Dating

How Judy Met Trevor

03/04/2014
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“My late husband wished me to re-marry,” said Judy Brown, “but it took me sixteen years. At first, I couldn’t even think about a second marriage, and then when I was ready, there was no one waiting in line to meet me.”

Trevor Davis and Judy Brown married recently; both have been long widowed. Courtesy of Trevor Davis and Judy Brown

Is Technology Killing Our Chemistry?

12/26/2013
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Recently at an Upper West Side Chanukah party hosted by a Jewish outreach organization, where singles stood in tight cliques balancing paper plates of potato latkes and plastic cups of white wine, I observed a beautiful blonde in a simple black dress standing alone near one wall. When men were introduced to her by a friendly, connector-type guy, they would chat her up with animation, but throughout the course of the evening, not one man actually approached the young woman, whom I’ll call Leigh, on his own initiative.

Heather Robinson

Women And Intermarriage

Nearly six in 10 U.S. Jews married since 2000 have a non-Jewish spouse. Are we losing identity or gaining family?

11/05/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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Jennifer Marcus Crivella, a 43-year-old stay-at-home mother and former elementary school teacher, the only child of protective parents, was raised in Pittsburgh to date “only nice Jewish boys.”

Heather Robinson

How Dan Met Katherine

Drawn together again by a brit, a kiss over chicken soup seals the deal.

10/07/2013
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They ate together and prayed together. The love came later.

Dan and Katherine dated briefly and broke up, then reunited years later. Photo courtesy Katherine Eckstein

When Your Mother Has More Dates Than You Do

Dating in your 40s versus in your 70s.

Special To The Jewish Week
07/17/2013

Not long ago, on a weekend visit to my hometown, my 71-year-old mother was nowhere to be found. It was 2:30 a.m. The smell of Touch wafted in the air as I stepped around the high heels strewn across the floor of her room, trying to figure out where she could be. Had someone abducted her?

Extreme Inter-dating

The romance game, as practiced by Israelis and American Jews.

07/03/2013
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After three exasperatingly cautious dates and a month of coy e-mail exchanges, I got tired of beating around the bush and wrote Orie, my American prospect. I told him exactly what I liked about him, how much I liked it, and what I’d like to do about it — promptly, if possible.

“Nothing here means what it seems,” says Israeli transplant Roy Schwartz, who is dating the American Kim Miller.

How Yeshai Met Lital

07/01/2013
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 Lital Mosan happened to be in the right place to find her future husband. All she had to do was go  to work every day.

Lital was working in the mayor's office at the Jerusalem City Hall. For months, she would enter the pretty stone municipal complex and greet the security guards on duty. It was just “hello, hello” each time. Security guards – many of them young and unmarried – are omnipresent in Jerusalem.  They are generally seen but not often noticed.

Lital Mosan and Yeshai Gordon, married May 22nd, 2013.

Like Alice, A Singleton On The Spectrum Struggles To Take Her Own Advice

Have you ever seen the 1951 animated Disney film Alice in Wonderland? It’s my favorite Disney movie; according to my mother, I used to quote it all of the time as a kid, and wore out the VHS tape from so many repeat watches. One moment I relate to now, as an adult, is when Alice admits to herself that she always gives herself “very good advice… But I very seldom follow it.” I know how you feel, Alice. I have, at this point, acquired something of a reputation as a go-to person when it comes to topics related to romance, sex, and dating for autistic people.

The author loves Wonderland and sometimes feels she's living in it. Fotolia

An IDF Vet Finds Love

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"You are not disabled in your heart.”

How Tal Met Chen

01/07/2013

An Israeli woman doesn’t have to frequent bars around an army base to meet a soldier. Instead, they meet naturally, since both men and women are drafted into army service.  Just ask Chen.

Tal and Chen Tutnauer, married on May 10, 2012.
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