Okay, it should be. But there's an added benefit for people who partake in charitable efforts, one known by every member of your local Rotary club, your local hospital support group, or your local Habitat for Humanity chapter. And that benefit is...networking! People make fantastic business contacts that advance their careers immeasurably at these charities! One might ask, if that's the case, why not just attend a networking function solely dedicated to networking? Answer...because only the losers show up to these. The networking isn't the secret, underlying reason why successful businessmen join Rotary. They join to do charity. But then, when one member is looking for a Realtor, you can bet that he will think of that wonderful lady, Patricia, whom he sat with on the fund-raising committee. And guess what, he knows her REALLY well! From working together with this Realtor while both of them focused on something else, outside of themselves, namely charity, they were given the opportunity to observe and truly get to know each other. Actions speak louder than words, and working next to someone, especially on a charitable project, lets you get to know someone far better than if you met at a networking event and conversed for an hour. So of course it makes sense that the inevitable outcome of organizations such as Rotary is business connections.
Now let's talk shidduchim. This is a really straightforward analogy. The networking events that all the losers show up to are...drumroll please...networking events that all the losers show up to! You know what I mean, shabbatons, speed-dating, etc. And the charities are...well, charities, but as of now they're non-existent, at least in PNN's city. The local charities don't attract young singles from the community, and if they do, they go to almost desperate lengths to keep the genders separated.
So here is Revamp the Shidduch System #2: Local charities should establish a "Young Singles Committee" to oversee one area of charity operations. This should be staffed entirely by young singles, who should be ruthlessly recruited, and overseen by an advisory member. Give people a chance to get to know each other by working together in a kosher environment where chessed is the end goal. Can you think of a more marriage conducive environment? I can't. Let singles get to know each other without the awkwardness of being in a contrived networking situation, and stand a chance at attracting quality singles who wouldn't be caught dead speed-dating all those losers.