What’s the biggest difference between Jews and Gentiles in the dating world? I know that Jewish parents often prefer their children not date "shiksas," non-Jewish girls.

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Snapshots from my dating past: The litigator who knew the Metropolitan Museum of Art by heart; the writer whose dad was a blacklisted actor; the sports marketer who moonlighted as a drummer in a salsa band; the stockbroker who retired young and toured the barbeque and banjo joints of the Smokies in a rusty Cadillac.

In short, these guys had pretty much nothing in common except that they were ultimately not right for me—and they were all Jewish.

There is, however, one chapter that truly celebrates one aspect of the authors’ subject: “The Jewish Man and the Kiss.” “Unlike other men, a Jewish man is content to stay at the kissing stage as long as you wish. With pressure on the mouth comes soft pressure on the neck, fingers through the hair, stroking of the face, pressure under the arms.

The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in th The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in this girl-meets-boy dating guide. But isn't it nice to know there are guys out there who analyze relationships more than you do? ," "The First Shtup," and "Talk Yiddish to Me" detail how a sexy Shiksa can meet, date, and love a nice Jewish boy of her own. Pretty useless and just perpetuates stereotypes (jewish men are neurotic, good lovers, and only doctors/lawyers/bankers).

I always knew, just knew, that I wanted a Jewish family: to knock myself out preparing the Seder; to see my kids’ faces glowing in the Hanukkah candles.

But I never liked a guy just because he was Jewish.

Including a list of conventions that would be highly attended by Jewish men (again, doctors, lawyers, and bankers). If a shiksa wanted to date a Jewish boy who was at all religious and not just secular, this book would be a disaster.

Basically, this book is only useful if the Jewish man in question is a living breathing Awful and completely inaccurate.

Even when I reached my 30s, the all-the-good-ones-are-gay-or-taken decade, there were always enough to choose from that I continued to see Jewish as a given, not a plus. ), but because there was something I liked about , starring our boyfriend, Robby Benson. ) Here’s where I’m going with this: I don’t mean to sound open-minded to the point of cluelessness, but I’ve never quite understood the fetishization of Jewish men.

Likewise, the handful of non-Jewish fellows I dated—the hockey player, the Scrabble champion, the Mainer I nicknamed “L. Bean”—I dated not because there was something I liked about dating non-Jews (The rebellion! I’m not saying I don’t see that Jewish men are lovable; I get why Woody Allen could be considered hot.

All she does is perpetuate and encourage stereotypes, instead of being practical and realistic.