Thursday, October 1, 2015


Ever think about whether shidduchim is right for you? Why not just meet a nice person on your own, right? Outdated is a brilliant novel that goes through a single man's dating life. Nathan Wolff also shifts between the perspective of the main character's "not really girlfriend, but significant female" and his own.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

The cover looks well, outdated. It is a hand drawn scene of a male on a horse holding flowers for the old fashioned dressed female.

Some Details I Liked:

I loved the storyline. The setting switches between "the city", "the country", and a few places in between. Also, the shift in crowds are described well via nuances.

Who This Book is For:

This book is primarily meant to explain the emotional benefit of shidduch dating instead of investing in a friend and not having clarity. In the form of a novel, the author explains the shidduch process and the reasons for each step.

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

This book is not for someone who won't appreciate someone who "flipped out" or became more "black hat" than his family. It is not so romantic, but the book does try to illustrate potentially sticky scenes which would be conflicting to ones emotions, such as a touch or looks of infatuation.

What I Didn’t Like/Would Have Made it Better: 

The only thing I didn't like was that the book ended on a sad note. The author could have continued the story and concluded with a Simcha.

In Conclusion:  

Even though I went through that process and am well out of that "parsha" it was still an enjoyable and engaging book.