Nearly every woman on a JDate says she’s looking for a “successful, established man,” which can be easily construed to mean — rich. This type of view only feeds into the stereotype that Jewish women are materialistic. But that’s only if you want to look at Jewish women in a negative light and automatically assume that Jewish women only care about money. I personally don’t know anyone — Jewish or not — who wants a man (or woman for that matter) who doesn’t have a career and is doing well in it as well. A woman shouldn’t be faulted for hoping to meet a man who can provide a stable home for a future family. That said, a woman shouldn’t judge a man whose career isn’t exactly profitable as long as he does something he’s passionate about. We need to all cut each other a little slack here.
A doctor friend of mine is pulling these crazy shifts and I wonder how she ever has time to date since she’s catching up on sleep constantly. She’s on JDate and checks her smart phone for messages and flirts when she’s in the on-call room, but I have no idea when she plans on ever actually going on a JDate. If you want to meet your Beshert and get married, then dating needs to be a priority. Obviously my friend can’t do anything about her schedule, but she can get creative with her dates. I’m sure any guy (and gal) would be impressed to date a doctor, so how about having your date come to the hospital to meet you for lunch in the cafeteria? Unless you want to keep going home to an empty, cold house you’ve got to figure out how to date no matter what your profession is.