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Graduate, maybe grad school, find a job that makes me happy.
Would love to be married by 28 or 29, have a baby after a year or two of marriage--if my job allows for it.
In frum circles, especially among Hassidim, eighteen is the age when shidduchim start and shadchanim take notice.
Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.
Usually a professional matchmaker is called a shadchan, but anyone who makes a shidduch is considered the shadchan for it.
As I wiped off my nail polish and buttoned my blouse to the chin each December, it was evident that this pseudo relationship with my Ultra Orthodox cousin would never be anything more than my pretending to be a part of her world, and her feigning ignorance to the fact that I came from a world where women wear pants, have fewer than eight children, and touch boys long before the wedding night.
However, this year as I started my new life in college and I assumed she'd began the husband hunt, I figured now was as good of a time as any to try out a relationship, and maybe even learn something about this lifestyle that I'd spent so many years dressing up as.
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The position the rabbi advocated was completely out of touch with my reality, and as far as I could see, he seemed unwilling to even consider the needs of a diverse and changing community.