In 2018, at a park bench near the Museum of Natural History, he got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes. Over the next six months, he proposed again. And again. 14 times in total. Each time with another engagement ring.

When it came to dating, Tanya Pushkine and Paul Luykx each had a strategy.

For Pushkine, a philanthropy consultant, it was dating sites. She joined 11 of them. "Whatever I found out about, I'd put myself on," she said. "I didn't take them all seriously."

She was highly selective, though, about who she would meet. "I had


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