Ju Luv and others are pioneering the matchmaking business, and young professionals in particular are reaping the benefits as many tire of online and app dating.The connections that can be missing from that kind of technology are exactly the elements present with one-on-one attention from a matchmaker. That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often in conjunction with prevailing sex ratios. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, there are 5.5 million college-educated women in the U. between the ages of 22 and 29 versus 4.1 million such men. Among college grads age 30 to 39, there are 7.4 million women versus 6.0 million men—five women for every four men.
Heterosexual men are more likely to play the field, and heterosexual women must compete for men’s attention.
Of course, tales of scarce men and sexual permissiveness in ancient Sparta won’t convince everyone, so I began to explore the demographics of modern religion.
One of my closest friends met his wife online, where she was using the screen name “Beard_Enthusiast.” She was, in fact, a beard enthusiast, and my friend happened to have a beard. The concept embodies old-school ideals, but what if that’s not such a bad thing to have in your corner?
But for all the long-term relationships and successes resulting from technology-based dating, there’s an equal amount of the opposite: endless swiping, misrepresented photos, and even the occasional inappropriate message or two. Shouldn’t everyone welcome a mensch with a knack for matches?
Sasson V' Simcha - The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc.