Today, at least one in four women of that age is unattached. Reflecting trends in the West, Israel is also witnessing a sharp rise in the divorce rate. Oz Almog, a sociologist from the Israel Studies Department at Haifa University, told The Media Line.
“A few years ago being divorced was a disgrace, shameful. Now, in America, one out of every two couples is divorced. “Having a lasting marriage is becoming abnormal, and that’s no joke.
click away and go to another group of choices,” Ronen tells The Media Line.
“Internet dating sites create an illusion of getting closer to people but really it creates alienation. When I used to keep a running tally I think I went out with well over 60 guys and the conclusion I’ve drawn about Internet dating is that it reflects exactly what you would find if you weren’t using the Internet.
It excludes all those fantasizing or miserable or even happy married folks who just want to hook up with someone new.
“If you are in a bar or any real analogue social situation and someone comes up and talks to you, you might not be that interested in talking to them at first but you know, someone can have another chance.“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.“Many of these are women are freed-up from a miserable relationship.“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…