For shidduch convenience, people use many labels, ranging from “traditional” to “ultra orthodox” with shades of meaning differentiating between, say, Modern Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, and Modern Orthodox. (Not to mention modern ultra orthodox, with-it ultra orthodox, yeshivish modern orthodox… etc.)
FrumSatire wrote (somewhere – if anyone has a link I’d appreciate it) a fuzzily accurate description of the superficial characteristics of each grouping, but now I’m curious about getting it from a more grassroots venue. So, what label do you assign yourself, and why? What’s your perception of the meaning of your label? What labels are close, but not quite? What’s your perception of the meaning of other people’s labels? Do we all agree on them, or do we have different definitions depending on where we stand on the spectrum? Please participate.