Among the readers of this publication, there will be those who find your letter and maybe even my response to be offensive, as I validate your perspective.
I must also stress that I am not a than Modern Orthodox used to hold hands while on a date.
But, as date after date ends in rejection, she has begun to worry if there isn't something more going on.
Her conversations with Shevi on the topic typically end in frustration and anger."Mommy, I told you.
Birger did his homework (full disclosure, I was interviewed by him and quoted in the article).
He looks at the statistical issues in particular, the ever-increasing number of women to men, how money is used to bargain for a better mate and why the process causes people to leave religion.
The first, written by Jon Birger, the author of an important new book called Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, explores the similarities between Mormons and Orthodox Jews and the crises both groups seem to have when it comes to dating and marriage.
What Two Religions Tell Us about the Modern Dating Crisis explores religious dropout rates, demographic issues, and financial concerns that affect dating in these two cultures.
A huge thank you to my internet server (who also provides my filter) for figuring out why my internal control panel on my blog has been blocked from me for the last week! ) respond to some concerns/questions that were expressed about the shidduch system after my last post.
I know, you think I am perfect and that if I would only try harder to show who I am, I would wow any boy.
I grew up Modern Orthodox, went to a co-ed yeshiva, and had girlfriends throughout high school.
Single women primp for her, getting their hair and nails done, wear high heels and dresses that are often exorbitantly priced, even having plastic surgery just so that she, a married woman will find a proper young single man that she can introduce them to.
She correctly points out that the article written by Jon Birger “did not exaggerate.” Look at some of the specifics: Orthodontists love to work in Orthodox communities because girl’s teeth must be perfectly straight.