Like how I wrote the most controversial article about dating Mexican men in Spanish, it would’ve been extra cool if I have written this in Hebrew.
Eliana Stern, an observant immigrant from Germany of three years, prefers the subtle approach: “Secular Israeli men – and to a certain extent surprisingly also religious men – are often quite aggressive when it comes to ‘picking up’ women.
And quite often they are not looking for anything serious.” According to David (name changed upon request), this “aloofness” is not reserved for men.
The German sulks over his first – and second – beer, until he gets the drunken courage to ask her why she keeps looking at him. “Israeli guys don’t need a drink or two before they have – how can I say it – the ‘nerve’ to just start a conversation with you,” she said.
Israeli assertiveness could be a plus or minus, depending on the woman’s preference.
For many, it appeals as a negative form but for those who understand, difficult is good. This is so much different as oppose to some men from other countries who will curse at you, be aggressive and say I am not Jewish (but I want to convert just so I can live in Israel longer) but I am very much aware about the religious practices of the jews.
You see, picking up an Israeli woman is the hardest task (and most expensive) in this country. Yom Kippur is a Hebrew holiday which you are to repent and say sorry for the meanest things you’ve ever done in your life.
This seemed to be one of the best features of my life in Tel Aviv.
I found it so easy to be here not because of the men but the people of Israel in general.
We're not gonna eat anything with shellfish, but we LOVE sush. Most of us have them in the classic turquoise, and we all got them in Israel. And it was the best summer/semester/year/10 days of our life!
And if you come to one of our family meals, you better come hungry and wear pants with a stretchy waistband.
Level 1: The days where all the Israeli men look like rainbows and unicorns.