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"It's been a while, so maybe I should stick to the English side of this book."
Love Buzz

We Came, We Saw, We Ate: My First Passover With My Boyfriend

I grew up under this false illusion that all Jews were as laid back about being Jewish as my family is, only to later find out my family was the exception, not the rule. This fact was brought to light when I attended my first (I hesitate to say "real" in case my Grandma can read this from beyond the grave, but you get the idea) Passover with my then boyfriend.

Race, Class & Dental Floss: Navigating Differences with Love
Experts Blog

Race, Class & Dental Floss: Navigating Differences with Love

It was my favorite carry-on suitcase. A decade ago, it served me well all the way to India and back. So when the fabric ripped, I didn’t want to throw it out – but the luggage repair shop’s quote was outrageous. I felt very pleased with my ingenious solution: one large needle, some dental floss, and ten minutes later, my suitcase was travel-worthy again. In contrast, Michelle’s carry-on looked sleek, sporty and new. “Will you be embarassed to be seen with me?” I joked.

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There's no finite book of rules when it comes to dating -- that's why these surveys exist!
Love Buzz

Dating Rules: Are Young Singles Getting More Traditional?

If dating had hard and fast rules, there would be no single people. The world would be a relatively happy place where everyone was in love and beamed happiness as they held hands in the park and merrily frolicked along. ...Right?

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Would you date someone with different spending habits from yours?
Love Buzz

4 Tax Day Facts About Singles & Money

If the barrage of reminders on your television haven't been enough to keep you informed, today is Tax Day, the deadline to file your taxes to see just how much cash you are getting back from (or owe) the lovely government.

Niche Dating: Finding Needles In Haystacks [EXPERT]
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Niche Dating: Finding Needles In Haystacks

There's truly never been a better time for single men and women looking for llife-long love. Why? Because professional matchmakers have all kinds of new resources, tools, and networking capabilities to target "niche" needles in haystacks for even the most challenging-to-match clients, especially those who are searching in special categories.

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Did your Jewish boyfriend or girlfriend invite you for Passover? What you need to know.
Love Buzz

10 Tips For Attending Your First Passover Seder

Attending a religious event like Passover that's unfamiliar to you can be stressful, especially when you're worried about making a good impression on your boyfriend or girlfriend's family. Here are some tips that will ensure that it all goes smoothly.

Ben Stiller with his wife, Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller with his wife, Christine Taylor
Celebrity Love

5 Celebrity Families Who Will Be Celebrating Passover

As these celebrity families demonstrate, the 8-day holiday is celebrated in many different ways, but the themes of spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones while enjoying good food and wine remain the same. See how your favorite celebrity parents and their kids will be commemorating the Jewish holiday in our gallery.

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Love Buzz

I Wasn't Jewish Enough: How Religion Ended My Relationship

I never thought I'd be the type of woman to date a religious guy. A Reform Jew by upbringing, my family ate bagels, lox, and pickled herring on Sundays, lit our Menorah every Hanukkah, and sat through services on the High Holy Days. I learned how to pronounce the word afikomen. My mom referred to my face as a beautiful punim and hoped that someday I would meet a nice mensch and get married.

Ladies and Gentleman: Joe-prah!
Experts Blog

Ladies and Gentleman: Joe-prah!

I have to admit, over the past 25 years, I’ve been a little obsessed with “Oprah.” Okay, maybe not just a little bit—maybe a lot more than that. To be honest, I have been a major fan of hers from the very beginning. In 1986, when I saw her on the air for the first time, I connected with her immediately. I couldn’t believe that here, for the first time, here was a woman on television who resembled no one else I had ever seen on network TV. She talked about issues that clearly mattered to her.

For Unmarried Jewish Couples, No Touching Allowed
Traditional Love

For Unmarried Jewish Couples, No Touching Allowed

For many Orthodox Jews, the concept of not touching—known in Hebrew as Shomer Negiah, literally translated as "observant of the laws of touching"—is nothing new. The idea behind Shomer Negiah is that sex should be kept as something special that happens between a husband and a wife. Sex outside of marriage is a no-no. Anything that could possibly lead to sex outside of marriage is also a no-no. Think of it as an attempt to avoid any possible slippery slopes. No pun intended.

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Featured

Dating Disaster: I Kissed My Cousin

Michelle Haimoff shares a hilarious story about being attracted to her Jewish cousin and then going through a night of missteps and humiliation, including a last-minute kiss before Grandma shows up at the door. What's the lesson to be learned? That dating and family definitely don't mix.