Annabelle is engaged! And to think it all started with a wink.
I was so happy, honored and ecstatic to receive the news this week!
Annabelle’s boyfriend of seven months surprised her with a romantic get away to a Bed & Breakfast on the lake where she had always wanted to go.
It was the first day of fall, her favorite season, and he obviously put a lot of thought, effort and planning into this occasion. He took her to see this lighthouse—something she loves—and on the way to the beach, he got down on one knee and proposed.
The weekend was magical! They enjoyed a wonderful weekend sharing the good news, visiting wineries, chocolatiers and antique shops.
They even got posted on the B&B’s Facebook page as “This week’s Adorable of the Day!”
How did they meet?
They met online. He winked at her first. And she winked back.
The Rules for Online Dating (published 2002) says:
“If a man doesn’t write you a sentence or two specific to your ad, but rather just sends you his profile through a “wink”… Do not respond at all.”
With so many online dating sites and billions of people on the internet today, does that rule still apply? Rules girls are still wondering, “To wink or not to wink?”
Dating in the Digital Age be can tricky, so having an expert Rules coach to help you maneuver through the modern dilemmas of dating is invaluable.
We follow The Rules because it gets results, but not all a rules have equal importance and value or can stand alone as the sole litmus test for marriage.
In the real world, there are so many variables and uncertainties that you cannot simply go by-the-book and expect results every time. The Rules are good guidelines in general. However, there are times to do The Rules and times when there are exceptions to The Rules.
Everyone is unique and we must consider the context. That’s why it’s important to have a knowledgeable and caring Rules coach to help you interpret The Rules and advise you according to your age, background, values, skills, situation and needs.
Your love life deserves more than just cookie-cutter advice.
Annabelle says, “It’s funny, because I had a very strict no-wink policy until I saw his profile. His smile was so sweet, I couldn’t pass it up! Good thing I didn’t!”
She is happy and thankful for both The Rules and The Modern Geisha philosophy as an unbeatable combination that lead to marriage.
Congratulations to the happily engaged couple! They have a wedding date!
[Note from the Rules Coach: This testimonial was posted with permission from the client. Real names were altered for privacy.]