Recently someone asked me to justify why I date within the match-making (Orthodox) system, and sometimes I wonder myself! As much as I say I hate it, I have to say that being 'set up' definitely makes the most sense. I feel that our society has lost that logical process in making the decision for marriage and we’re more concentrated on the emotional/ sensual process. Focusing more on instant gratification rather than long-term benefit. Feeling good now, rather than better off later. With the match-making system, two people are set up based on another person’s objective opinion about these people. Hopefully ( if done correctly) they saw that these two people have the same values and goals in life... a crucial component for successful long-term relationships... but also a component often overlooked "in the heat of the moment". Either way dating ain't the "cup of tea" for the marriage-minded individual, but this way is probably the one with the highest success rate.