Most single people maintain a list of traits, characteristics or attributes they desire in a future mate. Some people seek brunettes or blondes, and others refuse to date somebody older than a specific age. Many people prefer tall, while others don’t care about height. Others seek a mate employed in a specific profession or in a certain socioeconomic group, while others prefer somebody with strong character. Unfortunately, the list tends to get longer as we grow older, making it more difficult to finally find that “perfect” partner.
Two years ago, filmmakers Michelle Cove and Kerry David began making a feature-length documentary called Seeking Happily Ever After, about why there are more single 30-something women in the U.S. than ever before and whether women are redefining the words “happily ever after.”
I think we are supposed to end Passover feeling unburdened and brand new. I feel neither. Do not get me wrong-I had a great Pesach. The weather was amazing for Chicago in March/early April and we were able to get outside and take walks. We ate great food and enjoyed some fun family time. But I have this nagging feeling that I did not do the holiday the way I should have.
When Amy took a new job at as an Asset Manager last December, she never thought she could fall for a quirky guy like Stuart, her new supervisor, who was just not her type. But less than two months and several business trips later, the man she jokingly referred to as her “work husband” was all she could think about.
The light flavors of asparagus and goat cheese practically scream spring and since we are now done with Passover, I don’t know about you JDaters®, but I am craving pasta.
We’ve all spent a few years dating, and most likely we’ve dated people in an assortment of careers. In bigger cities, the variety of jobs is staggering – you can bump into equity analysts, yoga teachers, government policy experts, medical researchers, media mavens and freelancers of all types and stripes. So, it got me thinking, is there a correlation between your dating style and your chosen profession? Here are a few observations…
Sometimes you just need a really good piece of chicken. The fresh herbs and citrus bring out the best in chicken. I love the aroma that this chicken adds to the house when it is roasting. It is perfect for Shabbat dinner as well as a weekday meal.
Imagine people were like ice cream and you could taste test every flavor (without packing on a pound) until you found the one you liked the best? In her new book, “MENu Dating: Taste Test Your Way to the Main Course,” author Tristan Coopersmith posits that finding love is a lot like test-driving lots of new product. Now she shares her smart and sassy insights with JDate.com readers, courtesy of SingleEdition.com.
The seder is the highlight of the Passover holiday. The dramatic retelling of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt is punctuated with foodstuffs that symbolize events and stir our emotions. Charoset symbolizes the mortar that the Jews used to cement the bricks. It is eaten in combination with the maror or bitter horseradish to remind us of the sweetness of life, even in bitter times.
Another year, another Seder. Bring on the kreplach, maybe a holishke or two and don’t dare skip the tzimmes or your mother will go mad! Even if you’re a devout weight watcher, you’ll be so compressed with matzah by the end of the fress fest, you’ll vow to swear off JDate until the “I swallowed cement” feeling subsides. Before you do, I am here to remind all that redemption is only one component of the Passover story.