Things to Know When Dating a Jewish Guy
If you've got your eye on a cute Jewish boy, there are a few things you need to know about Jewish dating before you take action. Dating a Jewish guy is great and you can meet them on many online dating sites, but they're definitely a different type of boyfriend from the usual guy.
1.Family Is Very Important
You might think your family is close, but no family is closer than a Jewish family. They will be extremely involved in your relationship and their approval and opinions are going to matter a lot. If you're something with no patience, you'll have to learn to develop some and fast. The most important person to impress when you have a Jewish boyfriend is his mother. It's important to know that if his mother doesn't approve of you, the relationship isn't going to work out in the long run. You'll also be spending a lot of time with his cousins. Jewish people are best friends with their cousins and they'll become a permanent part of your life.
2.You're Going To Eat Strange Food
While Jewish people might not consider their traditional foods strange, many non-Jewish people find Jewish food to be add at best and unappetizing at worst. If you want the family to like you, you're going to have to suck it up and eat the food that they serve and lots of it. Jewish families are big on eating so if you pick at your food his mother will likely take this as an insult. Learn to love it and you'll do great.
On the topic of food, you'll need to find out if he and his family are strictly kosher or not before preparing food for them. Showing up to a family dinner with a ham when they're all kosher certainly isn't going to end very well for you at all.
3.You Aren't Going To Be Dancing A Lot
Jewish men are notoriously bad dancers and unfortunately this stereotype is true. If you love dancing, you could make a labor of love and try to teach your Jewish friend a few moves, but in all honestly it will likely just end in anger and storming out. Jewish men are also notoriously stubborn and won't take instruction well. If a Jewish man makes a real effort to learn how to dance for you, there's wedding bells in the not too distant future.
4.His Family Will Want You To Convert
Since Jewish families are very traditional and protective of their heritage, they will want their sons to marry Jewish girls or at the very least a girl that is willing to convert to Judaism. If you're unwilling to do this, make peace with the fact that he will want to raise your children in the Jewish way. Of course, compromises can always be made, but this is something that you need to be aware of when you get serious with a Jewish man.