September 12, 2010 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1227419
If you find your spouse on your first try- congratulations.
If some crazy stories happen to you- keep in mind that you’ll appreciate your spouse much more when you do find the right one.
(And remember to come back here and share them with us.)September 12, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1227423goldenkintMember
Some funny shidduch sto9ries.
Girl from manhattan is on a date with a guy from Brooklyn. He’s driving through an Italian area and is telling her about the neighborhood and the types of locals. All of a sudden he mmumbles something and runs out of the car. She’s all confused , has no idea where he went or why, and is really freaked cuz its not the greatest area. eventually he comes back and explains that he ran out to get his windshield wiper which had blown off. It was raining. P.S. they got married, and he still has the habit of mumbling domething on his way out , and she still often has no idea what he said until he comes back.
Another time girl is on a date and its a restaurant. woman in another table cant stop staring. guy explains that by coincidence the woman is a very close friend of his mother’s and she obviously finds the girl very interesting. Girl is mortified thinking every move she makes will be reported to the boy’s mother.
#3 Girl and boy go to a fastfood restaurant on the date. this was years ago when kosher fast food was a real innovation. girl has never eaten at a fast food restaurant. she orders the fried chicken and is surprised when they don’t provide cutlery. “I’m supposed to eat with my fingers”????
#4 Guy goes out on a first date. They sit in the girls brother’s house talking and hit it off right away, laughing and telling stories.after the date he calls his mother telling her he has lots of friends but never had so much fun in his life. ( this is after dating for several years.) mother says I’m glad but remember she’s a girl and if you let her know right away it might scare her away. At the second date the girl thinks he proposed bcuz she misunderstood some thing he said. she does freak out , but its strightened out. eventually they get engaged, when? on the third Date. no point in wasting any more time as they both feel its right. this is a very frum couple in yerushalayim. Girl calls her sister in the U.S. to announce the engagement and the sister freaks out. “you know a guy less than a week and you’re getting engaged.!!” Meanwhile the families are scheduled to meet and have a l’chaim. on the way the girl calls and says,” wait , I cant get engaged yet its too soon.” Mom says you know what , forget the l’chaim just go there to see her and have another date and discuss it,. He’s a Real yeshiveshe yeruhalmi guy who doesn’t drive ,so his parents drive him. its in another city. They get there with a giant bouquet of flowers for the erstwhile kallah which was already in the car. The table is set for a l’chaim but the couple just go out to talk things over. meanwhile the boy’s parents are invited in. (can’t make them sit in the car) Girls father comes home from minyan in the shul and exclaims mazel tov. only to be told there’s no mazel tov yet. (he was in shul when U.S sister freaked out the kalla.) So while the couple is out the machatonim have a fun time eating herring and cake and getting to know eeach other. the couple really get engaged a few weeks later and this time the L’chaim is in the boy’s house because the girls parents already did that.September 14, 2010 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1227424txgirlMember
I have a great one! A boy came to a girl’s house to pick her up for a first date. He sat down at the dining room table for a little chat with the girl’s father before they went out. After a few minutes of small talk, they ran out of things to talk about and sat there in awkward silence. Then the boy says “Nu- eppis a niggun?!”September 14, 2010 5:14 am at 5:14 am #1227425arcParticipant
My shadchan told me that my wife said yes when in fact, she had said no. She was too nice to tell me no to my face when I called and the rest is history.October 8, 2010 1:49 am at 1:49 am #1227426
Not sure if this is true but it’s going around Lakewood.
Guy tells shadchan that he doesn’t have a car and will rent one. Shadchan tells girls father who offers to leave his car near the yeshiva with the keys inside so the guy doesn’t have to rent a car.
Guy comes out of yeshiva looks for the color and model and is horrified that the car is a wreck on the inside. He also noticed that his potential future father-in-law didn’t leave him any gas.
He takes the car for a car wash, thorough vacuuming and fills it with gas. Goes to pick up girl who says that it’s not her fathers car.
Guy has to take car and girl back to yeshiva to find her fathers car. He also finds the Kollel Guy who thought his car was stolen and tries to convince him that the shiny spotless vehicle is his. Kollel Guy explains that he left the keys in the car because he was blocking someones driveway. He wished them luck as they speed off in her fathers car.
If anyone knows the end of the story please post it. ?
ThanksOctober 8, 2010 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1227427
Truly funny story, and as much as I know you hate the bungalow scene, I have a return story for you (not on shidduchim, but still funny)
Person A makes arraingments to have a goyta clean her bungalow prior to A’s arrival (no sense in wasting time cleaning when there’s so much fun to be had)
Arrival day comes, and A is horrified (horrified!) to see her unit a total wreck (squirrel droppings, leaves, dust, ect)
Person B on the other hand (the person inthe attached unit), is thrilled to see that her unit has been cleaned to perfection.
The goyta cleaned the wrong unit!October 8, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #1227428
I know what bungalow colony that happened in- do you go to that one?October 8, 2010 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #1227429
No, and the story I know of happened years (as in 20+) ago. The person to whom it happened (he was Mr. A, unfortunatly) is now in his 60’s so unless that’s who you know, it happened twice (which would not surprise me at all)October 8, 2010 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1227430squeakParticipant
This happens to me every week. And not just in the bungalow colony.
BTW, I’m person B in the story. Tell Mr. A thank you from me, for the past 20 years.October 8, 2010 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #1227431
My in-laws know Person B.
Person B was trying to convince Person A that paying for cleaning help is a waste as she could do a better job herself.
Person A warned Person B that she will regret it.
She didn’t!October 8, 2010 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1227432popa_bar_abbaParticipant
This happens to me every week. And not just in the bungalow colony.
Maybe your wife is cleaning on purpose. You should thank her yourself.October 11, 2010 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1227434charliehallParticipant
Just discovered this thread so I though I’d share my worst and best dating stories:
The worst was that a co-worker had a friend from out of town he thought might be a match. She was visiting friends in NJ for Shabat (I live in the Bronx) so he suggesed we meet after Shabat. I called her up and suggested several restaurants in Manhattan, all of which she vetoed because they weren’t certified by the local kashrut vaad. My attempts to explain that Manhattan didn’t *have* a local kashrut vaad fell on deaf ears.
So we agreed to meet at a hotel lobby in New Jersey. I warned her that it might take some time for me to drive there because of the likelihood of traffic over the George Washington Bridge. Well, there was no traffic on the bridge so I arrived 40 minutes early! And when I arrived I discovered that the hotel was hosting the annual banquet of the Palestinian-American Solidarity Committee!!! Here I was, cooling my heels in my yarmulke, surrounded by hundreds of Palestinian activists. And my date was almost an hour late. When she finally arrived she apologized but started telling me about the great right wing talk show host she had been listening to on the way. As anyone who is a regular reader of the comment forums here might guess, I would not find myself in agreement with right wing talk show hosts. The date sort of went downhill from there. That was my first and last hotel lobby date.
About a year later a different woman from out of town contacted me on frumster.com. She had been attracted by exactly the honest stuff that shadchanim had told me not to tell any prospective partner. We corresponded by email, snail mail, and phone for five weeks before finally meeting. Before meeting, she talked with my rav, and I talked with two of her rabbis. By this point we were certain we were compatible; we just weren’t sure whether there would be chemistry. Her hashkafa is a bit to my right and her politics are a bit to my left, but our differences were not so great as to be incompatible. Well when we finally met we hit it off instantly (fortunately one of her rabbis had given each of us the shomer negiah lecture before we met in person!) and we were engaged the second time we met in person. We were married three months later and are still married 5 1/2 years later. 🙂 We are frumster match #152.October 11, 2010 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1227435
When did you start having conversations on bio-stats?October 11, 2010 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #1227436WIYMember
Did that really happen to you? Wow.October 11, 2010 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1227437arcParticipant
it did happen. I didn’t know till we were engaged.October 11, 2010 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1227438not IMember
The story is that my mother told my father when he picked her up for a date that she didn’t eat supper yet. My father said politely “That’s OK I will wait!!” She had to explain to my father, no when a girl says that it means she wants to go out to eat!!!
They are married for 30 yrs KAHOctober 11, 2010 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1227439
Good One! I’m glad it worked out in the end.
It reminds me of one of the earlier girls I went out with.
Some friends told me that if you want to go out to eat but you’re not sure if the girl wants to you ask her what time she wants to go out. If it’s before 5:00 or something like that it means that she’ll have a late supper, if she says after 7:30 then she’ll have an early supper, anything in between means that she wants to be taken out for supper.
So in the first phone call I asked the girl what time she wanted to go out. When she told me that 6:00 was fine I asked her if she wanted milchigs or fleishigs. She answered that she doesn’t want to go out to eat, she just wants to schmooze.
The first topic she brought up after I let her into the car was how strange the previous guy she went out with was. After going on and on she said, “You want to hear something else? He wanted to take me out to eat on a first date!”
There was dead silence for a few moments after she realized what she said. Finally she said, “I know you also offered to take me out to eat for our first date, but when you offered I thought it was kind of you.”
It might have been the first time she stuck her foot in her mouth on that date but definitely not the last!October 11, 2010 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #1227440
lol doc. She definitely stuck her foot all the way in! How was the rest of the date?October 11, 2010 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #1227441samjackMember
I recently went out with a girl 3 times and all three times when I dropped her off at her house she jumped out and ran into her house without saying anything. no wonder evry guy I know dumps her!October 11, 2010 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #1227442
It kept getting better.
When I was letting her into the car we saw some of her friends. Being the gentleman that I am I said, “Oh, I’m sorry, I hope you’re not embarrassed”. She said it was fine since she only gets embarrassed when she’s seen with dorks.
Later on we were walking in Battery Park and she saw some more friends. “Oh no”, she said, “I can’t believe I just saw some people I know, I’m soooooo embarrassed!”
Ouch! She couldn’t figure out how to get her foot out and had to hop to the car.October 11, 2010 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #1227443
S/t must have happened in that hour that made her veiw you as a “dork”! Nu, spill the beans! (joking)October 11, 2010 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1227444not IMember
The story goes like this..
My uncle was ready to propose to my Israeli aunt(then she didn’t speak such good English).
He asks her ” Will you take my hand in marriage?” She replied “What does Marriage mean!!!October 11, 2010 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1227445
What makes you think it was one thing?October 11, 2010 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #1227446
She score a 9.5 for the quick “eat out” recovery, but lost 2 for the battery park slip. I would have deducted 3, but battery park shares the same initals as Boro Park, so I was leinient.October 11, 2010 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #1227447
Uhoh- what happened (im VERY curious)October 11, 2010 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #1227448
This goes back to 1991-1992. Was waiting for my car with the girl I was with in a parking garage near Rockefeller Center in NYC. We were looking at an advertisement for a show when we heard a voice behind us “isnt that a shaina panim?”. We turned around and there was Freddy Roman, whose show was the advertisement we were reading. We kibbitzed for about 2 minutes until his car came (even though I did get to the garage first!), and before he got into the car he wished me and my wife a good night. the girl turned all shades of red and asked me if I was proposing to her (turns out she thought I put him up to it). Thats when I turned all shades of red and told her I had no intention of doing so.October 11, 2010 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1227449
back in the days, there was a place in Rockville Center (on Sunrise Highway – I wonder if its still there) called Timepiece Cafe. A friend of mine loved going there. (Unfortunately, this friend dated close to 150 girls over a period of 5 years before he met his wife). There was a period of time when he would date 2 girls at the same time, but he quickly stopped that when one night he showed up at Timepiece and the greeter looked at him and said “wow, thats the third girl this week, you have to teach me your technique!”.October 11, 2010 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1227450
Not necessarily in the order that it occurred-
We were discussing the topic of yeshiva life and she asked me how I can possibly share a room with three other roommates, “I’d never be able to sleep in the same room as another person, I mean, what if they want the window open and I don’t? Or the other way around? That’s why me and my siblings all have our own rooms”.
(“Now if you’ll hold on for a second while I try to fit my other foot in my mouth as well…”)
Also in BP (Battery Park)- Looking out over the river we saw Ellis Island, and we discussed our ancestors and which ones came through the island. I never heard this term before (I learned about it afterwards) but there is something called yichus briefs, well she brought it up but replaced the “yichus” part with “family”. Without getting into too much detail, let’s just say there were a couple of uncomfortable moments until I realized that her questions must have been referring to something else.
I’ll try to think of some more but this happened many years ago.October 11, 2010 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1227451
Dr pepper- aren’t you worried that she’s reading your posts and she’s very embarrassed?October 11, 2010 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1227452SacrilegeMember
“aren’t you worried that she’s reading your posts and she’s very embarrassed?”
Precisely why I am not sharing any stories 😉October 11, 2010 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #1227453
Maybe after reading all my posts she’s proud that she went out with me?October 11, 2010 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1227454
Lol Dr pepper. You’ve got some self esteem there!October 11, 2010 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #1227455
txgirl; ur story had me laughing my head off!!!
“Nu- eppis a niggun?!” LOL!October 11, 2010 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1227456
I”m just taking a vote here, how many of you guys back when you were dating forgot exactly where you parked your car?
In a place like NYC? ……..Anyone? ……..Never?!!
I thought so! Me neither! 😉October 11, 2010 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #1227457
Someone went out with this girl and the guy was trying to make small talk in the car with her but the only answer she said was “yes, no, Ok, fine…” After an hour he asked her if she would mind if he takes her home. She said “OK” Well he knew he didn’t hurt her feelings because she asked for a second date because she liked his sense of humor! (no they are not married but i know that the boy is married)October 11, 2010 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1227458
Someone was asking for a reference for a girl (who has thinnish hair), and one person said “she is a great girl, and the only chisaron maybe that she has is that she doesn’t have great hair.” The boy really was not interested bec. he once went out with someone who had real frizzy hair and it was awful! Anyway as he went up to the house he was already thinking its not going to be, and wasa absolutely terrified how the girl would look. Anyway he opened the door and took a cautious peek….and now they are happily married B”H. Just goes to show how you have to be careful when giving over info!October 11, 2010 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1227459
Blinky- that thing about the hair was quite dumb to say when giving info. People turn everything into negative so please CAUTION!October 11, 2010 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1227460
smartcookie- the interesting thing is that the person who was giving over the info meant to say good- that she is great and if you are looking for a chisaron this is it! B”H the boy had the seichol to go out anyway:)October 11, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #1227461d aMember
blinky, will she not cover her hair after she gets married?October 12, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am #1227462
Would a guy even know what “great hair” means? Why bother with something that will only confuse him? Worse, scare him!October 12, 2010 4:20 am at 4:20 am #1227463cshapiroMember
I went out with a guy on a shidduch date, he called me when he was outside. I walked outside, he was leaning against his car watching me walk down the steps and towards his car. It gets better, he took me out at 8 oclock to a sushi place and I really dislike fish. So when we were browsing the menu and i dont want anything i just wanna go home….and hes like so what would you like? and i answered idk…so hes like do u have a coin? i pulled out a quarter and he started flipping a coin to decide what i would be getting. then randomly while we are shmoozing he jumps up to go to the bathroom or somthing….idk it was so bizarre i wanted to leave so badly but i didnt….lets just say there was no second date.
another guy i went out with it was about the fourth or fifth date and he parked in the underground parking in the city. I was wearing heals with a platform and walking down the ramp to his car was terrified because of the height and I was joking about falling on my face and said i wish there was something i could hold onto, so he linked arms with me….well that was def a red flag but at least i made it to his car safely!!!!
i went out with a guy in boro park and he couldnt find his car we walked up and down the avenue bh i was only wearing 3 inch heals but i was def considering taking off my shoes and walking barefoot.
one time i went out with a guy to starbucks and i was like not in the mood of coffee so i was like sipping it really slowly and idk how it happened exactly but the cap got loose and i spilled it all over my dress, bh he was really nice and jumped up to get me napkins…that was totally embarrassing and i know nick named that dress the “bad luck dress” we didnt go out again 🙂October 12, 2010 7:01 am at 7:01 am #1227464
Yes, a friend of mine was on a date and the girl tripped. He reflexively put out his arm to catch her. So the lunatic girl maced him.
b_h says Ha! Ha! Ha! LOL!!! Lucky guy, I got tazered!October 12, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am #1227465
Re; the heels and the ramp. Not on a date. At work. Worked in an old brownstone on murray st in lower manhattan. No elevator. Worked on 4th floor. Stairs straight up and down with landing on each floor. If you were afraif heights you didn’t look down from the 4th floor. New hire, guy was old enough to be my father and possibly grandfather. That day were leaving together, he asks me to hold his hand on the way down. I was so shocked at request I don’t remember saying ok, but I guess I did. Were on the way down. Very slowly. That’s when I learned about vertigo. Needless to say, this guy resigned the next day.October 13, 2010 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1227466
So I forgot my wallet! big deal!
I came out of the shower left it on the bed, as I was rushing,
(i’m usually on time……………………..occasionally)
I realized in the lounge in middle of the date, by me the girl had nothing on her. So I asked her if she would be fine w/ making
a run for it when we were done, she was cool with it, but I ended up calling a friend having him drive down with some cash.
If this gives me away too bad, I have too many stories,
it’s about time I shared.October 13, 2010 1:18 am at 1:18 am #1227467SacrilegeMember
bein_hasdorim – maybe you were the guy I dated who left his wallet @ home… 😉October 13, 2010 5:38 am at 5:38 am #1227468
sac; That’s it, no more stories. 😉October 14, 2010 1:55 am at 1:55 am #1227473
Back in the days when I was teaching I kept on getting set up with the sister of one of my students. My parents and I always nixed the idea.
One day this student was giving me a hard time and I threatened to call his parents. He just laughed in my face and said, “you’re just hoping that my sister answers the phone cause that’s the only way you’ll ever get to hear her voice”.
(No, I did not call his parents.)October 14, 2010 2:28 am at 2:28 am #1227474
I was out with my kids on chol hamoed and we bumped into one of their teachers, on a date, with a neighbor of ours.October 14, 2010 2:58 am at 2:58 am #1227475charliehallParticipant
Before we had even met in person. We are both nerds!October 14, 2010 4:10 am at 4:10 am #1227476
Thanks for the compliment, I’m honored to receive the title from a bio-stat professor.
Just out of curiosity- from all the things I’ve posted- why was it that last post that earned the compliment?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.