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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.”

Heart’s Desire: A Romantic Chocolate Fondue Recipe
February 9, 2012 – 3:03 pm
Heart’s Desire: A Romantic Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Every February 14th love-struck men and women spend more than 1 billion dollars on chocolate products. Our infatuation with chocolate first began 2,000 years ago when it was discovered in Latin America. The Maya and Aztec elites infused cocoa beans with water to form frothy chocolate drinks for special occasions and as sacrifices to the gods. The Aztec ruler Montezuma believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac and routinely drank it before entering his harem, thus increasing chocolate’s popularity and its association with love and romance. Modern-day scientists have linked the chemical phenylethylamine in chocolate to feelings of excitement, attraction and even pleasure.

Karen and Drew: “JDate has renewed the possibilities in my life…”
February 8, 2012 – 1:18 pm
Karen and Drew: “JDate has renewed the possibilities in my life…”

JDate has renewed the possibilities in my life that I had almost given up on. 

Lindsey and Ben: “Score one for JDate!”
February 7, 2012 – 3:10 pm
Lindsey and Ben: “Score one for JDate!”

Though I was quite apprehensive initially of finding my match online, JDate seemed like a far more appealing option than being forced into yet another synagogue fix-up courtesy of my mother and her gaggle of friends.

Online Dating Secrets Revealed: Building Conversations Seeds
February 7, 2012 – 2:31 pm | 5 Comments
Online Dating Secrets Revealed: Building Conversations Seeds

You want secrets for meeting women online?  Well, I am revealing yet another one of my most effective secrets for meeting women online, free of charge! Conversation Seeding.

Ways To Romance Your Valentine…For Any Budget
February 6, 2012 – 6:34 pm
Ways To Romance Your Valentine…For Any Budget

There are numerous ways to jazz up your Valentine’s Day with wine, and something sparkling or something red are the obvious go-to’s. However, if you’re looking for more than just a wine recommendation, but rather, a wine-themed Valentine’s Day experience to enjoy with your special someone, here are my favorite two ideas that work whether you’re “on a budget” or a “big spender!”

Renee and Ben: “Thank you JDate, from both of us!”
February 3, 2012 – 12:55 pm | One Comment
Renee and Ben: “Thank you JDate, from both of us!”

This poem was printed in blue ink, on silver boxes, which housed small chocolate computers, and were given as guest favors at our wedding to pay homage to our JDate success! 

The Hora-Scopes: Your February Forecast on Life & Love
February 3, 2012 – 11:49 am | 2 Comments
The Hora-Scopes: Your February Forecast on Life & Love

Danielle Paige has stars in her eyes, and we think that’s a good thing! Paige is JMag’s in-house astrologer and she has your monthly forecast on life, love and so much more for the month of February!

For one sign in particular, it’s time to shine your light, show everyone how playful you can be, and work on that creative project you’ve been putting off for a while. Another sign (hint: it’s an earth sign) may expect a call from an old flame this month! What’s in store for you? Read The Hora-Scopes and find out!

How can I open up to others through online dating?
February 3, 2012 – 11:44 am | One Comment
How can I open up to others through online dating?

Dear Rabbi,
I have to say, I’m really out of touch when it comes to this whole “online dating scene”.  You see, being 39 and single (and struggling just to make new friends in this town I’ve lived in for almost 15 yrs) has been downright exhausting!  I’ve turned to temples, synagogues, JCCAs and the Jewish Federation for help, and now I feel like the only direction to go is online.  Even though I’ve tried this online scene before and failed, I keep coming back to it because everyone says this is where you’ll meet people, this is where you’ll meet your beshuva, to which I reply, “bah humbug” (for a lack of better words!!!).

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