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No Stumbling Blocks, Please
February 21, 2012 – 4:05 am
No Stumbling Blocks, Please

The prohibition “Do not put a stumbling block before the blind” (Leviticus 19:14) seems like an odd commandment. After all, who but a truly mischievous, mean-spirited prankster would put something in the way of the blind to cause them to trip and fall? Surely, common human decency requires that one not do this (and it certainly must be forbidden by the Americans with Disabilities Act).

Who Dares To Doubt Joshua Pompey?!
February 20, 2012 – 6:00 am | 16 Comments
Who Dares To Doubt Joshua Pompey?!

A debate is brewing and JMag columnist, Joshua Pompey, is at the center of it! This debate was sparked by a previous article Pompey wrote, stating humor is more important than looks when it comes to meeting women online. However, a few readers strongly disagreed, arguing that beautiful women will always choose looks over humor. Read Pompey’s latest response to those readers and then tell us what you think in regards to the question, “How much do women care about looks?”

Hits & Mrs: The Question Of Exclusivity
February 17, 2012 – 5:46 pm | 2 Comments
Hits & Mrs: The Question Of Exclusivity

Valentine’s Day can often be “make it or break it” time for a relationship. Those who aren’t invested enough to buy a present will mysteriously go silent at the beginning of February. On the other hand, those who are dating multiple people will try to keep things going a little while longer when the holiday falls during the week by booking one Valentine for Saturday night and one for Tuesday. Eventually though, that moment will come when you both start to ask where the relationship is headed – are we exclusive?

In her latest article, Dear Mrs D shares her tips for bringing up the question of exclusivity.

Speed Loving: Recipe for Disaster
February 16, 2012 – 4:00 pm | 12 Comments
Speed Loving: Recipe for Disaster

Psssst… I have a confession to make, and I have to get it off my chest. Not only do I not have the typical male problem of an inability to commit to a romantic relationship; I seem to have the exact opposite syndrome. You see, I commit way too often and too easily. Say I’m on a coffee date that appears to be going well. The woman is attractive, the conversation intelligent, entertaining and flows smoothly. You might think she’s interested in me. I certainly do.

11. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 2)
February 15, 2012 – 11:58 am | 2 Comments
11. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 2)

There are three pillars, or fundamental ways, that one creates transformation in practice. These three pillars are: 1) Protecting 2) Caring For 3) Empowering.  Read on to discover how these pillars work and how you can use them to live a transformative life!

Take Your Time… and Proofread!
February 15, 2012 – 11:23 am
Take Your Time… and Proofread!

When you’re putting yourself out there in the vast online dating pool, it’s important to take the time to read and re-read your profile to make sure that “your” not messing up easy words and hurting your chance to find the perfect match.  Robert Thaler and Cass Sunstein, the authors of the book “Nudge” (which has nothing to do with my business), point out that it’s often the important decisions – the 401(k) and the health care plan – that get the shaft, while we spend more time and energy doing the much smaller tasks.  As they observe, “… 58 percent [of those in a survey] spent less than one hour determining both their contribution rate and investment decisions [for their 401(k)].  Most people spend more time than that picking a new tennis racket or television set.”  They also note that once the investment decision is made, the choices are rarely, if ever, looked at again.

Gluckel of Hamelin
February 15, 2012 – 4:05 am
Gluckel of Hamelin

Twenty years after Samuel Pepys stopped writing his famous diary of life in London, Gluckel of Hamelin (1646-1724), the widow of a Jewish gem and metal dealer in Hamburg, took up her pen. Her diary, written in Yiddish, was intended to be a chronicle of her life and a guide to proper living for her children. When it was formally published in 1892, based on heirloom copies, it was quickly recognized as a document of great value for its insights into Jewish-German life of that era. The fact that it was a literary work written by a woman is another extraordinary fact, considering its time.

Love Is Online
February 14, 2012 – 5:45 pm | One Comment
Love Is Online

Well it’s now Valentine’s Day and…YOU’RE STILL SINGLE. Yes? Let’s turn that frown upside down and find you some love. Ok Ladies and Gents, listen up, it’s crunch time. Stand up brush your shoulders off and open your minds up to new prospective relationships.  What better way to find a lover than the simply accessible internet?

Wine for your Valentine
February 13, 2012 – 11:24 am
Wine for your Valentine

Wine selection is essential to the art of seduction. If you’re aiming to impress a lady out and about, choose a restaurant with a small food menu and an extensive wine list. The fatter the better. This means there’s a better chance the food is fresh and prepared on the spot and you’ve got a whole range of wines from which to choose.  Curiosity trumps pretension every time, so approach the list with an eye for something obscure and interesting.

Read on to discover the red or white blends JMag sommelier Annie Shapero recommends.

Rachel and David: “Like many Jews in the modern age, we met on JDate.”
February 9, 2012 – 5:05 pm | One Comment
Rachel and David: “Like many Jews in the modern age, we met on JDate.”

Like many Jews in the modern age, we met on JDate. It was love at first “click.”

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