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Getting to know Barbara Black Goldfarb

Meet the Matchmakers! Getting to know Barbara Black Goldfarb Have you ever wondered how a modern Jewish matchmaker makes a living? We’ll give you a hint: it’s a winding journey through several influential careers. Traditionally, matchmaking is a mitzvah, a good deed and a duty. But in today’s day and age, we expect jobs to be more […]

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Modern Jewish Dating

MODERN JEWISH DATING – FINDING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Anyone who’s grown up in a home with strong religious traditions knows that some days it can seem more like a curse than a gift, especially when it comes to dating. Maybe it feels like a lot of pressure to date within a specific group, […]

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Ask Nancy: How do I stop comparing my date to my late husband?

Dear Nancy, My husband has been deceased for 15 years. I’m looking for a new relationship, but every time I go on a date, I can’t help but compare everyone to my late husband. Do you have any advice for me? – Estelle H. Dear Estelle, It’s important not to compare your dates to anyone. […]

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Ask Nancy: How do I stop comparing my date to my late husband?

Believe it or not, Chanukah is right around the corner. The first candle will be lit December 6, a little more than a month from now. Why are we telling you this? Because, as Jewish matchmakers, we know that Chanukah is not just a time of joy and of giving; it’s also a great time […]

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Ask Nancy: How do I stop building a wall every time I get into a relationship?

Dear Nancy, I really want a relationship but I build a wall every time I get close to another person. Help! – Miriam G. Dear Miriam, Your thoughts are interfering with your heart. Try to examine what it is that is preventing you from moving forward when there’s a possibility of a new relationship. Is […]

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What do you miss about old-school dating?

When we saw this post in the Huffington Post, we couldn’t help but laugh. It was very much a laugh of familiarity. As matchmakers, we hear this from clients all the time: dating certainly has changed, and it’s not what it used to be. But here’s a news flash: dating has never been easy. We […]

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If this mom can manage dating as a single parent, so can you

When it comes to dating, every single parent has questions and issues that go way beyond “will he like me,” or “are we a good match.” Take author Michele Weldon, for example. First, she had to flee an abusive relationship. Then, her ex pretty much abandoned her three sons, leaving all parenting responsibilities to her. […]

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5 easy ways to relieve stress on a first date

First dates. If you’re like most people, you prepare for them with a mix of anticipation and fear. I know. Not only am I a matchmaker who calms the first-date nerves of many singles, but I’ve also been on more than a few first dates myself. The nerves are quite understandable. Any time you open […]

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The most important thing about dating as a single parent

For so many people, just the thought of dating can bring on anxiety. But if you’re a single parent, there are so many other questions going through your mind. As a matchmaker, I hear them all the time from clients who want to date, but who are, first and foremost, parents concerned about how their […]

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After divorce or death of a spouse, how soon is too soon to start dating?

My husband died, but I’m thinking about dating. Is it too soon? I went through a very painful divorce, but I’m thinking about dating. Is it too soon? In my role as a matchmaker, I talk with many widows, widowers, and divorcees. Almost all of them ask the “is it too soon” question. The answer […]

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