It's official; after 7 long years of being hopelessly single, I am single no longer.
I asked the lady I've been seeing to be my girlfriend, she said yes.
I was worried that asking on the 4th date was moving too fast, and I got conflicting advice from friends, but in the end I just decided to bite the bullet and go for it. She is amazing and I am over the moon.
Dating before asking someone out? I did it differently. I was friends with my girlfriend for a couple of years before one of our mutual friends was like "soooo what is going on with you two? You like her, don't you?" Funny thing is at the time I didn't think of her as more than a friend. But we've been together for two and a half years now. Although been stuck apart due to the pandemic. I live in New York and she lives in the UK.