Pursuing happiness actually causes misery. The irony is that if you want to be happy you need to release your desire to be happy -- for desire is the root of all suffering, according to the Buddha, and happiness -- when it occurs -- is actually a by-product and not a direct result of particular actions.
For a lot of people -- obviously, myself included -- it's important to know whether a long-term relationship is in the marriage pipeline or on the sideline. And both are ok! But what's most important is that no matter the answer to that question, you're where you want to be and it's where your partner wants to be as well.