Tips for dating a jewish woman
Even if I was dating a Jew, I’d want them to be into being Jewish. My previous relationship was very serious, but we were so young.
Now, even though I am relatively young, I plan on being a working mom someday, in no rush, blah blah, when Ethan [boyfriend] and I discuss our future, we talk about having all our friends to our apartment for Shabbat, or our wedding, or anything like that — I feel like we envision it the same way because we’re both Jewish. Jessica: Same, but for me it’s more my special brand of — I’m sorry I have to say it — nagging.
My dad, on the other hand, is a staunch atheist (Jewish… ), so he does not care, he just wants grandkids, and he tells me this a lot.
He’s a Newfoundlander, which is (according to Jessica) “an East Coast Canadian that’s basically Irish.” She’s had one serious Jewish boyfriend (her last relationship), and of all her past partners her parents “disapproved of him the most.” Hannah has had two serious relationships; she dated her high school boyfriend from when she was 13 to when she was just about 18.Al: So, I’m the last Jew in my family (all of them either died or converted to born-again Christianity). But being the last Jew has created a lot of internal pressure to have a Jewish household.I didn’t honestly don’t, but I think that’s because no one has had to put pressure on me — I’m notorious for having a Jewish “type.” My parents wouldn’t disown me if I wanted to marry a non-Jew, but they have always said that my life will be much easier — for a variety of reasons — if i’m dating, partnered to, married to a Jew.Molly: I’ve never felt any explicit pressure from my family.They’ve always been very vocal about wanting me to be happy and whoever winds up making me happy is okay with them. Though when I recently mentioned to my mom that I wanted to try to date somebody Jewish, she literally squealed, so…