- Series Producer
- Sarah Spencer
- Executive Producer
- Lucy Willis
Duration: 1 hour
Looking for love is tough at the best of times and it can be even harder when your pool of potential partners is small. Welcome to the world of being young, single and religious. This is looking for love as it's rarely been seen on TV before - with religion in play there are a whole new set of rules and it can be seriously tough to find 'the one'. Strictly Soulmates takes a fun, entertaining and emotional look at the real life trials and tribulations of a group of singletons trying to find their perfect match from four different religions: Evangelical Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish.
As Chloe, married for nine months, says: 'Jewish dating is just like regular dating, but 50 million times harder. It's literally like finding that black sheep in the field - you know that black sheep exist, but the majority out there are white sheep'.
In this episode, we lift the lid on the world of Jewish dating as we follow three Jewish singletons on their journey to find a Jewish mate.
23-year-old Jason is a lad's lad, but when it comes to the girls he struggles to even get out on a date. Jason wants to meet the girl of his dreams, but when he does get chatting to a girl at a Jewish speed dating event, she tells follically-challenged Jason that she's looking for a guy with a full head of hair. After months of trying, and even travelling half way around the world to a Jewish Camp America, Jason finally bags himself a date and has one of the best days of his life.
Richard has spent the last few years mainly dating non-Jewish girls, but now he's 27 it's time to settle down and that means finding a nice Jewish girl. But the path to true love doesn't run smoothly and on his search Richard falls for Laura. One big problem: Laura's not Jewish. Richard is forced to make a painful decision - does he follow his head and end his relationship with Laura or does he follow his heart and turn against his religion?
22-year-old Modern Orthodox Natalie has never had a boyfriend before, which could have something to do with the fact she's got a checklist the length of her arm. Even the Jewish matchmaker she visits thinks finding her a man 'is not going to be easy'. He doesn't have to keep Kosher like Natalie, but he does have to be ambitious, clever and well-educated. Oh, and tall. But as one of her friends says, Natalie is going to have to 'kiss a few frogs before she meets her prince'. And when Natalie finally meets a man who measures up, will he like her too?
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