Jdate

JDate And JSwipe Couple Up After Legal Spat

10/18/2015 - 20:00

Just months after a public battle over the trademark of the letter “J,” the Jewish dating services JDate and JSwipe have kissed and coupled up.

Two American Jews enjoying a party in Jerusalem at the end of a weeklong romantic voyage to Israel organized by JDate. JTA

David (Yarus) Vs. Goliath

Dating website Jdate has filed a lawsuit against the Jswipe app, proving that the two are probably not each other’s beshert.

07/29/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

In terms of online Jewish dating, love is a battlefield.

A screenshot of the JSwipe app, which is facing legal struggles. Courtesy of app founder David Yarus

British, Jewish And Gay? Here's Your Yenta.

Rabbi launches LGBTQ matchmaking service in United Kingdom.

04/08/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is not your average matchmaker.

This couple met at a Keshet singles event. Courtesy of Keshet

Summer Camp, Meet Online Dating

The secret to Jewish continuity might be at hand, new website baits.

10/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For Lucy Cohen, now Cohen-Cirlin, marrying Jewish was always a priority. The daughter of a Conservative rabbi and a Jewish educator, marrying out was “not really an option,” she said in a recent phone interview.

Jaclyn and Max Gorney met at Camp Ramah California, during the summer of 1988, married January 2013. Courtesy of Reshet Ramah

Summer Camp, Meet Online Dating

The secret to Jewish continuity might be at hand, new website baits.

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Lucy Cohen-Cirlin and Shuki Cohen-Cirlin celebrated their wedding last year. They met at Ramah Summer Seminar in 2005.For Lucy Cohen, now Cohen-Cirlin, marrying Jewish was always a priority. The daughter of a Conservative rabbi and a Jewish educator, marrying out was “not really an option,” said Cohen-Cirlin, 25, a social worker living on the Upper West Side, in a recent phone interview.

Jaclyn and Max Gorney met as campers at Ramah. Courtesy of Reshet Ramah

A Date With Moses, Maybe Pharaoh Too

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A long long time ago, in a desert far away, there was a land where people worshipped cats, and men wore eyeliner. No, this wasn’t the Internet; it was the land of Egypt.”

Is Technology Killing Our Chemistry?

12/25/2013 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

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

Can We Talk? (But That’s All!)

Are Jewish guys more susceptible to the ‘pen pal complex?’

12/10/2013 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

Every so often Jared, whom I met on a trip for Jewish professionals, calls me to chat.

But he never suggests we meet.

Heather Robinson

Boxed In By Online Dating

12/01/2013 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of columns about online dating.

A few years ago, Paige  S., a dancer, moved from the West Coast to New York. A 40-ish divorcee, she was excited about starting over.

Heather Robinson

Extreme Inter-dating

The romance game, as practiced by Israelis and American Jews.
07/02/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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.
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