Yeah, you sound like a girl with a crush if ever there was one! Read, read, read, find out about the trials and tribulations of others before you make them your own. This takes work, patience, and money. You don't want to "get married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout", only to be one of the partial conversions that are sprinkled all over Craigslist.
Welcome to the madness! And, discount the oddball personalities. If someone sounds like a kook, she/he probably is.