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As millennial Jewish women, we have lots of thoughts and feelings on dating.
We wonder if the Nice Jewish Boy even exists, if matchmaking works, why people lie on dating apps, and if single Jewish women have superstitions about Kitchen Aids (they do! We’ve written about the Jewish woman crowdfunding her way to a husband and the gun-toting men of JSwipe and how to enjoy your first trip as a couple without breaking up.
I’ve also gotten much more into celebrating my Judaism as I’ve gotten older.
I think I used to kind of scorn it because it was something I was forced to do by my family.
Now it’s my choice and I kind of miss being “forced” to go to temple, etc. Jessica: I’ve always lived in very Jew-y places, except for like five months in Edinburgh once.
Emily: My hometown was so homogeneously Jewish — everything Jewish felt like second nature.
But now we’re turning more generally to the thorny issues related to dating Jewish (or not).
Now, even though I am relatively young, I plan on being a working mom someday, in no rush, blah blah, when Ethan [boyfriend] and I discuss our future, we talk about having all our friends to our apartment for Shabbat, or our wedding, or anything like that — I feel like we envision it the same way because we’re both Jewish. Jessica: Same, but for me it’s more my special brand of — I’m sorry I have to say it — nagging.
My dad, on the other hand, is a staunch atheist (Jewish… ), so he does not care, he just wants grandkids, and he tells me this a lot.
Yeah, I feel like the appreciation of the culture (and some of the weirder foods/traditions) is super important. think it is Molly — just from my current relationship.
She is currently dating (“alllll the apps,” in her words) and for the first time, she is more explicitly trying to find a Jewish partner.
Emily‘s first and only serious relationship (that she’s currently in) is with a Jewish guy she met at college.