“Officially, it’s not a dating site but nevertheless, practically speaking, it is a very popular pick-up place and ironically, that’s because it doesn’t have that stigma.”Ronen, who has lived abroad for extended periods, says he often finds Israeli single women very assertive.“Israeli women can be very bold today and will come up to me and ask me for my business card and they ask me where I’m from and say ‘You’re so cute’,” he says.
“Perhaps it is temporary misery – a transition stage on the way to a society with new game rules.”According to the statistics, in 1971 the chance of a 35-year-old woman in Israel being unmarried was 1 in 40.
“Women come to the parties in packs, not alone, whereas a man will come alone,” she explains. They had fun and will come back hoping to meet someone the next time.”Eviatar Ronen, a divorced 49-year-old events organizer with boyish, charming looks, says he finds Internet dating the best way to meet women.
“Men are less social and less engaged and aren't embarrassed to come alone. If they come to an event and don’t find someone to go home with they won’t come back. However, while he says he has enjoyed it, he suggests that it risks creating a culture of “alienation” from the more challenging real world. There are lots of choices and if you don’t like it…
Whereas, if someone passes over you on an Internet site, there is nothing you can do,” she tells The Media Line.
Still, Zahavi-London argues that the Internet lets one cast a wider net. It’s because you can reach a wider group of people now.