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Jessica #1 - Quest for the Sparkling Ring

Jessica #1 - Quest for the Sparkling Ring

Episode #1 of the popular 66-part "dating diary" series.

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Jessica #2 - Sophisticated Wooing Strategy

Jessica #2 - Sophisticated Wooing Strategy

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Jessica's pretty sure her ex didn't come 2,500 miles just to catch up and he's definitely courting her for something... but for what?"

Jessica #3 - Fumble Into the Future?

Jessica #3 - Fumble Into the Future?

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Andy made a proposal but Jessica's not sure if it's the one she wants. Does moving in mean commitment or just less closet space?

Jessica #4 - Carole and the Geek

Jessica #4 - Carole and the Geek

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When a suitcase pratfall puts Jessica in the midst of a college reunion, she takes a gander at boyfriends gone by.

Jessica #5 - Membership Drive to My Heart

Jessica #5 - Membership Drive to My Heart

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Jessica gets dragged, kicking and screaming, to a Jewish singles social. No one told her that Adonis is on the guest list.

Jessica: #6 - The Flowering Adonis

Jessica: #6 - The Flowering Adonis

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Jessica's new friend is interested. But she wonders if she's interesting enough for him.

Jessica #7 - Of Fashion and Grenades

Jessica #7 - Of Fashion and Grenades

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I work, therefore I am. Jessica gets plenty of attention for her job -- and not all of it pleasant.

Jessica #8 - Ring! Ring! Is It Him?

Jessica #8 - Ring! Ring! Is It Him?

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Jessica's waiting for Mr. Wonderful to call. When the phone rings, it's -- guess who?

Jessica #9 - Attention From the Y Chromosone

Jessica #9 - Attention From the Y Chromosone

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Jessica gets five stars for her performance at Adonis' impressive business functions. Too bad he wasn't part of the audience.

Jessica #10 - Platform Shoes and A Scowl

Jessica #10 - Platform Shoes and A Scowl

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On location for a TV fashion shoot, Jessica gets an earful about models and morals and things.

Jessica #11 - Hanging Out

Jessica #11 - Hanging Out

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With square dances and "Happy Days" as measuring sticks, Jessica tries to figure out whether Mr. Wonderful is really as wonderful as he seems.

Jessica #12 - Magnetism

Jessica #12 - Magnetism

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Jessica's playing it cool -- or at least trying to -- while an evening with a family gives her a taste of what she thinks she wants.

Jessica #13 - He Does Declare

Jessica #13 - He Does Declare

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The Guy is off again, but before he goes this time, he lets Jessica know how he feels. Sort of.

Jessica #14 - Sticky Soda Shower

Jessica #14 - Sticky Soda Shower

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Jessica wonders, when does treating everyone with dignity become part of your business?

Jessica #15 - Sister Meltdown

Jessica #15 - Sister Meltdown

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Jessica's sister has a messy track record with guys. But Jess is still sympathetic through this sniffling rant.

Jessica #16 - Reaching the 'Sell-By' Date

Jessica #16 - Reaching the 'Sell-By' Date

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Age is a thing to be beaten, not savored, announces the sisterhood. And Jessica doesn't quite understand why.

Jessica #17 - Caught in a Catch-22

Jessica #17 - Caught in a Catch-22

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Just because something's socially acceptable, doesn't mean it's not creepy. On another topic, look who's thinking long-term...

Jessica #18 - Canyon-Sized Clarity

Jessica #18 - Canyon-Sized Clarity

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Taking to the open road, Jessica gets a ray of clarity: love and infatuation aren't the same thing.

Jessica #19 - Breakin' Up Is hard To Do

Jessica #19 - Breakin' Up Is hard To Do

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Harris wants to know: what's it gonna be? Jessica decides that the "character issue" is one on which she won't compromise.

Jessica #20 - Rebound Backlash

Jessica #20 - Rebound Backlash

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A wade back into the dating pool leaves Jessica with decidedly cold feet.

Jessica #21 - Nightmare Girlfriend

Jessica #21 - Nightmare Girlfriend

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Relationships take work -- and Jessica finds out that some of that work is (ack!) on herself.

Jessica #22 - A Real Live Gentleman

Jessica #22 - A Real Live Gentleman

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Babysitter-to-be Jessica gets behavioral backwash when she bumps into someone she'd rather not.

Jessica #23 - 120 Seconds of Lip-Reading

Jessica #23 - 120 Seconds of Lip-Reading

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Jessica's parents met at summer camp. Where on earth are people supposed to meet these days?

Jessica #24 - Brisket Anyone?

Jessica #24 - Brisket Anyone?

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Aren't the high holidays supposed to bring spiritual awareness and joy? Jessica finds a lump of loneliness, too.

Jessica #25 - Game of Pursuit

Jessica #25 - Game of Pursuit

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Jessica can't decide. Should the princess go after the knight in shining white overalls or wait for him to show up on horseback?

Jessica #26 - Nice Jewish Boy?

Jessica #26 - Nice Jewish Boy?

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The knight-in-shining-white-overalls overcomes Jessica's overactive mouth.

Jessica #27 - Gravitational Pull

Jessica #27 - Gravitational Pull

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Wanting to marry a Jew is all well and good. But Jessica realizes you have to date one, too.

Jessica #28 - Tribal Instinct

Jessica #28 - Tribal Instinct

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Trying to avoid falling for Rick, and in search of relationships clarity, Jessica runs to a Jewish singles function.

Jessica #29 - No Bahai Guys

Jessica #29 - No Bahai Guys

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Jessica struggles with not wanting to date other faiths. Is she being

Jessica #30-Southwest Scrooge

Jessica #30-Southwest Scrooge

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Scrooge Shaeffer lashes out at white lights, holly and being wished Merry Holiday-You-Don't-Celebrate. But why's she getting so defensive?

Jessica #31 - Forging the Relationship Bond

Jessica #31 - Forging the Relationship Bond

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Professor Higgins had a point: If women were more like men, they'd spend a lot less time analyzing relationships.

Jessica #32 - Anthropological Shabbat

Jessica #32 - Anthropological Shabbat

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Negotiating the unfamiliar waters of an interfaith relationship, Jessica sees light at the end of the tunnel. But is it the front of an oncoming train?

Jessica #33 - Meet the Millers!

Jessica #33 - Meet the Millers!

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Jessica is a guest of in-laws in potential. Though she suspects she'll always feel like a guest.

Jessica #34 - All In The Family

Jessica #34 - All In The Family

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When a family function turns into a revival event, Jessica sees that today may look entirely different in 20 years.

Jessica #35 - Does Love Conquer All?

Jessica #35 - Does Love Conquer All?

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Jessica's pulling away but, strong as lycra, Rick comes back with a shocker.

Jessica #36 - Ring Around the Rabbi

Jessica #36 - Ring Around the Rabbi

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Jessica thought that conversion would solve everything. But Rabbi Ringman throws a wrench into the mix.

Jessica #37 - Revelation at Red Rock

Jessica #37 - Revelation at Red Rock

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Jessica and Rick come down to the wire. Which will ring: wedding bells or a buzzer signaling the end of the round?

Jessica #38 - Stumbling Down Recovery Lane

Jessica #38 - Stumbling Down Recovery Lane

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Jessica thought she was fine with the breakup and then -- kaboom! -- the mourning period hit.

Jessica #39 - Infected With Breakupitis

Jessica #39 - Infected With Breakupitis

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Jessica's post-breakup funk somehow lands her on the World Wide Web.

Jessica #40 - Commitment-Phobia

Jessica #40 - Commitment-Phobia

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When Jessica meets up with her old college buddy, she discovers they've been engaging in parallel transgressions.

Jessica #41 - Rebound Buzz

Jessica #41 - Rebound Buzz

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Still smarting from the breakup, Jessica might just drown her sorrows -- and not in a beverage.

Jessica #42 - Having It All

Jessica #42 - Having It All

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Jessica may be ready to date again, but right now she's perplexed about society venerating and denigrating the exact same thing.

Jessica #43 - Cyber-Yenta.com

Jessica #43 - Cyber-Yenta.com

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Jessica is ready for the world of cyber-dating. Sort of.

Jessica #44 - Blast From The Past

Jessica #44 - Blast From The Past

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Jessica's first love pops up and illuminates a path not taken. Should she try to go down it now?

Jessica #45 - Post-Modern Blind Date

Jessica #45 - Post-Modern Blind Date

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Jessica goes out with someone no one set her up with -- and gets a bit cyber-smitten.

Jessica #46 - The Focused Dating Strategy

Jessica #46 - The Focused Dating Strategy

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Coach Rina is trying to help Jess pin down the missing element.

Jessica #47 - Carbon Monoxide Fashion

Jessica #47 - Carbon Monoxide Fashion

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Jessica's world is beginning to cave in. Will Marc be there to save her?

Jessica #48 -

Jessica #48 - "Coup d'monde"

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Jessica's moral dilemma is making her work life intolerable. Marc says to mellow out.

Jessica #49 -

Jessica #49 - "Now What?"

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The pressure's on Jess to stick to her principles. Will she cave in, or will she speak truth to the corporate power and boyfriend?

Jessica #50 - You Can Never Go Home

Jessica #50 - You Can Never Go Home

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Searching for life direction, Jessica heads back home. And maybe, just maybe, she's there to stay.