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How Long Should A Person Wait To Date After Their Spouse Dies? How Long Should A Person Wait To Date After Their Spouse Dies?

Dear Matchmaker Rabbi:

My sister recently lost her husband of 45 years and was thinking of starting to talk to men online just two weeks after his death. Prior to that, they were happily married (according to her own account and everyone who knew them). This seems way, way too fast to me. What is your opinion?

― Concerned Sister

20. Living In An Upside Down World 20. Living In An Upside Down World

One of the things that makes living a meaningful, transformative life difficult is that we live in an upside-down world. What does this mean? Let me give you an example: I recently watched a true crime show where a woman was found murdered in her home. The woman herself, a loving single mother, was completely blameless. The only clue of any suspicious activity was a neighbor who had seen a strange vehicle parked in an empty field behind the woman’s house the night she was killed.

The 10 Biggest Blocks to Love The 10 Biggest Blocks to Love

It’s easy to feel like there is all the time in the world when it comes to dating. And while no one actually runs out of time to fall in love and get married, you can become circumstantially depressed if you feel you are running out of time. So, please don’t even have another cup of coffee with someone if you know deep down they are wrong for you.

5 Facebook Tips For Online Dating By Sujeiry Gonzalez 5 Facebook Tips For Online Dating By Sujeiry Gonzalez

If I didn’t know better, I’d assume Mark Zuckerberg was an evil genius that wanted to ruin dating forever. He claims he created Facebook so we could connect, but was his master plan to help us stalk significant others and poke our exes? If so, he has accomplished his (alleged) goal!

Elegant & Effortless: A Sweet Summer Dessert Recipe
Elegant & Effortless: A Sweet Summer Dessert Recipe

Sometimes, simple is the most sophisticated. For summer desserts, I am looking for fresh flavors, bright colors and less time in the kitchen. A sabayon is a French sauce (zabaglione for Italian version) of eggs, sugar and wine that is whisked to a frothy, creamy consistency. It is elegant spooned over fresh fruit or a simple pound cake. I like to pile the fruit into a beautiful wine glass and layer the fruit and sabayon. Serve immediately or chill for several hours.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

In this day and age, sex runs rampant throughout pop culture. There are TV shows (Sex and the City was a personal favorite), songs, and plenty of movies that go into far more detail than I care to.

Summer Produce At Its Best
Summer Produce At Its Best

I start every meal with a salad. I love the textures and flavors. I also like the way the vinaigrette plays off of each ingredient and makes the flavors POP. The trick to keeping salad interesting is to add a variety of textures and flavors.

Hits & Mrs: Tips For Successful Video Chat Dating Hits & Mrs: Tips For Successful Video Chat Dating

I used to have a rigid “no video chat” policy for my clients. My theory was that you never present yourself in a video chat the way you would during an in-person chat. Your hair and makeup is half-done, the lighting is all wrong, you don’t turn off your cellphone, your roommate barges in looking to borrow toothpaste and you’re stone cold sober, nervous and stuttering. Sounds like an excellent way to make a first impression, right?

Lessons In Love From TV & Film
Lessons In Love From TV & Film

In this month’s Kosher Cinema, we’re going to kick things off with a special section: “Lessons in Love from TV and Film.” As we all know, art tends to imitate life. So, perhaps next time you’re setting up a date with a hot new JDate prospect, you’ll look to some of these tips for advice.

Our Story Started On JDate
Our Story Started On JDate

Special Guest Blogger and Mr. Yenta himself, Bryan, is here to share a little nostalgia with the recent four-year wedding anniversary that came and went on May 25th. So much of the conversation on The Wedding Yentas column is from the woman’s point of view before the wedding actually happens. Today is different because Bryan is here with “the man’s” point of view as he looks back on four years of wedded bliss. Weddings are wonderful, but anniversaries are apropos times to reflect.

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