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Ivonne and Sergio: “I was looking for a date on JDate…”
February 27, 2012 – 10:53 am | 2 Comments
Ivonne and Sergio: “I was looking for a date on JDate…”

We want to thank JDate for the wonderful job they are doing, keeping our people together and for helping us to start our own Jewish home.

Taking Time Off
February 27, 2012 – 4:05 am
Taking Time Off

In the day-to-day hubbub of our 21st century world, we are wired and wireless. With free wi-fi at Starbucks we can transport our offices to the coffee shop and save on rental space. ($100 per month on coffee versus a few thousand dollars to rent office-space should be a no-brainer. How come it hasn’t caught on?) Through our cellphones and Blackberrys we are now available 24/7. Bluetooth wearers have one ear dedicated to their cellphone and the other to the rest of the world. Even on vacation, we are likely to be accessible. It seems like there is no break.

Marriage: IN or OUT?
February 24, 2012 – 12:31 pm | One Comment
Marriage: IN or OUT?

Is marriage headed the way of the Dodo bird and the polar bear? Will children read about marriage in history books in 20 years and scoff, “Wait, couples signed on to be together legally FOREVER?!” You might think so if you have seen the latest study by the Pew Research Center in 2011, stating that barely half of U.S. adults are married–the lowest percentage ever.* It turns out that a whopping 44 percent of Millennials and 43 percent of Gen Xers think marriage is becoming obsolete, according to the Pew Research Center.

However, writer/director Michelle Cove isn’t so sure these findings mean the institution of marriage is dying out. After interviewing single women around the country for her documentary, Seeking Happily Ever After, she returns with some intriguing findings on the future of matrimony.

Sara and Howard: “I decided to join JDate to meet new people…”
February 24, 2012 – 12:20 pm
Sara and Howard: “I decided to join JDate to meet new people…”

JDate made it easy and comfortable to start the relationship and, fortunately for us, it’s been easy and comfortable ever since!

12. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 3)
February 23, 2012 – 6:01 pm | 2 Comments
12. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 3)

I was living in DC about a year and a half ago and one warm evening, I took a rather long stroll to the local shopping mall in Columbia Station. I was about three quarters of an hour walk away from my home in Dupont Circle. I buzzed around the big box stores for a couple of hours and then began the long walk home. At that point it was late and dark, but the streets were still busy. The walk home took me through a rather rough neighborhood, near some lower-income housing projects. Bunches of people were congregated on the sidewalk in the warm summer night air.

As I walked down the street, a young boy and his friend passed by me. In an instant I noticed the boy closest to me (who looked about eleven years old at most) had tears running down his face. I stopped in my tracks and stood in front of him, preventing him from walking any further. “What’s wrong?”

What’s in the Book – the Twelve Prophets – Nahum
February 23, 2012 – 4:05 am
What’s in the Book – the Twelve Prophets – Nahum

The prophet Nahum’s prophecy focuses on the fate of the great Assyrian city of Nineveh.

How To Tell If They’re ‘The One’ From Date One
February 22, 2012 – 4:05 pm | 3 Comments
How To Tell If They’re ‘The One’ From Date One

Wouldn’t it be great if your dates came with little warning stickers? Well, you’re in luck, because they actually do. You just need to know how to spot little clues that say: “I’m unavailable,” “This is only a romp,” and “I’ll probably spill red wine on your brand new duvet.”

Dating expert Lauren Frances has the details when it comes to determining if your date is “The One” from date one!

The Nice Jewish Boy: Can You Identify?
February 22, 2012 – 3:41 pm | 2 Comments
The Nice Jewish Boy: Can You Identify?

After years of denial, a piercing in my left ear and a brief infatuation with 80’s hair bands, I had come to accept my destiny…a curse, if you will, handed down by my father and his father before him. I was a nice Jewish boy.

Natalie and Shai: “We thank JDate every day of our lives…”
February 22, 2012 – 2:15 pm | 4 Comments
Natalie and Shai: “We thank JDate every day of our lives…”

I (Natalie) had about 11 days left for my profile to stay up on JDate. I cancelled my account after a year of frustration and lack of success. I was still receiving emails, but ignoring almost all …

Kosher Cinema: March Movie Picks For JDaters®
February 21, 2012 – 6:41 pm | 4 Comments
Kosher Cinema: March Movie Picks For JDaters®
Hello again, JDaters®. Clearly some of you checked out the last column since a couple of you wrote in to point out some Jews I missed in films, including Stephen Lang in Avatar, who happens to be half-Jewish. So thanks for that.

 

If you’re reading this, you’ve managed to survive the fallow month of February and its generally poorly-rated film offerings.  But hark, what light through yonder window breaks? It is March, and along with Spring, it brings you films the studios actually spent a ton of money on.  Does that mean they’ll be good?  Heck no.  But at least it means they’ll be big!

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Our story began on JDate…

What’s better than meeting your soul mate on JDate? Being part of a national ad campaign for the site that brought you two together! Check out the beautiful faces of real JDate Success Story couples (although they look like professional models!) appearing now in our national television commercial campaign: Our Story Began on JDate. Mazel tov JDate Alumni – you guys are famous!

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