We went to the same high school, worked at a couple of the same jobs, but weren't super close friends. I moved away for a few years after HS but life happened and I ended up moving back to my hometown. Some old friends came by to hang out and he was with them, then later he showed up by himself. We were "friends with benefits" for nearly a year, open to seeing other people, but neither of us did. He joined the Air Force, and I drove 10 hours to see him after basic training. While there was no ring, he said "I missed you so much. My grandpa used to say that you don't marry someone you can live with, you marry someone you can't live without. And I don't think I can live without you." Our 10th wedding anniversary is next month.