Jewish teen dating
Here's a brief overview, including a look at some of the more modern ways of meeting fellow Jews.
ranges from old-fashioned matchmaking to dating without any emphasis on religion at all.
Often, someone in the neighborhood will make a hobby of match making, trying to bring young people together.
Or the parents of a young man and woman may suggest that they would be a good match.
Very traditional Jews don't touch or shake hands with members of the opposite sex unless they are close family members.
Many Jewish people meet potential dates the way that most Americans do: at school, at work, at religious services, through friends or through hobbies.
A site called JDate exists exclusively to bring Jewish singles together.
It has the usual profiles and photos of members, but this site also lets participants specify whether they keep kosher, how often they go to synagogue, and what branch of Judaism they grew up in.
More observant Jewish people may choose to limit sexual contact until the relationship is serious, or until they are married.
For some, this extends even to holding hands and kissing.
JDate has brought about quite a few marriages, and there are many Jewish parents who pay for their children's subscriptions.