I would be remiss if, even in retirement, I didn’t post this wonderful article by the NewRepublic about the shidduch crisis. I mean, it’s not enough that we embarrass ourselves by panicking about all those unmarried women dying of old age, unhappiness, recreational time, and discretionary income. No: the internet must know about it too.
A while ago I wrote about not-quite dates, and how much of a turnoff I consider them. Well, this article is by a guy, and he also decries the “not-yet-a-date.” He says that it kills the romance by placing you immediately in the friend zone. Instead of getting flirted at, you’re held at arm’s distance, because the woman has no clue what’s up and whether she should consider you differently.
There’s an infograph for everything these days. And there’s an infograph for how men and women should design their dating profiles for better response. Courtesy of Zoosk, fourth largest dating website on the ‘net and avid Facebook advertiser.
Do you want to date Ralph? You will need a Twitter account, and get in line.
So says New York magazine. It’s just another way of meeting singles, which is what people have been trying to do by any means available to them since they discovered gender.
HT to O.
Not going to have a post ready by Monday, so here’s this to keep you busy:
Living OOT and not getting too many Jewish publications, you miss some of the more entertaining notions people come up with. So I was unaware that men going to Israel at 21 is depriving poor spinster girls sitting back in the USA trying to get married. (What is wrong with marrying a 23-year-old boy, I’m not sure yet. Does anyone have an article detailing this particular solution to the “crisis”?)
At any rate, someone is calling them on it. Controversy ensues. Arm waving, yelling, someone throws a tallis bag… Whattaya think?
In case the link becomes defunct, here’s a page with the full text of the letter (but none of the comments).