More and more people I know are getting ‘engaged’.
A former colleague and close friend’s boyfriend recently proposed to her in one of the islands in Maldives. Another close friend (and former wingman) got engaged also, and he bought a ‘perfect cut’ diamond engagement ring for his now-fiancée which costed him almost a quarter-of-a-million pesos.
Talk about extravagant and costly proposals!
Then there’s Jojo Lakwatsero…
Should I get pressured? No lah! Probably my mom, relatives, and some friends are more pressured for me than I am, but the thing is…
I know I’m not getting any younger, but age is just a number, right?
And would I choose to spend my time with the wrong person, rather than wait for the perfect woman, the one being prepared by God for me?
I’d rather wait for His perfect timing.
A friend of mine once asked me,
“What do you really look for? Maybe you have very high standards?”
I thought at first I already knew what I want, but last year was so eventful that my so-called standards also changed.
Attraction still has to be there, of course, and she must be sensible and a great conversationalist. I’m removing the “low-maintenance” requirement (which I thought was the most non-negotiable on my list), because I realized that every relationship needs to be ‘highly maintained’ to flourish and last, but I’m also adding two more:
- We must both share the same faith (aka she must also be a Christian).
- She must also have the heart for missions, just in case God calls me to do missionary work full-time.