But it’s only men who I’ve heard say, “well, she’s not really my type, so I don’t think I’ll call/write/email/contact/go out with her.” Before you men get your Brokeback Mountain Underoos in a bunch, let me say that there were one or two JDate profiles/blog entries by men that inspired this post, and I acknowledge (as I did above, hello…) that women do it too.
But I began wondering if maybe men (and ok, women too) need to be a little more flexible about physical type.
In any case, here’s to another year of community support for all singles everywhere, and the married friends who love them…
Over 55 percent of those relationships had been initiated by women (or were so remembered in the â€œexit interviewsâ€ that Frumster conducts when members match). Today’s topic: A friend recently asked me why women were “so afraid to leave their comfort zones.” Living in a major city and attending a graduate school, he would meet women who were unwilling to take the chance of moving somewhere else, an opportunity that he himself hoped to embrace in the not-too-distant future.Sixty percent of the matches were between people older than 31. And being single sometimes seems like a Ferris Wheel, with highs and lows, but ultimately no progress. These women were natives of the city or its suburbs, with family under an hour away.At today’s meeting of the JDaters Anonymous executive staff, one of the regional managers suggested that we do a Year-in-Review post.Everyone thought that a year-end wrap up was a good idea; then there was some discussion of whether this post should contain strictly twelve posts, one from and representing each month, or whether it should represent the favorite moments–the gutbusting and the heartwrenching–from posts over the last year. But we still gave it to the interns to research, so if you don’t like the posts they selected, feel free to suggest your own favorites in the comments section.In addition to these encouraging statistics, the milestone has spurred a media push: while continuing to serve its Orthodox population, Frumster is responding to the call of the non-frum, extending memberships to all â€œmarriage-mindedâ€ Jewish singles, and tweaking the membership process accordingly. You’re a blogger and you don’t know what a Carnival is? Having stumbled on the metaphor, I viewed it as a sign. These women had established themselves professionally and within their community.
Basically it’s a recap/rundown of posts from different blogs on a certain subject or theme. Plus, with a new year coming and with My Urban Kvetch getting lots of play, I thought JDaters Anonymous hosting a Carnival would be the perfect way to start 2006. If you’re Jewish, and your Jewish life in any way impacts the way you live single or date, you’re welcome to submit a post to this Carnival. But when they asked him where he was looking at internships, and he rattled off a list of city names that would require air travel to get to, they became emotionally closed off and wouldn’t return his phone calls.
If your pictures are blurry, old, or solely consist of snaps of your dog, a guy might hesitate to message you simply because he doesn’t know what you look like, and worse, he’s afraid that you’re hiding something.
The most attractive quality you can have online (or off! Upload photos that show you in your best light, smiling, having fun, living life and enjoying your hobbies. ’ Online dating sites have thousands upon thousands of members, so you’ve got to make sure your profile stands out.
(February) Best Post Title Overtly Stolen From Hilary How You Got Here (March) Best Discussion of How Intended Compliments Can Land in Others’ Ears as Insults You’re Great, But I Don’t Want to Date You (March) Best Post Based on a Visit to a Frumteens Website NEVER NEVER NEVER Trust a Boy (May) Best Recovery Plan for Disappointment Due to Unrequited Affection Single Girl’s Survival Guide (May) Best Post Wondering About the Meaning of Bloglife Blogdentity Crisis (June) Best Non-Linear Post That Is Most Likely to Go Over People’s Heads Refraction (August) Most Direct Inquiry into the Issue of “What Does He Mean By That?
” Given Up on Dating (September) Best Exploration of the Possibilities for Why He’s Not Calling The Vanishing (October) Best JDA-Originated Blog Idea and Accompanying FAQ Sheet Announcement of the New Mars & Venus Go To Shul Blogcarnival (December) New Year’s Resolution Least Likely to Stick in 2006 Epistolary Esther (December) Cheers, everyone!
My sorrowfully ineffective method has been to start with a humorous reference to their profile, to show I was actually paying attention.” That’s what we want, right, ladies? Or maybe it’s that all of his essays seem to be in the approval queue at Customer Care… Ladies, if you’ve gotten an email from this man, do us all a favor and respond. Recently, I had more than one conversation about “types,” as in “s/he’s not my type.” In this context, it’s not about “I only like hedge fund managers” (although sometimes it is). “I like blond guys,” or “I like thin girls,” or “I’m not attracted to Sephardi men,” or “I’m into petite women.” Thinking about my past relationships, I am unable extrapolate a single type.