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Speedy
February 12, 2014 – 1:05 am
Speedy

Buckle up, look both ways…follow basic safety procedures.The speed skating competition at the 1928 Olympics, held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, ended in a literal “melt down.” During the 10,000 meter race, U.S. skater Irving Jaffe, who had finished…

Working for the Continuity of the Jewish People
February 11, 2014 – 3:36 pm
Working for the Continuity of the Jewish People

Looking back at the past decade, which endeavor has had the most significant, positive impact on the problem of helping Jews meet other Jews so that they marry and have children? Hillel? Birthright? No and no.

The Tribe of Zebulun
February 11, 2014 – 10:16 am
The Tribe of Zebulun

As the ancestors of the tribes of Israel, the lives and personalities of each of the twelve sons of Jacob significantly impact on the history and behavior of the tribe members who descended from them.Jacob’s deathbed blessing to Zebulun was, perhaps…

Arielle and Eliot: “My fiancé and I met on JDate three years ago.”
February 11, 2014 – 10:07 am
Arielle and Eliot: “My fiancé and I met on JDate three years ago.”

When we returned there was a circle of rose petals; I was confused. Eliot then told me to stand there and he walked away. Someone started to hand me flowers and a circle formed around me. Eliot disappeared and came back with a blazer, his guitar, and our families. He walked toward me, got down on one knee, played Bruno Mars’ Marry You, and then proposed. It was the best day of my life!

Meryl and Greg: “They Instant Messaged each other on JDate for a few hours…”
February 10, 2014 – 1:08 pm
Meryl and Greg: “They Instant Messaged each other on JDate for a few hours…”

Meryl and Greg met on JDate. Greg (whose username was “BiologicalLove”) sent Meryl (whose username was “Sophistichique”) a “Flirt” that said, “Sunlight, Candlelight, or Moonlight?” That was on July 25th, 2010 at 12:20am. The next day Meryl and Greg then Instant Messaged each other on JDate for a few hours, and then decided it was time for a date.

Seeking Gold
February 10, 2014 – 1:05 am
Seeking Gold

This week’s confluence of the Olympic Games and Valentine’s Day means many more people than usual will probably have gold on their minds. While gold is not the most expensive precious metal, it is the most desired. Throughout history, it has …

Should You Ever Lie to Your Partner?
February 7, 2014 – 11:33 am | 5 Comments
Should You Ever Lie to Your Partner?

Is it ever okay to lie to your partner? Even just a little white lie? Dr. Deborah Hecker, Ph.D., tackles this tough question.

Nicole and Daniel: “My mom said the only thing she wanted for her birthday was for me to join JDate.”
February 7, 2014 – 11:01 am
Nicole and Daniel: “My mom said the only thing she wanted for her birthday was for me to join JDate.”

On May 13, 2010, my mom said the only thing she wanted for her birthday was for me to join JDate. I was hesitant, but how could I turn down her birthday wish?

Martin Buber
February 6, 2014 – 9:34 pm
Martin Buber

I and Thou (Ich und Du), the best known philosophical work of Martin Buber (February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965), was published in 1923. I and Thou presents Buber’s philosophy of dialogue, the idea that humans relate to objects/people from the perspecti…

Cheri and Dan: “Thank you JDate for helping us meet each other.”
February 6, 2014 – 2:19 pm
Cheri and Dan: “Thank you JDate for helping us meet each other.”

I had been on JDate for over six months with no success in meeting my soul mate and had planned to end my membership at the end of the month. Then one day I came across a brand new member’s profile and saw this beautiful, blue-eyed red head smiling at me. I was especially touched by what she wrote in her profile.

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