Sylvia Burian
Wanna-be writer, coffee connoisseur, grammar nerd, mom, friend, and HR professional

Love in the time of corona

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.

About the Author
Sylvia Burian lives in New York City. She currently works at the Trevor Day School in Manhattan as the Director of Human Resources.
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