Hey I just got engaged April 12 2010. I'm 20 years old ( 21 in Feb)
My fiancé and i have been dating almost 2 years (November).
Here's my issue......
My mom know about my fiancé, just not that we are engaged.. Sadly she does not approve of him. My father,poor thing, has an idea i have a "boyfriend" but knows nothing about him.. and we already know that he is not going to approve either. I know some people wouldn't date or marry a guy their parents didn't approve of but in my case I fell in love and he makes me soo happy. When I was younger ( really young) I was raped and beaten (at 13) so i started dating online where I knew i could only be hurt emotionally, which i was fine with..... Nov. 2008 (18) i met my fiancé. We talked everyday and he made me feel different than anyone else... . So in Feb. 2009 he flew out to come and meet me and well I fell for him even more. So about every 3 months he would out to see me, and April 2010(lol) i flew out to see him and he proposed. He accepted the fact I have a back injury and could possibly never work a real job, and has bee willing to help me and take care of me, even though I keep fighting him on it. He isnt rich but makes good money. For me it's a huge deal to know he ok with my injury, cuz what guy would want to take care of some one who may never be able to take care of themselves financially, and sadly unless they have known u for a long time... no one.
Reason parents don't approve- Age difference ( 14 years) i know big but .. well you would have to meet him to understand, mom thinks im settling cuz i didnt date normally in HS ( i had 2 boyfriends who dumped me a few days later cuz i would sleep wth them)