Jewish Moms Give Their Funniest, Wisest Dating Advice by the Forward

Jewish Moms Give Their Funniest, Wisest Dating Advice

Sometimes mothers really do know best.

We gathered up some of the funniest, sauciest and wisest dating advice from just a few of our favorite moms in pop culture. Take notes!

Nora Ephron

“Beware of men who cry. It’s true that men who cry are sensitive too and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.”

Barbra Streisand

“What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other… but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.”

Sylvia Fine from “The Nanny”

Fran Fine: Ma, I met this man at Danny’s funeral.
Sylvia Fine: Fabulous! He’s Jewish?
Fran Fine: Yeah, and a doctor.
Sylvia Fine: Oh!
Fran Fine: And he’s gay.
Sylvia Fine: So you seeing him again?

Dr. Ruth

“When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between the ears.”

Lauren Bacall

“Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy.”

Goldie Hawn

“No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is. The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.”

Diane Von Furstenberg

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”


Thea Glassman

Thea Glassman

Thea Glassman was an associate editor for the Forward. Follow her on twitter @theakglassman .

Jewish Moms Give Their Funniest, Wisest Dating Advice

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