How Ex-Frum Women Learn To Date

By Devra Ferst, May 9, 2012- The Jewish Daily Forward

Israel Irenstein, who has become something of a relationship guru for formerly Orthodox men, was the focus of a recent Slate article detailing the dating challenges of individuals who grew up in the Orthodox community, but have since left. Among those challenges: ‘œInexperience, having no identity, and having no understanding of the opposite sex.’

But the story all but overlooks the experience of formerly Orthodox women. And you can’t just ignore the issue of gender ‘” particularly when an individual comes from a community in which ideas about gender roles and personal agency are outside the mainstream

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