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The Female Form

October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

(An article about the female form might not seem to be related to relationships but make no doubt about it, the way a woman feels about her [...]

Your Core Values

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Most of us can quickly list the values that we seek in others: honesty, faithfulness, loyalty, and compassion. But do you know your CORE values? Do you [...]

Unrealistic Romanticism

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

‘Romanticism’ - the word sounds kind of, well, romantic, right? According to Wikipedia, Romanticism was an “artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward [...]

Subtle Red Flags

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

‘Red flag” is a term one hears a lot when discussing relationships - particularly in the early stages when we are on the lookout for any behavior [...]

Get Vulnerable

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

One of the personal qualities that I seek to improve in order to be a better partner is my ability to get vulnerable. To be my authentic [...]

Are You Co-dependent?

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of research about co-dependency and how to get the answer to the question, are you co-dependent? I’ve always thought of codependency as [...]

The First Move

July 31st, 2017|1 Comment

A Jewish matchmaker’s thoughts on equality in dating There seems to be a lot of confusion and controversy around how proactive a woman should be when dating [...]

Lost in Love

June 21st, 2017|2 Comments

As a Jewish matchmaker I have conversations about love with singles from all walks of life and a common concern of many is a tendency to become [...]

Dating Insanity

April 30th, 2017|2 Comments

One famous definition of insanity is ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Nowhere do I see this more clearly than in the [...]

The Non-committal Man

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

This blog post can be considered an extension of last month’s topic, ‘excusing bad behavior” which focuses on the fact that women make a lot of excuses [...]

Learn to Love Better

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A Jewish matchmaker claims it’s not all about romance…it's about learning to love better As a Jewish matchmaker who has been working with singles for over a [...]

Matters of the Heart

December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

I’ve been working with singles for over a decade, and one thing that continues to surprise me is how capable, intelligent adults can get so confused when it comes [...]

Online Dating Scammer

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker shares the warning signs of an online dating scammer... There may be no more emotionally vulnerable position than when you are looking for love [...]

NPD or Asperger’s?

July 24th, 2016|4 Comments

A Jewish matchmaker discusses the surprising similarities... I often write about the red flags and damaging behaviors exhibited by malignant narcissists - or more specifically, those with [...]

Why Did He Disappear?

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmakers Guide to “Ghosting”… Have you ever gone out on a date where everything “clicked”? The two of you had lots to talk about, lots [...]

The Economics of Love

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s perspective on too many choices… There’s a phenomenon in Behavioral Economics called choice overload or “overchoice”. In a nutshell, it refers to having so [...]

Compromising Yourself

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker draws the line between compromise and self-sacrifice... When it comes to relationships, the give-and-take of compromise is part of a healthy dynamic between partners. [...]

Rebuilding Trust

December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s Guide to Rebuilding Trust in Your Relationship Not everyone has the same approach to trust in a relationship. Some are able to trust from [...]

Best Face Forward

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker Wants to Know, What’s Up with your Profile Picture? When online dating first came on the scene, it was considered to be a questionable [...]

Intimacy After 50

October 14th, 2015|1 Comment

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Embracing the Sexual Benefits of Aging... Let’s face it, aging can be ego-slamming. Maybe it started when you noticed those first few [...]

Keeping the Peace

September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to discipline and the step-kids... One of the biggest considerations for divorced singles with children is finding a new partner who is accepted [...]

How to be Irresistible

August 5th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s Guide to Being the Best Partner in the World... Okay, I admit it, “Best Partner in the World”? Maybe we’re shooting a bit too [...]

Diffusing a Love Bomb

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker Distinguishes between Love and Love-bombing... Too often, I see singles who are swept away by early words of love and commitment after only a [...]

Dating Downtime

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s Guide to that Space “Between Relationships”... It’s written in Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) that “everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every [...]

Afraid to Love

April 12th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker asks, could fear be holding you back? I have spoken with thousands of singles over the decade-plus that I’ve been a matchmaker and I’ve [...]

Fearlessly Forward

March 8th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmakers Guide to Learning to Trust Yourself... As a matchmaker, I find that many of my clients are shell-shocked from past relationships. If they were [...]

Stop Looking for Love?

February 8th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker Busts the Myth...  I would like to know who coined the phrase "You'll find love when you stop looking for it." This is completely nonsensical, [...]

Make Me Over

January 14th, 2015|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Profile Photos... The internet has taken dating to a whole new level and with the increased popularity of online dating in recent years, [...]

MATCHMAKING SUCCESS

December 15th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s Guide to Getting the Most from your Matchmaker Everyone is their own unique blend of characteristics: wants, likes, dislikes, desires…and it is truly a [...]

Crossing the Line

October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker’s Guide to Healthy Boundaries One of the most important factors to a healthy self-esteem and a healthy relationship with others is the formation of [...]

The Dating Profile

September 18th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Rant on Expecting Too Much This month’s blog topic stems from my own personal pent-up frustration of years of witnessing clients read the profile [...]

Don’t Take it Personally

August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to "letting it slide..." The righteous indignation of taking things personally; we’ve all experienced it. And we often make rash judgments and have [...]

The Lure of an Office Romance

July 19th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Mixing Business with Pleasure There is something ultra-enticing about an office romance. Those long gazes across the conference table, the innocent brush-by [...]

Look Before You Leap

June 7th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Online Dating Safety Specialized dating sites target singles by religious orientation to consciousness level, and everything in between. Need to do your [...]

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmakers Guide to Recognizing Toxic Behavior The saying “love is blind” is not without its truth, its benefit, and its detriment. When we think our [...]

Love Yourself First

April 16th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to the Perfect Love Affair Love yourself. What does that even mean? Does it mean to always put your needs first? Does it [...]

Do Opposites Attract?

March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Making it Work If opposites attract, then odds are an introvert and an extravert will be drawn to each other. Initially, this [...]

Does Age Matter?

February 3rd, 2014|2 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to the May-December Romance May-December romances have always been a controversial topic and given today’s over-exposure to the lives of the rich and [...]

First Date Protocol

December 7th, 2013|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Advice for Rockin' a Great First Impression I’m often asked, “Is there a protocol for a first date?” Well, not necessarily, it depends on [...]

A Graceful Exit

October 11th, 2013|1 Comment

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Letting Go Break-ups are never easy. Even if you know it’s the right thing to do, there is still a feeling of [...]

Long-distance Relationships

September 16th, 2013|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Love and Long-distance Relationships As a Jewish matchmaker, one of the first questions I ask a potential client is, “are you willing [...]

Is it Love or Lust?

August 16th, 2013|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Answers the Question; Is it Love or Lust? The beginning of a new relationship can be so exciting and distracting that we often get [...]

Playing Hard to Get?

June 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Response to The Rules With the publication of The Rules, a relationship book for women, there has been a rise in the perspective that playing hard [...]

Dating after Divorce

May 12th, 2013|1 Comment

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Dating After Divorce As a Jewish matchmaker, I’m often approached by newly-divorced singles who aren’t sure if they are ready to date again. [...]

Is Money a Taboo Subject?

April 8th, 2013|0 Comments

A Jewish Matchmaker's Guide to Money Talk  As a Jewish matchmaker I am often asked for advice from singles on the issue of how to handle monetary issues within [...]

Relationship Failure

February 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Sometimes the biggest obstruction in the success of your relationships is...OURSELVES! Oh yes, you've heard me say this before! Is it hard to believe? Is it hard [...]

Can We Love Unconditionally?

January 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Do you want your relationship to flourish? Do you dream of that life-long romance that weathers all obstacles? Can you love unconditionally? The first step to that [...]

Checklist for Love

January 19th, 2013|0 Comments

When I was sixteen, I made a checklist of what I wanted in an ideal man. A checklist for love! There were about 80 items: 30 physical [...]

Are You Too Needy?

January 10th, 2013|0 Comments

I'd always known that women who are too needy seem clingy and weak to men, and have written a few times on how not to appear needy in [...]

Is He Into Me?

January 6th, 2013|0 Comments

One of the things I've learned over the years is that everyone is on their own timetable, and just because one person isn't as intense as the [...]

Growing Old Together

January 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

For me, the idea of growing old together indicates a relationship that bends, changes and grows with the passage of time. Wisdom is gained, priorities and dreams are built and [...]

Pick and Choose

December 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Many people are under the misguided impression that a matchmaker is here to provide you with a virtual dating pool from which you can pick and choose [...]

Relationship Sabotage?

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

How can you spot Relationship Sabotage? Relationship counseling is becoming more popular as couples are realizing that sometimes they need outside help! All too often, it is [...]

Hiring a Jewish Matchmaker

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Jewish Matchmaker – NOUN: One who arranges or tries to arrange marriages, while “matchmaking” is any process of introducing people for the purposes of dating and mating, [...]

Being more flexible

December 25th, 2012|1 Comment

I often think that Hashem brought me to Jerusalem because he wanted to have an assistant at hand, at the headquarters. When people from across the world [...]

Perils of Online Dating

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Jewish online dating has completely integrated itself into normalcy, and is no longer viewed upon with suspicion or relegated to “losers”. These days, if you’re Jewish and [...]

Ditch Online Dating

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Do you waste time browsing Jewish online dating services? Here are 3 great reasons why you should ditch online dating websites and try something new. I’m 29 [...]

Coming On Strong

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Too Strong- Too Soon Have you ever met someone with whom you really hit it off, only to have them come too strong on your first date that you [...]

Finding True Love

December 25th, 2012|0 Comments

The chances of finding your true love on line are almost as good as winning the lottery. Ask anyone that’s tried. Most won’t talk about it out [...]

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