After asking his girlfriend to marry him every year for 43 years, Colin Jones says he pretty much gave up on Pauline Young ever saying yes. The couple first met back in 1976 and have been together ever since, but she always turned down his proposals. Then she blew him away when she popped the question to him late last year, and of course, he said yes.
“When Pauline asked me, I almost fell off the bed,” Jones says. “I’d been asking her all this time so now she was asking me, I said, ‘Of course I will.'”
The British couple met four decades ago when their kids from previous marriages were both in a playgroup, and despite Pauline turning Jones down about tying the knot, they lived and worked together throughout their relationship. And then on Valentine’s Day, the 72-year-old woman finally said “I do” to her 74-year-old sweetie and now they get to keep living their happily ever after.