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After five post-college years in the often complex world of Orthodox Jewish dating—from online dating to old-fashioned matchmaking (the "shidduch" system)—JNS Editor in Chief Jacob Kamaras got married this January. He reflects on the sometimes arduous and sometimes humorous dating process, and on finding "the one."
Jews, perhaps as a result of our accomplishments, fall prey to what looks good on paper: Orthodox Jews may refer to literal shidduch resumes, and secular Jews often assess education, job title, and residence to determine whether a date should even happen. JNS.org singles columnist Sasha Ingber says avoid the paper trail shortcut and take time to understand a person’s substance.