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Leora Hoffman has been bringing people together for 31 years. So when the pandemic forced Jewish singles to isolate in their homes, the Jewish matchmaker had to rethink her business model. Get Baltimore Jewish Times Newsletter by and never miss our top stories We do not share data with third party vendors.
Free Up. Hoffman said she first got into matchmaking in , when she saw that only large, unresponsive dating services and volunteering rebbetzins were available for soulmate-seeking Baltimore Jewish professionals, with few resources in between. Hoffman, a young mother already looking for an alternative to practicing law, jumped on the opportunity to connect these singles and has been match making ever since.
Mashe Katz, another matchmaker in the Baltimore area who has been in the business for more than 60 years, has also seen the Jewish dating scene continue to thrive despite social distancing restrictions. So far, at least 12 people have reached out to Hoffman during the pandemic. She said that she has made 65 referrals, 20 of which liked each other enough to date past the initial video chat. Six of those couples are still together. He said using a matchmaker comes with a level of trust. Katz said continuing her practice during the pandemic was challenging at first but has gotten easier as restrictions have lessened.
Hoffman believes dating during the pandemic is beneficial in eliminating many of the hassles that dating typically entails, such as the inconvenience of driving to a venue, the question of who pays and the decision to kiss or hug goodbye. Save my name, , and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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