That's really cool Shar, it's sort of old school traditional.
You meet, you court each other, you fall in love, and then suddenly make a commitment when "boy sweeps girl off her feet".
It's a magical time in a relationship, I wish that time would last forever.
I'll elaborate a bit more about how I met mine:
I actually did get my man out of an ad in the paper, it was just a few short lines.
This is kind of what the ad looked like:
GWM 26, Looking for same.
Interested in serious relationship.
Reply box # ............. etc....
I sent him a reply to the post box with a picture and my phone number. I also put in a short note with a bit about myself.
He called me a couple days later, and we set up a meeting for that night at a restaurant so we could meet in a public place.
(I was kinda worried because I'd never answered an ad like that before)
He said he was there, but we didn't meet up.
I sat there for over an hour, but went home feeling a bit let down.
But there was a message waiting when I got home. "I waited for you. Why didn't you show up ? Call me.....
Well I called, it turned out he had been sitting in the bar while I was waiting in the restaurant, but I scooted over to his place that night.
He was so sweet, and a perfect gentleman. He ordered in food, and he had a bottle of my favorite Scotch.
Over the next week we saw each other everyday.
I broke up with the girl I had been with for three years, and moved all my stuff into his little bachelor apartment.
We've moved a few time since then, but it was a great start. He even had a water bed.
I can't believe how fast the time has gone.