World War II pressures and reluctance to marry
I don’t know who the gal who wrote this letter is, but she sounds very ambivalent about how to respond to a marriage proposal from her boyfriend. A lot of guys wanted to get married before they left for the service. Many girls were suspicious of their motivations. In an era when girls had to be more concerned about getting pregnant (no birth control; no abortion), many were more reluctant than girls today to have sex without the benefit of marriage.