Dear Adoring Public,
Can anyone answer this question:
Why would someone say they want to get married, and then not want to tell anyone they are engaged?
Besides Romeo & Juliet-style familial disapproval (which doesn't apply here), can anyone think of a reason to keep an engagement a secret other than having serious second thoughts???
Befuddled in Brizzle
UPDATE: After I got a little weepy with him about it, he finally bit the bullet and told his folks. (They were ecstatic.) I feel somewhat relieved.