Inevitably, images come to mind of someone’s grandmother making a match through someone’s husband’s cousin at the synagogue or the friend of a friend of a nice Jewish friend.On the contrary, matchmakers Beth Friedman and Jenna Shulman of ju Luv are hardly old enough to be someone’s mother, let alone grandmother. As someone who falls within the target age range of 18 to 35, the core of technology-based dating, I have a number of friends who met that way.I wanted to show that god-fearing folks steeped in old-fashioned values are just as susceptible to the effects of shifting sex ratios as cosmopolitan, hookup-happy 20-somethings who frequent Upper East Side wine bars. One of my web searches turned up a study from Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) on the demographics of Mormons.According to the ARIS study, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men in the state of Utah—a 50 percent oversupply of women.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?Without any outreach from temples and other Jewish organizations, Ploscowe started Mid-Peninsula Jewish Singles 35 .
Fourteen years ago, Jack Ploscowe was single and searching for other singles who might be stumbling, as he was, around the community.Sasson V' Simcha - The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc.is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Jewish men and women meet, date, marry, and build happy, stable Jewish homes. 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. Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal.