George Clooney,  Amal Alamuddin

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Upon hearing the news that George Clooney was engaged, the first question on every woman's mind was: What on Earth did Amal Alamuddin do to romance the perpetual bachelor?!

As it turns out, the British lawyer pulled one of the oldest tricks in the book—she played hard to get.

A source close to the couple told the Daily Mail that she turned down the Hollywood hunk not once, but twice before agreeing to go on a date with him.

"Clooney asked her out for dinner and she put him off twice, saying she was too busy, before accepting the third time," the insider explained.

BBC News Amal Alamuddin on Yulia Tymoshenko and Ukraine from Doughty Street Chambers on Vimeo.

"She was operating on the lines of 'treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen,' and clearly it worked. Clooney was beguiled by her and she had the upper hand."

The source also added that one of the things Clooney loves most about his future wife is that she isn't fazed by his star power.

"What he likes about her is that she treats him normally. He is so used to being fawned over that it's refreshing for him. And of course, she is a brilliant human rights lawyer—but quite an operator too, you might say. She has met a whole bunch of A-listers through him and is seemingly quite cool about it, though you suspect she's loving it."

And can you blame her?! Not in the slightest.

Meanwhile, check out the clip above of Alamuddin discussing one of her clients on the BBC Global News—brains and beauty!

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