I fell for my partner 10 years ago but it was unrequited love and we went our separate ways.

We reconnected 6 years later and began a relationship but I got cold feet and it ended.

After a while we became friends again and on a random Monday afternoon while in a dessert shop with a friend it hit me- he was the one and always had been.

So a week later I proposed to him with engraved cufflinks reading "Marry Me?".

He was extremely surprised as we weren't together but after the shock he happily said yes.

He went on to give me a beautiful ring to seal the deal!