Today you can find scattered across all major Jewish newspapers and websites the famous phrase “Shidduch Crisis.”
Some speak about how this crisis is all the Shadchanim’s fault: they take forever to get back to someone and they are only in it for the money.
Some discuss how it’s all the girls’ fault: if girls would just take better care of themselves (lose weight and wear a size 2, dress well etc.) then there would be more matches.
Others speak about the fact that bochurim are just too picky, can’t make up their mind or can’t commit.
And some even go further and blame G-d, by saying that there are more girls in the world than boys so the shidduch crisis is unavoidable.
But with all these nice and dandy articles, we still have a ‘Shidduch Crisis.’
Therefore, I would like to present to you a simple solution, one that you might have heard of countless times. Nevertheless, one very much worth mentioning again.
What is it, you ask?
For starters you’ll need a caring heart and 5 minutes a day.
If you fit the criteria then read on.
After you log off COLlive, sit down with your husband/wife/sister/brother or cousin/friend and name single girls and boys you both know – and let the matches begin.
If you are single, match up your friends with people you went out with. If you are newlywed, then sit down with your new spouse and match up your friends, and if you are a parent and a name that comes your way doesn’t fit – pass it on.
Imagine how many shidduchim would happen if we would all do this? After all, everybody knows someone who knows someone.
– A single 20-something-year-old shadchan