(I admit this is an anecdotal and not research-based assumption).
Perhaps Jewish women find it harder to meet potential Jewish mates that they connect with on multiple levels, like Lianne, Sara and myself?
Among married Jewish men, 41 percent are married to a non-Jewish spouse." While only a slight difference, Jewish women are more likely to marry non-Jewish men than Jewish men are likely to marry non-Jewish women and that raises the question as to why. While a quarter of American Jews have never married, Liga Plaveniece added that "of single, never married Jews, 53 percent are men and 47 percent are women." So, if there are more single Jewish men (perhaps a surprise to single female Jewish readers who lament a lack of available Jewish men), then why are nearly half of Jewish women intermarrying?But I have heard from my Jewish friends, both men and women, that as they near or pass age 40, they are less inclined to exclusively marry a Jew, even if they had always planned to.Sara, 41, is an entrepreneur who began dating non-Jewish men in her late thirties.Perhaps Jewish men are less interested in marriage overall? But what is does report is that "American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people." Ninety-four percent of American Jews, of all denominations, regardless of martial status, and equally among genders, believe this. our production of Jewish children, is lower than the national birthrate (2.2) at 1.9.But interestingly, among Jews married to Jews, the birth rate is 2.8, much higher than the national birth rate.