Monday, August 1, 2016


Ah, the banality of the profile. Whether the description is spare or wordy, the results are equally murky.
"Has a love for Israel."

I think that is a Biblical requirement. 

"She should want to have guests over on Shabbos."

So the first criteria for your soulmate is her willingness to slave over a stove to feed your pals?

"He learns Torah l'shma."

All Torah is learned l'shma.

"Loves his family."

I thought that was a given . . .   

"Looking for someone pretty."

As opposed to actively seeking someone unattractive? Heard that bit about beauty and the eye of the beholder and all that jazz?

"Interests include: sports." 

Duh. Mine is shopping. It's been established: You are a guy. I am a girl. Except it would be shallow of me to confess my gender-typical hobbies. 

"X is good-looking." 

Sorry, dear, but I won't take your word for it. That photo you attached will tell me anyway, right?


Daniel Saunders said...

I wouldn't be so sure that all Torah is learnt l'shma.

I'm a guy who doesn't like sport! But I like Doctor Who and other science fiction which is a whole other set of stereotypes...

Princess Lea said...

It's supposed to be.

This is the US. Most guys claim a fascination with sports, even if they don't really have it. It's quite tiresome.

Daniel Saunders said...

Supposed to be is not the same as reality! Unless your point is they're boasting about something they should not need to boast about, which is fair enough.

In the UK most guys seem to like sports too. I don't know how much is a claim, but the reality from the kiddush table discussions seems to be that most men like football (soccer as you would call it) and many like cricket. It can be hard to socialize if you have zero interest in either.