him to the floor with joy. After that we went out for diner and then out to party where I got to show everyone the ring and tell the proposal story.

The ring

The engagement ring is a vintage inspired ring from Kay jewelers and I love it!

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Comments (3)


  1. lenett spetter says:

    aww thats great congrats

  2. hollie burns says:

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 8 years we have a 6 year old daughter together and I have a 18 yer old son from a previous relationship. I love him with all my heart and i know he loves me but I think waitibg almost 9 years is just a bit rediculous, I would never give him an ultimatum but darnit anyways I cannot sit around and wait forever! If I am not the one he wants then he needs to move on so we can both find other people that do want to get married i refuse to believe that he dosent want to marry me someday but its getting really old when friends around us that have been together for a year are getting married it deeply hurts me….. what should i do

  3. admin says:

    Hi Hollie,

    How about asking him to get married and if he is ready and sees what he says? You are the one he wants or he would not have been with you 8 years with 2 kids. You need to be both clear on marriage and what it means to both of you. Maybe he does not know how important it is for you. Men are not very intuitive. Maybe he is worried about something and you need to see if you can help. Just be straight forward but no need for any pressure or ultimatum. Good luck e101.

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