So, many of you have been following my previous posts on my view of shidduchim and how I try to help. I’ve received a lot of new “profiles” and some fresh people to work with. (If you’d like to send me your info please read my previous posts and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
While working with large organizations’ matchmaking sites, I began to grow frustrated at how they run their sites. It pains me that singles have to pay for membership (although I totally understand real websites need to pay for overhead). And although I do understand the need for a matchmaker or go between to make things less awkward, I believe it can work wonders if singles themselves have access to others so they can decide on their own if something seems interesting. I’ve set up a Facebook group called Let’s Make a Shidduch that gives singles such access. I am available to act as an intermediary if a single prefers it.
Here is what I write as part of my group info. Feel free to request to join but please read everything first! And this is for singles only!
I created this group as an opportunity for singles to possibly find their match on their own. Singles have to be approved by me first. I will try to make sure the single is legit, normal (they must provide me with their “resumes” or information etc BUT I BEAR NO RESPONSIBILITY-PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO OUT ON A DATE!! This group is geared to modern orthodox-yeshivish as I am most familiar with this spectrum.
Once a single is approved they are free to look through other singles in the group and politely approach them, as in a regular matchmaking site. Be aware that if you join the group, you are making yourself available to anyone else part of the group. If I get any complaints about an individual, I will promptly remove them.
I will also be posting basic snippets of information of singles I know/have information of (without names etc). If something sounds intriguing for you just let me know and I can possibly set it up for you and/or give you more information.
I am a “shadchan”-in quotes because although I am involved in shidduchim, I am not like an old-fashioned shadchan. I believe (and have been told) I have a fresh, sensitive take on singles, and how I work with them. I am honest and expect honesty and decency in return. That includes responding to me or the single who may have contacted you in a timely manner.
I am available to mediate if someone feels more comfortable to go through me. My email is email@example.com. Feel free to contact me.
If someone in the group finds an individual who may be better suited for someone they know who isn’t part of the group feel free to contact me.
Any feedback, dates and marriages please let me know!
Any shidduch that comes from this group I dedicate in honor of Gil-ad, Eyal and Naftali, the 3 boys murdered in Israel.