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During my high school and college years, I pursued my wife Kim for over four years just to get her to go on a single date with me. She said “No!” over 200 times—to a movie, to a walk in the park, to a trip to the mall, to window shop. No matter how small my request, it was always met with a distinctive no, followed by a “Move on, you are not my type, and you never will be.” How I went from four straight years of rejection after rejection to having Kim say yes to my marriage proposal is beyond the scope of this book. (And, to be fair, Kim was a young fourteen-year-old when we met.) But what I can tell you is that the journey to my wedding was so special that it sparked a series of events that forever ...

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