None of them got me all teary-eyed with patriotic thoughts.Despite the fireworks Donald Trump has created during the Republican debates, I was not filled with nostalgic images of 4 of July festivities.Want to shop for a potential mate but hate all the leg work?Need a service that can help you find your true love without dealing with the Mailer Daemons and other inconveniences of online dating?
The good rabbi devised “Speed Dating” as a way to help Jewish singles meet.
Speed-dating has been going since 1998 – when American rabbi Yaacov Deyo invented the practice to encourage Jewish singles in LA to meet – but you might have expected it to have evolved beyond the ice-breaker-claxon-move-on format in the past decade-and-a-half. Though it is not as pervasive as its online cousin, speed-dating has adopted quite the adventurous bent – there's been love on a roller coaster (and not just the metaphorical, Ronan Keating kind), courting on ice, serenading at the foosball table, swing-dance soliciting and silent flirting at libraries (the eyes have it, natch).
At this year's Frieze, there was even fake dating: British artist Ed Fornieles set up Characterdate, which encouraged people to adopt a fake identity, transforming both them and their dating experiences into a narrative in the process. It can't be worse than date number two back at the museum, as Banker John opens with the line, "If you could be successful at anything in life, what would it be?
There’s only so much you can learn from carefully curated photos and sparsely filled out profiles.
Plenty stretch the truth, resulting in more disappointing first dates than we’d care to try to count.