There have been many suggestions for how to fix the “shidduch system”, but Lawyer’s “coming out” ball idea caught me in a curious mood. What other odd ideas for marrying people off are floating around out there?
For those who have no idea what that is (Just4U, this is Just4U), in formal high society, young ladies coming of age were (“are” according to Wikipedia) referred to as “debutantes” (debs for short), and they “came out” into society at a ball. If their parents were rich or important enough, at their own ball; if not, then at a debutante ball, where they’d be formally presented to society among a line of debs, all dressed in white. All the fashionable young men would stand on the side and gaze, and then ask them to dance. And thus matches were made. (You might say Cinderella stole the show at a debutante ball.)
It sounds suspiciously like dancing on hilltops at Tu B’Av to me. But solutions to problems often come from radical ideas. So, just for the fun of it, what’s your best idea for fixing the system? Post below your best or your strangest.
PS: I’m going to be out all morning at least, so I’m turning off moderation so you can comment away in my absence. Please behave.