JDate has been around for awhile now, and I know quite a few couples who have met and gotten married. But everyone does, right? I just read in Newsweek that rabbis who are particularly concerned with their congregants marrying within the faith are now paying for their memberships to JDate. Isn’t this going a little too far? I’m all for marrying within the faith, but do rabbis really need to offer JDate scholarships?
In other matchmaking news, The Millionaire Matchmaker premiered on Bravo this week. I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it yet, but I already know I don’t appreciate her perpetuation of the JAP stereotype. She’s a third generation matchmaker (her mother and grandmother were matchmakers at their temple in Jersey), and she’s decided to take this talent and spread it to the masses. The very, very rich masses.
So on the one hand we’ve got financial aid for people who can’t afford JDate, and then we have extreme JAP who helps out extremely rich men. What’s worse? I’m not sure. I do, however, know that I will be laughing very hard at anyone who takes advantage of either of these services.