The Pretend Wife just came out in paperback -- and some of it's true-ish.
#1 -- At a freshman orientation ice breaker in college, we were put in groups, told to give orders to someone in the group to break the ice with someone from another group. The example? "I like your shoes." I told the guy, "Pick her that girl there, spin her around like a soldier home from war."
And he did it -- like a professional at pick-her-up and spin-her, as if he'd been preparing his whole life for this moment.
And they dated all through college ... In the novel, she picked the wrong girl for him.