Back in the JDate Kibitz Corner…

by JDateAdministrator under JDate,News

What makes your skin crawl?

Lizards, arrogance, hypocrisy, double standards and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

WhatsupJdate, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY

Long fingernails that curl beyond a reasonable length.

TriviaGirl, 38, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Decatur, GA

The sight of a gold lame shower curtain.

Louis163, 58, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Oakton, VA

Water bugs, cologne, liars, long fingernails on a man and comb-overs; the usual.

havemoref…, 43, Separated, Woman seeking a Man, New York, NY

Racism, ignorance, rudeness and candy corn.

anicejewi…, 28, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Cranston, RI

Donald Trump’s lack of a hairline.
NorthShor…, 46, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Haleiwa, HI

People who are very, very sick and then handle your food; you KNOW you are going to get sick if you eat it.

Shaloha8FD1, 53, Separated, Woman seeking a Man, Newport Beach, CA

Anyone who says ‘I’m not racist but…’

Clemsilver, 24, Single, Man seeking a Woman, London, United Kingdom

Road-rage and texting while driving. Both are unnecessary and cause needless death and accident. I think it’s worse than DUI. Remember, God asked Moses to talk nice to the […]rock and because he kicked and hissed at the water bearing rock, he wasn’t allowed to live in the Promised Land!

pinkplaid, 43, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Myrtle Beach, SC

Men who want to date women young enough to be their daughter.

dancingqu…, 62, Widowed, Woman seeking a Man, Nesconset, NY


JDate’s Kibitz Corner wants to know…

by JDateAdministrator under JDate,Online Dating

What made for your worst date ever?

  •  He was the spitting image of my cousin, yikes!

sweetpeap…, 30, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Atlanta, GA

  • When she told me a spirit was trying to enter her body.

Musicarus…, 25, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Silver Spring, MD

  • Happened when a guy I met for drinks downed eight in two hours. I could not decide if I should stay and make sure he got home safe, report the DUI in advance or hurt the guy who set me up.

RebelSoul, 44, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Oxnard, CA

  • …That guy who wore black knee high socks with brown open-toed sandals.

Lillers, 25, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Mount Prospect, IL

  • He asked me out for a lunch date and showed up asking what I had made him for lunch. We went to a nice, but very cheap, place I picked and he divided the $22 bill by who had what. He then asked if I wanted to go to a movie. We walked back to my place where he suggested we go on a romantic weekend at his friend’s cabin… where I could cook for him. No thanks.

119043644, 45, Separated, Woman seeking a Man, Falls Church, VA

  • It was a blind date set up by a friend of mine. As I was eating, my date said to me, “There’s something I think you should know: I’m married.”

General Ross, 43, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Montreal, Canada

  • A guy kicked me out of his house because I didn’t want to make out! We’d gone out a few times, spread out by about three weeks, and he threw a temper tantrum (no, really!) and […]said “I will NOT be rejected in my own house!”

lisaloves…, 32, Single, Woman seeking a Man, San Rafael, CA

  • I’ve only ever had one bad first date (thankfully). She literally pulled out a legal pad filled with over 60 questions, a pen and started asking (grilling) me on all 60 questions…while writing down my answers. Needless to say, I didn’t bother to ask her for a second date.

DoctorDim…, 41, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Greenacres, FL

  • Probably when she walked in, looked around and then sat down next to some other guy and had a drink with him. I suppose I should have given him the dinner tab.

DufferJim, 62, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY

  • I can’t trump a date with mom, but when he brings his own alcohol to save on drinks, that’s not a good sign.

Waikikihu…, 29, Single, Woman seeking a Man, San Diego, CA

  • Using the date as a distraction from her tumor diagnosis the day before… I understand the reason but that was one awful date…

DelawareN…, 29, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Atlanta, GA

  • 6th grade, walking in the park, with my first girlfriend. A seagull relieved itself on me as it flew by.

SalsaMensche, 25, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Vienna


What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on a date?

by JDateAdministrator under Date Night,JDate,Online Dating

Back in the Kibitz Corner, JDate wants to know: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on a date? Here are some of our favorite answers!

Climbed out the bathroom window and left.

-MizMore, 42, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Boca Raton, FL

Choked on a sandwich and my date had to do the Heimlich to clear my throat passages. Then the chicken came flying out of my mouth. It wasn’t pretty at first, […]but then everyone in the restaurant applauded my date for saving my life.

-MeryllM1961, 49, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, E Northport, NY

Sang Turkish patriotic songs in Speedos at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.

-NotSoReal, 36, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY

Flew from Philadelphia to NYC for dinner. Drove three hours round trip for The Kitchen Sink (a 20 scoop ice cream sundae.) I was younger then…

-Gladeswhi…, 59, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Miami, FL

Sprinted away from my date, while chasing a thief who stole an old lady’s purse at the ice cream store. Thief went to jail, lady got her purse back, the date itself… didn’ […]t go so well.

-BuilderAL, 25, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Naperville, IL

First date, took her to a shooting range. Was totally spontaneous, spur of the moment and we had a blast. She had never even held a gun before and found she was a natural […]marksman…couldn’t get her to leave. Then we went to play laser tag. Crazy, fun evening.

-118987859, 42, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Davie, FL

“Hijacked” a front-loader, in the middle of the night, from the marine base in San Diego.

-1debswish, 49, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Irvine, CA

Impromptu Cubs game. Lame, I know. I need to do more adventurous stuff on dates. Want to crash a Quinceañera? Get matching facial piercings? Stalk a celeb? Steal a Vespa?

-carmensan…, 35, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Chicago, IL

Bad crazy was a first date with a guy who took me out to an elaborate dinner with his parents–for their anniversary. Huh???

-Galya, 48, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Albuquerque, NM

Walked out of the restaurant after she asked me: “I need to know how much money you make so you can give me what I want, and how fast can you get promoted to a position of […]more responsibility and money?”

-jewish ga…, 47, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Mineola, NY


So Asks the Kibitz Corner, “What Drives You Completely Crazy?”

by JDateAdministrator under JDate

Back in the Kibitz Corner, we asked JDaters®, “What drives you completely crazy?”

 Keep in mind, “crazy” can be interpreted a few different ways.  Here are some interesting answers!

  • A passionate kiss with the right partner.

7995295, 37, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Boston, MA

  • When someone passes you on the highway, then slows down in front of you for no apparent reason. The left lane is the FASTER lane people!

silverblur07, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Savannah, GA

  • When people pronounce “temperature” as “temp-a-cher”

118966484, 25, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Denver, CO

  • When using ketchup and the liquid comes out because I forgot to shake the bottle!!

GenuineGuy, 36, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Hoboken, NJ

  • People who refuse to make plans. I’m spontaneous and adventurous but, when it comes to women and dating, can we please set aside some time for our next date?

millerthe…, 25, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Boston, MA

  • People in my neighborhood who are still lighting up their Christmas lights at night. I can’t think of any reason why unless they’re celebrating tax season!

LevanahBlue, 57, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Long Lake, MN

  • When you need to get a hold of a company and the number given just rings and rings and rings and you know it is the right number but no one answers…if you hang up the whole process repeats!

hockeyaz98, 24, Single, Man seeking a Woman, West Bloomfield, MI

  • Bad guacamole.

HelloWorl…, 20, Single, Man seeking a Woman, La Jolla, CA

  • Overuse of the phrase, “Having said that…”

MarcWithaC, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY

  • When two hangers get caught together. For some reason this drives me nuts…it’s weird, I know.

Artinthecity, 25, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Chicago, IL


Back in the Kibitz Corner…

by JDateAdministrator under Relationships

The Kibitz Corner is back. This time, JDate is asking its members, “What does it mean to you to be Jewish?”

1. Getting to tell everyone that my people are less than 1% of the world’s population and are 90% of the world’s news. And it means eating amazing food.

VladimirCB0F, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, San Diego, CA

2. Distinctive ethnicity, people-hood, monotheism, Israel and Jerusalem.

Multiling…, 56, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, New York, NY

3. Flipping latkes, spinning dreidels, quoting Reb Nachman of Breslov, defending Israel’s right to exist and resisting the power of bacon but still rolling on Shabbos…

tonecrafter, 35, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Los Angeles, CA

4. Chopped liver, gefilte fish, guilt, stuffed cabbage, kasha varnishka’s, guilt, latkes, kreplach, guilt. Two cents plain (for you non-New Yorkers, Seltzer. For the older folk, club soda and for the youngsters, Perrier).  

MaxBialys…, 61, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, St Petersburg Beach, FL

5. Having the highest bagel standards (and don’t even get me started about my pastrami requirements).

strad3, 39, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Caldwell, NJ

6. Feeling like part of a huge “family”, that no matter where you are, if you meet another Jew, you’ve got something in common that most people don’t (and can’t) have. and it’s kind of hard to put it into words.

rochel412, 19, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Monsey, NY

7. Being able to speak your mind and understanding and weighing on different opinions. Plus, the matzo balls don’t hurt.

Boulderskies, 46, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Boulder, CO

8.  A cultural identity. A link in a never-ending chain. Belonging. Supporting Israel, our homeland, our people.

Lynda1231, 66, Widowed, Woman seeking a Man, Van Nuys, CA

9. Always learning, and knowing when I light the Sabbath Candles I am adding light to all the other candles being lit at the same time.

Nancy0BBD, 58, Widowed, Woman seeking a Man, Fredericksburg, VA

10. Thinking in Yiddish even though I don’t speak the language!

readynow4…, 52, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Nyack, NY


The Kibitz Corner is back…

by JDateAdministrator under Relationships

Back in the Kibitz Corner, JDate wants to know “Who/what inspires you?”

The following answers might make you laugh. Others might make you cry. But whatever your reaction, all (we hope) will make you think:

  • The empty pages in my passport (more stamps…more stamps!)

LanieInTh…, 33, Single, Woman seeking a Man, New York, NY ▪

  • Amazing people: Nancy Brinker, who started the Susan G. Komen Foundation from the ground up after her sister died of Breast Cancer at age 36; Ruth Handler, who was the entrepreneurial genius behind Mattel Toys and who dreamed up Barbie (the doll); Harry Bernstein, who wrote his first book (“The Invisible Wall” about growing up Jewish in a Manchester slum) in his mid-nineties…

JersieGirl, 60, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Saint Louis, MO ▪

  • Humor. My grandmother always said, “Don’t watch your money; watch your health.” So one day while I was watching my health, someone stole my money. It was my grandfather.

TheRealMc…, 40, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  • Those that have an unwavering strength, vision and faith to battle any form of Cancer while simply taking what has been unfortunately dealt to them in stride. My 32 year old cousin is a hero to me.

Chef1688, 50, Single, Man seeking a Woman, N Potomac, MD

  • My Identity; being Jewish. Seinfeld and Matzo Balls… what’s not to love?

Snafu, 23, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Toronto, Canada

  • People who don’t care what other people think and pursue their values without sacrificing honor. Alan Watts, Einstein and Thoreau are some people who inspire me.

FnyUDntLk…, 30, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Encino, CA

  • My friend who is 77 and has a boyfriend who is 20 years younger…and can barely keep up with her!

RhythmOfLife, 56, Widowed, Woman seeking a Man, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Good journalists doing their jobs: afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted.

RyanG3215, 24, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Berkeley, CA

  • My Aunt Edith. She is 85, survived Auschwitz and a death march. Yet, even now, she has an amazingly positive attitude. I’ve never heard a peep of self pity from her. She always manages to elicit in me a sense of wonder and gratitude.

118806641, 44, Single, Man seeking a Man, New York, NY

  • Michael Jordan, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson; people that went against what everyone was telling them to do because they knew, deep down, their plan was going to pan out and change the world.

bhawk34, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Long Grove, IL


What Jewish celebrity would you want to see on JDate?

by JDateAdministrator under Entertainment,JDate

 The Kibitz Corner is back.

This time, JDate Walking comedian Eric Schwartz wants to know, “What Jewish celebrity would you want to see on JDate?”

With a bit of commentary to add to the mix, the top 10 winners are:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal

EFade, 25, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Tulsa, OK

Duh. If this isn’t a no-brainer, we don’t know what is. But easy ladies, technically Jake is only Jewish by way of his mother. Hey, when you’re that tall, dark and deliciously handsome, we still think it counts, right?

  • Gene Simmons

caryng, 49, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Lower Paxton, PA

We get it. Behind all the make-up, sweat and rock star fame, this Kiss front-man is actually a very charming, witty, family-oriented guy.  The thought of groupies aside, who doesn’t love a man in full-body leather?

  • Natalie Portman

SARdog2010, 22, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Denton, TX

She’s beautiful. She can act. And she graduated from Harvard. As we speak, Jewish bubbes everywhere are faclempt and praying for their grandsons.

  • Jeremy Piven

7gila112, 28, Single, Woman seeking a Man, North Miami Beach, FL

Who knows if Mr. Piven is anything like his egomaniacal TV counterpart, Ari Gold?  But, with that quirky smile and nonchalantly confident attitude, there’s definitely something intriguing about him.

  • Bar Rafaeli

MidwestMan , 24, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Long Beach, NY

Listen, if Leo doesn’t get smart and put a ring on it soon, we’re sure he must be missing a few brain screws.  After all, this Israeli-born supermodel is so gorgeous, she appeals to both men AND women.

  • Adam Sandler

supermom1890, 40, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Acton, MA

With a dog named Matzo Ball and a raunchy Hanukkah jam that even the most unreligious of folks can recognize, it’s not hard to understand why this funnyman and family guy is so irresistible to the ladies.

  • Jason Schwartzman

Stripes246 , 29, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Brooklyn, NY

Perhaps best known for his depiction of a prep school rebel in the 1998 film Rushmore, Schwartzman exudes an unusual kind of attraction we must admit is infectious. Comedic timing aside, though not strikingly handsome, there’s something about his shaggy brown hair and innocent face that we totally dig!

  • Larry David

Blondie1210, 62, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, West Palm Bch, FL

Is it his sarcasm? Maybe the stubbornness? Perhaps it’s just his biting wit and overly dry sense of humor. Whatever the reason may be, from Seinfeld to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David has kept us laughing for years, and we’d imagine sitting across from him at dinner would be no different. 

  • Jon Stewart

alissa6428, 35, Separated, Woman seeking a Man, Merrick, NY

In case you haven’t heard, Jon hasn’t always been a Stewart. That’s right, this Daily Show host was born Jonathan Leibowitz and, despite dropping the tell-tale Jewish last name, he’s definitely no less funny. Plus, we even think his grey hair is sexy (a silver fox, if you will).

  • Ben Stiller

CrazyEclat , 40, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Louisville, KY

He’s been Derek Zoolander, the quirky model, Greg Focker, the male nurse and White Goodman, the fitness guru, among others. And we love him as them all. With such a well-rounded resume, which character HASN’T Ben Stiller played on film?


In the game of Monopoly, the ______ piece best represents my personality.

by JDateAdministrator under Relationships

The Kibitz Corner is back…

 In celebration of Monopoly’s 75th Anniversary we posed the follow question to our members:

“In the game of Monopoly, the  __          piece best represents my personality.”

Here are the top 10 most creative answers we received!

1. Airplane…I am always seeking what lies beyond the horizon..even when i am not physically traveling, my mind is on journeys into the mystic realms that make up so much of […]my art work and poetry…the airplane represents the ability to make the soul soar into the realms of possibilities…

 jaritl, 67, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Tallahassee, FL

 2. The Iron . Because I am Smooth and Hot Baby Yea!!!! : )

Neill, 38, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Los Angeles,

 3. Train. I’m always powering ahead. Always moving forward with positive momentum. Not to mention I’m carrying a bit of cargo. LOL

 STKAMAMA, 31, Separated, Woman seeking a Man, Philadelphia, PA

 4. I always used the shoe: I believe in actively walking through life, you can’t really run or you won’t get to enjoy the sights

 anonymous…, 23, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Fair Lawn, NJ

 5. I always liked the thimble. When someone starts stabbing out of frustration, one of my fingers is in the clear.

AprilsRoc…, 26, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Chicago, IL

 6. Dog. I’m loyal, smart, loving and man’s best friend.. or more. :-p

 Judith22, 22, Single, Woman seeking a Man, London, United Kingdom

 7. The Top Hat: I’m classy, made of solid pewter, and apparently capable of considerable real-estate savvy.

 sansmalheur, 26, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New Haven, CT

 8. House – I’m very much into making a happy, comfortable home for my friends and family… that said, who doesn’t love spending a week at a hotel on vacation?

 carrie1218, 39, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Brentwood (LA), CA

 9. My personality is multifaceted….. one piece is not enough.

 Gr8L80, 50, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Toronto, Canada

 10. If you combine the starwars and regular games, I’d go with Chewbacca with the top hat. I’d rename that one Wacka-chicka Chewbacca.

 Hebrewham…, 30, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Valley Cottage, NY


The Best Piece of Advice Someone Has Given You…

by JDateAdministrator under JDate

JDate’s Kibitz Corner recently asked the question: What’s the best piece of advice someone has ever given you?

The majority of JDate members said the best piece of advice they’d ever received came from their parents and grandparents.

Here are our top 10 advice snippets including the serious, funny and outlandish!

1. Work to live, not the other way around.

JDateSara, 26, Single, Woman seeking a Man, West Hollywood, CA

2. Eat your vegetables.

JerrseyGirl, 59, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Saint Louis, MO

3. 5% of the people you know cause 95% of your problems

ChicagoDr…, 23, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Woodland Hills, CA

4. Buy shares in Pan Am, book a ski trip to Yugoslavia, bet on that zebra in the Grand National and make war not love.

LordSover…, 42, Single, Man seeking a Woman, London, United Kingdom

5. Between…You don’t need to be a billionaire to be happy but a few million sure wouldn’t hurt! Girls are like busses, miss one, ten more are coming.

MarcJTG, 20, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Roslyn, NY

6. To quote my grandpa, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

timg, 20, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Melbourne, Australia

7. Engage the brain before opening my mouth to say something that may offend someone.

petite, 43, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Oakland Gardens, NY

8. Life is not a “dress rehearsal;” you only get one chance so do what makes you happy without hurting anyone else.

Alwaysgiving, 52, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Aurora, CO

9. Never go to bed angry. If you are going to fight, fight in the nude, and it’s ok to fight, ok to argue, and ok to have the last words as long as they are yes dear.”

DivorcedD…, 30, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Westlake Village, CA

 10. Before judging someone, walk a mile in their shoes. This way, when you’re judging them, you’re a mile away from them and you have their shoes.

DocBluth, 28, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY