Whirlwind Courtship, Jewish Style

"SpeedDating" brings singles together for a round of seven-minute tryouts

SpeedDating seems already to have led to a few speed engagements. Since the program's first run in April, one couple is shopping for rings, and a man recently informed Aish that he was on the verge of proposing.

Kulka says she definitely would try the program again, but she might not get the chance. Aish workers say that of the thousand-plus calls they've received about the program, the largest waiting list belongs to the 40-to-58 age slot, with more than 200 women on the waiting list. The reason for the wait? Lack of men. Nightingale speculates that older men are less likely to seek partners their own age. "Older men don't have a real honest perception of themselves. They're like, "I'm 55 and I don't look it!' and meanwhile they're combing their hair over their bald spots," says Nightingale.

Despite the odds Kulka remains ever buoyant. "I can't make dating the focus of my life, but it's one of the things I do that I enjoy," she explains. "I look at the world through rose-colored glasses, and I truly believe there's a man out there searching for me.

Babette Kulka beams at the prospect of finding Mr. Right
Sherri Cohen
Babette Kulka beams at the prospect of finding Mr. Right
Fast talk and true love: SpeedDating gives participants a chance at both
Sherri Cohen
Fast talk and true love: SpeedDating gives participants a chance at both

"I'm forever hopeful."

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