Dear Yente,

Dating has a way of confusing us … both blessing and bruising us! I’ve been dating for 15 years now (since I was 16) and I’m tired of it! I just want to find “The One” already! Everyone keeps telling me to be patient, but no matter how hard I try, my heart basically lies panting on the floor!

How can I pull myself out of this?!

—Depressed Dater

Dear Depressed Dater,

Our people (the CHOSEN, God help us!) have been waiting several millennia for “The One,” darling. Ask any Jewish mother and she’ll probably tell you it could be her first-born son!

Kidding aside, your search for “The One” for YOU probably seems as frustrating, and I hope will not take as long.

Ask yourself, “What do I really want?” Because if there are too many perfect qualities that he must have, you’re not gonna find him. Narrow it down. To quote my friend, Golde, “If you want hair, marry a monkey.” You must know yourself first, of course. Perhaps you haven’t done enough self-analysis yet. (Isn’t that one of those modern terms you youngsters use these days?)

Stop looking for HIM and find some new friends. Let people surprise you. Don’t assume anything about anyone. The world is full of extraordinary people you haven’t met. Why be depressed when each day you wake up and don’t live in Haiti or Afghanistan?

After all, where you are may not be the Garden of Eden, but you still have the chance to find a lot of other men besides Adam. Or that snake.

Be well,


Alix KoreyALIX KOREY, who plays Yente in the upcoming revival of Fiddler on the Roof, is a veteran of eight Broadway shows. For her many off-Broadway appearances, she received two Drama Desk nominations, one Outer Critics Circle nomination and a Dramaleague Award. She has also done television, film and recorded two award-winning CDs, but her favorite “role” has been teaching at NYU’s CAP 21 and California’s Musical Theatre University. Come watch Korey work her magic in Fiddler On The Roof this December! 

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