Jewish Girls Face Diminishing Dating Options: No Palestinian Men, No Non-Jew, and Now No Jewish Men?

After a plea from Rabbis not to date Palestinian men and to not date any non-Jews, Jewish girls wake up to the news that the former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, has been convicted of rape.

I overheard a conversation in a kosher café in New York this morning between a Jewish girl named Adena and her father Abe.

Adena said to her father:  “Father, I woke to the news yesterday that the Rabbis say that I am not allowed to date any man of Palestinian descent.  In fact, they say that I should not date any non-Jew.  Look!”

The Father read this article as Adena pointed out the following lines from the Rabbis:  “For your sake, for the sake of future generations, and so you don’t undergo horrible suffering, we turn to you with a request, a plea, a prayer. Don’t date non-Jews, don’t work at places that non-Jews frequent, and don’t do national service with non-Jews.”Read More

Richard CummingsJewish Girls Face Diminishing Dating Options: No Palestinian Men, No Non-Jew, and Now No Jewish Men?

Girls and Cars

I saw an average looking woman driving a Porsche the other day.  The Porsche was incredible, but the woman driving it remained average.

If the situation was reversed, and I were a woman looking at a man driving a Porsche, the car would remain incredible, but the man driving it might also become better looking.Read More

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I Wish I Was Divorced

online dating after divorceI really hope that my wife does not read this!  But, as I see my friends getting divorced, they seem so happy.  They have their kids, their guy friends, lots of girlfriends, and the sympathy of the world.  After the initial pain of the divorce, they invariably say:  “This divorce thing is great.  I wish I had thought of it sooner.”Read More

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The Saturday Morning Cup of Coffee, the Internet, and RooshV?

Ah, that fresh cup of java on a Saturday morning.

Paul Simon just came on the stereo with his “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”  Does he really mention 50?  I don’t have time to check.  But if you’re really bored, and don’t want to read What To Do On the Internet When I’m Bored, you can listen to Paul Simon’s 50 ways and read lyrics at the same time.  When you’re done, let us know whether there are really 50.

Speaking of numbered lists,Read More

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One Thing a Woman Should Never Divulge

If you are single, you may be able to relate to what I am about to say.  If you are married, it may be somewhat more foreign.

When you are a single man, you tend to do a lot of dating…or hopefully you do.  Dating is fun and exciting and sometimes you allow yourself to be open to many choices. 

It so happened that one night I was out on a blind date.Read More

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