He did not believe the obvious, I do not want to put on a stage production complete with set, lights, make and wardrobe for someone I just talked to once, you want to see me meet me, in person.
The men might think the women are the crazies but what about them; they should look in the mirror?
Sciortino commented, “Essentially, we are far more discriminating in our 30s than we were in our 20s, which is both a blessing and a curse.
Please note that the posts on The Blogs are contributed by third parties. Dating in your 30s is a nightmare, Jewish dating is worse, and a Jewish woman in her mid-30s looking for a husband is over the hill.
The opinions, facts and any media content in them are presented solely by the authors, and neither The Times of Israel nor its partners assume any responsibility for them. If you have not glanced over and your eyes locked with the man of your dreams or at least your interest and you start dating you are relegated to the world of online dating, matchmakers and friends setting you up.
One man called me a pistol, I know what I want from life it is difficult to just settle.
As for the high stakes, all the Jewish men in the dating sites look at the process in one way, how fast they can see you and move on to the next.
The problems with dating are even more glaring in one’s thirties.
The “stakes are higher” and one is even more choosy, there is no just no use in dating someone where there is no future.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wrote an article back in 2008, “How to Fix Orthodox Jewish Dating” declaring, “The religious Jewish dating scene is severely broken.” The article might have been written in 2018 because it is still broken.
He claims the problem is “in the religious world where dating is so often dependent on third parties making introductions.” I am not as religious but the same can be said of anyone who finds it difficult to meet a potential Jewish partner, one has to rely on “professional matchmakers or friends who set them up,” and the dreaded online dating sites, which Boteach makes one appear “desperate.” In the past couple of years, there has been a Shidduch Crisis among the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey.
Like every other issue in the Jewish community, it is swept under the rug and glossed over.
If there is anything written they are geared to those in their twenties who are in shidduchim or who still can be involved with youth groups, whether at university, the local synagogue or through Israel trips and would find it easier to meet a nice Jew to date and settle down.
Sciortino puts it best as she recounts a male friend of her saying, “So the women who are my age-ish, who are still single, are kind of the leftovers.