Dating jewish scene
Despite looking for a potential partner after her period of mourning, Appelrouth has found it difficult to re-enter the dating scene.
She has tried online dating, including using JSwipe and considering JDate, but she has found the apps overwhelming.
“It’s something to think about, as I have had countless women tell me there is no support for widows.” While Appelrouth misses her husband, she enjoys staying active.Since his wife’s death, he has met people only through his synagogue and community events.He has used dating apps but has found the process difficult.She has never used a matchmaker but is open to the idea. “I’ve met a lot of nice people through those apps, but you also have to be extremely selective,” she said.“Even though it’s very competitive, I also think it’s the best way to meet people right now, as there is nowhere else to go in Atlanta for Jewish singles around my age.” After losing his wife early last year, Don, who is in his 70s, shared his insights about the difficulty as a widower of finding a partner who shares the same values.
Though she has tried matchmaking, she said she often was paired with much older men, and she has failed to meet the right person with JDate and other dating apps.