Religion & Beliefs

Assisted Loving: Because Your Parents (and Grandparents, and Great Grandparents) Need Love, Too

I like to whine about the trials and tribulations of the dating scene for young observant Jews. Besides the innumerable suggestions (read: pressure) to join JDate, there’s the never-ending parental push towards marriage and the intolerable Jewish singles events. But … Read More

By / June 26, 2008

I like to whine about the trials and tribulations of the dating scene for young observant Jews. Besides the innumerable suggestions (read: pressure) to join JDate, there’s the never-ending parental push towards marriage and the intolerable Jewish singles events. But my annoying dates with guys named Reuven and Judah don’t come close to New York Times columnist Bob Morris’s experiences trying to find a match for his widower, octogenarian dad.

In his new book Assisted Loving Morris recounts his experiences guiding his dad through the murky waters of dating, all while looking for his own beshert.

Check out the hilarious Assisted Loving website (make sure your volume is up), listen to a great Fresh Air interview with Morris, and watch the preview below. Then, go out and buy yourself a copy.