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My Love/Hate relationship with JDate

by Ilana Angel

September 13, 2009 | 1:21 pm

How is it possible that no matter when I sign on to my beloved JDate website, and by beloved of course I mean nightmare, the women outnumber the men by about 12 to 1?  At 9:25 am there were 59 people online who live within 40 miles of my zip code and of the 59, 54 were women.  It does not matter what time of day you sign on it is the same ratio.

How can they explain that every time I go on the fabulous JDate website, and by fabulous of course I mean mortifying, they have a front page success story about a couple that met and fell in love through their services when the odds of that happening are about 1 in a zillion and there not a zillion people on there?

I’m not sure why but even after all this time I still believe that JDate can work when the odds would lead one to believe that it’s a waste of money. If I’ve been on and off of JDate for years, keep coming back, believe it can work, promote it to others and am able to find humor in the fact that I am still there, why am I not getting a frequent sucker discount? 

I love JDate. By love of course I mean I hate JDate.  I am going to stay positive though and hang on to the knowledge that deep down under my frustration and skepticism I must believe that there may be one good man who is waiting for me to see him.

I have 17 days remaining on my 30 day JDate experiment.  We will see what happens.  I must remember that the only way to tell the difference between a frog and a prince is to be able to clearly recognize a frog.  I’m going to dive back in, be brave, bold and proactive. 

I will continue to bash my good friend JDate. I can’t help myself.  Luckily we’ve been friends long enough that she won’t take it personally.  I know she is waiting to tell me that she told me so.  She’s entertaining like that which is why I love her and why I will continue to keep the faith.

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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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