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  • Dating 101: Looking Back to See Ahead

    By Ilana Angel

    August 29, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    I have had a series of unfortunate dates.  I am not sure how it is that I keep meeting men who are so horrible, but I do.  In meeting men who are repulsive, you can’t help but look back at past relationships and compare the old to the new. Were my past relationships with men who... read on

  • Dating 101 – The Deal Breakers

    By Ilana Angel

    August 25, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    Last night I threw a drink in the face of my date.  It was shocking to him and me both. I did not plan it, enjoy it, or feel any sense of accomplishment in my actions.  It happened. I regret it. It was disrespectful to the man I was with, and while I believe it was justified, it... read on

  • Dating 101: The Great Escape

    By Ilana Angel

    August 23, 2013 | 9:50 am

    I had a date last night.  He said he was 5’10”, he was 5’7”.  He said we should meet for a drink, so we met at a local bar, but he is sober and had a coke, so I had a drink by myself.  He said he was born in Israel but raised in New York, but he has only been in the United Stated... read on

  • Dating 101: Sex & Golf

    By Ilana Angel

    August 22, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Just when I think I have heard it all, I come across a man that reminds me there is nothing more horrific than dating.  I often wonder if these men are only found in Los Angeles.  Is LA the hardest city In the world to date?  I live here so of course I will say yes, but I’m... read on

  • Dating 101: Loving Kids When Love is Gone

    By Ilana Angel

    August 21, 2013 | 8:50 am

    I have had no contact with my ex-boyfriend for months.  I have spent all that time hopeful we would be able to be friends one day.  I truly thought our relationship was something special and we would be able to get over the hurt and come to a place of friendship.  It has not... read on

  • Motherhood, Love & Summer Vacation

    By Ilana Angel

    August 16, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    Being a mother is my life’s work and greatest joy.  Nothing in my life is as important or valuable as being a mother.  Not any mother, a mother to my child.  He is a remarkable young man and a truly wonderful human being.  He makes me happy, he eases my sorrow, he gives me joy, and... read on

  • Dating 101: Can Women ask Men Out?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 16, 2013 | 8:38 am

    I wrote a man on Match.com this week.  His profile was beautifully written, lacked the typical stench of online dating crap, and he was just the right amount of sarcastic and funny. He is handsome, smart, Jewish, and entertaining.  He wrote back and we ended up speaking on the... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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