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May 22, 1987 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-05-22

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DOLLARS SPEAK
THE LOUDEST

YOUR DATELIN

Because birds of a feather
flock together, Amber Apart-
ments are frequented by
pecuniarily prudent profes-
sionals having a proclivity for
erudition.

Matchmaking Updated

BEN GALLOB

T

he role of the shad-
chan (matchmaker) in
the European Jewish
ghetto of old has been revived
in unique ways in an Ameri-
can society characterized by a
growing number of Jewish
singles baffled in their search
for friendship and romance.
Their plight is not for lack
of effort by Jewish organiza-
tions, few of which do not
regularly schedule events
specifically designed to at-
tract the singles.
Singles in general are turn-
ing to businesses that offer to
match them, for a fee, using
such modern devices as com-
puters and videotape. At
least one Jewish business of-
fers similar but somewhat
less sophisticated matchmak-
ing services for a modest fee.
But other singles still feel
a need to reach out, and the
more adventuresome singles
place classified advertise-
ments about themselves and
their desired new friend in
"personals" columns in what-
ever media they consider
appropriate.
Many Jewish singles have
turned to the Jewish press,
not too many of which accept
such ads, however. A cursory
survey indicated that only six
Jewish weeklies accepted
personals ads and that in one
of them only four personal
ads were printed.
All of the personals,
whether in a Jewish or gen-
eral periodical, are alike in
one respect: They cannot be
considered understatements.
One such personal in a
Queens, N.Y., throwaway
reads: "DWJNRF, fun-loving,
attractive, affectionate, 50s,
looking for midlife male mate
for sharing magic moments,
movies, meals, music,
museums, much more! Let's
talk." By the way, the six let-
ters beginning the ad mean:
Divorced white Jewish non-
religious female.
Other ads sound sincere
enough: "SWJM, almost 25,
6'1", college educated, shy
but interesting. Loves all
music from Streisand to the
Stones. If you are a SJF, ma-
ture, caring, non-religious be-
tween 25 and 30 I'd love to
hear from you." The initials
in this ad stand for single
white Jewish male and single
Jewish female, respectively.
And it's not just the young
who advertise. Another ad in
the throwaway reads: "Lonely
man, white, 75 yrs., wishes to
meet widow ..." The Palm
Beach Jewish World carried
this one: "80 years young —
comfortable, 5'5", slim, in
good health, executive, golf,
music, dining, excellent cook.

When you're not looking, we are!

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Solicit Sue,
for "menu" of available
Amber Rental dwellings.

Seeks lady companion early
70s. Non smoker."

Not all the 'ads are wholly
serious. A SJF advertised in
the Sentinel of Chicago:
"Jewish mothers!!! Wouldn't
you like to be mother-in-law
to a tall, blonde, beautiful,
educated, successful, cul-
tured, sophisticated, elegant,
caring, devoted Jewish girl in
her 30s ..."
The popularity of these ads
is increasing among Jews in
the professions, notes free-
lance writer Ruth Mason in
Reform
an article in
Judaism. She said some of
the resulting dates were
romantic, some were embar-
rassing and none were
dangerous.

851-0909

• a selective referral dating service

SUMMER
IS HERE

The Jewish News is

Only Amber Apartments, in
and near Royal Oak, include
Hibachi Grills and Lanai
swings, on large private
patio/porches.
Ask for free priority listing. No
application fees.

Discuss with Pot,

280-2830

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The Detroit Jewish News

does these ads one better by
publishing a weekly mini-
section of information and
feature stories for Jewish
singles, called Single Life. A
recent article described the
Jewish singles scene in
nearby Toronto.
In sum, advertising oneself
has become a respectable way
to meet respectable people.
Such is the evolution of the
matchmaker in 20th Century
American Jewish life.

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Continued from Page 81

He's looking for a few mar-
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