We’re all familiar with the downside of dating—the rejection, nervousness, dangers, misrepresentation, time-suck, expense, frustrations—need I go on? But being an optimist, I prefer focusing on dating’s plusses. So, here are the top ten ways dating makes you a better human being (in spite of what your mother says.)

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An Introvert’s Approach to Jewish Dating
An Introvert’s Approach to Jewish Dating

As difficult as dating is for everyone, it’s harder for people who, like myself, have some natural tendencies towards introversion.

She Blinded Me With Social Science
She Blinded Me With Social Science

I was in the middle of drafting this week’s post when I noticed several friends of mine sharing a recent New York Times article titled, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This.” It’s easy to dismiss such a tantalizing headline as mere clickbait, but…

Top 20 Dispatches from the “Online Dating Wars” Top 20 Dispatches from the “Online Dating Wars”

After my divorce, I experienced over 500 first dates, sacrificing myself on the altar of online dating, and enduring several lifetimes of crushing pre-date jitters. I emerged with a lighter wallet, an intact sense of humor, and more knowledge than I’d ever anticipated…

How to Break Up After Just a Few Dates
How to Break Up After Just a Few Dates

I think honesty is the best policy and that I owe someone a face-to-face break-up, and an explanation of why it won’t work out. [My brother] thinks explaining what went wrong only leads to unnecessary hurt feelings… Who’s right?

Top 10 Rejected Ideas for the New JDate Mobile App
Top 10 Rejected Ideas for the New JDate Mobile App

It’s so easy to feel humbled when one considers mankind’s greatest accomplishments and discoveries — fire, the wheel, the airplane, the polio vaccine, and now — JDate’s Mobile App.

5 Dating Deal-Breakers 5 Dating Deal-Breakers

Having been in and out of the dating world, I have come to experience all kinds of dating don’ts… and it’s finally time to share some of them with you.

Quiz: Is Dating Eating Up Too Much of Your Life?
Quiz: Is Dating Eating Up Too Much of Your Life?

Is dating consuming too much of your life? Take this hilarious quiz and find out…

You Are My JDate (To The Tune of ‘You Are My Sunshine’)
You Are My JDate (To The Tune of ‘You Are My Sunshine’)

You are my JDate, my only JDate
You make me happy
And filled with glee…

Haikus about JDating
Haikus about JDating

You try one more month
She went to Penn for law school
So did you; Beshert.

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