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  • Like a Jew in a Bagel Store

    By Carin Davis

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'm no longer a virgin. To Israel, that is. This single babe just returned from her maiden voyage to the land of milk and honey. And all I can say is -- there were a lot of honeys. Jewish men everywhere.

    In the restaurants, on the streets, in the shops -- I didn't know where to...

  • The Safe Unsafe

    By Adam Gilad

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    You date. You go to dinners. The beach. A friend's showcase. You retell your charming story until you hate every polished detail.

    You laugh, you listen, you communicate varying measures of maturity and audacity. You venture forward as sincerely as caution allows and then one day,...

  • Date My Friend

    By Carin Davis

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'm always looking for new ways to meet new guys. So I was beyond excited to see a Date My Friend e-vite in my inbox (www.datemyfriend.net). Guys at organized singles events can be, well, honestly ... weird. I'm talking droolers, heavy breathers, socks and Tevas. But like a live...

  • Grandma’s Secret

    By Andrew Wallenstein

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    There is no person on this planet more concerned with my single status than my grandmother. No phone conversion with her is complete without several highly unsubtle prods about finding a suitable Jewish female companion.

    Try as I might to steer our discussions as far away...

  • The First Step

    By Adam Gilad

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    First let's do the numbers: It's been about four days that I've been single. I was married at 23 and stayed that way for 17 years. I've just met a charming and articulate woman at a party and stumbled through an uncharming and inarticulate request for her phone number.

    And wonder of...

  • Through the Minefield

    By Elizabeth Much

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In the risky game of dating, perhaps the scariest of all scenarios is the separated suitor. With the divorce rate here in California at a whopping 60 percent, the reality is that most of us will encounter these fragile creatures. Do we run for the hills when they pursue us or should...

  • I, Me, Not-Husband

    By Adam Gilad

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    I am completely frozen.

    I have just walked out of a pitch meeting in Santa Monica. Wilshire Boulevard is breezy and gorgeous. It

    is 4 p.m. I have been married for 17 years and now, it appears, I'm not. For the last 17 years I had a wife, a family, a home, a dock in the open sea of...

  • Jewish Mom for the Straight Guy

    By Andrew Wallenstein

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When my father informed me he had scheduled a business trip to Los Angeles and was taking my mother with him about a month after I moved out here, his timing seemed less than coincidental. Both of my parents had been anxiously phoning me on a daily basis since I left New York. The...

  • License to Date

    By Sharon Lynn Bear

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When I went to the JDate Web site to sign up, I discovered that they had my profile from four years ago. For my preferences, I had checked single (never married), separated, divorced and widowed. But I'm older (48) and wiser now and "unchecked" single and separated. Such men do not...

  • Full Disclosure

    By Lori Gottlieb

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Okay, full disclosure about ... full disclosure: I write emotionally revealing memoirs, but won't wear see-through blouses. Which is to say, I'm not the type of person who posts naked pictures of herself on the Web. But when a women's magazine asked me to write about joining an...

  • Friendly Match-Ups

    By Lilla Zuckerman

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was the perfect day for a wedding. As birds chirped, guests sniffled and the bride and groom exchanged vows, I sat in the back row and reflected on the wedding party, all dutifully standing at attention up front. The bridesmaids, decked out in periwinkle, were my former sorority...

  • Your Letters

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    I have concerns about Arnold Schwarzenegger other than the fact his father was a Nazi ("Arnold's Challenge" Aug. 29). I believe he is more conservative than he proclaims. After all, he was praised by Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich and is making the rounds on...

  • A Match Made in Cyberspace

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Sometimes fate takes too long." So reads the tagline on the home page for matchmaker.com, an Internet personals site.

    But anyone who's tried Internet dating (or any kind of dating, for that matter) knows that putting yourself out there is no guarantee of success. You're really just...

  • Painted Clowns

    By Teresa Strasser

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I'm drinking at a bar called the Dirty Horse on Hollywood Boulevard. Well, that's not the real name but I never got a look at the sign and that name seemed right.

    It fits the place, with its plastic pitchers of beer, painted clowns on black velvet, bowls of peanuts and the...

  • Aunt Coca’s Ghost

    By Annabelle Stevens

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Did you have an Aunt Coca? My auntie, to whom I am not genetically connected, was a lady we kindly invited to family gatherings because she was alone. It was silently understood that she was an "old maid," one of those unfortunate women who did not marry and have children.


  • Good Jew, Bad Jew

    By Lilla Zuckerman

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    He was the kind of guy you would take home to your mother. He was Harvard educated, well-mannered, spent time with the elderly and held an executive position at a major network. He had traveled the world, written a few books and was shopping for a home. And naturally, he was Jewish....

  • Speed Flirting

    By Carin Davis

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I talk a lot. And I talk quickly. So when my friend, Talia, suggests I use my speedtalking at SpeedDating, I'm in. Why not spend a night with "The Fast and the Flirtiest"? Daters take your mark, get set, go!

    The next Sunday night, I'm on my way to the Meet Me Cafe on Robertson...

  • Off the Market

    By J.D. Smith

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Hello again. I've been away for a while. For those of you who actually follow this space (Hi Mom!), thanks for your kind words -- I've missed you, too.

    Nothing personal, but I've been busy, OK? For one thing, I started a new business and it takes a lot of my time. (Let me tell you,...

  • The Big Fake Guy

    By Kate Axelrod

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bruce. Bruce Goldman.

    On my machine, he sounded like a cross between Super Fly and Tony the Tiger. Infusing "This is B.G." and "What's the d-low?" with a closing trilled, "Have a grrrrreat day."

    I wondered, did he mean "hope you had a grrrrreat day" or "have a grrrrreat day,...

  • The Four Menches

    By Carin Davis

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The haggadah speaks of the Four Sons: the wise, the wicked, the simple and the one who doesn't know how to ask. And on a good night in Hollywood, you can pick up all four. The first Saturday in March is a girls' night out (with the understanding we intend to pull men). Elizabeth,...

  • Bored Games

    By Teresa Strasser

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Do you ever bore yourself?

    I do. I am boring myself right now. I mean, I'm bored of my toast with spray-on I Can't Believe It's Not Butter every morning of every day. I'm bored of the clothes hanging in my closet, the bath mat in the bathroom, the same books in a basket on my...

  • SJM Seeks Perfect Woman

    By J. D. Smith

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Joanne, my relationship advisor, insists that the source of my problem is that I don't know what I want. "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there," she said. I brought Jo in after reading that Lizzie Grubman and Gary Condit have hired "crisis managers" to...

  • Calendar And Singles

    By Mike Levy

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Due to technical problems, the June 8 Calendar section is only available in our print edition. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Calendar And Singles

    By Mike Levy

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm



    Sinai Temple: 9 a.m. Service with Rabbi David Wolpe, followed by cookies and wine. 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 474-1518.

    Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service. Also: Sun., May 28, 10 p.m., Shavuot...

  • All Dressed Up

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 24, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    I remember what I was wearing on just about every first date with every boyfriend I've ever had.

    I remember what I wore on the first day of fifth grade -- a hand-me-down green flowered dress with red polyester kneesocks.

    I remember the pastel, flowered, zipper-at-the-ankle Guess?...

  • The Fountainhead

    By J. D. Smith

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    My friend Roth is dating a girl named Erica. By religion, she is Swedenborgian. He'd never even heard of this (neither had I), until she came along and spelled it all out for him.

    Emanuel Swedenborg was an 18th-century multidisciplined scholar in Sweden -- their version perhaps of...

  • Get a Life

    By Teresa Strasser

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl stops returning her friend's phone calls. Girl's world narrows. Girl loses boy. Girl starts calling her friends again. Girl meets another boy.

    A pattern emerges.

    It's obvious, really. I just never noticed it until my boyfriend gave me...

  • Plush Reminders

    By Teresa Strasser

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Bunny. Das-tardly Bunny. Stupid stuffed, fluffy gift from his ex-girlfriend. Bunny, you've enjoyed life on his pillow for awhile, but now you must die. Bunny must die.

    This is what I thought as I tossed Bunny out the window of his bedroom last week. You see, there's something...

  • And Guest

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    To all the people who've invited me to events with those two fateful words, "And Guest," I apologize. I'm sorry you have to look through your wedding or shower or Bar Mitzvah photos and say, "Who's that?" when looking at my date.

    "What was his name?" said my aunt, squinting at the...

  • Calendar & Singles

    By Mike Levy

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm


    University Synagogue: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Shabbat and Havdalah family learning experience includes challah making and other activities. $10 (adults); $7.50 (children). 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 472-1255.

    Sephardic Temple...

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