The Dating Deadlock — Who’s at Fault Anyway?

Written by Rachel Burnham on . Posted in Dating

Why are today’s singles finding it so difficult to settle down? Why are marriages not as long-lasting as they once were? How can we as a community help rectify this so that our singles quickly find life-long relationships they so deeply desire?

Dating with Mental Illness

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A Reader Asks:

For many years, I have managed my depression and anxiety with the help of a supportive family, medical professionals, and learned coping strategies. I recently entered the dating scene and feel judged and hurt by those choosing not to date me because of my illness. How early in the dating process am I required to disclose that I have a mental health condition? How should I feel about those choosing to not give me a chance? I have many wonderful traits that can and should be appreciated in a relationship. Don’t I deserve to be married too?

My Prayer

Written by Shaina Gold on . Posted in Dating

I like to be in control. Don’t we all? Life can be so unpredictable that we do everything in our power to maintain a semblence of control. This summer, though, I was repeatedly reminded by G-d that He is in charge, not me.

Trust, and Try

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Whenever my friend and I have a ladies’ night out, we always end up in some type of philosophical conversation. Most recently, we got to talking about whether we had become complacent with being single. Should we make more of an effort when it comes to dating, or should we just put our faith in G-d?

Birds of a Feather or Opposites Attract?

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A Reader Asks:

In my dating life so far, I have looked for someone with a different personality from mine because everyone always says “opposites attract.” Recently, I have found that I connect more easily with those that are more similar to me. Is there an approach that can lead me to a healthier and more lasting relationship?

Penny Short and Pound Foolish

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A Reader Asks:

I often find myself scrambling for ideas of where to take a girl out on a date, mostly since finances are tight but I want a girl to feel special and appreciated. My finances also impact my ability to travel for dating, to afford dating websites, dating events, and how I dress on a date. Perhaps most importantly, I’m self-conscious about how I’m perceived by the girl I’m dating and my confidence in being able to provide for a wife and family someday suffers. What can I do to maximize my dating success with limited finances?

Fresh Beginnings

Written by Rachel Burnham on . Posted in Dating

The new year is coming and there’s no time like the present to reflect on how you can make this year better for dating. Hopefully, this will be the last year of your dating career.

As I always say, “Last year’s strategy, last year’s results.” So, how can you put a fresh face on your old dating outlook?

To Mind or Not to Mind the Meddlers

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A Reader Asks:

 For the past three months, I have been dating a wonderful woman with whom I see strong potential for a future. As our relationship has become more serious, family members on both sides have voiced their disapproval, suggesting that we are not a good fit. I am close with my family and really want their support. Am I blinded by this relationship and missing warning signs? Should I ignore my feelings and trust my family members’ perspectives? Should I fight for this relationship?

Tips for Making your First Date Lead to a Second Date

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A Reader Asks:

 I go out on many first dates and often get turned down for another. I wish my dates would at least give me a second chance. Am I doing something wrong? I know first impressions are important, but are they the only thing that matters? What can I do to improve my overall chances of at least landing a second date?

A 'Hands-Off' Approach to Dating

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A Reader Asks:

 Although I did not grow up a religious Jew, I became more religiously observant over time and have been practicing shomer negiah (not touching the opposite gender until marriage) as an adult. I have been dating a man for eight months, and it’s going well, but I broke shomer negiah with him a few months ago. I feel badly, but think we have a stronger relationship because of it.