Should age matter in shidduchim?

The fact that they even needed to make the following video just shows how stupid the shidduch system is, I guess it’s about time that someone showed everyone how dumb they were being, except this video is being too nice. Of course age matters, only idiots like me marry girls born in a different decade, but I never understood why people were so hung up on girls being younger than them. We’re talking 10 year age differences, we’re talking 6 months a year.

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  • Michael Makovi

    I always prefer women older than me; they’re much more interesting to talk to.

  • http://yeshivaforum.wordpress.com OfftheDwannaB

    This video is sucks so bad. The music, the cheesy lines. I assume it was meant to target the mothers. And ‘ageless qualities of our daughters?’ Yeah ill be in the nursing home. The whole video is so retarded. Jewish psa.

  • the real ms

    You wrte five new posts since I last logged on. How am I supposed to keep up wth this?

    • The Mrs.

      Huh?

  • zach

    Watched the whole thing expecting it to turn into a parody video & was very disappointed to find that it was serious.

  • Cough K

    Those 60 something year old Sephardim that has a wife who just graduted from Touro come to mind.

    • sephardic girl

      That is because Sephardic men are good in bed. I am sure that its only the Sephardics who are marrying younger women?? What? Are you kidding ?

  • ksil

    embarrassing that I am associated with this community….

    ugh

    she is a good girl with a stable job …

  • http://challahbackgirl.com challah back girl

    I can’t stand what the shidduch system has become, but it’s nice to see shadchanim who want to set men up with women their own age. Every shadchan I’ve worked with has tried to set me up with men who are closer to my parents’ ages than my own, all because they are setting up the men my age with women ten years younger. For me, age isn’t just a number if someone is from a completely different generation, and has made it to nearly 50 without getting married.

  • http://challahmaidel.wordpress.com/ Challah Maidel

    I agree and disagree with the message of this video. I was set up with a guy who was nearly a year younger than me. He seemed like a nice guy. It felt weird going out with him because I felt as though I was dating one of my younger brother’s friends. I was willing to give him a chance. The match fell through as his parents felt I wasn’t frum enough for him. While age shouldn’t be a factor it does matter. While a 2 year age gap shouldn’t matter, I don’t think its fair to insist that a person to go with someone who is old enough to be his/her parents or grandparents. Let the individual decide for him/herself alone. I know men who married women older than them. I know older women who prefer younger men (not just because they are cougars). I know women who married much older men (not because they were gold diggers). Each to his/her own.

  • http://yeshivadaze.wordpress.com Shragi

    “OMG they suggested a girl that was two months older than me! We wanted to hang up the phone immediately but the shadchan was persistent and now we’re married blissfully for two years, we have a cute baby, my wife has a good job and I got an acting gig!”

  • Balensen

    This could not have been any funnier if Heshy had written the script himself.

  • Anonymous

    The tagline reads like it was an episode of Fear Factor:

    Fear…I mean Age, was not a factor for them!

    FACEPALM!!!

  • Anonymous

    I had girls decline ME because I was too young. I never though I’d find someone younger than me.

  • Short girl 2

    Oy. Why is the Yeshivish world so slow at getting with the times? Hashem Yirachem.
    In addition, why are cougars (6 months older) so taboo? Who ever complained about a little experience? (cant help myself)

    Short girl 2

    Short girl 2

  • Mazal

    Wait… This isn’t a joke?
    Wow
    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
    I’m still cringing…

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  • Aaron

    I did not go through the shidduch system, however my wife is 5 years older than me. I do not understand why guys only want younger women, besides the obvious. It is shameful. To be fair, my wife is friends with a lot of these Brooklyn girls in their 30s so I know the type, they live at home, don’t have jobs, and don’t how to cook. Many of these women would be married if they actually got out and started their lives. Instead, they lived at home to save money and having nothing to show for it professionally or socially. Brooklyn girls have to be the worst.

  • A P Coirus

    Has it occurred to you that perhaps the fact that older men are likely to have more $$ than younger men and therefore afford a greater fee to the shadchan may have something to do with this – its all business you see, not an attempt at getting into Olam Habah

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