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Monthly Archives: August 2015

5 easy ways to relieve stress on a first date

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 27th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

First dates. If you’re like most people, you prepare for them with a mix of anticipation and fear. I know. Not only am I a Jewish matchmaker who calms the first-date nerves of many singles, but I’ve also been on more than a few first dates myself. The nerves are quite understandable. Any time you […]

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How one Jewish couple found the formula for successful relationships

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 24th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

Is there a scientific formula for long-lasting relationships? John and Julie Schwartz Gottman, a long-married couple (they’ve been wed for almost 30 years) who happen to be psychologists, think there is. Their findings, and how they came about them, are detailed in this fascinating article. Though the Gottmans’ work focuses on couples who are already […]

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Want dating to get easier? Try the personal touch.

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 20th, 2015
  • in Benefits of Matchmaking

When we saw the headline, Dating in Miami Gets Easier, we were intrigued. After all, as elite matchmakers working with so many Miami Jewish singles, we want to know about this. So, we clicked on the link and–surprise, surprise–it’s another new phone dating app. This one’s called Clover. It’s so much better than Tinder, according […]

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The most important thing about dating as a single parent

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 18th, 2015
  • in Benefits of Matchmaking

For so many people, just the thought of dating can bring on anxiety. But if you’re a single parent, there are so many other questions going through your mind. As a Jewish matchmaker, I hear them all the time from clients who want to date, but who are, first and foremost, parents concerned about how […]

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New Vanity Fair article says young singles aren’t happy with dating apps

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 13th, 2015
  • in Benefits of Matchmaking

There’s a much talked-about article in the new Vanity Fair, about the dating lives of young, upwardly mobile singles in New York City. They rely on dating apps like Tinder — but in the long run, they don’t really like what they’re seeing. At Elegant Introductions, we’re not surprised by this. It’s always been our […]

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After divorce or death of a spouse, how soon is too soon to start dating?

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 12th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

My husband died, but I’m thinking about dating. Is it too soon? I went through a very painful divorce, but I’m thinking about dating. Is it too soon? In my role as a Jewish matchmaker, I talk with many widows, widowers, and divorcees. Almost all of them ask the “is it too soon” question. The […]

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It’s National Resurrect Romance Week! Here’s why singles should celebrate

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 10th, 2015
  • in Relationships

Did you know that this week is National Resurrect Romance Week? That’s right. Every year, National Resurrect Romance Week takes place exactly six months after Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t heard about this, you’re not alone. Michael Webb, the man who came up with the idea for National Resurrect Romance Week, deliberately does not want […]

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What single women want their married friends to know

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 6th, 2015
  • in Benefits of Matchmaking

As a Jewish matchmaker, I have the privilege of getting to know many single women. I love hearing about their lives, their hopes, and their dreams for the future. That’s why I was fascinated by this Huffington Post article by Hélène Tragos Stelian, 8 Things Single Women Want Their Married Friends to Know. Hélène, who […]

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The most important voice to listen to when you’re dating

  • Posted by: Elegant Introductions
  • on: August 4th, 2015
  • in Dating Advice

When you tell people you’re dating someone, a funny thing happens. You probably start getting lots of advice from your friends and family. Most times, this is a good thing: it comes from people who really care about you, and want your relationship to succeed. Still, there’s one voice that must rise above all the […]

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