I really wanted to post a response to this blog that an acquantance wrote. So, I'll burden you all with it instead.
"the entire world has been bit by the engagement bug...seriously at least 4 people i know on every continent is getting engaged...epedimic? something in the water? fear of economcic issues forcing people to face other fears in avoid-ance?...not sure but its getting ridiculous"
-Yeah, it's not because i've been dating a man i love for five years and want to commit my life to him or anything.