Jewish dating a non jew
Jewish dating a non jew
Then there was the camp that were fine with you meeting Jews IRL but not online."I haven't got a problem with cross-cultural romances," said one woman.
While that may seem a tad alarmist, the concern isn't totally unwarranted.I wrote her an email the following day and secured a second date asap. I found out that you could sign up for JDate as a non-Jewish person." Full disclosure: "I said that I wasn't Jewish, but that I was Italian and a lot of the cultural values that I'd observed in my Jewish friends (an emphasis on family and food, for instance) were part of my upbringing as well.So I tried to bridge the gap."The response: "I never got any backlash that I recall from other women on the site, but I did keep it relatively quiet with friends because I didn't want female Jewish friends to feel like I was stealing their men.I've spent the last year-and-half dating dudes from OKCupid, but now I'm in a place where I'm looking for a more serious relationship.I've been looking for alternatives to OKC, as well as meeting dudes IRL (in real life), and I've been thinking that JDate would be a good match for me.I've been happily living with my boyfriend of two years.
Neither of us identify with one organized religion. JDate Gentile: Laura, 32, Los Angeles Actual Religion: Raised Methodist, currently Buddhist Light Why JDate: "I've always found Jewish guys really attractive in addition to being (more than average) very intelligent, cultured, and often really funny. Also, because of my towering height, (I'm nearly six feet), being able to sort by height was helpful.I learned a lot about the Jewish faith and realized my family's and my personal values overlapped quite a bit with Jewish values."Full disclosure: "[When I first joined,] I made it clear that I am not Jewish.I think I marketed myself pretty accurately (I'm lucky to be tall).I think I emphasized how much I like sweatpants, music, reading, cooking, and hiking."The response: "Most memorable first date was an afternoon date at a popular Chicago bakery.Girl was attractive, seemed nice, good conversation going, and out of nowhere she told me that she will not give blow jobs before marriage. "Success: "I almost blew it on our first date because, just before the date, I got a massage, which made me seem like I was stoned.An informal sampling of Jewish folks on social media proved to be decidedly mixed on the issue of non-Jews joining Jewish dating sites. Some found the prospect to be a kind of fetishization and were mildly offended because "it assumes Jewish men are a type.