Monday, June 16, 2008

crazy shadchan questions

Over Shabbos cake and tea, my friends and I discussed the crazy and often outrageous questions asked to girls by Shadchans. Here are a few winners:
Does the girl wear her seatbelt over her chest or does she put the seatbelt strap behind her? (obviously, if the girl dies in the process, she can no longer be a possible match, but at least she's tznius)
Does she stack dirty dishes at the Shabbos table or does she take each dish to the kitchen individually? (do wives = maids without pay?)
Is her Shabbos tablecloth white silk fabric or does her family use clear plastic? (again, modern convenience is a sign of laziness)
What is her waist size? (why not ask her mother's waist size? actually, ask for the mother's picture while you're at it! might as well come to terms now with what a girl will end up looking like 9 months after the chasuna!)
That's all I can think of for now. I know there are tons more! Feel free to add!

13 comments:

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Does the girl wear her seatbelt over her chest or does she put the seatbelt strap behind her?

Are you serious? This is one of the most unbelievable things I have ever heard to come out of the Chareidi community.

hesh said...

Hey I posted about this once in a joking manner but everyone took it serious.

http://frumsatire.net/2007/06/09/shadchuns-really-do-ask-the-most-ridiculous-questions/

Me said...

wow hesh, where do they come up with this stuff???

Alex30 said...

love itttttttttttttttttttttt.
seatbelt question¬¬¬¬¬¬

10 out of 10!!!!!

just thought of another question... "if you would sit on the back of a motor bike with someone... would you sit facing farward or backwards...??

Honestly Frum said...

I've heard aksed of the guys "boxers or briefs" apparently boxers are more tznius.

SuperRaizy said...

This one comes out of Boro Park: Does her mother (or grandmother) use a shopping cart to carry her groceries home? (apparently this is a sign that the family is "low class")

Tanya said...

A friend of mine was asked for her cup size, seriously!
I was told a guy liked girls with a "medium build" I don't know if he was referring to cup size or not..

Maidel said...

wow - i would have never thought that asking questions about underwear was tznius....

mother in israel said...

Do they ever ask about Shabbos reading material? :)

Honestly Frum said...

I have also hear about aking the mother's dress size, if they use a white table cloth on shabbos. The questions people are coming up with a getting crazier. Go out on the date, if it works great, if not plenty of fish in the sea.

Maidel said...

Just to play devil's advocate: Maybe asking these weird questions is how a shadchan can kind of get a feel for who you are and what your family is like. I mean, otherwise, she/he doesn't know you from ___. Maybe they think asking outright how much money your dad makes is rude... Is asking about a tablecloth the lesser evil?

frumpunk said...

Whats wrong with seatbelt over the chest? Wouldnt that flatten them making it more tzniyus?

And my family puts a clear plastic over a white shabbos tablecloth. Where does that place us?

Moshe said...

Praise the Lord I never had to deal with any of that bs. Married my girlfriend and that was that.