I have been doing the online dating thing for quite some time now. When I was young and first started dating there was no “online” dating. There was no internet! But this is the way people, young and old, meet these days. I think something like 75% of marriages result from online dating, so if you can’t beat ’em…
Anyway, I wrote a profile. I uploaded good pictures. But can I tell you something? I hate it. JDate, JSwipe, Match, OKCupid, Tinder, Hinge…there are too many sites and apps to count. It can feel like a second job with the amount of time, effort and sometimes emotion, put into it. Yes, people have swiped “right” on me. Yes, I’ve been on many dates. I just haven’t been able to find the right guy…until now.
And I think he’s the one.
I only got to know him recently, but let me try to describe him for you and you’ll see why I’m smitten. He’s about 62, divorced, not in a relationship and his kids are out of the house. He’s cute, has his hair, has a job and is family oriented. I see him everyday and even in quarantine, I’m not sick of him! He’s smart, funny and he’s a “take charge” kind of guy. He tells it like it is AND he lives in New York! Some people may find him a little arrogant, but I think he’s perfect.
One small problem, dear Times of Israel reader, he’s not Jewish. But he totally seems Jewish. You know? He has a thick Queens accent, like so many of my friends. When he talks about his family; his kids, his mom, his brother, his father – I can totally relate. His father was “old-school” New York, just like mine. He has, what my mom would call, “A gutte neshama” (a good heart), he comes from a family of immigrants, just like mine. His mother and my grandmother even have the same name! It’s totally bashert (meant to be)… I just know it.
Ok, so I haven’t figured out the religion part, but a girl can dream…
So, Governor Cuomo, if you read this please give me a call. I will never online date again. We can work this out. I know we won’t be able to meet for some time, but I’ll wait. You’re the real deal…a total mensch.