Dressing comfortably isn’t about looking sloppy or not putting any thought into your appearance, it simply means wearing something that makes you feel good and at ease.For men, this could mean wearing nice jeans and a button-up or polo shirt; for women, a flattering dress or a nice top paired with jeans.
First dates can be stressful enough as is and you want to keep your attention on your dates, so wear something flattering that makes you feel attractive and confident.
The concept was introduced to the American dating scene at the turn of the 20th century by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his wife, Sue, who founded their own service, Speed Dating.
The service is based on an old Jewish tradition: helping young, single Jews meet others in the faith.
This tradition of creating a shidduch, or a match, called for Jewish singles to be kept in the dark about each other until the time for matchmaking came.
Today, modern speed dating is still rooted in shidduch, but with formal dating services replacing the role of the Rabbi and his wife as matchmakers.