Finding a man to marry is hard, author Jon Birger said this week, not due to the "hook-up" culture, but because there are more women with advanced education than there are equivalent men.
In certain faith communities, the deficit is compounded. It's not you, it's a shortage of suitable males, one expert says.
It’s the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Central Jerusalem and these young men and women are engaged in “shidduch dating,” a system of matchmaking used by religious Jews, from the liberal Modern Orthodox to the ultra-Orthodox Haredim.
At first I felt like I was putting on someone else’s clothes every morning. And when I converted, I cut myself off from old friends and many family members. All of this done as the result of well-meaning advice; I didn’t .
I didn’t have a problem with wearing pants but was told that it wasn’t and the life I wanted, I rid my closet and my immodest clothing. Without realizing it, I began losing myself, until one morning I woke up and realized that there was nothing left of my old life.
The objects of their attentions are sitting restlessly in the lobby, periodically getting up to pace the floor.
Each side is looking for the prearranged clue — a gold necklace, a forest green tie — that’ll identify their partner. Each man leads a woman to a corner where they’ll spend the next hour, maybe two.