“The researchers realize that their results can be depressing, but they also agree with the many readers who caution against reading too much into the preferences of online daters and speed daters. I married a black man, who I am now (17 years later) divorcing, but the point is that I think the world is FULL of potential, why limit yourself?Yes, these daters clearly discriminate by race and height and looks and other superficial qualities, but they also temper these biases once they get to know one another.” People who are terribly picky in choosing partners online will relax their standards if they spend just three or four minutes talking to someone at a speed dating session.
Contrasting the blizzard of twenty-something weddings is the near total dearth of nuptials for anyone Orthodox who is over 40.
When was the last time you were at a wedding of some forty-somethings? There is a palpable personal and communal mania to get married in one’s early 20s which is contrasted by the equally palpable apathy about doing the same when one is over 40.
While some members keep kosher and regularly attend temple, others do not.
What they do have in common is a desire to make new friends, form romantic relationships or find their Beshert.
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