A new model of matchmaking in Maryland called “SUN,” or Singles Uniting Network, is taking shidduchim out of the hands of official shadchanim and placing it into the hands of singles. Founded by David Katzoff, a married father of two children who holds a deep desire to combat what he sees as a faulty shidduch system,
“Do you know if anyone in his family is taking medications and what those medications are for?” “Can you give me the name of a friend of her father and a different friend of her mother I can speak to about her?” “What are the circumstances that led to his parents’ divorce?” “Is anyone in
The local council of Beit El has come up with an original way to deal with the bachelorhood issue in the community: The council has begun employing matchmakers to help single women start a family in Israel. The initiative was launched following the rise in the number of unmarried women aged 23 to 30. The
I got a call from a fellow who said, “Rebbe, you have to help me.” “Sure, sure. What’s up?” I replied. “Well, I was set up with this girl, and I think that I’m going to fall for her.” “That’s great. So what’s the problem?” “What’s the problem? That’s the problem. She’s not what I’m
One of the greatest challenges in life is finding the balance between bitachon and histadlus—recognizing that HASHEM runs the world, yet actively doing our part. If this is difficult in many situations, it is much more so when it comes to choosing a spouse. The question is: what is the correct approach when dating? The
Finding one’s spouse can be a daunting process, but for the Riesels it was nothing short of miraculous. They had G-d guiding them with NCSY unwittingly acting as their matchmaker. Because Heshy Riesel grew in up in a Hasidic household and Rochelle Cohen grew up in a non-observant home, there weren’t many chances for them to meet. If anything, they were
Dear Aviva, I keep hearing marriage lectures that say texting your spouse throughout the day is not good because it will make you run out of things to say when you see each other, or otherwise lead to misunderstanding. What’s your opinion? — In Love and Texting Dear In Love and Texting, The only time you
Dear Aviva, I really need help. I was set up with a guy last year and we dated for two months. We clicked really well, and then he suddenly ended it. I was crushed. I have been doing my best to get over him, but I find myself checking up on him all the time.
The “text break-up” has been rightly condemned. Should the “tech-relationship” be as well?
Steve Savitsky talks with Moshe Coan about Zivug Zone, a new online dating service that “[utilizes] scientific research that supports ‘the compatibility principle,'” creating a unique matching system that only shows highly compatible profiles–saving you so much more than just time.