I am 53. Single. Never wed. In my life there have only been two women I wanted to marry. I asked them both.
Perhaps had they been in separate rooms at the time things would have turned out differently.
Oddly enough, their reason for refusing me was the same. When I asked, each said they had something else to do first. I enquired what that might be and was told “… spend the rest of my life with someone else.”
So, how about the rest of you? Ever had a ‘no’ meet your bended knee? Or, conversely, ever reject a proposal?