On the seventh day of Pesach, we read the portion about the splitting of the Red Sea. The Talmud teaches us that finding one’s shidduch is as difficult as the splitting of the Red Sea. At first glance, the simple explanation would be referring to the magnitude of the miracle and how humanly trying it is to perform such a feat. Thus we can only depend on the Almighty Hashem to be the ultimate Shadchan.
Another little-known fact is that the Yidden didn’t actually cross the sea. Their path was a big U-shape, beginning and ending on the same bank. This meant that not everyone spent the same amount of time “in the water.” Those who were on the inside lane had a short sojourn in the dried-up sea, while those in the outer lanes had a longer trek.