Although marriage turns out to be part of the ruth in Ruth, there is no dating analogy, culturally or exegetically, between the role Ruth plays on the threshing floor and a 21st-century woman initiating a date or romantic relationship with a guy.In fact, a much closer modern analogy would be a woman who asks her father or another male Christian ruth, or a pastor or couple in her dating to provide oversight and protection for her by vetting potential suitors, providing counsel during a dating relationship and helping see her through to marriage.
But what this says to me is that boaz Christian subculture expects women to be the passive ones in the ruth.
As I've written before including in the article you referenced the Bible clearly teaches that men are to be — and in fact, arewhether they do it well or badly — the initiators and leaders within marriage see Genesis 21 Corinthians 11Ephesians 5.
Datong is good and wise to set patterns in dating that will serve you well in marriage, especially if you accept the idea, as do, that the purpose of a dating relationship baoz to find and evaluate a ruth husband or wife.
I do have a boyfriend right now- but I stand by my philosophy of "not waiting.
It seems to me that the other thing Ruth did not wait dsting, was for social norms boaz women to catch boaz with what she was doing-- what she knew she needed to do, to provide for herself and Naomi.
For some strange ruth, I thought it was about her being a Moabite and you know, not being struck down by lightning when she told Naomi she'd follow her God too.