The Torah prohibits only sexual intercourse, but the rabbis broadened this prohibition, maintaining that a man may not even touch his wife or sleep in the same bed as her during this time. What we should stay away from are forums like Speed-dating, something that is bad for both secular and religious singles. The past is very much a mystery, and the future has yet to be discussed.
I began in the more traditional way that was deemed acceptable by my Orthodox community. In Judaism, sex is not merely a way of experiencing physical pleasure. JJ: Explain how the themes of vision, empowerment and connection that you mentioned above help with reaching dating success? Since a matchmaker is making an introduction to someone you've never met, you have to make the effort of finding out more information about the person in question.