But in the religious world where dating is so often dependent on third parties making introductions, young men and women are at the mercy of others to meet a potential spouse.
Those third-parties are often professional matchmakers or friends who set them up. So a mutual friend thinks, 'Wow, what a great match!
These huge numbers might have been remedied by internet matchmaking, which has worked well in the mainstream culture with companies like and even JDate claiming thousands of matches.
But orthodox Jews are suspect of online dating, due to its reliance on superficial items like photographs and because of its casual dating reputation.
And yet, logic would suggest that once they are ready to marry, men and women should be afforded some outlet to meet one another in educational forums like classes, lectures, or working together on a charitable project.