Recently at the Mashable holiday party, I spoke with good friend and fellow blogger David Berkowitz about the intersection between social media and online dating. I proposed a new social network that would allow you to “rate” your dates similar to a Zagat® guide. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that David had actually met his wife on JDate and scored an exclusive interview with him on his top dating tips for the lonely hearts out there.
“I recommend JDate to all my single clients who want to find someone to connect with and, maybe, eventually marry. Joining JDate is a way of telling the universe that you are ready for love in all the right places with all the right people.”
– Rabbi Tamara Miller
Life is more delightful than fiction! I could not have envisioned, on that Sunday afternoon when I logged onto JDate, that two dreams would shortly come true: 1) I would find my soul mate at 62; and 2) I would publish a book, at 65.
“JDate is the spark that single Jews need to find their Bashert. There’s truly someone out there for everyone.”
– Rabbi Jason A. Miller
“I could not believe it, but Rabbi Finkelstein did not simply brush how the couple met under the carpet; rather, he made their meeting part of his speech. Rabbi Finkelstein emphasized that it was God’s hands that assisted the two in finding each other through the modern day miracle and venue of JDate.”
Every JDater knows there are few things more thrilling than coming back to your computer and seeing that you’ve got a message from your latest crush. But sometimes, in our tech-infused world where talking on the phone seems old-fashioned, we forget that texting, emailing, and instant messaging are no match for meeting the real life, fantastic you, in person.
Is age really nothing but a number? We asked JDaters in a recent Topic of the Week how they felt about ageism and romance and received a lot of varied opinions, but it appears that the majority think an age gap is okay. Here are some of our favorite responses.
At times, the world can be a difficult place to live for someone just trying to be a “good guy.” Familiar adages told time and time again such as “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,”“nice guys finish last” and “ladies really love a bad boy” unfortunately drive the point home that there aren’t too many advantages to being a nice guy.
In a recent Topic of the Week, we posed a question to JDate’s Message Boarders about just how much personal income matters when it comes to who they choose to date and JDaters responded with a wide variety of opinions. Here’s the top ten list of our favorite responses.
In September of ’07, JDate sailed away on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise. For Janice Levitt, the days were a trip through Jewish history in the land of antiquity and the nights a study of flirtatious behavior aboard the Jewish Love Boat.