Are you allowed to get a haircut during the Omer if you are going on a shiduch date?

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    Why would a "shidduch date" be special, as opposed to a "regular" date?
    – AviD
    Apr 26, 2013 at 15:19

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See HALACHICALLY SPEAKING, Customs During Sefira Part 11:

Shaving for a date

One is not permitted to shave during his custom of sefira even if he has a date.(99)

(99)Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita, see Piskei Shmuos pages 62-63 quoting the opinion of Harav Elyashiv Shlita.

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    Interesting. R' Moshe Feinstein allows getting a haircut during Sefira to attend a wedding (assuming the people making the wedding have a different Sefira custom). I wonder what he'd say about this.
    – Shalom
    Apr 26, 2010 at 14:00
  • One interesting difference b/t a haircut and shaving is that it is not obvious when one last got a haircut, whereas it is clear that many people shave during sefirah, usually for business purposes. the girl would know for sure if you shaved, but may not notice a haircut.
    – Jeremy
    Apr 26, 2010 at 15:09
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    Shalom, Where is the source for that P'sak from Rav Moshe?
    – Yahu
    Apr 26, 2010 at 17:20
  • @Shalom ^good question... Mar 31, 2013 at 1:51
  • @Yahu It's definitely in Igros somewhere. I've seen it before.
    – Double AA
    Apr 15, 2013 at 22:22

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