Friday, July 13, 2018

Royal Romance?

I’m not super interested in the personal lives of modern English royalty, but even I heard about the recent wedding between American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Coincidentally, I was even awake during the ceremony and watched them exchange vows via Twitter livestream. It was also via Twitter that I learned how the two met: they were set up by friends!

In the course of surveying other singles for my book The Proper Care and Feeding of Singles, I discovered that most of us aren’t necessarily opposed to set-ups. While we’re sometimes annoyed by our friends’ tactics, we generally appreciate the care and concern. Taking this into account, I added a section to my book recommending a simple, four-step process to help foster killer set-ups. (Note: I’m using the term killer metaphorically here. Please don’t set your friends up with killers. English princes are fine.)

I’m on the cusp of forty and still single. Over the years, I’ve experienced my share of set-ups; and while I used to think I hated them, it turns out I’m only opposed to awkward set-ups with incompatible people forced upon me by well-meaning acquaintances. That’s why Step One in my four-step process is to build good relationships with singles.

Set-ups works best when you now both sides of the equation well enough to judge shared interests, compatibility, and spiritual sensitivity. Once you know your single friends that well, you’re in a good place to set them up with any member of English royalty you so desire.

Providing they’re also single, of course.

Ruth's phenomenal THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF SINGLES is available this week for only 99¢ (Kindle) at Amazon!

About the Author

Ruth Buchanan is a Christian freelance writer who holds degrees in ministry and theology.
After years of classroom teaching in the United States and overseas, she left education to
pursue creative endeavors. She currently produces fiction, non-fiction, dramas, and a regular succession of fussy little to-do lists.

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