While not every lady spends her days gazing forlornly out the window, hoping that a dashing man will come by and sweep her off her feet, that's still a perfectly acceptable way of finding your happiness.
And it looks like happiness has found Lady Gaga.
Remember reports that Christian Carino asked Lady Gaga's father for his blessing to marry Lady Gaga? Well, guess what?!
Us Weekly reports that Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are engaged!
So, as we told you back in July, Christian Carino was spending time with Lady Gaga and her family.
Not every boyfriend -- even serious ones -- gets along with his girlfriend's family, but apparently Christian didn't have a hard time getting along with Gaga's family.
We were admittedly feeling less than comfortable with the report that he asked Lady Gaga's father for his blessing to propose to her.
There's a lot about that antiquated custom that speaks of unequal gender dynamics.
Basically, we tend to associate that sort of thing with, say, the Duggar fertility cult, where daughters are the property of their father until he agrees to transfer that property to an approved husband. (Gross)
But it may be that Christian Carino was just testing the waters and making sure that he wasn't going to upset Lady Gaga's relatives and that they didn't think that he was taking advantage of her somehow.
After all, Christian Carino and Lady Gaga started dating back in February. That is not a long time to be in a relationship.
Whatever it was, it apparently went over well -- because they apparently got engaged over the summer.
We hope that news about that breaking didn't spoil whatever surprise Christian Carino had planned.
Us reports that the couple's current focus is, of course, on Lady Gaga's health.
Lady Gaga has fibromyalgia, which you've probably heard about through commercials for prescription medicines if nowhere else.
Fibromyalgia is an agonizing illness that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness.
Other symptoms can include fatigue, memory problems, and mood shifts and disorders.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic ailment, meaning that it can come and go with flare-ups that are difficult if not impossible to predict.
Chronic illnesses absolutely suck, folks.
We don't know how many symptoms Lady Gaga is experiencing with fibromyalgia. Every patient is different.
She's currently focused upon recovery.
Honestly, we think that it's great that Christian Carino and Lady Gaga are engaged even with this knowledge.
Unfortunately, a lot of people -- whether they're dating or married -- seem to step back when their partner develops an illness. Chronic ailments, in particular, seem to send some loved ones running for the hills.
It's sad, but true. Just look at the suspicious timing of The Weeknd ending things with Selena Gomez. Reports say that he started to lose interest right around when she got her kidney transplant.
We're really rooting for Lady Gaga and Christian Carino, though.
Maybe they'll take that whole "in sickness and in health" thing seriously.
Lady Gaga has done so much good for the world.
We don't just mean her music, though good music makes the world a better place just by spreading passion, art, inspiration, and joy.
She's been a prominent proponent of LGBT+ rights from day one, using her voice and platform to stand up for minority rights has done an incalculable amount of good for the world.
She deserves good in her life and she deserves love.
We just look forward to when she and Christian confirm this with an announcement.
But that will come at a time of their choosing.