My boyfriend and I have been together 3 years, give or take a few months when we took a break. He is the most important person in my life. He is my inspiration, my best friend, my accomplice, my everything. Anyway, I went to visit him this weekend this Valentine's day and I have reason to believe that he is going to ask me to marry him in the near future. There were some very heavy clues that he may or may not have planned on me noticing. First he opened a new bank account and made me the beneficiary. Then he asked me what ring size I wear (but also asked my pant size in the same breath. A cover I suspect). Then my mom called and informed me that he left a message on my father's cell phone asking if he could talk to him about something. He has never called my father before. And at dinner he said is so happy to have me in his life and that he wants me to be a part of him forever. Woah! So I'm full of butterflies because while I envision Joseph in my future and my partner in life I don't think I am ready to be a married woman at this point in my life. It makes me excited to think of him as my husband but it also scares me to imagine that kind of responsibility and well...commitment. I'm still in college and I still have a lot of things to experience and matters to sort out before I can 'settle down'. What if he asks me? If I were 30 I would say yes, but I'm only 21. What what would I say because I can't say no, how does one deny a marriage proposal? I don't want to break his heart and I don't ever want to lose him. But right now marriage is a scary concept I can't wrap my head around. What to do? ADVICE PLEASE!