Fabulously Observant: Coming soon: SawYouAtSodom.com
By DAVID BENKOF
The results of a recent gay-rights lawsuit endanger the continued survival of a number of vital dating and marriage Web sites that serve the Orthodox community. These include:
• SawYouAtSinai.com, a religious dating Web site that uses matchmakers to arrange dates. The name comes from the midrash that says that all of us met our besherts (intended spouses) at Mt. Sinai when God gave the Torah, and getting married is just a reunion. In less than five years, SawYouAtSinai has been responsible for more than 500 engagements.
• Frumster.com, another Orthodox dating site. The name is a play on Friendster.com, a social networking service. Frumster boasts an average of five weddings every week from matches made on the site.
• OnlySimchas.com, a Web site used almost exclusively by the Orthodox community where Jewish engagements, marriages, bar mitzvas and other celebrations are described - and friends and family can leave congratulatory notes.