Alan Zeitlin

The Wingman Cometh: Jewish Matchmaker Addresses 'Shidduch Crisis'

In a female-dominated profession, a Queens College grad employs new method of matchmaking. Meet the Date Whisperer.

06/22/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

In the risky business of coaxing love, the Wingman was flying without a net.

At the sleek Pop Lounge on East 58th Street, Aaron Ellner, aka The Wingman, was hosting one of his singles parties, trying to do his part to address the so-called “shidduch crisis” in the Orthodox community.

Aaron Ellner, aka The Wingman, keeps an eye on his clients at parties and offers advice on the fly. Tony Shi

Wanted: Up-Close-And-Personal Dating

Backlash against online dating,
Facebook seen as spring event season heats up.

05/11/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

For Jewish singles in the dating trenches, it’s the best of times ...

Batsheva Halberstam, a 30-something psychologist from Manhattan, said she didn’t even have to renew her subscription to JDate, the popular online dating site. That’s because she recently married the first guy she dated from the site. Don’t knock online dating, she said. “I think I liked that he actually read my profile,” Halberstam said.

And it’s the worst of times ...

Nelly Rosenking’s parties at premier venues include “Queen Esther’s Ball” and “Matzah Mayhem.”
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