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  • Dating, Sex & Pokemon Go

    By Ilana Angel

    July 22, 2016 | 6:50 am

    One of the best things about being a grown up is sex. We understand it, can embrace the emotions that go with it, separate ourselves from the emotions that go with it, say what we want, express what we need, know what we like, know what we’re good at, stop holding our stomachs in,...

  • Dating 101: Return of the Englishman

    By Ilana Angel

    July 14, 2016 | 7:33 am

    I am home after 12 days in London. I love England and enjoy my time there. I worked long hours and didn’t have time to see family in Manchester, but I got my work done and am happy to share I’ll be spending the next 12 months traveling back and forth for a project, and am looking...

  • Dating 101: Red Flags

    By Ilana Angel

    June 28, 2016 | 2:18 pm

    I took a jab at Boots on here last week and people asked me about it. Please know I am fine with the end of our relationship, because it turns out it wasn’t really a relationship. It was more of an experiment. Can a man use the kindness of one good woman, to get back one bad woman?...

  • Dating 101: Almost Divorced & Quitting Smoking

    By Ilana Angel

    June 26, 2016 | 5:39 pm

    I had two dates last week. Both liars and neither particularly bright. Bless them. I don’t understand the concept of lying while dating, and have to laugh when the lies begin right at the start. By right at the start, of course I mean before we even meet. I went in with no...

  • Rounding out a big year, JDate CEO has reason to celebrate

    February 11, 2016 | 10:41 am

    Last year was big for Spark Networks. At an open-bar mixer and comedy show in January to celebrate the re-launch of its flagship website, JDate, the company’s CEO was exuberant.

    There was one metric in particular Michael Egan wanted to highlight when he took the stage at the...

  • The nine best Jewish pop culture moments of 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 3:04 pm

    This year, as always, Jews contributed to the worlds of art, music, literature, film, television, comedy — and even Instagram modeling. Here are some of the moments that made members of the tribe stand out in the increasingly bizarre, fast-paced whirlwind of American pop culture.

  • Don’t make me shlep my heart: Breaking down the Jewish dating scene

    August 26, 2015 | 11:49 am

    Dating. It’s like going out for ice cream. That’s right, ice cream, the official food of heaven (idk probably). Sometimes you’re craving a certain flavor, sometimes it makes you sick, other times it’s too much like “Whoa these are the size of your scoops, how does anyone ever...

  • Is Facebook the New Yente?

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 18, 2015 | 9:29 am

    The question crossed my mind when my dear Grandmother Sarah joined us one Shabbas evening and suggested we screen my uncle’s new girlfriend on, “De Facebook”. To Grandma’s dismay, the girl was my father’s third cousins’ nephew’s step daughter, who inevitably had a reputation of...

  • Tu B’Av: Love at first swipe

    July 29, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    Eli Wiesel once said in an interview: “In Jewish history, there are no coincidences.” 

    That might seem hard to believe in the world of Jewish online dating, where finding the right match is in the hands of an operating system or, with increasing frequency, the swipe of a finger.

  • Dating 101: 10 Tips to Dating Online for Men

    By Ilana Angel

    July 14, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    To men who are dating online and between the ages of 45 and 58, please allow me to help you. You're in my dating range so I'm helping you in an attempt to help myself. Dating is rough and dating online is as painful as it is entertaining. Some days it is a miracle just to make it...

  • New Jewish dating app keeps the campfire burning

    February 4, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    For many Jews, nothing cooks up piping-hot nostalgia quite like reminiscing about summer camp. Adults who recall those times may think back to pounding on tables during birkat (grace after meals), intense and often heated Maccabiah competitions or “color wars” and musical theater...

  • The 5 biggest mistakes women make in their JDate online profiles

    November 25, 2014 | 9:25 am

    I am back on JDate! (And just in case you’re a Jewish single woman — or the mom/grandmother/parole officer of a cute single Jewish woman looking for a fun, slightly neurotic and mind-numbingly sexy man … my JDate screen name is VICTORSTUART.)

    OK. That was terribly gratuitous of...

  • Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Finding dates used to require approaches such as hiring matchmakers, signing up for dancing and cooking classes, attending synagogue, asking friends for help, or, for the least energetic, merely creating a cursory profile on sites such as JDate.

    But now, thanks to apps such as...

  • Dating, Motherhood, Growing Pains & Insomnia

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2014 | 7:09 pm

    I haven’t had a good date in a long time. The truth is I haven’t had a date of any kind in a long time. I simply cannot be bothered to put myself out there. I’m not sure if it is because I am officially jaded, or just tired, but either way I am not dating. It is a shame because one...

  • Dating 101: Do you know me?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2014 | 12:24 am

    I had a date this week with a man who told me I was prettier in person than in pictures. Before he said hello or nice to meet you, he said I was “surprisingly attractive”. He explained in detail that I don’t take a great picture. As he let me know I was a “pleasant surprise”, and...

  • Calendar: December 21-January 3

    By Laura Donney

    December 19, 2013 | 11:17 am

    MON | DEC 23


    Forget the movies — the man is making music. With more than 35 years of bringing New Orleans-inspired music to audiences all over the world, the band has mastered creating the sounds Allen has loved since childhood,...

  • Dating 101: Scrambling for Position

    By Ilana Angel

    November 8, 2013 | 7:32 am

    Part of what makes dating so hard is that you never know if what someone new tells you is true. You never know if someone you’ve known forever is telling the truth, so the expectation someone new will, is a leap of faith.  It is not enough to just be attracted to someone. There has...

  • Dating 101: Saying You’re Sorry

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2013 | 8:55 am

    I think it is both unnatural and invigorating to date in middle age. I am 47 years old and truly surprised to still be dating. I’m not a good dater.  I am great in a relationship, but meeting new people, dating, and the time spent dating to see if there will be a relationship is...

  • Bar Refaeli wants to know why she’s still single

    October 18, 2013 | 10:48 am

    Some good news for all of you single guys out there: You can finally get rid of that JDate subscription because we have the perfect girl for you. Bar Refaeli is on the market, and she’s ready for a relationship. She told the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot herself, the Daily...

  • Dating 101 – Timing is Everything

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    I have a date with Coach tonight and I am looking forward to it.  He is a lovely man. He listens, values my opinion, thinks I am beautiful, makes me laugh, and through his life experiences I am not only able to respect his bravery and grace, but also value my own experiences in a...

  • Dating 101:  Sexual Advances, Ex Pics & Online Profiles

    By Ilana Angel

    September 19, 2013 | 9:44 am

    I am not dating online as much as I am spending a few minutes each day writing men that I would never go out with, to tell them I appreciate their interest, but we are not a match.  I wish them good luck with their search and while it is disheartening, I write back to all who...

  • Dating 101: Double Dipping

    By Ilana Angel

    September 16, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Just when I think my dating life cannot get any stranger, it does.  I have been chronicling my dating life for four years.  In that time I have had the most horrific dates ever, along with a long term relationship, and I shared it all.  From the man who arrived to our date drunk...

  • Dating 101: Mug Shots & Convicted Felons

    By Ilana Angel

    September 13, 2013 | 7:13 am

    I received an email this week from a man online that I am pretty sure was using a mug shot as his profile picture.  The Internet is an amazing place and while the odds of finding love online are not good, it would appear that the chances of meeting a felon are great.  For a woman...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ‘Natalie Portman’ seeks Shabbat dinner dates via Craigslist

    August 15, 2013 | 10:27 am

    What does a beautiful, successful, and, uh, married actress like Natalie Portman need to do to find men willing to come over for Shabbat dinner? Turn to Craigslist, naturally!

    Okay, so the Washington, D.C. woman who is looking for nice Jewish boys to break challah with probably...

  • Dating 101: Hobbits, Bears & Giants

    By Ilana Angel

    August 7, 2013 | 6:14 am

    I like men.  I am raising a boy to be a man. A good man. I like men of all shapes and sizes.  I have dated men who are short, tall, thin, heavyset, bearded, clean shaven, bald, and with a full head of hair.  In terms of how someone looks, I tend to be attracted to bald men with...

  • Flying Solo, Facetime, & First Impressions

    By Ilana Angel

    August 1, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    When I took my son to the airport on Tuesday night for his adventure back east, he asked for my phone to program in a number I needed.  I went to the restroom, returned and got my phone, and saw my son off.  I cried the entire way home.  I miss him like crazy and am counting down...

  • Singles sniff out other singles at JDate’s ‘Must Love Dogs’ event

    July 26, 2013 | 11:07 am

    At JDate's 'Must Love Dogs' event, singles brought their most trusted companion to assist them in life's ultimate challenge: finding a date.  


    Dogs: 1
    First encounter awkwardness between strangers: 0

    Be sure to watch these cute creatures interact with each other and maybe find a life partner themselves!

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