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.
She began to date non-observant Jewish men, dipping a toe in here and there, until, like me, she realized that secular Jewish men who wanted to marry Jewish women wanted to marry Jewish women who would eat in non-kosher restaurants and go out before the sunset on Saturday nights after the Sabbath ended.
Like me, Lianne was once a more observant Jew, having become more religious in her twenties, attracted to family-style Sabbath dinners and holidays.
And like me, Lianne believed modern orthodox Jewish men would be more likely to want to marry and have children, which is what she and I both yearned for.
"I can't keep hoping I meet a Jewish guy who is ready to get married," she told me recently.
"I really like Peter and while I don't yet know that he's the one, I'm open to seeing where it goes. That's my priority." Like Sara, most Jewish women wait for marriage before giving birth as their fertility wanes.
I contacted Pew Research for a deeper understanding as to whether it's Jewish men or women who are more likely to intermarry.