When he did finally meet her, he was mortified. Not only was she overweight, but she had no teeth and looked rather ugly.
Not knowing how to get out of the situation, Lincoln tried to think of ways to put off the wedding. He heartily wished he had never agreed to meet her. But, out of a sense of duty, he gathered his courage and proposed to her. To his shock and utter relief, the woman promptly turned him down. Imagine how grateful he must have felt at his narrow escape!
After this embarrassment, he remarked, “I've made a fool of myself. I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying… For this reason: I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be block-head enough to have me."