[…] this month, Frumster announced a milestone: In four years, 500 members had met and married; by the Dec. But seriously…since when have I ever denied a fellow Jew a platform?15 gala event celebrating the 250 couples, the number of matched members had grown to 520. Submit your post for review and if it’s entirely inappropriate, you’ll hear from me. Now go back to your own blog, select a post and submit it to me via email at esther.kustanowitz at gmail or via the handy dandy submission form at the Blog Carnival site…deadline is December 30, so we can ring in the new year with a brand new Carnival…

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In any case, here’s to another year of community support for all singles everywhere, and the married friends who love them…

Best Post That Didn’t Garner a Single Comment You Say Neato, Check Your Libido (January) Best Post Advocating Alcohol as Social Lubricant Why Don’t We Get Drunk and…

(February) Best Post Title Overtly Stolen From Hilary How You Got Here (March) Best Discussion of How Intended Compliments Can Land in Others’ Ears as Insults You’re Great, But I Don’t Want to Date You (March) Best Post Based on a Visit to a Frumteens Website NEVER NEVER NEVER Trust a Boy (May) Best Recovery Plan for Disappointment Due to Unrequited Affection Single Girl’s Survival Guide (May) Best Post Wondering About the Meaning of Bloglife Blogdentity Crisis (June) Best Non-Linear Post That Is Most Likely to Go Over People’s Heads Refraction (August) Most Direct Inquiry into the Issue of “What Does He Mean By That?

” Given Up on Dating (September) Best Exploration of the Possibilities for Why He’s Not Calling The Vanishing (October) Best JDA-Originated Blog Idea and Accompanying FAQ Sheet Announcement of the New Mars & Venus Go To Shul Blogcarnival (December) New Year’s Resolution Least Likely to Stick in 2006 Epistolary Esther (December) Cheers, everyone!

Can they reasonably expect that the perfect person is going to appear and assimilate into their life, if they’re not willing to be the one who assimilates into someone else’s life?

Or is it more reasonable to limit your search to the pool of people most like you, most likely to stay with you in your comfort zone?

Do people (and let’s make it gender neutral here, at least in the question) limit themselves by not extending their search for a mate beyond their immediate vicinity?

Can people be faulted for wanting to stay within the lives they have created for themselves?

Your profile photos are sketchy When online dating, photos are everything.

It takes a guy less than 10 seconds to glance at your photos, so it’s crucial that they make a great impression.

My sorrowfully ineffective method has been to start with a humorous reference to their profile, to show I was actually paying attention.” That’s what we want, right, ladies? Or maybe it’s that all of his essays seem to be in the approval queue at Customer Care… Ladies, if you’ve gotten an email from this man, do us all a favor and respond. Recently, I had more than one conversation about “types,” as in “s/he’s not my type.” In this context, it’s not about “I only like hedge fund managers” (although sometimes it is). “I like blond guys,” or “I like thin girls,” or “I’m not attracted to Sephardi men,” or “I’m into petite women.” Thinking about my past relationships, I am unable extrapolate a single type.