When "Inside Schwartz" creator Stephen Engel was in college, dating was relatively easy. He'd meet a girl in class, hang out -- and presto! -- he had a girlfriend.
But when Engel's college flame dumped him when he was 25, the Jewish writer entered alien territory: the singles scene. "I didn't have a lot of experience formally calling women and asking them out," he says. "I'd never been 'fixed up.' I'd never been on a blind date. I had some horrific experiences."