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Monthly Archives: July 2015

When it comes to dating, make sure your requirements are realistic

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: July 31st, 2015
  • in Benefits of Matchmaking

The other day, I heard someone say something pretty profound when it comes to dating: “In order to get what you like, you have to give what you like.” In other words, if you envision your ideal man with certain specific requirements, you better make sure you already possess these requirements yourself. Chances are your […]

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On dates, speak less — and learn more

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: July 30th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

When I meet with Jewish singles, they often tell me that they’re not sure what to say on a first date. I tell them there’s a proven solution for this—one that doesn’t involve a lot of talking. I tell them to take a deep breath, relax, and listen to their dates. Listening means learning, and […]

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Are you relationship-ready?

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: July 23rd, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

As Jewish matchmakers, we love connecting Jewish singles and making successful matches. Everyone who comes to us wants to be in a long-lasting relationship. We help them find out if they’re ready for such a relationship. In relationships—as in life—there’s a difference between wanting something and being able to handle that something. You’ve heard it […]

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Dating and kids: When should your kids meet your new love?

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: July 22nd, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

Here’s a question I often get from divorcees or widows with kids at home: I’m seeing this wonderful man. I think he might be the one. But when should I introduce him to my kids? This is always a potential minefield. Unfortunately, there’s no easy universal answer. It depends on many factors: How old are […]

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Why texting and dates don’t mix

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: July 17th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

Picture this. You’re on a date. You’re deep in conversation with this guy and you feel you’re really connecting. Your eyes lock with his. Suddenly, your date looks down—at his phone. He just got a text, and he’s GOT to respond RIGHT AWAY. You say it’s okay to be polite. But honestly, aren’t you at […]

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