I was proposed to when I was 13.

CLICKBAITED. boom.

The story: I was in a tiny little-known country with my church for my Very First Missions Trip, and he was one of the translators that was traveling with our group. He was 16. He and his friend took me and another young girl from the team to the roof of our hotel to look at the stars (high elevation + no light polution = INCREDIBLE stars you guys) and they somehow got us separated on opposite ends of the roof where each boy dutifully presented us with a ring and matching bracelets while saying "God told me that we are meant to be together"

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In my panic, I somehow managed to keep my smartass mouth and told him "Well then he'll probably tell me too, so I'm just gonna go downstairs and pray about it."

I took the ring and bracelets. My mother took him aside and told him "Girls get married much older in America." Thanks a lot, mom. (ETA: I have no idea if this has anything to do with the following messages. He may or may not have actually taken this to heart and decided to try again at a much later date. But I can't help but side eye my mom anyways.)

Fast forward 11 years, and this young man has found me on Facebook. While checking out his account to see if I actually knew him (I receive lots of requests from people in this country who I don't know, simply because I am friends with their friends) I accidentally accepted the request. Ugh.

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I have a lot of guilt surrounding removing people from Facebook when I have ties to mutual friends. If they are a family friend, or I am friends with their family, or we have close mutual friends it is virtually impossible for me to delete someone. This has been the case with this guy so far. Today I am on the verge.

The messages. All from him, to me. (edited for clarity)

12/24/2013

hi, merry christmas.....to u & all your family....is that possible will you give me your cell Number ....0r you can call me in this Number [redacted] ok

12/24/2013

merry christmas dear DavidTenInch

12/31/2013

Wish u a verry happy New year

1/9/2014

hello once again

1/9/2014

Hello DavidTenInch, how do you do?

1/24/2014

Good morning & praise the loard

1/29/2014

Good morning ....how r u???

1/31/2014

Good morning...

2/3/2014

Hello ..too b g???

I think I m disturbing u,m I?

2/13/2014

happy vallentine day..............

4/1/2014

Good evening DavidTenInch... how r u?

4/8/2014

Dear... good evening

5/11/2014

Hlw DavidTenInch ...how r u?

5/21/2014

Hlw hlw... how r u?

6/20/2014

Hlw DavidTenInch how r u

7/27/2014

Good morning

8/15/2014

hello dear