|Veteran singles often grumble about dating: they're sick of the small talk; the same rehashing of old relationships; the repeated apologizes for deviations from online profiles. But the problem for many of these kvetchers isn't dating: it's the dates. How many dinners and movies can one person endure? |
Dating can seem much more exciting when there's something different on the agenda. One fun and affordable addition to the usual program of eating and drinking is a Jewish-themed activity.
If you and your date have nothing else in common, you know being Jewish is important to both of you: otherwise, neither of you would be searching for a date with a Jewish background. So why not get to know each other while doing something that celebrates your culture?
Some activities are clearly out: observing a fast together or studying Talmud would be excessively solemn for most first daters. But the Jewish calendar is crowded with holidays that seem custom-made for dating. Many holidays are occasions for parties: local synagogues or community centers may organize a masquerade in conjunction with Purim or an Israeli dancing festival for Yom Ha'atzmaut.
If you'd rather keep your distance from the dance floor, you might create your own holiday project: nothing brings two people together like a task to complete (unless they're contestants on a reality show). You could plant trees for Tu b'Shvat or - assuming you own an excellent tool kit - build a sukkah for Sukkoth.
One ambitious Jewish dater arranged a Rosh Hashanah visit to a local nursing home, during which she and her online match blew the shofar for residents who couldn't travel to a synagogue to hear it. Both daters had a good time, and thirty appreciative nursing home residents had a great one.
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