You may or may not be aware of my adventures in online dating.
Well, the pool of available and interesting women living in the Cleveland area on match.com isn’t exactly growing by leaps and bounds, and it seems like there’s an inverse correlation between the quality of the profile, and the chances I have of getting a reply.
During a conversation at a family gathering Saturday, I mentioned my plight. An aunt and a cousin both said "Have you tried Jdate?
“Uhh … remember, I’m not really Jewish.”
You see, Dad’s Jewish (Conservative, if that matters at all), and Mom is Lutheran. Dad wasn’t too enthusiastic about raising me as a Jew, so it was off to church, Sunday school, and confirmation classes.
I’m not a very good Lutheran. When I do go to church, it’s usually a Unitarian-Universalist congregation. I’m lost on the Trinity, and I question the role of Jesus as “son of God.”
Back home in Buffalo, the Jewish community is small (about 20,000 adherents), and interfaith marriage is fairly common. Here in Cleveland, there’s over 80,000 Jews, and interfaith dating and marriage is supposedly much less common; the potential dating pool is much larger.
Hell, I look “Jewish,”, however that is, I have a Jewish last name, and I live in a neighborhood with a large Jewish population. I don’t have a problem with raising my children, if I have any, as Jewish. Reform Judiasm is probably a closer match rto my beliefs than the Lutheraniam of the Missouri Synod flavor, considing that my own personal spiritual beliefs lean more towards a purer form of monotheism than Christianity with Jesus, the Holy Ghost, and all that.
So, are there any rules that would prohibit me from signing up on jdate.com, if I give fair warning that I come from the goyim side of a Jewish family? Would it be worth it?