I am crying now as I write this and think of what my daughter had to suffer because of exactly the type of things that you have written here, and I am just so afraid for all the other impressionable young girls who will read your words and reach the same end. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Mormon men do not go on missions, which typically entail a mix of community service and proselytizing. And yes, Mormon men take full advantage. Weissman runs an organization called End The Madness, which aims to reform the Orthodox matchmaking system. Consequently, the gender ratio among the single students at BYU more closely resembles the gender ratio of the freshman class than it does that of the overall student body. With Mormons, there is no scientific way to settle the culture-versus-demographics argument. Another academic, Hershey Friedman of Brooklyn College, reached the same conclusion, but from a different vantage point. This bias is having a devastating impact on the dating market for college-educated women. Women are also less likely to breastfeed than previous generations, which may be another contributing factor. Couple the increasing number of children born every year with the traditional age gap at marriage—the typical marriage age for Orthodox Jews is 19 for women and 22 for men, according to Michael Salamon, a psychologist who works with the Orthodox community and wrote a book on the Shidduch Crisis—and you wind up with a marriage market with more year-old women than year-old men.