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Make Your Life Interesting
July 3, 2012 – 7:28 am
Make Your Life Interesting

The phrase “May you live in interesting times,” references a Chinese curse. According to Jewish tradition, such a phrase could be seen as a blessing. It is normal to question why people suffer through challenges – both large and small – but Judaism views these tests, known as nisyonot, as opportunities that God provides each individual to grow and meet his/her true potential.

Three Easy Ways To Make Your Profile Shine!
July 2, 2012 – 5:32 pm
Three Easy Ways To Make Your Profile Shine!

Whether it’s writing that personal essay or choosing your main default photo, every online dater struggles with filling out their profile. You may be asking yourself questions like, “Where do I begin?” or “How do I stand out?” No need to kvetch though, the good news is that both are common questions and both are easily answered! Here are three easy ways to create an online dating profile that packs a positive punch!

Are You Talking To Me? Banishing Your Critical Inner Voice
July 2, 2012 – 2:37 pm | 3 Comments
Are You Talking To Me? Banishing Your Critical Inner Voice

So you’re out on a date and having a reasonably good time, but suddenly that unwanted third party pops up: it’s that critical inner voice saying—oh, you know, the usual stuff. Suddenly, you’re not having such a good time anymore.  Or maybe the voice comes up after the date, or when you’re considering making one.

A Western Frontier
July 2, 2012 – 6:30 am
A Western Frontier

The pleasant temperatures of the short spring and summer of the fertile plains of the Canadian Midwest are a stark contrast to the winter, when temperatures can plummet to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and almost never rise above freezing. That the land is covered with snow for over half the year was probably not a daunting feature for the hundreds of Russian and Eastern European Jews who arrived there at the end of the 19th century.

Mariana and Marat: “I thought I would be the last person on earth writing a JDate Success Story.”
June 29, 2012 – 5:13 pm | 2 Comments
Mariana and Marat: “I thought I would be the last person on earth writing a JDate Success Story.”

I thought I would be the last person on earth writing a JDate Success Story. But, when life moved me 2,000 miles away from all my friends and family, my mindset had to change.

Three Ways To Get Him To Stop Texting And Start Calling
June 29, 2012 – 12:43 pm | 3 Comments
Three Ways To Get Him To Stop Texting And Start Calling

Once upon a time, men actually dialed phone numbers and made phone calls. Women eagerly waited for a ring, anticipating the sound of his voice. Now, we have words across a screen. Now, women have to read and denote tone. Why did he write, “LOL”? Did I say something funny? If that was a joke, why didn’t he use a smiley face emoticon? After engaging in marathon text conversations (or ones that stop mid-way), we just want men to pick up the phone!

Coming of Age
June 29, 2012 – 3:05 am
Coming of Age

The assumption that every Jewish adult has had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is presumptuous. The assumption that every Jewish adult (other than a convert) has become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is logical. After all, becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah means only that a man or woman has passed the age of 13 or 12 (respectively), and is therefore recognized as having reached the age of personal religious responsibility.

Kosher Cinema: July Movie Picks For JDaters®
June 28, 2012 – 4:56 pm | One Comment
Kosher Cinema: July Movie Picks For JDaters®

Greeting, JDaters®! Summer’s here, the 4th of July is nearly upon us, and if you saw Prometheus, you’re probably wondering what the hell happened. June was filled with some big hits like Snow White, Prometheus, and Brave. However, it was also filled with some notable misfires like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, That’s My Boy, and Rock of Ages. In retrospect, who knew that hiring a bunch of actors who can’t really sing to star in a musical wouldn’t be a good idea?

Allie and Chad: “We both are so thankful JDate brought us together!”
June 28, 2012 – 2:00 pm | 2 Comments
Allie and Chad: “We both are so thankful JDate brought us together!”

We both are so thankful that JDate brought us together!

“Snakes, Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?”
June 28, 2012 – 7:36 am
“Snakes, Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?”

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes. This is one of the most common phobias, and, in fact, it is so common and apparently instinctual that scientists have even taken to studying why this fear appears to be an almost natural part of human psychology.

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