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If you've ever thought you were too old to find love, just remember George Kirby and his new fiancée, Doreen Luckie. After finally popping the question after 27 years of dating, Kirby is set to become the world's oldest groom, according to the Huffington Post.
Kirby, who is currently 102 years old, proposed on Valentine's Day after living together since 1988. The couple collectively has seven children, 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all of whom were beginning to pressure the couple to make their relationship official. "I supposed it's about time, really," Kirby told the Telegraph. "I definitely don't feel my age. Doreen keeps me young."
On June 13, Kirby's 103rd birthday, the couple will tie the knot at the Langham Hotel in front of 60 guests making him the world's oldest groom. "We seem to have made every national newspaper. Good job I ddn't marry her years ago," Kirby said.
As for how the romantic proposal went down, Kirby says it didn't. "I didn't get down on one knee, because I don't think I would have been able to get back up." While it's totally understandable that at the time the 102 year old didn't get down on bended knee to pop the question to his 91-year-old bride-to-be, he did still ask in a sweet and traditional way. "We were having dinner and I asked Doreen if she wanted to be married to me for a short time. I was so happy that she said yes."
While it will certainly be a happy day for many reasons, it will also be one friends, family, and the world won't soon forget — the Guinness Book of Records officially accepted that the duo will become the oldest married couple! Their combined ages of 194 years and 281 days will beat the current record of 191 years and 126 days.