The Shidduch Shuk (shidduchshuk.com) is a popular directory of businesses, attractions, helpful resources, and information created for yeshiva singles to aid them in planning and preparing for their date. This includes shidduch places, resources, forums, gemachim, shadchanim (Jewish matchmakers), and much more. All information is presented clearly and conveniently, focusing on the overall user experience. Information on our site is “crowd-sourced”.
The main part of our site is our directory of places and relevant information which yeshiva bochurim (or whoever is planning your date) can research when they plan their date itinerary. Each location is presented with pictures, contact information, parking options, and description. This information is culled from the personal experiences of countless present and past yeshiva bochurim in the parsha. We provide shidduch places for almost every frum (orthodox) community in the United States in a very easy-to-use format. There are also different lists depending on what type of outing the couple is planning to go on.
Why the need?
Not so long ago, when I was in shidduchim, I can remember just how hard the shidduch process was – before and after each date. Besides the whole “shadchan – yes and no resume hassle”, planning and figuring out each date was a real nightmare. This only added to the stress naturally present from being in shidduchim.
After getting engaged, I realized I had to do something that would make it easier for bochurim in shidduchim, especially those who don’t have siblings or friends they feel comfortable talking to. In addition to others I spoke to, I felt that the existing websites available were lackluster when it came to the average BMG guy.
Together with a couple of other guys(who shall remain nameless for now), I started a small website called koshershidduchinfo.com which eventually turned into ShidduchShuk.com. Starting with just a few places which I had enjoyed going to, it has developed into the site you have today containing hundreds of places in over ten different communities across America.
ShidduchShuk.com, has an average of 150 daily sessions, over 75 pages, and over 325 shidduch place ideas and resources with up-to-date content. It is presented in a very easy-to-navigate manner.
We have a shidduch resource list where bochurim can find helpful resources for shidduchim. The site also has many other useful features like pegisha alerts, pre-pegisha preparation help, shadchanim contact info, and proposal ideas.
Website speed is essential to us as this makes the user experience as best as possible.
Our site has experienced tremendous growth, both in the number of visits and the amount of content, over a relatively small period of time. This is a testament to the user experience and efficiency built into the core structure of our site.
Our content has been updated constantly over the last two years. We have grown from just 25 shidduch places to over 325!
Viewership and users have also grown dramatically. We have grown from just 40 visits in our first month to over 150 daily users and growing.
Shidduchshuk.com is owned and operated by Lakewood Websites LLC and Shmuel Katz. Questions and comments can be submitted by text to 732-200-4900.