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Tu B’Av events in Jerusalem
I wrote a guest post on The Big Felafel about the main events happening in Jerusalem for Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love. (This year Tu B’Av starts on Sunday night, August 14.)
OKCupid’s new mobile app
While you’re at one of these Tu B’Av events, maybe you could use OKCupid‘s newly announced mobile app. It helps you find out if there are potential matches for you, in your vicinity, in real time.
Really cool or really creepy?
“Don’t get married, please.”
But, of course, whether or not you search for love at these events, just make sure not to actually tie the knot, OK?
Dr. Neil Warren, a Christian psychologist and founder of eHarmony.com has advised that of the 2 million couples who planned to get married this year [in the USA], “several hundred thousand…should reconsider, postpone their weddings, or not get married” at all. So true!
Read the full article in the Christian Post.
The most unmarried group of people
Well then, I guess that makes black women very lucky people. Seems they are the most unmarried group of people in America. (Full article here.)
Which is the most unmarried group of people in Israel or in the Jewish community, I wonder? (Maybe white Canadian-Israeli women in their 30s? :)
The (j)date from hell
Hmmm… Could it be that the most single group of people in the Jewish community is people using Jdate? :)
Ilana Angel writes in JewishJournal.com about her date from hell… through Jdate.
Thing is, although I am not one to laud the praises of Jdate, it’s hard for me to relate to her conclusion that Jdate is the devil. I’ve met some totally decent guys on the site. Not sure why this discrepancy exists.
TheJMom.com is launched in Israel
Maybe the problem is that Ilana should be asking her mom to help her find a date! Marketwire.com announced the imminent launching of TheJMom.com in Israel. This is the site where our moms try to set us up.
But if so many people are uncomfortable admitting they met their significant others on dating sites, how much more difficult will it be to say: “Our moms met on a dating site”???
Friends set up friends
Does friends setting us up seem more palatable? TheJMom reminds me of shoshvinim, the Israeli site where friends set up friends.
Double date online dating site
Or maybe, instead of trying to set your friends up, you could just go on their date with them! DuoDate is a site based on double dating.
Which means, that if people get really confused between these three sites, they could totally end up on a date with their mothers and their best friends. Or maybe they could end up left at home with their friends dating their mothers.
Awkward? Still better than Ilana’s date, I’m sure!
I’m sure it’s now obvious what work you have set out for you this week:
Get your moms on thejmom, your friends on shoshvinim, help your black female friends find love, talk to an Israeli (or Anglo, depending who you are) and, whatever you do, don’t get married. Oh, and, of course, go to a Tu B’Av event Sunday night (or Monday) and let me know how it goes. (Maybe if you’re nice I’ll tell you which event I went to.)
Have a wonderful week!