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The Blessings of the Amidah: Closeness to God
October 22, 2009 – 9:58 am
The Blessings of the Amidah: Closeness to God

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. Having recognized that God is the source of wisdom in the fourth blessing, the fifth blessing beseeches God to draw us closer to Him.

Ellen and Adam
October 21, 2009 – 11:26 am | 7 Comments
Ellen and Adam

“Accidents or chance encounters sound romantic, but our hard work has made our love even more rewarding.”

Get Out!
October 21, 2009 – 7:43 am
Get Out!

The history of the Jews in Europe can almost be read as a timeline of expulsions. At one time or another, Jews have either been expelled from, or prohibited to settle in, almost every country in Europe, both eastern and western.

Melissa and Michael
October 20, 2009 – 1:43 pm | 2 Comments
Melissa and Michael

“I was so excited to meet him, something just ‘felt right.’”

Getting a Reply: The Golden Goal of Online Dating
October 20, 2009 – 12:36 pm | 54 Comments
Getting a Reply: The Golden Goal of Online Dating

It’s a problem we all face:

You find an attractive someone on a dating site. You craft a witty, fun, complimentary and intelligent email and send it off, and two weeks go by with no reply. What gives? You’re not a freak. Your picture is hot. You’ve carefully chosen corroborating pictures that make you look socially well-adjusted and fun, and you (and your mother) consider yourself a solid catch. What happened?

The answer is simple. You’ve made a mistake so common; no one even knows there’s a better way. Prepare to be enlightened.

I Got a Nikon Camera; I Love to Take a Photograph
October 19, 2009 – 9:36 am | 8 Comments
I Got a Nikon Camera; I Love to Take a Photograph

One of the best features on JDate is the ability to upload your photos as well as view photos of potential matches. Most people will sort through photos before reading somebody’s profile. When people don’t have photos on their profile, or have photos of themselves in group shots or the photo was taken from a distance, fewer potential matches will peruse their profiles. Knowing that, wouldn’t it make sense to update and upgrade your profile photos?

Amanda and Mark
October 15, 2009 – 7:40 pm | 5 Comments
Amanda and Mark

“Thank you JDate for having this wonderful site where I was able to find the love of my life.”

The Upside of Single and 35
October 15, 2009 – 4:39 pm | 12 Comments
The Upside of Single and 35

In the Q&A following a conference presentation the other evening, I received an interesting question from a 37-year-old man who asked, “It seems that the women I encounter sign off on never-married men who are on the plus side of 35. Do you find that social stigmas and stereotypes surrounding bachelors still persist and, if so, are they on the rise?”

Fernanda and Joe
October 9, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 3 Comments
Fernanda and Joe

“I said that I thought we would Click!, and lo and behold, she thought the same!”

Alana and Mike
October 8, 2009 – 4:28 pm | 2 Comments
Alana and Mike

Throughout the last year, Mike has been an amazing rock in our lives and a fabulous ‘abba’ to my daughter.

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