For all the kvetching Jews have done over Lisa Rab's December story on the sorry state of Jewish dating in Cleveland
, at least one shidduch (match) has resulted from it.
Rab interviewed Eric Greenberg, a 29-year-old architect, about his frustrations in finding a nice Jewish girl in Cleveland. "Anyone that's single I've either been out with or I know," he complained.
Friends of Robyn Posner, a 33 year old Jewess, read the article and told her to pick up a copy immediately. Red Alert!: A cute single guy was pictured in the story. Posner found it funny that he'd "thought he had dated like every Jewish girl in Cleveland/JDate and I thought I had dated every Jewish guy in Cleveland," she says.
The two started e-mailing and had their first date on ... Christmas Eve. Two months later, the happy couple are still together.
Because of this, Rab has gotten a reputation in the Jewish community as a successful shadchan. At a concert last week, acute, curly haired girl came up to Rab, "Found any nice Jewish guys for me yet?" she asked. — Rebecca Meiser