Who cares about yichus?
Just wondering. I can see where Chassidim would consider it a big deal, and maybe (maybe) some rosh-yeshivish families, but does anyone else really care?
My mother tried adding some family self-tooting to my shidduch profile (she said it couldn’t do any harm), but I deleted it very permanently (I think it looks too desperate). I think I have very cool (and even impressive) ancestors, but fairly mediocre yichus. (A few above average rabbi grandfathers/cousins/uncles doth not yichus make. Everyone has those, I suspect.) Besides, I’m not convinced it matters. And it rather lowers the tone – like I have nothing special to offer myself, so we need to drag the dead out of their graves to help.
Does anyone here look for parentage in their prospective dates? Do you know anyone who does? Anyone who’s been turned down for lack of it?