Many historians contend, however, that it was probably a century or two later during the reign of Cyrus the great of Persia that the Jews began to arrive.
According to this article, some Shadchanim estimate that fully 10% of the young women in the current Charedi world remain unwillingly single.
If that is anywhere near true, then I would suggest that the Shidduch ‘catastrophe’ is cataclysmic! Men tend to not be ready until about age 23 since they want to get a lot of learning under their belt before accepting the responsibilities of marriage. The older they get, the less desirable they become.
It is easier to ‘want a husband to learn’ than it is for a husband to actually learn.
What is the solution being touted in these circles? Some Charedi Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim have publicly called for lowering the age for men to get married to as early as age 20.
Traditionally Bukhori (Judeo-Tajik), Tajik, Russian, Hebrew (Israel), English (USA, Canada, UK, and Australia), and German (Austria and Germany) spoken in addition and to a lesser extent, Uzbek for those who remain in Uzbekistan.) are Jews from Central Asia who historically spoke Bukhori, a dialect of the Tajik-Persian language.
Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community.
Bukharian Jews have a very tight knit community where reputation and public standing mean a lot to families.
The reputation of a girl can decide her future marriage prospects so it is in her best interests and that of her family to be sure it is never so much as tarnished even slightly.
For a 25 year old young woman to be considered an ‘over-the-hill’ spinster defies any sense of reality. The question what is the real cause and how can we fix it? So although there are approximately the same number of boys born as girls, there is a 4 or five year accumulation of girls aged 18 to 23 that outnumber the boys by a factor of 4 or 5 . Once they reach the age of 25, they may as well give up! I never quite understood this since there are an equal number of boys born as there are girls. The ratio of boys to girls is one boy for one girl. Nonetheless, this is what they claim to be the problem.