"After 9 years of being in a relationship with a man I cared deeply about, he proposed and I said yes. I remember in that moment feeling overjoyed. After all, I was 31 at the time, and after 9 years of being in a relationship with someone, marriage felt like the natural progression. I truly never imagined that 6 months later, I would be giving back the ring. But when planning our wedding went from exciting to a chore neither of us enjoyed, I think we both knew our issues ran much deeper than flower arrangements and cake flavors. So we agreed to call off our wedding and go our separate ways. I never knew what "soulmate" love felt like or if I even believed in such a thing, but I did know that I always felt like something was missing in that relationship. I knew I was settling for mediocrity, when I really wanted magical love. Fast forward 2 years later... I went out for the night in Vancouver with two of my other single girlfriends. We had a few drinks beforehand and joked about how one of us needed to meet our husband that night. Well I guess the universe was listening, because at the end of the evening as we were headed to get late-night, I spotted Daniel walking down the street. The energy between us was palpable. As I got closer, something came over me and I yelled out, "Where have you been all my life?" We bantered back and forth for a few minutes and then he took down my number. I wasn't thrilled when Daniel made me wait a whole week before he called, but he explained later it was because he was scared. He knew this was going to be something big and he was still guarded. Turns out, Daniel had also just ended a 10 year relationship prior to meeting me, after his ex-wife cheated on him. The night he called, he invited me over for wine on his patio and we got lost in conversation for hours. He asked me to dance and we danced until I fell asleep in his arms. The next morning I woke up and heard "Beautiful, what would you like for breakfast?" He gave me the kind of attention and affection I had always longed for. On our second date, he said, "Listen, I have no interest in seeing anyone else. Will you be mine?" I was ecstatic! I finally found my magical love."