I know this will surprise many of my friends and family members. I’ve been single for so long, and admittedly, this relationship is fairly new. And though many have heard me talk about you, I’ve kept our relationship somewhat secret.

But after all of these years, I’ve finally found you, my perfect match, the love of my life. So what better way to move forward, than how we first met: online.

I love everything about you. Your Zionism is obvious, matching mine. You too yearn for peace in Israel. And being half-American and half-Israeli, you and I share a lot in the way of background.

You are outdoorsy, where I spend lots of my time as a tour guide here in Israel. And you’ve seen almost as much of this awesome country as I have!

You have such a fiery personality and can definitely keep up with me. But of course, you also have your serious side; dependable and passionate, which are traits I’ve always admired.

We met a year and half ago, but just as friends. But recently I’ve grown much closer to you. And when I’ve seen how you’ve handled yourself during our current difficulties, I realize I want you by my side for the rest of my life.

And so, I’m getting down on my virtual knee here…

Will you marry me…

Iron Dome!

Iron Dome battery outside of Ashkelon, copyright Israel Defense Forces, via Wikimedia Commons

Iron Dome battery outside of Ashkelon, copyright Israel Defense Forces, via Wikimedia Commons