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PHOTO BY DAN LIPPITTON THE MIND:
February has been traditionally noted as the “month of love.” Cards are bought, candy is given, kisses abound.
What is it about love that we simply cannot get enough of?  
I feel like we are always in a state of looking for love, being in love, falling out of love or getting over love.
Love: A noun, a verb, a curse, a blessing.
Hmm.
I’ve noticed that with so many young adults moving Downtown lately, I’ve had a lot of moms emailing me, asking what’s the best dating site for their kids to find love, companionship and/or friendship.
Here’s one question I received recently:
“Dear Karin,
You referenced dating in your 12/24/15 JN column. Just wondered if you had any suggestions for my son. He’s a college grad, an employed software engineer and a good guy. His profession is male-dominated. He’s looking for a date with girlfriend potential. He’s tried online and the few social outings he can find. No luck. Do you have any fresh ideas?
Thank you.”
I know there are many dating sites out there (which are always an option if you want to go that route). Here is a list (not an endorsement) of the sites that target mainly Jewish singles in particular: JDate, JWed, JMatch, JewishCafe, Jewcier, MatchmakerMatchmaker, JPeopleMeet, SuperTova and SawYouatSinai.
Another great idea is to go grocery shopping after work. I know it sounds comical — but you can find so many young single professionals doing their shopping around 6 p.m. on weekdays. I find that Plum Market, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s seem to draw the greatest amount of after-hours singles roaming the aisles, seeking ready-made meals for “one.”
Social media sites seem to still remain a great way of finding new singles “ready to mingle.” If you have the chutzpah, you can Facebook friend request and/or private message someone you’ve heard “through the grapevine” has gotten divorced.
(And, boy, do I know people who do that!)
A small introduction of yourself, along with a bunch of friends in common, can go a long way in breaking the ice.
You know what they say: When it comes to social media, “Nobody’s safe — and everyone is stalkworthy.”
Another option is to ask around and find out who’s single and looking for a “fix-up.” Keeping your ears to the ground has always been an oldie but a goodie.
Coffee places in the morning, gyms after 6 p.m. and certain area restaurants during “happy hour” seem to pull in the singles as well.
Either way, when love is in the air — everyone seems happier … right?
Right!

ON THE TOWN:
Speaking of which … have you found your date for EPIC, NEXTGen’s March 12 event at the Ren Cen Marriott? Enjoy a night of food, drinks, dancing and Bob Saget’s special brand of stand-up (mature audiences only, and we mean it) as you help support the needs of the Jewish people and build a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. For details, visit
jewishdetroit.org/EPIC.
Forgotten Harvest will feature Jay Leno at its 24th Annual Comedy Night on May 7. Don’t miss out on this night of laughs for a great cause. For details, go to forgottenharvest.org.
On March 16, co-chairs Amy Sternfeld and Marci Sheinbaum will host What’s Cooking with Aish? featuring author and kosher cook Elizabeth Kutz. For details and tickets, go to
aishdetroit.com.
Giving back this month: Lauren Dembs, working with Darcee Matlen of Sample Wearhouse in West Bloomfield. On March 6, from 3-5 p.m., shop for your kids while benefiting the Flint water crisis.
JVS 8th Annual Trade Secrets Benefiting the JVS Women to Work Program will feature the inspiring story of Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, local founder of clothing line Skinny Tees. For tickets and additional details, call
(248) 223-4290. *

Karin Katz explores her Zen-centric journey into self-awareness through her nationally renowned blog BuddhaBarbie.com, which balances spirituality with beauty. Contact her at bbarbiejn@gmail.com for comments, questions, events and sightings.

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