Zoom Shidduch Dating: Practical Tips to Succeed in Dating During Coronavirus

You actually CAN have a great Shidduch date on Zoom This Coronavirus outbreak has rolled a hand grenade into our daily routine. It’s affected just about every area of life, and especially dating. As it turns out though, as awkward as Zoom shidduch dating is for you,...

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: Am I Demanding Too Much of My Shidduch Date I’ve been blessed to grow up in a very warm, loving, and healthy home. My parents are unique and special people. They provided the paradigm of marriage that I aspire to emulate. My image of...

The Beauty Pageant: What’s changed since the times of Achashvarosh?

Question I am a 26 year old capable, vivacious and accomplished woman seeking to find my mate. No matter how much I try to prepare myself internally for marriage, it seems that for society, matchmakers, media, and men, the only thing of value is external beauty. While...

A Singular Experience – Making the Most of Your Single Days

Question I’m an intelligent, accomplished, and passionate professional doing what I can to find the woman with whom I’m eager to spend my life. I know I’ll find her when the time is right. In the meantime, I can’t help but feel that I’m waiting for my life to start. I...

The Journey from ‘We’ to ‘I’…When Moving on After a Break Up Seems Impossible

Question I recently broke up with a girl that I had been dating for 6 months. We had so much in common, great chemistry, attraction, respect, shared common goals and values, and were heading towards engagement. Just as I had been planning the perfect proposal, she...

From The Safety of “I” to the Uncertainty of “We”ti

I am often approached by singles who are dedicated to the idea of marriage. When an actual opportunity with great potential arises, however, they begin to panic, worry, and have misgivings, many of which have nothing to do with the man or woman they are dating. I’m so...

The Shidduch Crisis – Whose Fault Is It?

I often am asked by singles, shadchanim (matchmakers), and members of the community, why we have such a dating dilemma? Why are our singles finding it so difficult to settle down, often at older and older ages? Why are marriages not lasting as long as they once did?...

I’d Like to Date You But…Dating with Mental Illness

Question For many years I was able to hide my depression and anxiety with the help of a supportive family, medical management, and learned coping strategies. Recently I started dating and feel judged by those choosing not to date me. I am not my disability. I have...

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How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

The Shidduch Crisis – Whose Fault Is It?

The Shidduch Crisis – Whose Fault Is It?

I often am asked by singles, shadchanim (matchmakers), and members of the community, why we have such a dating dilemma? Why are our singles finding it so difficult to settle down, often at older and older ages? Why are marriages not lasting as long as they once did?...

Penny Smart Pound Foolish

Penny Smart Pound Foolish

Question I often find myself scrambling for ideas of where to take a girl out on a date, mostly since finances are tight and I don’t want a girl to feel any less special or appreciated.  My finances also impact my ability to travel for dating, to afford dating...

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Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: Am I Demanding Too Much of My Shidduch Date I’ve been blessed to grow up in a very warm, loving, and healthy home. My parents are unique and special people. They provided the paradigm of marriage that I aspire to emulate. My image of...

Birds of a Feather or Opposites Attract

Birds of a Feather or Opposites Attract

Question For the longest time, I have struggled between these 2 dating dynamics. I had been looking for the opposite personality to me because everyone always says, “opposites attract”. Recently I have found that I connect more easily with those that are more similar...

Dating…is it all Location, Location, Location?

Dating…is it all Location, Location, Location?

A Reader Asks: I often hear from friends, family, and well-meaning neighbors, that I should consider moving to a larger dating center such as Israel or New York.  They believe that my opportunities would be greater there. I’m...

5 Ways to Attract the Relationship You Want but Can’t Find

5 Ways to Attract the Relationship You Want but Can’t Find

A Single Asks I often describe the qualities I’m looking for in a spouse to a friend, matchmaker, family member, or on a dating profile. I detail goals and values, what I respect and appreciate in a date, and aspects of my personality. Frustratingly, I’m repeatedly...

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Get From Fantasy to Reality: The 5 Stages of Dating

Get From Fantasy to Reality: The 5 Stages of Dating

Fantasy can be such an exciting and beautiful place. It’s a place where all dreams come true. A place where whatever I desire is possible.  Nobody to “tell us no”, just “let it go” and “all your dreams will come true” if...you “believe in magic.” Western culture...

10 Tips for a Successful First Date

10 Tips for a Successful First Date

Question I go out on many first dates and often get turned down. I wish I would at least be given a second chance. Am I doing something wrong? I know first impressions are important, but are they the only thing that matters? What could I be doing to improve my overall...

10 Tips to Make Dating Events Work for You

10 Tips to Make Dating Events Work for You

I recall the overwhelming feeling of walking into, yes, yet another singles event.  Here we go again!!! The nerves, the anxiety, the anticipation, who will be there? How do I look? Will HE finally be here? Will this just be another one of those events where I put...

5 Ways to Guarantee a Shidduch Date Gone Bad

5 Ways to Guarantee a Shidduch Date Gone Bad

While nobody goes out intending to act out a shidduch date gone bad skit, people do it all the time. Like every day!Why? Why self sabotage like that?   Typically people are clueless about how they come across on dates. All they know is that the shadchan calls...

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No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

From The Safety of “I” to the Uncertainty of “We”ti

From The Safety of “I” to the Uncertainty of “We”ti

I am often approached by singles who are dedicated to the idea of marriage. When an actual opportunity with great potential arises, however, they begin to panic, worry, and have misgivings, many of which have nothing to do with the man or woman they are dating. I’m so...

Cold Feet to Commitment

Cold Feet to Commitment

Question I have been dating a guy for the past 7 months. He is wonderful in many ways and our relationship is strong, even though it is not what I had ever imagined. There are things that bother me, yet not enough to break it off. I think we are in a good place and...

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No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

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No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: Am I Demanding Too Much of My Shidduch Date I’ve been blessed to grow up in a very warm, loving, and healthy home. My parents are unique and special people. They provided the paradigm of marriage that I aspire to emulate. My image of...

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