Washington, Oct 30: He is the richest man of the world. But he too had faced difficulties while asking his the then girlfriend for a special date.
On the occasion of 60th birthday of Bill Gates, his wife decided to reveal a sweet memory from their treasure. She posted on social networking site Facebook.
Melinda Gates, while wishing his husband on his birthday on Oct 28, recalled the day when he had asked her for a date.
Mrs Gates wrote, "When Bill first asked me out, he said, 'I was thinking maybe we could go out two weeks from tonight."
Bill Gates, however, failed to impress his lady-love who thought that his way of approaching her was not "spontaneous".
Recalling the sweet memory, Mrs Gates wrote, "He called me an hour later to suggest we get together that night. He asked: 'Is that spontaneous enough for you?'"
She also wrote, "Bill, after two amazing decades together, your humor, drive, intelligence, curiosity, thoughtfulness, optimism - and, yes, your spontaneity - are as wonderful as ever," she said on Facebook, adding, "On land, at sea, and everywhere in between, I'm glad you're by my side."