He did NOT just ask her to just be friends.
I'm watching Amen with the boys.
Thelma: "You still want to see me, and go out and stuff, but instead of kissing goodnight you just want to shake hands? And somehow this is going to end in marriage??"
Reuben: "Uhhhh... Yup."
Thelma: "Works for me... As long as it ends in marriage."
Girl's got a good sense of humor.