My boyfriend and I met a couple of months ago. He is 42 and I am 20. Personally I believe(d) age is just a number, but things have happened that kind of make me realise that maybe it is more trouble than that. After a week of being 'together', he told me that he was in love with me. The next day when he called me he said "I love you". After 5 weeks, he proposed to me. I was scared shitless of what to say so I told him I would think about it. Later I asked him why he proposed to me, and he said that because of my age he thought that was the only way he could keep me. How can I tell him that he doesn't need to say/do these kinds of things just because I am young. I mean, I am committed to him, I am not going to just suddenly run away and find some guy my own age. I am not fickle when it comes to relationships. I don't want him to feel insecure, but I don't know just how exactly I can assure him that he wont lose me that easily.