So there's this new fad that I heard about which is that guys are willing to date girls 10 years younger than them (except the 21/27 year olds I assume).
I have a friend, Shira who was suggested to a guy more than a month ago. The Shadchan called her, asked if Shira heard of him, she didn't and told her to Redd it to the boy first.
The the Shadchan asked for her resume and said she would get back to her with an answer.
A few weeks passed and
Shira called the Shadchan to which she asked for a photo of her.
Shira sent one.
Again, time passed along and Shira then received an email from the Shadchan asking for another photo of her.
Eventually after more than a month of not hearing back YET, Shira called the Shadchan and explained that she obliged with all the requests and even after sending all the info, resumes, etc. and letting about 5-6 weeks pass by she still didn't even get an answer.
The Shadchan replied that the boy heard that Shira had a cousin who was 10 years younger (than him) and single and said he would prefer the cousin (based on age).
When Shira told me this story I was upset. Here is a great girl, with amazing middos, a caring and responsible individual, put-together, pretty, skinny, Frum, considerate from a great family and because she was like 2-3 years younger, you would think its great. But no, Mr. Single Guy has a preference and chucks her aside for a girl 10 years his junior!
Then I heard from a Shadchan that she has guys who are in their 40s who are requesting girls in their 20s or only early 30s and not older. She was surprised at the chutzpah and 'pickiness' of these men. They are well in their forties and think a single girl in their 20s would even hear about it?
Of course, don't get me wrong, there ARE exceptions to the rule, but c'mon.
And we girls get the brunt of it, I mean after being stepped on, pushed aside and prodded with questions and requests, we merely get pushed to the back of the closet for something more fresh and new (a girl straight outta sem, perhaps?).
Sheesh! and still we are accused of being picky!