Asking your partner if he or she would be willing to commit to you for the rest of your lives together can be a nerve-racking thing.
What if they say no? Or not yet? Or if they need more time to think about it?
The moment leading up to the question is fraught with tension, as proven by these posts from people about to propose culled from the Whisper app, an online platform where people can anonymously post their secrets and stories.
If these real-life confessions are anything to go by, it's nice to know they're also filled with hope and love.