Speed dating tel aviv
JSwipe is the kosher version of Tinder, an application using the very same swiping mechanism but catering to Jews looking to date within the tribe.
Already quite popular in the Diaspora as a complementary service to Jewish dating sites like JDate, in recent months Israeli Jews looking for a bride or groom have been making use of the application as an alternative to Tinder, far less definite in its scope of functions.
No games necessary.”Like in the real world, it seems not all users swim through the application with precisely the same set of expectations.
As Ben himself had quickly discovered, far more girls using Tinder around Israel are there to find a serious relationship than he had anticipated, perhaps reflecting an altogether more conservative or traditional disposition among Israelis in comparison to other cultures.
In the immortal words of the Beatles, “Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.” So it was in an age when most people in the world would venture no further than the nearby village in search of a lifelong partner.
In premodern times, marriage itself was seen mostly as an economic arrangement, entirely dissociated from romantic love or personal desire.
This is done by presenting each user with a virtually limitless assembly line of personal profiles belonging to nearby users of the opposite or same sex (depending on preferences), each coming with a few photos and some introductory (often terse) lines of text.
The user browses through the various profiles and sweeps either right or left – to express interest, or lack thereof, in chatting with the profile’s owner.
Brief chats with a wide variety of local users have helped this reporter form a better understanding not only of the way Israelis view the application, but also the dating game in general.
The liberalization of the individual that began in the Western world in the 1960s has come hand-inhand with a revolution in the way we conceive of romantic relationships and particularly the institution of marriage, whose new centerpiece in our generation has become the all-too-elusive ideal of passionate love.
Bombarded by films, music and an entire popular culture reinforcing this idea, millennials today are all out searching for the very same holy grail: their “one and only.”The Internet age has empowered bachelors and bachelorettes with a seemingly limitless arsenal of tools for this quest.
You basically waste no time during your search – you chat only with those people with whom you already have physical attraction.
Then all you have left to do is find out if there is more depth to the person.”For others, meanwhile, physical attraction is really all that matters.