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  • Dreaming of Love & Lawsuits

    By Ilana Angel

    April 9, 2013 | 8:12 am

    I am a romantic.  A serious over the top, anything can happen, sweep me off my feet, knight in shining armor, bring flowers on a first date, knees buckle at the first kiss, beshert seeking, happily ever after, underdog wins, men make passes at girls who wear glasses, you don’t look...

  • Men in Uniform & Messages From God

    By Ilana Angel

    April 4, 2013 | 9:29 am

    Last night I went to the airport to meet a friend.  I got there a little early so I stopped to get some gas.  As I was pumping my gas a car pulled up on the other side of the pump.  A man dressed in his pilot uniform got out and I was frozen for a minute.  He was beautiful.  Not...

  • Love, Faith, Hope & a Broken Heart

    By Ilana Angel

    March 27, 2013 | 10:22 pm

    It is with a broken heart that I share with you my relationship with the Englishman has ended.  We broke up this week and my heart is shattered. He is a remarkable person and I am disappointed because I have never wanted, or worked so hard, for a relationship to work.  My romantic...

  • Two Blind Dates: One Epic Failure & One Winner

    By Ilana Angel

    March 15, 2012 | 10:08 pm

    I had two dates last week with two completely different men. While both lovely, they could not be more opposite.  Date #1 was with a financial advisor.  He is just shy of 6 feet tall, has a full head of salt and pepper hair, dark brown eyes, divorced with 3 kids, and 56 years old. ...

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  • Is Marriage Like Prison?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:33 am

    I had an interesting discussion about marriage today.  I was talking to a man in his 50’s who is divorced and dating.  He is Jewish, educated, successful, funny, handsome, and a failure at marriage.  We’ll call him Moshe. Moshe can clearly remember the moment that his wife, his soul...

  • How to Not Get a 2nd Date

    By Ilana Angel

    January 24, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    I had a date over the weekend with a guy we’ll call “Dick”.  He wrote to me online, and after a couple of email exchanges we spoke on the phone and made a plan to meet for a drink.  He seemed like a nice enough man and I was looking forward to meeting him.  Not really my type...

  • Is He My Soul Mate or Just a Good Mate?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 15, 2011 | 12:40 am

    I used to believe in soul mates as much as I believe in the New Yorker – which is to say a lot.  Not just when I was little but I remember talking to my mom about it not long after I graduated from college and defending the idea that it was fated in the stars that there is only one...

  • Online Dating Hell: 5 Things Men Should Never Share on a First Date

    By Ilana Angel

    September 4, 2011 | 10:37 am

    I had a date this week with a very interesting man.  He was 45, never married, and Jewish. During our emails, and phone conversations, I found him to be charming and funny.  His laugh was very sweet and I felt comfortable with him.  We spoke a couple of times and made a date for...

  • What a 45 year old Divorced, Jewish, Single Mom Blogger Knows For Sure

    By Ilana Angel

    April 7, 2011 | 9:31 am

    Today is my birthday and I am 45 years old.  I remember very clearly when my mother turned 40 and thinking she was ancient, so what does that make me? I can’t remember where I leave my keys most days, but I remember being young and I can honestly say that now is better.

    Life is...

  • Hollywood-Israel link flourishing

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A group of hotshot Hollywood television executives sit around a table sipping Evian water, working their cellphones and bemoaning the lack of fresh ideas for a series to pull their network out of the cellar.

    Suddenly, one participant dispels the gloom by saying, "I've got the...

  • Goodbye, my almost

    By Caroline Cobrin

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In a moment of pure feminine guilty pleasure I bought the entire first season of "Felicity" at a used DVD store.

    "Felicity" was the anthem of my early college years, and I've always had a soft spot for the show. I started watching episode after episode, savoring it like a rare find...

  • Almost . . .

    By Caroline Cobrin

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As Thanksgiving approaches, I can't help but stop and think about what I'm thankful for.

    So much has happened since last year, relationship-wise, and it struck me that as thankful as I am for what has happened, I'm equally thankful for everything that didn't.

    That's right, I'm...

  • Whose soulmate is it, anyway?

    By Jessica Ravitz

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A Jerusalem rabbi once told me that when we're born, God whispers the name of our beshert -- our soulmate or destiny. The cleft above our lips, he said, is where God places a finger, to silence our ability to reveal the secret.

    Since then, I've anticipated the moment when I'd happen...

  • Is This Marriage Made in Heaven?

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The night I met my husband was a warm evening in April and the smell of orange blossoms permeated the air. The date was "arranged" by mutual friends but I had lots of doubts about meeting their old college friend, a nice Jewish doctor from Los Angeles.

    "If he's such a great guy, why...

  • ‘Love With Noodles’ Rife With Canoodles

    By Dan Pine

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Love With Noodles" by Harry I. Freund (Carroll & Graff, $25).

    Consider the curious case of Dan Gelder: 60 years old, Jewish, paunchy, bad back. Yet it seems every bejeweled Park Avenue matron is after the investment counselor for love, for money or maybe for just a quick roll in...

  • To Elected   Love

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Once in a while, when you lose in politics, you can still win. Even though Michael Wissot lost his bid for a seat in the state assembly last fall, he found his beshert along the campaign trail.

    Wissot, 28, recently announced his engagement to Stephen S. Wise Temple Cantor Alison...

  • Somebody Stop Me

    By Mark Miller

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I've been spending so much time and energy dating that it sometimes feels like an addiction. Or at least another career. If only it paid. And didn't involve so much time at Starbucks. And didn't require at the end of each meeting having to come up with a polite way to say, "It's...

  • Are You Frum.Com?

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Shtetlgirl" was having a hard time meeting religious men. She was used to dating men she met in youth programs and schools, but at 22, away from her hometown and living in Los Angeles, she found herself without a structured forum to meet anyone. "Most of the guys I was meeting were...