Dating custom in israel
If you would like to be notified when your comment is published, please fill in your email address in the form below.“You have to find an English speaker,” opined John over lunch on Hashmona’im Street last week, as I whinged about my latest debacle with Israel’s finest. But it takes a strong-willed man to settle for fish and chips or a Big Mac and fries, when he could, instead, feast on a (Jerusalem mixed grill). again) – was that perfect Ashkenazi father/Sephardi mother combo: tall, willowy, olive skin, and (Tel Aviv mix), if you like. Our third meeting – preceded by a discernible tailing-off in our flirtatious, daily text messaging – is cancelled by J, by sms, on the very same evening, with more excuses than a Hasmo boy: “pressure at work . But why is it so damn difficult to meet a nice, genuine, uncomplicated woman in this city? (I take with a pinch of salt, these days, the Israeli woman’s oft-heard assertion that she likes English manners.
As a human being who finds it very easy to adjust to major cultural differences, I wasn’t surprised that in just a matter of weeks, I was able to unlock level 2.Living abroad in another country is hard, especially when you have to adjust to cultural differences.One of the major differences I found between life in Israel verses that in America is the dating culture. Petulant and keyboard happy as ever, I cannot resist the knee-jerk response: “Not looking for great dates at this stage. I ponder, for example, whether having been bolder, more forthright, more Israeli, and having made a move in the second date tapas bar might, just might, have paid dividends.
Just to be one hundred percent that my intuition is correct – I know that I will not be able to cope with the teasing thought that that body, skin and hair (and, of course, mind) might, just might . The following morning, I receive an e-mail from J containing the exact same excuses. As usual, I search for possible reasons for this latest failure.
Certain dating norms that are acceptable in America cannot be applied to the dating scene in Israel.