I have known Rabbi Jon Haddon for about 30 years and was active in his congregation Shearith Israel in the early 1990’s. We are still very good friends. When I was in the process of divorce, he was very supportive and even gave me good insights into what the singles world would be like. At that time, he was also single. He is now very happily married and has been for some time…
They prepare you to share your home. They prepare you to share your family. They do not prepare you to share your television.
My coworker started chatting with a man on JDate one afternoon during our lunch break, and now he is her husband. A close friend of mine is in a serious relationship with the first member who emailed her after she posted an online profile. And I bumped into a sorority sister at a mutual friend’s party who told me that she met her husband on JDate. My JDate story doesn’t have one of those endings yet.
Whether you are newly single or have just taken a break from dating, it can be difficult to put yourself back on the scene. You know it’s important to keep meeting new people, and you keep meaning to renew your membership. But it’s easy to allow work and other obligations to delay logging into JDate…
An epiphany is defined as a moment of realization. Mine came whilst urinating in front of two dancing Hassidic Jews at a shivah minyan.
“Red rover, Red rover. Would Jewish women 25-35 who like baseball and don’t smoke come over?” Of course, to find exactly what you’re looking for, you have to be honest. Yes, that’s right – you’re not perfect for everyone. I know it’s a terrible thing to realize. I’ll give you a minute to recover.
“JDate, it’s simply something that is a part of the fabric of the modern Jewish world – for Jews across the generations, which is something I love! JDate Success Stories are inevitably fascinating because they are so varied – everyone has a story about how long they were on JDate, their successes and failures, the sometimes surprising relationship between an online profile and the person in real life, etc.” – Rabbi Ethan Franzel
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.