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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  • DIBS

    Very lucky to have the most beautiful woman in the world and the second nicest home in Brooklyn Heights (see above thread).

    PS I was being sarcastic :)

  • DIBS

    Good to know, Heightster. But you telling “jewish jokes” to your Jewish friends and not to others doesn’t make THEM right given your definitions of what’s right and wrong and, a bit hypocritical given your soapbox like stance here.

    Thank you, Willowtown Cop. Sanity at last.

  • Arch Stanton

    Gerry “frum” referes to devout orthodox jews, hasidic and such.

  • Gerry

    @ DIBS – I am a fortunate guy no doubt about that I have everything that most people want and i am fortunate to know how fortunate i am.

    @ Heightser – thanks for the definition I had not known what frum was — they say that you learn something new every day!

  • Arch Stanton

    Exactly willowtown, If someone choses to follow an oppressive ridiculous religion and live in misery it is their choice. No sympathy deserved or given.

  • Gerry

    @ Arch Stanton – thank you for the definition of frum.

    May I be a “Frum Catholic”?

    Or a “Frum Uniitarian Universalist”?

    Is this word for devout only for the Jewish religion?

  • DIBS

    Gerry, it’s a yiddish word. So if you were a German Catholic, maybe, but it’d be a stretch.

    Gerry, I too am very fortunate for many reasons and recognise that but all that’s for many different reasons.

  • Arch Stanton

    Gerry, I think its a yiddish word, I never heard it used it to refer to any religion other than Judaism.

  • Arch Stanton

    I think anyone living in Brooklyn Heights is not doing too bad…

  • Mr. Crusty

    I agree with Willowtowncop. Religion is a personal choice. If they are “oppressed” by their religion they are also oppressing others by staying quiet and perpetuating the oppression.

  • Mr. Crusty

    @Gerry: “I am a fortunate guy no doubt about that I have everything that most people want”

    Count me out Gerry. I want to be nothing like you in any possible way.

  • GHB

    Oooh yeah… time for the boxing gloves!

  • Gerry

    @ DIBS – i am glad that you are a fortunate person and i wish you all good things.

    @ Arch Stanton – i agree with you most everyone here in Brooklyn Heights are “not doing bad” we are fortunate to live in such a great neighborhood.

  • Heightster

    Unless you are living in a religiously oppressed community, I think it is very hard to suggest that one should simply leave. To walk away from your family and community is a very hard thing to do, and if you know anything about the ultra-orthodox world, leaving it behind for a secular life is extremely difficult as well.

  • DIBS

    I’d imagine that doing just about anything in the ultra-orthodox world might be difficult given what seems to be the attitude about sexual abuse that many of them hold

  • Gerry

    @ Heightser – I agree with you it is hard to change what you are…. with me i can not shake the Catholic Church or the GOP!

    And God knows I had tried married outside of my faith, joined another church and became open to other political ideas — nothing felt correct .

    And so, I am a Catholic guy who attends a Unitarian Church and votes Republican most of the time.


  • DIBS

    I went to a Unitarian service once. Never again. I too was born Catholic and am a Republican by choice.

  • DIBS

    Despite having been born into a family of staunch Democrats and related to Kirsten Gillibrand. If any of you know old Albany politics, Erastus Corning’s “confidant” was my great aunt and KG’s grandmother.

  • Gerry

    @ DIBS – We are active members of The Unitarian Church of All Souls in Manhattan from a Catholic point of view — its not a bad place.

    Republicans are accepted and respected by the popular minster Rev Galen.

    “The Inherent worth and dignity of ALL people” is accepted and respected by the UU Church.

    Our kids are in the Church School learn values like volunteerism and good deeds.

    Deeds NOT creeds another UU practice.

    You might like UU Curch of All Souls.

    The First Unitarian Chuch of Brooklyn Heights is undergoing rapid change by the new minster Rev Ana Levy-Lyons who had been at All Souls you might like that church.

    Glad to learn I am not the only Republican here in Brooklyn Heights!

  • pankymom

    Take the blue pill Gerry. You may be the only white man in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Knight

    @Gerry & DIBS: I, also, am a Republican — although I vote by my conscience, not by party line. I am rethinking my membership now that Boehner has been re-elected Speaker.

  • Gerry

    @ Knight – The last Presidential election I voted GOP both candidates had strengths and both candidates had weaknesses the People spoke and we wsh President Obama success in his second term.

    Soon the pendulam will swing and GOP will take back the White House for a term or two then the pendulam will swing again and the democrats will have thier turn.

    God Bless America!

  • Wiley E.

    Term limits for congress, and line-item veto on bills will help balance the budget. Ban all lobbyist, and call the the payoffs what they really are – bribes.

  • travy

    wow republicans? so many of the head scratching moments here in the bhb comments sections over the years now make perfect sense

  • Moni

    What is the matter with you GOP loyalists? Apparently the fake & costly war in Iraq, the abominable Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzalez, Dubya crew, the surge into Congress of the Tea Party mini-minds, the shameless nomination of Sarah Palin for VP, the 2012 ticket of two callous, phony, self-promoters — all this wasn’t enough to make you rethink your afiliation? Not even the disgraceful denial of aid to Sandy survivors? And you live in Brooklyn Heights? Amazing.

  • Gerry

    @ Moni – sit tight the GOP will regain the White House next term the pendulam will swing to the right bet on that one.

  • David on Middagh

    This thread has moved from sex & religion into politics: the trifecta!

    I never understood why my father, always socially evenhanded, had always voted Republican. Sometimes, he said, it was due to a tax calculation, which amounted to saying each party was equally qualified otherwise, but he’d prefer to make his own charitable arrangements. But then there was the neocon Iraq War. As a prof of political science who had lived through WWII, he of all people (I would have thought) would have been aghast. But he was not openly against it. I can only suppose that our attacking Sadam Hussein was for him like having another crack at Hitler.

  • Mr. Crusty

    It is head scratching to me as well that people could be loyal to the Republican Party. But I am not surprised that Gerry would not vote for Obama who is a foreign born Muslim as we all know.

  • DIBS

    Why is it that the Democrats ca’t understand the spending issues??? This is the most mind boggling thing of all. The Medicare & SS systems are mathematically impossible to continue yet it’s spend, spend, spend. Romney was right about the 47% and its truly pathetic

  • Mr. Crusty

    @dibbs the last time we had a Republican President we got into two unfounded wars and increased Medicare Part D without paying for it and then gave huge tax cuts putting us further n the hole.

    If you recall Clinton took over a deficit from the first Bush and left the second Bush a surplus who promptly returned us to deficit spending. I don’t think Dems need any lectures from Republicans on fiscal responsibility.