The Chinese restaurant/movie thing is so much fun, though! When you're Jewish you get to enjoy all the fun parts of Christmas (decorations, cookies, peace-on-earth-goodwill-towards-men, sales) without having to deal with family drama or bankrupt yourself buying a million presents for everyone. I always feel like we got the better end of the deal.
Hm . . . wow, the marriage proxy thing is fascinating, but I had such an "ick" reaction to this one. The ambitious girlfriend who's really OK to dump because she's too cold: ick. The woman who has to be humbled by failing in the big city before she realizes she should have just stayed with the high-school guy: ick. "How could you marry someone else? . . . That’s no excuse”: ick.