One email that was involved in this mission included on those "resumes" that I had kept hearing about the last 4 years. A question that had always plagued me was, what type of resume could a 19 year-old have? What exactly were the contents of such a resume? Well folks, that there mystery was solved today.
It turns out that these all-important documents, which parents put together with much heartfelt anguish and concern, contains nothing more than:
- a list that includes the names and ages of the shidduch's family members (mother, father, siblings),
- a description of the child's personality and core middot, and
- a few quotes from people who know the child describing him/her
But in the end, how much better do you really know the given person by having read this two-pager? So while I understand that the purpose of the document is supposedly to provide a summary of the "boy" or "girl" so that one can evaluate them for a potential match, I would have to weigh in by saying that unless more details of substance are added, one needn't lose too much sleep over their resume.
Because at the end of the day, they all read the same anyway. And isn't that the point? We wouldn't want our son or daughter to sound unique, after all! ;)