My friend, Amy, is currently in between boyfriends. I asked her if I could pimp her out on my blog. She answered with a sarcastic, "um....sure." I'm going to take that sarcastic "um...sure" to be an enthusiastic "yes, please" and go for it.
You must know people in Portland, Oregon or the surrounding area (she isn't against a long-distance relationship if the other party is actually interested in putting forth the extra work this requires). Even if you only know one person in the upper Northwest, they must know other people who live in their area. Therefore, this was the perfect medium to make an online shidduch. A couple thousand people involving a couple thousand people to bring two people together.
First of all, Amy is pretty, smart, funny, and kind. Which is sort of bland...right? I mean, all of those words are subjective so I thought it would work better if I described her with stories and analogies. Amy is the type of person who will try anything. One morning, she told me over breakfast that she was leaving her job and bicycling through Southeast Asia. Even though she didn't have a lot of experience on either a bicycle (at the time) or with Southeast Asia. And she did it. Where other people simply have ideas, Amy puts things in action.
I have described her as that feeling you get when you walk into your house and close your door and can finally be yourself after a long day. It is so easy to talk with her and be with her. She is honest and funny and a great listener. She is sassy and smart and she can hold her own. She is loud and brash and makes you think about bubbles shooting out of a newly-opened bottle of seltzer more than the quiet whispers of carbonation in a glass of champagne. She is going to make sure that you feel like you can be yourself too.
She loves to be outdoors and she reminds me of those strong trees that weather through every storm, only becoming more beautiful, endearing, and precious with age. She is most comfortable in a space where she can be near mountains and the ocean and rivers. She is the kind of person who can move through the outdoors as easily and comfortably as she navigates the indoors. And I think it speaks to her ability to adapt and bend. She makes the most out of every situation.
The fine details: 33 years old, Jewish, one brother, great parents (love them), family is in New York, originally from Madison, Wisconsin.
If you would like to set up your friend with my friend, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward all messages on to her. If you don't know anyone in Portland but still want to help, please cut-and-paste the message above into an email and forward it out to friends and family who may know of someone in the Portland area who would be a good fit. And encourage them to keep forwarding it until we have made a shidduch for my Amy. In doing so, you can rest easy that you are closer to getting into Heaven since you are apparently granted automatic admission if you make three shidduchs while on earth. After you're dead, I mean. You won't keel over by helping my Amy.
So please help me pimp my bride. Oh, and you can leave her a message here too in the comments section.
This also my open call for all future pimpage. I've always wanted to be a matchmaker, so send anyone along who is looking to be set-up through an extremely pushy, extremely dedicated Jewish woman. Siblings, friends, yourself--no worries.