Everyday Romance - Romantic Story: The Proposal That Never Happened

"I was dating my boyfriend for 6 years. I noticed that he was drifting apart, staying out later, and acting distant towards me. I tried to talk to him about it on a few occasions but he wasn't interested. I was so frustrated and upset.

One day he called me at work and asked me to meet him at a restaurant. I braced myself, thinking, 'He's going to break up with me.' I showed up at the restaurant very tense and steeling myself for the worst.

It was horrible. He seemed really tense and was barely talking. I tried to just keep eating since I didn't know what else to do. I was miserable. When he took a deep breath, I thought to myself, 'This is it.' So I looked up. And I saw him holding a small box towards me. It took me a few seconds to realize what was happening but when I did, I started bawling uncontrollably! My poor boyfriend was confused and stressed out. It took me a few moments before I could say 'YES!'.

Later we laughed about it when we realized he didn't actually get a chance to propose. In fact, he hadn't even opened the box! He said he had been looking for the perfect ring and was preoccupied trying to figure out how to propose, that's why he seemed distant. He also said he thought I was angry with him for some reason (I was! I didn't know what was going on with him!) so when I started crying at the restaurant he didn't know what to do.

The 'proposal that never happened' wasn't what I had in mind, but it truly was one of our best romantic moments."

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