Russian orthodox dating customs

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All but the youngest citizens share a Soviet cultural experience, since under Communist Party rule the state shaped and controlled daily life and social practice.

People ethnically identified as Russians have been politically and culturally dominant in a vast area for five hundred years of tsarist and Soviet imperial expansion.Even though they’d been best friends for over a year, my yoga teacher’s first date with her now-husband was a “shidduch-style” meeting at the King David Hotel just down the road.While they weren’t fully part of the culture, they tapped into a process that evidently works for many.There’s something about the shidduch date process — the constrained romance, perhaps — that piques curiosity, even envy.A friend of mine recently wondered why she couldn’t just “outsource her love life to a ” — a Jewish matchmaker.

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