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Prince Not-So-Charming

by Ilana Angel

September 20, 2009 | 12:09 pm

There is a special moment when a New Year begins where everything seems possible so we set goals and it feels like we can actually stick to them and follow through because it’s a clean slate.

My goal for the year 5770 is to stay true to myself and find a fabulous Jewish man who is strong enough to take on a challenge like me and more important than finding this man, I have resolved to stop dating the wrong type of men and am going to turn up the volume on my a**hole detector.

Last night was the first night of the New Year and my goal of starting off on the right foot was shattered because I was stood up for a date by “Michael” who I met on the JDate Hell Train which is no surprise because I think there must actually be something wrong with a man in order for JDate to accept their registration.

We made plans to meet for dinner on Saturday night and ended our 30 minute lovely conversation with him saying he would call me Friday to check in and confirm.  No call.  No confirmation. No email.  No cancellation.  No class.  No way. 

The thing is that for women when you’ve set up a date the days leading up to it are full of promise and possibilities because he could turn out to be fabulous and when men cancel they immediately become Prince Not-So-Charming and we are left wondering why which is a waste of time because at that point who really cares why.

Rather than allow this cowardly and rude man blow my resolution, I’m going to adjust my thinking and make him my first, last and only a**hole of the year.  What a relief to have that out of the way for an entire year and what a blessing that not another day shall be wasted on those who are not worthy. 

By an entire year of course I mean that my resolution track record is usually about 3 weeks so YAY for the next 21 days of enjoying an a**hole free life and by those who are unworthy I mean I am a magnet for those men so in the interest of breaking old patterns and I will turn off my loser magnet.

I wish a happy and healthy year to all those who are searching for love and continued joy for those who have found it.  I believe it’s going to happen for me this year and I can trust myself because I’m an Angel and if there is one thing Angel’s are really good at it’s Keeping 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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