The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in this girl-meets-boy dating guide. But isn't it nice to know there are guys out there who analyze relationships more than you do? ," "The First Shtup," and "Talk Yiddish to Me" detail how a sexy Shiksa can meet, date, and love a nice Jewish boy of her own.

I’m talking about the stereotypes: on the one hand, Jewish men are rarely presented in the media as particularly “normal,” likable guys; on the other, some women—yes, especially non-Jewish women—have a particular thing for Jewish men.

In 1978, for example, The Jewish Man was proclaimed “the new sexual hero.” This pronouncement was made in a now out-of-print book called , but stay with me.

In the Book of Proverbs, a man is instructed to treat his wife with respect: “Have joy with your wife…

Be always occupied in your love towards her.” But it wasn’t until the Babylonian Talmud that Jews came up with a blueprint for the ideal man, says Daniel Boyarin, historian of religion at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Unheroic Conduct.

Either a guy is attracted to you or he isn’t, and working harder to get him will just make you act more desperate.

To answer the other part of the question, the whole shtick about letting the Jewish man shine on a date is just allowing the Jewish man to reclaim his masculine role in the relationship.

David and Tina’s high school romance lasted almost all of senior year before Tina decided to move on. Losing Tina messed him up so badly, he had to go to Israel to live on a kibbutz for six months. Was my only purpose in life to mate with a Jewish girl so that I might sire pureblood Jewish children?

Were my parents worried that if I went sniffing around the shiksas, I might end up fathering a litter of interdenominational mutt kids?

She had sleepy eyes that never seemed to open completely and her thin nose stuck out from between her sheets of hair.

I felt like I could talk about anything with Claudia.

I should know, I’m the daughter of a feminist-activist woman raised in the 1950’s who got a Ph D in Math and was a Senior Managing Director at JP Morgan.