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Internet Dating: The Secret To Staying Single Forever

Why did no one tell me about Edna O'Brien?

I'm lapping up Girls in their Married Bliss after finding it on the five-shekel rack at my favorite used bookstore.

Which is another way of saying, Why can’t I just stay home and read books? Why must I endlessly search for a husband when I should be lying prone on the snake chair reading? Particularly because I happen to be lousy at the former and so very talented at the later?

One Haircut Away from Love: A Single Gal Gets a Do-Over

If there is a word for falling in love with your therapist, what’s the word for falling for your hair stylist?

Because that was exactly what went down today at a salon stuck smack dab in the middle of a very kitschy, very loud, very Israeli mall in Jerusalem.

And by “loud” I mean it’s the chofesh hagadol, as they say here, which is another way of saying, the kids have been let out of school and if you thought it was loud before, you ain't heard nothing yet.

How Sharon met Hila

07/05/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Hila never thought she would marry a short guy. Sharon never thought he would marry a tall girl. Never say never.

Sharon Daniel loved his medical school studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, but he had other interests as well. In the fall of 2008, he enrolled in a pottery class. “For three hours a week, I was in another world,” says Sharon.

Hila Patchi and Sharon Daniel

'Date My Jewish Friend' in NYC

Michelle Slonim has been throwing 'Date My Jewish Friends'  Parties trying to make love connection. Michelle has been in plays such as Jewtopia and Sex and the Holyland. She has combined her passion for Jewish plays and dating events.

The Date My Jewish Friend parties benefit the upcoming production of her play  Michelle Slonim's Date Party scheduled for the spring 2011.The next DMJF party is scheduled for August 17 at Stand Up NY.

 

Says the Single Gal to her Married Friends: Just Say No to Fairy Tales!

Day Two of my Dating Sabbatical and I’m having a rough go of it.

No checking Jdate, I tell myself, sitting on my hands.

No emailing the friend of a friend of a friend to introduce me to a guy someone once mentioned she wanted me to meet - but never followed up on.

Just sit back and be! I counsel. Breathe! 

A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

06/29/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

 We met at a bar in Tel Aviv. I was covering an event for work and he was a volunteer for the organization I was profiling.

According to my version, I was standing on the sidelines, mustering up my courage to approach strangers, when he approached me. Relieved that the “quotes” were coming to me and that I didn’t have to ask for them, I proceeded to pull out my notebook and pepper him with questions. All in the name of work, of course. 

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

Single Gal Sings the Wedding Blues

Because no one told me, I am telling you: If you are ever invited to an Israeli wedding, don't wear heels!

It's not like I'm a big high heel wearer. In fact, I don't even own that many pairs of shoes and the ones that I do own are all red. But since Israel is the land of casual-wear, when I dusted off some relatively spiffy threads for a work colleague's wedding, I noticed a pair of neglected heels in my closet and thought, Why not?

Missed Signals, And How

06/01/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

‘How was your tour of the Old City?” I asked my friend who traveled all the way from Chicago to visit me.

“Oh, Abigail,” she said, her eyes gleaming, “I met the most wonderful guy. His name is Phil.”

Fishbowl: Breaking Up Over G-d

Only in Jerusalem can you break up with someone over G-d.

On the second date.

But I'm getting ahead of myself here.

The way it all went down was one morning I came into work and was filling my boss's ears with complaints. Me, me, me. Complaint, complaint, complaint.

My boss responded by opening a certain gentleman's profile on Facebook.

"For me?" I asked.

My boss nodded.

"Me likey!" I said.

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