This episode kicks off with my meeting with a potential client, Jonathan. As per usual, I need to meet my clients and make sure that they are a good fit for my service at Project Soulmate. He immediately passed my test, and while he may not be on the cover of Fortune 500 magazine, he has some amazing qualities that many women would love. He loves kids, volunteers as a swim instructor, and works as a tri-athlete trainer. I quickly find out he is looking for a good Christian woman; a woman that is serious about her faith and makes it to church every Sunday is at the top of his list -- a MAJOR challenge. Religious girls are hard to find in a city like New York, where a carefree breeze blows through the city. When asking about religion, the response we usually get involves the words spirituality and yoga. We like Jonathan though, so Jenn and I are happy to find his perfect woman.
Next, we meet with Jesse again. Ugh, what a disappointment. Our advice just seems to go in one ear and out the other. We were interested in hearing more about his date with Stephanie, but to our surprise he still hadn’t kissed her. If you are interested in a girl, you kiss her. Period. End of story. Be aggressive and don’t send mixed messages. Will he ever learn? I hope so; after all, we know best.
Back with Jonathan, we begin to explore what he is truly looking for in a girl. Jonathan has quite the checklist, and I find myself nervous as to whether or not I can deliver; luckily I’m always up for a challenge. His search parameters: a southern belle, religious, down to earth, energy like the Energizer Bunny, and most importantly a shagger. I was immediately thrown by Jonathan’s honesty. Hey, maybe NYC is rubbing off on him after all. But, staying true to his southern charm, he explains that shagging means dancing. Got it. This is a tall order, but coming right up!
Lori: If I found someone early in my life similar to you I would have ended my continuous eye and sole search for Ms. right but alas I did not; so I had to go through many emotionally ugly female frogs before finding Mrs. correct who fit my profile and needs. It is hard to find your soul mate I had to go through 3 former marriages before the right lady popped up into my life. I am presently been married for almost 17 years. grayfox007
It was inappropriate and offensive for you as a non-Catholic to dip your fingers in holy water and do the sign of the cross. That is a very sacred aspect of Catholicism and when you are a non-believer and participate in this it seems like you are mocking the faith.
I have to say I thought it was a little bit offensive that the plan to enter a Catholic church to find a date for a man who said he's Presbyterian, (but not Catholic), was kind of like "All Jesus people are the same." It also seemed odd that the "love broker" would dip into the holy water but avoid doing a sign of the cross do it was disrespectful, and in a Catholic Church, you genuflect when you walk before the altar. It was faux pas after faux pas which made me cringe, and feel like a lot of effort went into telling people how to behave on a date, without getting to know much about the backgrounds of the people she was matching. While I think people of different faiths can date happily and marry, lumping all denominations of Christianity into one bucket was inappropriate. There are different denominations of Judaism, and when I was growing up, I found out if I was attending bas mitzvah or a bat mitzvah and made sure I dressed and behaved appropriately in the houses of worship of my friends. I wish Lori had done some more research or has a wider base of friends who could have offered some advice to her about nuances of different religions. I'm also not surprised those 2 didn't connect.