(idea submitted by Zev H.)
One of the many perks of being a Jewish Young Adult in college is the never ending stream of parties and gatherings. And of these countless opportunities to mingle, JYAs love crashing events thrown by Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish fraternity. For female JYAs, it is a chance to interact with a bevy of available single men. And for the men, the appeal of AEPi events is clearly the women who show up, and many non-fraternity members will finagle their way into parties.
What is interesting is that after college AEPi events still draw JYAs from both sides. Former frat brothers will frequently host alumni club reunions at chick-heavy bars, which will bring out other JYAs who want to piggyback on the event. In turn, the women hear of the event and will bring their girlfriends, which in turn will only attract more men, and so on and so forth.
There are two interesting idiosyncrasies that should be noted. Firstly, AEPi’s main rival, Zeta Beta Tau, does not garner the same appeal, specifically for the post-college crowd. There are many theories as to why this exists. One hypothesis is that ZBT guys are not as desperate to get laid once they hit their late twenties, and therefore have less of a need to organize official functions and invite women. Secondly, it is widely accepted that events thrown by Jewish sororities, especially after college, are generally lame and should be avoided entirely.