Before ya’ll start tripping, no one proposed, it’s the title of a Kelly Price song. Calm Down!
I know about four marriage material dudes. If they asked me to marry them tomorrow, I could confidently say yes. Many of us already have that person or people in mind that they could possibly marry. Hey, it might not even be the person they are with now. You have so much love and respect for this person that you know that if you are not going to be “right” in a relationship (ie fully and unselfishly commit), you don’t want to go there with them. Or maybe you are like me and already went there and fucked it up.
Don’t feel so bad about being in the friend-zone. There’s nothing better than falling in love with someone you have a strong foundation with. In being friends first, each person has seen the real, not the representative. You have seen each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Of course there has to be attraction as well. Which can be there from the jump, or grow with the friendship ie. his unibrow starts lookin kinda sexy.