Dating

How John Met Jen

11/05/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“I had to make sure that she was converting for herself, and not for me,” says John Newmark. Jen says: “I fell in love with both the man and his faith.”

John, a St. Louis grant writer by day, spends much of his free time on penning science fiction and poetry. He performs at poetry slams under the stage name Gavroche. For the constructive criticism and the friendship, he has belonged for more than a decade to WUTA (Writers Under the Arch).

John Newmark and Jen Wallace, married Aug. 22, 2012.

Yenta Helps Single Jews Find Each Other Through GPS

When I received an email from Luba Tolkachyov, the co-founder of a new Jewish singles app, I was intrigued. Luba wrote, “I’ve been following your writing on Jewish Tech and thought you may be interested in Yenta, a new location based mobile phone application for Jewish singles.”

Like a virtual matchmaker, the Yenta mobile app locates like-minded Jewish singles in a crowded room.

Finally! Advice on Whether or Not Jewish Boys are Dateable!

When my friend sent me a link with “date-jewish-boy” in the URL, I had hoped that Andrew Garfield had finally decided to ask me out.  Alas, instead I was sent this article by the “Elite Daily.”

The Elite Daily, an online magazine, claims to be “The Voice of Generation-Y.”  The article is entitled “Would You Date: The Jewish Boy.”

Shown Here: Quality Journalism

Jewish Singles Clean [Facebook] for Passover

A common joke before Passover is that we need to remove the "cookies" from our Web Browser before the holiday. Of course, web browser cookies (or HTTP cookies) are not real cookies and do not really need to be removed for Passover, when all leavened products are forbidden.

Some joke about cleaning out Web cookies before Passover

How Pete Met Grace

09/08/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

On paper, they didn’t seem like a match. “Like so many other people, I too had my shopping list when I started dating,” says history teacher Grace McMillan. “And I might have overlooked Pete were it not for a colleague.” 

Pete and Grace.

How To Date Like A "Shiksa"

You know how I (according to one obsessed commenter) think gentile women are superior to Jewish women?

Well, apparently so does “Avi Roseman,” the pen name of a 26-year-old single woman who has written and self-published  “Secrets of Shiksa Appeal: 8 Steps to Attract Your Shul Mate (iUniverse).

How Steve Met Sara

04/04/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

A New York comedian is likely to say clever things. Here's one from Steve Hofstetter: “It’s a scary thought when you’ve known the condiments in your refrigerator longer than your fiancée.”

Steve Hofstetter and Sara Tenenbein

Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors

 On the off chance that you haven't seen my article about interfaith dating in our annual special section Directions, which this year is on the theme of "Singles," I offer you this link.

We’ll Turn Manhattan Into An Isle Of …

Flying from Israel to New York for a date? Looking for some sizzle, from the Morgan to the latest Woody Allen flick.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/07/2010

It was a Jewish Week story that tipped me off to the fortune teller. He was Jewish and had a “branch office” somewhere near Times Square, which is another way of saying he accepted walk-ins from the little stretch of sidewalk he called his own.

At Central Park

To Be Young, Gifted And Orthodox — And Divorced

Getting back in the dating game can be very dicey.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/07/2010

Cheerful and determined, Cynthia Galimidi is ready to find her soul mate — again.

At 29, the Hillside, N.J., resident has started dating again after more than seven years of marriage. Many people are just getting married or starting a family in their late 20s. Galimidi has four daughters — ages 8, 6, 5 and 3.

She knows that’s a daunting prospect for potential suitors.

“It’s been hard, because I’m just learning the rules of the game,” says Michael Zand. photos by michael datikash
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