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    Why am I Not Married?

    Shidduchim SOS: "All my friends were convinced that I would be 'the first to go.' I'm slim, beautiful and with yichus. People said I have the complete package and it remains a mystery to all as to why I am not married." Full Story

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    Bochur Say's
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    Bochur Say's

    can i have your number

    Foolish
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    Foolish

    Tall, thin, yichus are are assets you luckily received for free, from Hashem, without any work

    Did you realize you did not mention a word about your personality? about your character? are you introvert or extrovert? chasidish or not? learned or ignorant?

    Here is what you need to understand:
    smart? there will always be smarter then you
    pretty? there there will always be prettier then you
    yichus? there will always be some with better background

    but personality: that’s only up to you and that is what defines you

    ''model qualities''??
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    ''model qualities''??

    You shudnt be writing things like this, i wudnt marry you..

    2 Cents
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    2 Cents

    Usually this would be the place where the “typical 770 bochur” would say something that vindicates the masses of deluded souls. But here I would simply like to say “well said”. I agree and as a bochur I realize that no one is perfect. Everyone has to learn to look past the Rochel – the good looks and what we see – to find Leah – the parts that we don’t. This is the mesaage we are relaying when the Chosson covers the Kallahs face AT THE TIME OF KIDDUSHIN! So MY two cents is, if the author of the… Read more »

    out of all the articles i have read on this topic....
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    out of all the articles i have read on this topic....

    this one strikes me the most
    Perhaps we had more education on how to create a great marriage (within the seminary/yeshivah system).

    sara crispe says:
    it aint 2 halves = whole
    it’s 2 wholes, 1+1=2 (not 1).

    therefore what is each bringing to the marriage? and once we do bring in “our whole” what then how does one forge this relp to be successful?

    once a person understands how he/she is able to contribute, may make it easier to decide on who to marry

    To Comment #5
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    To Comment #5

    “once a person understands how he/she is able to contribute, may make it easier to decide on who to marry”

    This is only true if he/she wants someone who can contribute the way they do. Or if they know what they need most. But many times no one knows who they are or what they want.

    Heartfelt....
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    Heartfelt....

    you sound like a wonderful person…i hope you find your bashert real soon.. from a girl who is waiting too

    to #1
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    to #1

    FUNNY!
    good move

    BEST ARTICLE ON SUBJECT BUT
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    BEST ARTICLE ON SUBJECT BUT

    “Guess my point is, it makes no difference if you have that model figure or not, whether you’re beautiful or not. The problem here is much more profound and deeper then we realize.”

    IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Just not as big as people make it out. Look it definitely helps if a girl looks nice enough, it makes a diference, but you are so so on target with this, and I’m a guy.

    So… yeah. I agree 99% with you.

    What you wrote is well written, beautiful and to the point, I so agree with you.

    I know the feeling
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    I know the feeling

    I am a 20 year old buchor out of yeshiva. I am slim and beautiful and whenever I go out on shidduch dates I feel like the girls are just interested in my looks and do not love me for me. It is a big issue in Lubavitch and one I think should be addressed.

    awesome point!
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    awesome point!

    well said! I am in your position and know exactly how you feel! But, what is there to do?

    RELAX!!
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    RELAX!!

    Despite hiding behind your anonymity, you ARE somewhat boastful. Being told you’re beautiful your whole life (your words) will inevitably make you really believe it & therefore, I suspect you somehow signal a big ego to your date. So you are drop-dead gorgeous. You have Yichus. Presumably you consider yourself above-average intelligence. You probably are all of these things. But honestly, you sound arrogant to me. Maybe it also comes across on a date. And you don’t say if you’ve ever rejected anyone & why. Could it be YOU are setting your expectations at an unrealistic level? I think it… Read more »

    moshe
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    moshe

    seriously all this talk about shiduchim is getting me sick! When you raech the age of 22 or 23 or when you feel ready to get married look for people with similar intresets in life dtae get engaged amd off to the Chupa. All these articles are written for “lo yutzlachs that need help!!! you are scaring the normal people.

    look inside
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    look inside

    when a person gose out on a date.
    you also look @ the inside of the person
    is she chashidish or not dose she gose to movie or not

    To Comment #2
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    To Comment #2

    One’s Personality is not up to the person he or she can’t just change or adjust their personality accordingly. Not so simple. G-D given my friend, we have to try to bring out the talents that each of our personalities posess.

    I agree with 12 and would add
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    I agree with 12 and would add

    I agree with what coment #12 wrote. All you write about yourself is outer stuff while you don’t write any REAL qualities even though you do it to make a specific point. Regarding the point of the article itself – good luck trying to fix anything by placing blame on others. You say it’s all the fault of Bochurim right? THEY are the ones looking for perfection right? I think people from every side of this story (boys, girls, parents, friends etc.) are looking for perfection/ looks/ money / yichus / whatever. There will always be real people and shallow… Read more »

    My thoughts verbatim !!!
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    My thoughts verbatim !!!

    This article is the first accurate,decent, veracious,approach on the subject!
    As an “older” girl my feelings deeply resonate with the authors. Its not as simple as some people so blatantly put it…

    and # 10 you are highly funny……;) !!!! Good luck with that 😉

    i think u got lucky and blessed with number 12 most people do not have someone write str8 to them
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    i think u got lucky and blessed with number 12 most people do not have someone write str8 to them

    i dont understand though i just turned down a girl because she wasnt well versed im not looking for the girl that says chitas and perek echad every day but it would be nice someone who has experience being a part of the chassidishe community and has some sort of education what is it with yichus it is zippo! moshiach is coming right now anyway soo who cares r u going to live with someone for 65 years because who their great grandfather was??? u cant order life-living from the bakery u choose someone to go out with and then… Read more »

    If you can only be a fly on my clinic's wall
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    If you can only be a fly on my clinic's wall

    As a therapist who works with so many Lubavitch couples ,I read all these articles here recently with much cuoriosity and think to myself ” if all these Bochurim and Girls who look for the perfect other half, can only know what I hear from all these people few years (or even less then that) about that ‘perfect match’ he or she found. everything is gone, the beuty, the size 2 , the head turning model, even the great Yichus that was such a factor in making this Shiduch, ALL of it is gone with the wind, out of the… Read more »

    so it's all her fault?
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    so it's all her fault?

    It’s so nice of all of you to explain how this girl is the problem – you all seem to know what is wrong with her. And what is even more puzzling is that you take it upon yourself to explain that it is actually her fault she is not married. Do you even see what’s wrong with this picture? Did you forget that Hashem runs the world? Who died and put you in charge?

    It takes two to tango.
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    It takes two to tango.

    Ms. anonymous, In my judgment your making it sound like only the boys have the problem. Well guess what, I have noticed so many girls that dont even agree to go out because the guy is not good enough, or they heard things about the guy and they are not willing to see for themselves, and they are in their late twenties. So in my opinion the problem lies with both guys and girls. Let me ask you a personal question? How many guys did you say no to? and why? Is their a chance the problem lies with you?

    the right time
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    the right time

    I don’t think we can try to pinpoint why someone who is older and has great qualities is still not married. Of course there may be issues that make things more difficult and they should be addressed but… We must keep in mind that the exact time of marriage is pre-destined by Hashem. So however kind or chassidish or beautiful or ugly a person is, they will get married at THEIR right time. I know a girl that also everyone thought would for sure find the right person really fast… she had great qualities etc… and people couldn’t understand why… Read more »

    slim boys.
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    slim boys.

    slim boys are rather nasty.
    and you probably are still single because you are lame, as in you find the need to write this article and boast your beauty, as opposed to just letting it happen, on its own.

    to number 23
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    to number 23

    I don’t think he’s trying to boast his beauty… he’s got a point…

    I guess its similar to the case of people who have money… It IS harder… they don’t know who their real friends are…

    Number 19 has it spot on
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    Number 19 has it spot on

    People listen to what your heart and mind tells you. Look for what YOU want not what your mother, community, and society tell you what YOU need. Because they don’t know what makes you happy. I suggest a deep introspection and mediation on what qualities you need(i.e strong character, generosity..etc) to fill in the missing pieces of what you have never received. Be true to yourself and than you will get your true bashert.
    Hatzlachah!

    kidush?
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    kidush?

    did your parents gave a kiddush for your honer when you were born? (THIS IS ONE THING THE REBBE TOLD US TO DO)
    my friend just gave a kiddush for her 22 years old.

    pic
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    pic

    why don’t you post a picture for us to rate you?

    to #23
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    to #23

    you are massively confused and should read the article again!!!!!!!!!!!!(the author=girl.NOT BOY)

    perfection
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    perfection

    to the author of this article:
    stop blaming guys for trying to find perfection.
    one day, a guy will find u and think u are perfect, (and i hope not because of ure yichus and supposed beauty…)
    and then… you won’t be complaining….

    To Everyone
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    To Everyone

    Are we being punked???

    to #23
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    to #23

    you sohld reed the thing again and rember whos talking

    to 24
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    to 24

    all the way

    The Right Guy!!!!
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    The Right Guy!!!!

    I MIGHT HAVE SOMEONE FOR YOU WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GOING OUT WITH YOU, AS YOU SAY THAT YOURE IN YOUR LATE TWENTIES, THIS BOCHUR IS IN HIS MID TWENTIES AND PEOPLE ARE TURNING YOU DOWN FOR NO REASON. WELL I HAVE A BOCHUR IN MIND WHO MIGHT BE A GREAT MATCH, HE IS INTELLIGENT, HAS A VERY PLEASANT PERSONALITY, IS HANDSOME AND THIN, AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON…SO WHOEVER IS LOOKING TO GET MARRIED I KNOW A LOT OF BOCHURIM AND GIRLS WHO ARE LOOKING TO GET MARRIED I CAN SET YOU UP IF ONLY YOU… Read more »

    some advice
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    some advice

    It is good to read Chavos Halevavos and increase bitachon that you will get a good shidduch. I know it helped me having bitachon. May you have good news soon.

    TO NUMBER 28 AND 31 AND 30
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    TO NUMBER 28 AND 31 AND 30

    HEY ITS, NUMBER 23.
    AND I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE GUY WHO SAID HE WAS SLIM IN HIS COMMENT NOT THE ARTICLE AND THE SECOND PART OF MY COMMENT WAS REFERRING TO THE ARTICLE
    FARSHTAIST?
    AND…NUMBER TO NUMBER 30, THIS IS ALOTTTTTTT WORSE THAN BEING PUNKED.
    THIS IS LIKE BEING KILLED ON THE SHOW PUNKED.
    THESE ARTICLES ARE AWFUL.

    Sad but true on both sides
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    Sad but true on both sides

    I have seen picky parents on both girl and boy sides. But you seemed to get regected after the dates, which usualy happens more to the boys. Maybe more humilty and warmth and less boy bashing or bocher hatting is in order.

    subconscious feelings
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    subconscious feelings

    “All my friends were convinced that I would be ‘the first to go.’ The phrase “first to go” sounds like someone getting fired or something else not good. Maybe you have a negative idea about marriage (maybe even subconscious) that is blocking you from getting a shidduch.

    be honest
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    be honest

    sounds like she’s overweight

    word from the author
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    word from the author

    Hi, I am the girl who wrote this article , and I sit here shocked by some of these comments, although not totally surprised. There are always going to be those amongst us who find the negative even in something that is coming from a place of deep pain. Did any of you who chose to offend and belittle what I wrote ,stop to think what lies beneath this article. Do you honestly feel you are in the position to sit there and judge ? – No I am not perfect and very far from it. l DID write in… Read more »

    TRUST ME
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    TRUST ME

    Yichus is overrated!

    What about Rivka?
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    What about Rivka?

    I think we can all learn a lesson from Rivka who got married at the age of 3. Yitzchak didn’t care how she looked, or even acted, rather he let a slave pick her out for him. I think that we all have a lot of thinking left to be done. Dan

    to the author
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    to the author

    hey , its # 23 again, im crying out to the worl dtoo here is my plea please stop…this was all depressing to start with, but now its just getting verrry funny… i’m sorry but maybe you are having a hard time finding a partner because maybe possibly perhaps, you bore them with 8 paragraph explanations about everything you say or do. why do i keep commenting if i am so disturbed by all of this you ask? well, i hope to shed some humor into the hearts of the skinny lil yichus hungry souls out there. p.s you say… Read more »

    ATTN AUTHOR
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    ATTN AUTHOR

    if you are posting on article here, you have to expect to be criticized, laughed at, and ridiculed.
    if you really believe in what you say, stop defending yourself and giving five-paragraph explanations.
    whoever agrees with you already does, and whoever doesn’t – ure not going to change their minds!
    so calm down and take pride in the fact that you initiated all these enormously entertaining comments and gave some people their laughs for the day.

    :) opinion
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    :) opinion

    its interesting to see everyones own opinion!
    all i say is: Good luck and MAZEL TOV in advance!!!!!!

    I really feel for u....
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    I really feel for u....

    Take no notice of the negative comebacks …..stupid and jealous people around…..u wrote beautifully and truthfully.Hatzlocho.

    To the auther and #39
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    To the auther and #39

    It’s me from #16 I am truly sorry for hurting your feelings. I would like to explain myself though. I think you came down too hard on the guys, please remember that boys have feelings too even if they don’t allways show it.
    I still admire the additude of #12 even though she did come across with a little too much Gevurah.
    I wish you all the best physicaly and spiritualy and you should find your husband in the year 5769.

    to #13
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    to #13

    What you said is truly mean. Every single older girl and boy started off young and full of hope right from the beginning. to say that they are ‘yutzlach who need help’, is like saying that Hashem’s plan is ‘yutzlach’.

    And another thing, if you believe that they need help – then help them!! Try to make a shidduch for them

    to #42
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    to #42

    i think with your comment – it’ll be really hard for you to find yours with your nasty comments…and I hope that HKB”H will grant all those who deserve to find their bashert ASAP.

    I'm #12
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    I'm #12

    There is a huge difference in the way the original article was written & your response (#39.) I find it very hard to believe that both pieces were written by the same person (unless, of course, the original was carefully edited.) Perhaps it’s because of all the anger in #39. Like many people, you aren’t willing to acknowledge that just maybe there is some truth to what I wrote. I re-read your article & my response. Obviously what I said hit home, because you defended yourself at great length. No one else merited the same angry response. I suppose you… Read more »

    To the author
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    To the author

    You have some very good points, however, there is a very big misconception out there about Bocurim. Being one myself, i can tell you, that yes i do see where you are coming from – that there allot of guys who think that way, and think that it exists out there – someone that will just have every and anything they want all in one – which is quiet the opposite of marriage, cause is it not 2 people coming together and working with each others pros and cons?! However this general conception that people have has gone WAY TO… Read more »

    angry people....
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    angry people....

    angry people shoudl not be able to comment. they are mean and insensitive.
    What is the point in bashing a well meaning article??

    THE GUY FROM COMMENT #33
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    THE GUY FROM COMMENT #33

    WHY IS NO ONE SENDING ME EMAILS AREN’T ALL YOU PEOPLE SINGLE AND LOOKING TO GET MARRIED?
    WELL IF YOU ARE, AND YOU CLAIM HOW MESSED UP THE SYSTEM IS.

    SO HERE YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO CARES.
    YOU CAN SEND ME YOUR PROFILE W/O YOUR NAME JUST AGE AND HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN A MATE AND DESCRIBE YOUSELF AS WELL OF COURSE AND I WILL IYH DO MY BEST TO SET YOU UP IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE ON A SHIDDUCH!!!

    this isnt a joke
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    this isnt a joke

    I can’t believe people are making this into a joke. Some of the comments up here are shameful…

    Why do people take advantage of the fact that they can comment anonymously? If they had to put their name they would (I hope) be too embarrassed to post them.

    If you’ve nothing nice to say, say nothing.

    Good Article
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    Good Article

    Everybody who has commented against it about why she mentions her looks and all has completely missed the point. She brought it to prove a well established point. I’m a bochur. Though that what she says probably doesn’t apply to most cases. She does have a very good point, because after all, it makes that a bochur should think that way, because he will be living with her the rest of her life. But therefore, he must learn the letters in Igros which explain how there is none perfect other than Hashem. People who wrote against the article missed the… Read more »

    You rejected me
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    You rejected me

    The author talks about the bochurim that turned her down, but what about the the ones that she turned down? There were bochurim who were “complete packages” but somehow you felt they should be rejected because they were “either too open, too closed, too serious, too carefree… whatever it was, YOU somehow managed to find something that was missing”. Dear Author, You are still “an older single” because you rejected me and many others. “It’s about time YOU learn to realize that no BOCHUR is perfect”, although I come very close. And that, dear author, is the reason we are… Read more »

    To the Author - 12, 13  &  33
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    To the Author - 12, 13 & 33

    To the Author: Firstly, you wrote very well. Honestly, the only issue with your article and the reason you’re getting this kind of feedback (I think) is because you followed lots of other articles so ppl are “burnt out” on this issue and are not being as serious as if it were the first article. To #12 You are out of line here. You must not have been following the series of articles here so you don’t get why she writes that way. She was not writing to boast about herself she was following up on the articles that said… Read more »

    to # 33
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    to # 33

    what is your name? would love to send you my profile but i would need to know who I am sending it to. Mayb your just a shmo who wants some good gossip. So, if u really do want to help tell us who you are and the phone calls/emails wont stop.

    to #55
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    to #55

    Why you do care to know the heights AND WEIGHT.
    do numbers matter? Seriously how..

    I'm #10
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    I'm #10

    vee kumpt dos in lubavitch aza shanzeh?? and #23 i said slim AND beautiful…..

    This is all so sad...but one last word
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    This is all so sad...but one last word

    There is so much pain, it was hard to read it all. Sadly, boys who hold out for perfection do seem to get whatever they want in the end, because a older single boy can dip into the next class of nineteen year olds. I am not saying that some boys don’t suffer rejection along the way, they may, but in the end, most normal boys do okay with the system. But if the girls miss their small window of opportunity, when they are very young and new to the market and there is some buzz around them, oy vay!… Read more »

    What is this?
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    What is this?

    Beauty is equated with perfection. The stress placed on it in the article is not misplaced. For a girl walking down the street anywhere – I wish I could say crown heights is different – it is very clear and simple to see that all men/boys want it and it is not kept secret. And yes we are conditioned to see beauty as the prime focus of what women need to be. Its not coming out of left field. We were created like that. What went wrong is that the definition of beauty is now confined to excrutiatingly slim figures… Read more »

    To #60
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    To #60

    Did you ever check out the facts that you say boys have a better chance, or you just happen to know a bunch of older girls so you think it is fact? Also, if what you are saying is realy true (that boys could just dip into the next class of 19 year olds) then why in the world would you want to continue to feed such a disastrous system by marrying with a big age gap thereby giving a clear dissadvantage to other girls? My wife an I are within a year of each other and life is great.… Read more »

     author
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    author

    I have just one last comment to add. When I sent it my article I titled it ” Finding perfection together” to imply that no-one is perfect , no even with beauty, yichus, etc that so many out there tend to think if you have those two, then you’re guaranteed to get married easily and quickly. COL changed it to ” Why am I not married yet” and also re-phrased some wordings – and after reading it again, I understand why some of you might have translated what I wrote as to sounding arrogant and boastful, but this was far… Read more »

    NUMBER 12
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    NUMBER 12

    you disgust me

    To #62 From #60
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    To #62 From #60

    I am not advocating big age gaps, I have one son married to a girl older than him (like the Rebbe & Rebbetzin), but I also had daughters recently, so I am calling it as I see it. Yes, unfortunately I know too many “older” single girls and single boys I know reject girls for whatever whim they want. And they can get young girls, that’s just the way it is. You may not like the message, but it is the emes.

    In the same boat
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    In the same boat

    Once upon a time I was just as sure and carefree as everyone else, but now years later I find my self crying myself to sleep most nights wondering and hoping if this misery will ever end. The author is not looking for an explanation or any answers; it is a cry from her soul, one that unless you are in the same situation can’t really relate to. I walk down the street and see happy loving couples everywhere, I look and all I want to do is raise my head to the sky and scream ITS NOT FAIR, ITS… Read more »

    to 60
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    to 60

    You write “why would we feed such a system”…then at the end you write (the opposite) that “people didn’t agree with your age difference”. The point is no one controls who you or someone else can marry. If you find happiness with someone a little older than you and someone else finds that with someone a years younger then let them all live happily ever after. There is no “system”.

    to #56
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    to #56

    hmmm I wonder, why would someone email a random guy like that?
    ~ 31

    to #67
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    to #67

    ????? reread before you nitpick. Oh and you probably mean #62

    To:67 From:60
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    To:67 From:60

    Statements you attributed to me were made by #62, but anyway…There most definately is an informal “system” that has fallen into place in Shidduchim and there are rules. Girls do better if they enter and exit this system as quickly as possible through marriage. Hanging around does not do them any good, on this I think we can agree. I am merely advising parents of girls to work on their daughters’ shidduchim ASAP.

    to 60
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    to 60

    You write “why would we feed such a system”…then at the end you write (the opposite) that “people didn’t agree with your age difference”. The point is no one controls who you or someone else can marry. If you find happiness with someone a little older than you and someone else finds that with someone a years younger then let them all live happily ever after. There is no “system”.

    A Thought
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    A Thought

    To the Author & other girls who anxiously wait for their match: Thin, beautiful, lively, extroverted, aidel, exciting, cute, smart, ambitious, tall, short, sweet, kind-hearted…. Girls, you can be any of these things, but it will not guarrantee that boys will be falling on your doorstep, or that each boy dated will fall deeply in love with you. Finding your bashert, your other half, goes much deeper. Yes, physical attraction is a facet, and if you’re witty & good-natured it may help the cause, but, at the end of the day, it is about the interests & values you share,… Read more »

    oh my gosh!!
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    oh my gosh!!

    my friend just sent me this link to this survey its very interesting apparently someone cares about the shidduch crisis and is doing something about it. this is the link
    http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=1321431

    #12
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    #12

    I am shamed by #12
    What a narrow minded and judgemental person!

    to #73
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    to #73

    your link is nuts! its the same guy who wrote #33 and wants girls to email him!!

    WHAT IS THIS?!?
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    WHAT IS THIS?!?

    WHY IS A SINGLE GIRL WRITING THIS AND WHY ARE SINGLE BOCHORIM READING AND RESPONDING TO THIS, GET BACK TO LEARNING< GET OFF THE INTERNET

    time for change
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    time for change

    someone above, (i didn’t keep track of the comment number) wrote that people are getting “burnt out” with this same topic already, so while i thank the author for putting in the effort to write this article (i can tell you put alot into it, and feel passionately about what you write), i ask all of you who follow this blog, please start sending in articles on shidduchim that deal with other topics. A few topic suggestions: gezhe/ffb/bt – the yes and no’s. Siblings – brothers or sisters who are waiting their turn, thereby causing more singles, who simply have… Read more »

    a single bochur
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    a single bochur

    Im a single bochur and im not looking for perfection all im looking for is geze. i dont care what she looks like or how sweet she is, if shes geze ill take her. my whole life i look at the geze people of ch and i wish i can be them they look so happy maybe if i marry one i can be happy too. geze geze geze thats all i want ‘
    so if your geze and want to go out with a really simple guy send me a email to [email protected]

    To 78 GEZE,
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    To 78 GEZE,

    what is this? Some kind of a joke? Haha…… Hashem decides when and where a shidduch is made… There is no such thing as GEZE…The connection depends if you merited it, and if you “chorvitted” laboriously in making for yourself a good name; each person, wise, simple, Ashkenaz Lubavitch, Sephardic Lubavitch, will end up with someone they never thought they’d end up with…… Only the Almighty knows and we trust in him to seek us our basherte Love mate.

    ummmmm
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    ummmmm

    to #78 – If you want a gezhe girl, you gotta sound a bit more sophisticated. A gezhe girl doesn’t want a simple boy. You need to extoll your many virtues. Maybe you can say you learn, or that you have money. I don’t know what you have, but cmon, you gotta do better than that!!

    another question
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    another question

    to #76 – Get over yourself and join this century. Women are allowed to write such articles. You are only using this as a cover to say what you really want to say, so I’ll say it for you. You don’t like the fact that she thinks for herself and asks questions. You don’t like the fact that bochurim also have opinions of their own and are therefore commenting as such.

    to # 10
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    to # 10

    grow up or maybe you need a guy

    to 81 & 76
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    to 81 & 76

    81…very well said…I always feel like writing that when I see people like 76 screaming like that and they think that they can control everyone…

    TO 76…what can I say, you are not the type to appreciate other opinions so I won’t waste my time. But one thing I will say is please DONT SCREAM….as most of us here are civilized people the type who like to share and listen to opinions, we don’t shout. Thanks.

    to # 78
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    to # 78

    So basically what you’re saying is, that the only important thing in life to you is that her family is gezhe? That is preposterous, you are not living with the family for the rest of your life, what if your wife treats you like garbage or if she acts like a b*tch to you, then her family will not make any difference, beacuse you will be so miserable, no matter how much mashkeh her granfather said lichayim on in the old shtetel. Similarly is with looks, yes looks are important, but its not everything, and if someone says that it… Read more »

    to #78
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    to #78

    its not a valid email maybe try another one that works!!!

    from the answers
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    from the answers

    i see there are a lot of young people hurting and THIS GENERATION OF PARENTS HAS TO HELP AND SOON

    Your turn will also come
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    Your turn will also come

    WHH The only true shadchan is Hashem, and I am sure when the time is appropriate, you will get married. In the meantime, as I can see you are maturing, and as you said 8 years on the shidduch scene probably means you have been out a number of times, you can use this time for self development. In our neighborhood in E.Y. there were unfortunately a number of older singles, from 25 to 30, whose parents in desperation formed their own local mishmeres. I am happy to tell you that 8 of the twelve singles were engaged in eight… Read more »

    question
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    question

    intimated? i think thats what bochurim are today! self confidence is needed to say i want this shiduch to work

    to 12 / 39
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    to 12 / 39

    it would be stupid and presumptuous to judge you, your character (or lack thereof), and issues strictly based on your comments.
    but your comments are there, outrageously judgemental and so intellectually dishonest. It’s amazing how much someone can make up about a person without having a clue who they are and just reading one or two thoughts they wrote.

    I'll tell U why!!
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    I'll tell U why!!

    Unbelievable!! Although I do not know you, YOU have a lot to learn about relationships!! Still young (late 20’s). Perhaps, noone will ever be good enough for you?? You sound as though you are perfect, why would anyone would want to marry you? I wouldn’t. It’s great to be “beautiful” and the “complete package”etc if you born with these gifts It’s NOT the outer appearance that makes a marriage work!! It’s the INTERNAL qualities, (personality and character) You have it ALL WRONG!! Humility, loyalty, love etc communication/ compromises/ challenges etc A work in process that you do together!! It seems… Read more »

    Yichus
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    Yichus

    like potatoes, the best stuff is in the ground!

    Mystery of Marriage
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    Mystery of Marriage

    I am a life- coach with 30 years of miles in the marriage. I don’t know “why” you and/or all of you are not in the relationships yet. However, below is what I do know. 1. G-d has a plan for you. Relax and let it unfold. 2. You will have a better chance to “attract” some one if you are “joyful” in your soul . Happy people attract happy people. 3. Know who you are. FInd your own passion and get involve with something that has meaning to you. 4. Stay away from “mean” people …boys and girls…they are… Read more »

    tzatzke
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    tzatzke

    There are young women whose whole profession is to perfect their bodies and looks to be photographed on magazines, filmed in movies and TV and etc. A chosid should not be watching all that. If he does – or if he was before tshuva, he will get a tzatzke, because his appearance standard becomes too high. But she is a Jewish girl after all so the years of marriage will be spend sorting out who she really is – and most probably she will turn up to be very good person – but both will live through the pain of… Read more »

    To 92*
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    To 92*

    I think you wrote the best thing yet!!!

    Honest, practical, and so True!!

    Thank you!!!

    Nebbach case
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    Nebbach case

    Hi i know exactly what youre going through. I am also gorgeous, or so they say, and descend from many rabanim i am baruch hashem gifted with yichus and gezzhe and beauty. Oh, intelligence too. And regardless, I have not merited to find my shidduch yet! I am in despair. Im already 20 and all my friends are married i feel like an old maid!!! #10 and author, I totally understand and share in your pain. May we all find our shidduchim soon and live happy married lives

    To the author:
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    To the author:

    I don’t think you sound proud or boastful. But I think you could have phrased your statement in a way which would have reduced the chance of having it interpreted as such. I think you should have placed greater emphasis on the fact that you are trying to make the point that looks are not all it takes, and that it is to give your argument greater weight that you mention the fact that you are attractive, and therefore can speak from that perspective. Having said that, I would like to caution you about the apparent extreme to which you… Read more »

    To the Author - Well said
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    To the Author - Well said

    Plain and simple, I think you said what has needed to be said for quite a long time. It’s too bad if some folks in the community can’t handle hearing it, but that’s not news; not everyone can deal with painful truths. And although it is not considered “good form’ to acknowledge the simple fact that you can be good looking, have yichus and still have a life, for the purpose of this kind of article, I think it’s important to say it.
    Yasher koach.

    Thank you...
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    Thank you...

    ….to 97 – From the author

    to # 66
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    to # 66

    You made me cry
    I just find my self in that boat !
    I am my self almost 24
    and what we need is positive advice which are the REBBE’S way
    Thank you!
    And good luck to the author in finding your bashert very very soon.

    To the author
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    To the author

    I would be willing to go out with you. Please contact me through my shadchanit, Mrs. Lebovic in NJ: 973-849-6418. I will keep my name anonymous but if you say Rabbi Levin from Palo Alto, CA came in with me (he is my Rabbi, Mashpia and Friend) to interview around midnight, she will know who I am. I hope to get to meet you in person.

    All the Best,
    –Anonymous

    you can't buy guts!!
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    you can't buy guts!!

    You people do not have a clue about unitity? if this person wants to be single until she is ready..Why not??
    Most of you can’t even find a mate for yourselves unless they are made out of money so you can hide on mommies and daddy’s pocket..

    Without your parents..you idiots would not stand a chance in turning a successful marriage even if G-d granted you a free phd degree…

    sorry, you can buy love but you can’t buy guts!!
    and the girl who wrote the article has it…

    Marriage:  Impossible
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    Marriage: Impossible

    One thing most everyone forgets is that a person actually has to MERIT a spouse. Sure, we know that one’s “other half” was separated from him/her before birth, and it is up to each person to find their intended here on earth. However, not everyone does, as we know, and we really, really don’t know why! Davening, tehillim, segluas, tzedakah–all have been done repeatedly, with no marriage forthcoming. Looks, intelligence, yichus and all the right qualities can be there, and still we see no positive results. Just as some are born handicapped in physical or emotional ways, or are suffering… Read more »

    Perfection
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    Perfection

    Anyone who claims to be perfect or close to perfection of even a little bit better than others will always be alone and afraid.

    Only G-d is perfect and only He can find us our appropriate life mate. If we earnestly and humbly seek what HaShem wants us to do, and what He wants us be be and wants us to be with and be married to we will never need to second guess what He wants for our lives. We must all walk in emuna bitachon, everything else is secondary.

    nice article,  נא לא לפסול כל כך . ואהבת לרעך כמוך '
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    nice article, נא לא לפסול כל כך . ואהבת לרעך כמוך '

    Dear one so much has been said from all side and from all point. Some said it verynicely and some very abruptand without sensetivety ( english is not my language), I hope for every one to thing positive and to ecxept the other person, no matter what he things or sais, as long it is in our Chsidishe way, and Halacha . Please find the possitive. bless one onother for only good . less criticals will help for a wonderfull day, month ande years. be beshimch, forgive, forget and make the most to help and say indearing words. it was… Read more »

    Shadchan
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    Shadchan

    B”H
    When I stood in line for dollars around 1989 I asked the Rebbe for a bracha to be a shadchan. The Rebbe answered, “We should hear good news.”
    If you are interested, I might be able to help you. My e-mail is [email protected]. Please include references and current picture.

    shadchan
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    shadchan

    To the outhor, I think I have a perfect shidduch for you

    Shadchan
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    Shadchan

    B”H
    Are you looking for a shidduch? Do you know someone that is? Focus on building a Jewish home with your soul mate. If you are interested, please send a current shidduch profile, a picture and a contact number to [email protected]

    Too much detail. "factor"
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    Too much detail. "factor"

    Don’t always read in-between the lines. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t discover so much. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Ask yourself how your judging your zivic. you might for instance be calling it off because they did’t smile at you or because they looked bothered. Love them, and over look it.

    Parents in laws
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    Parents in laws

    I just want to please please please warn all, have any of you thought about the in laws you will be having? You have no idea how wicked a mother in law cn be and how they can destroy you. Please please, just because someone learns, it doesn’t mean they are kind. You must must look for kindness. Kindness is everything. If you have kind parents in law, that’s the jackpot. Another excellent way of really knowing a person is to go to a GRAPHOLOGIST. This is an amazing way to save you so much heartache and you will know… Read more »

    Boruch Nissim Hoffinger   HaKohaine...            BS"D
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    Boruch Nissim Hoffinger HaKohaine... BS"D

    Interesting article.
    Before the ‘bochorim’ look for perfection, they should find the fault in themselves. They don’t see it.

    truthful
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    truthful

    to the author. I am so sorry for the hateful comments you have received. My heart aches for you. Nothing comes before its time everything is from Hashem.
    The Rebbe says just like a person should not say Cochi Veotzem Yodi for good things we should not say it about the bad things that happen to us either. HASHEM knows where we are and what we are doing and when He in is infinite wisdom is ready nothing will stop your besht. It should be now

    another look
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    another look

    I am recently married. During my shidduch process, I was looking for one thing, my bashert. From the beginning, I was confident that I would recognize her when I met her; not instant, a flash, but as soon as we began to know each other, we would both know. So I said, “no” to this one and that one, not because there was anything wrong with them, frankly I have no idea if the woman I married is inherently, “better” than any other. I just know that she is mine. Throughout the process, I went to the Ohel, asking only… Read more »

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