A marriage proposal I got from an sp/sx was presented in a "I can put you on my health insurance" manner. How romantic, right?
I should have kept more than mental notes of how the different subtypes proposed to me over the years. I had an sp/so propose with an offer to take care of me and my family when I was like 19/20. When I said no, he met another girl and married her two weeks later. He was way too old for me anyway but my mom (so/sp) was not happy when I refused his offer. She thought I passed on a life of security and didn't understand why I said no. I mean she married for love and security but she could not understand why I passed due to lack of love. She said I could have grown to love him. He owned a chain of stores. She isn't even a gold digger so I felt hurt that she wanted me to marry someone I didn't love.
Now that I think about it the sx/so proposed with an offer of never-ending romance, adventure, being treated like a goddess, plus he would take care of my family. I only turned one offer down flat and the others I convinced that a piece of paper was not important for us to be committed to each other. The insurance deal almost went down.
I can see how you would think in a more practical way, than me, due to being logical, when it comes to marriage, and why you do not need it as a confirmation of love or commitment. To me there can be no promise of a lifetime commitment. People change so the best I can do is be loyal and show them what they mean to me while it lasts. I just don't expect anyone to make that promise to me but if it happened naturally that would be cool. My disillusionment with marriage happened at an early age (15) for me. I vowed to never build my hopes for the future on another person again.
I do find the IDEA of handfasting, in the forest, appealing but do not have anyone specifically in mind nor would I ever suggest it to anyone.
I did have one guy who wanted me to stage a fake wedding to fool our friends into thinking we really did it, on Halloween. It was a fun idea but we never followed through. It was too much work for a Halloween party.