As Valentine’s day approaches, I was thinking it’s a good time to tell you how my shidduch (a date or match, often leading to marriage.The matching up of a man and a woman for purposes of marriage) went.This is what I knew, this is how I grew up and this is my normal.A sit-in in our world is quite intimidating as it’s the first close contact a boy/girl has with the opposite gender as we are separated throughout our childhood.
The criteria in choosing a wedding date should be convenience to the couple, minimum delay and avoiding a chuppat niddah.
We just work harder at making our marriage grow and the love as a result is a deep, long lasting one.
I’m happy to report that after 18 years, I’m still very happily in love and our marriage isn’t any different than any of yours.
When I was almost 19, my neighbor from around the block was suggested to me.
He was, for our circles, considered a bit older at the ripe age of 23.