Brooklyn Heights Man is Totally OK with Casual Dating Site

The New York Daily News reports on “Web entrepreneur Elissa Shevinsky” (pictured) who has created two dating sites dedicated to casual encounters. “I am here to help Brooklyn get together,” she tells the tabloid, adding, “And I don’t judge what they are going to do.”

Her sites are for Jewish singles (swingles if you dare) and for the gentiles. They are currently in a “private beta” which means you’ll need to apply for an invite to join in on the fun. Oy to the vey indeed.

As for Shevinsky, her LinkedIn profile reflects the life of a serial entrepreneur. The 33 year old lists her specialties as “Growth Hacker. Hustler. Biz Dev. Partnerships. Project Management. Software Development. Coffee Roasting.”

But what’s all of this got to do with Brooklyn Heights you ask? THIS GUY:

NYDN: “Normally you think of Jewish culture in Brooklyn as people in Borough Park with fur hats,” said Brooklyn Heights tech writer Josh Ross, 38, who is trying to join Jspot. “There’s a lot of people who are culturally Jewish…(and) fine with something more casual.”

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  • Jorale-man

    One word: Ewww…

  • David on Middagh

    Birds do it,
    Bees do it,
    Even Jews 4 Jeez do it…

  • Willowtowncop

    Why don’t people have real jobs anymore?

  • Wiley E.

    DoM, zing. Good one. Over the fence with that hit.

  • Knight

    It sounds like they want to reduce one of the world’s greatest religions to a “culture” so that it can be used as the basis for otherwise random sexual encounters. Wouldn’t it be easier to open a “Jews seeking Jews” category on the Craig’s List personals?

  • Gerry

    I am glad that i am married in a momgomous relationship .

  • pankymom

    Yes yes Gerry, your personal life has such relevance to every news story — the world rests easier thanks to your commitment.

  • Wiley E.

    Dr. Welby says, “Be careful out there!” Somebody might boil your pet rabbit.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Gerry “doth protest to much, methinks”. It’s ok, what you do with your au pair is your business. You don’t have to repeatedly claim your faithfulness.

  • Boerum Bill

    What happened to the old practice of walking a yarmulke-wearing puppy?

  • DIBS

    On Craigslist’s “Men Seeking Men” category, I really get a kick out of the postings of guys looking for “frum” guys

  • Heightster

    @DIBS – I actually feel very sorry for the frum guys who are gay. They can lead very tortured lives not being able to be out and usually having to marry and have lots of kids or be cast out of their community and cut off from their families. It’s a very sad existence. There was a great documentary called, “Trembling Before God” that was made several years ago. If you see it, you might not get such a kick out of the postings anymore.

  • DIBS

    Thanks for the cultural lesson, Heightster. That said, the ads are still very entertaining.

  • Heightster

    You are entertained by the personal torture of others? That is very sad. You think these frum guys want to have to seek out encounters this way? Would you want to live that way? I hope you aren’t compelled to.

  • DIBS

    Lighten up Heightster.

    Besides, if you read my post it said “guys looking for frum guys” meaning that they had a “fetish” for them and typically were not “frum” themselves.

  • Sap

    “You think these frum guys want to have to seek out encounters this way? Would you want to live that way? I hope you aren’t compelled to.”

    Heightster, you have no idea.

  • Sap

    “Brooklyn Heights Man…”

    Is there only one Jewish man in Brooklyn Heights looking for a casual encounter???
    I know of many here that fool around.

  • Heightster

    Sorry. Can’t lighten up when I read comments like yours. Can’t let it pass. It’s not ok.

    How do you know who the people are who are looking? How do you know they are not frum themselves?

  • DIBS

    What about the infamous “last car” on the 4/5 trains?????

  • DIBS

    Heighster, you’re being obtuse. Did I not describe the posts???

    Move on.

  • Sap

    I was/am laughing/commenting at this question to DIBS

    ” Would you want to live that way? I hope you aren’t compelled to.”

  • Heightster

    Small-minded and homophobic. It’s very sad. Entertainment at the expense of others. Take a little closer look at what you are saying.

  • DIBS

    “Small-minded and homophobic.”

    I’m actually gay, moron. Otherwise why might I be looking at “men seeking men” postings!!!!!!

    I think you have issues.

  • GHB


    “I am glad that i am married in a momgomous relationship.”

    Momgomous, I do not believe, is a word. But maybe in Gerryworld, it is…

  • DIBS

    Momgomous!!! I missed that one.

  • Gerry

    @ GHB – Monogamous -it means we do not engage in romanic or sexual activity with other people a monogamous relationship. “I insist on momogamy” said my wife to me so many years ago.

    For nearly 15 years I/we have been in a monogamous relationship.

    @ Y’all – what does “frum” mean?

  • DIBS


  • Gerry

    @ DIBS – aww….shucks, and thank you – its easy I am in love with the most beautiful woman in the world makes momogamy easy I love my wife so much!

  • Heightster

    @Gerry – Frum means a very Orthodox, observant Jew in Yiddish.

    @DIBS – I am shocked to hear that you are gay. Makes it even worse. You should be careful in perpetuating discrimination. It may be ok for you to toss around certain things with other gays, but you should be careful in the outside world. I’m a Jew, and will tell a “Jewish” joke to other Jews, but I wouldn’t necessarily say the same thing in public.

    I do not have issues, just an extremely low tolerance for discrimination. I have a gay brother, to whom I am very close, and who lived an extremely tortured, closeted life for a long time.

  • WillowtownCop

    Frum = devout. I don’t shed any tears. Religion is a personal choice in this country and plently of people have left opressive communities. I don’t understand living in way that makes you unhappy.