Almog, believes, it’s uniquely harder and harder to actually meet in Israel, regardless of the dating clubs.“Specifically in Israel we have extra difficulties,” Almog says.

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Today, belonging to a dating service is very legitimate.”Zahavi-London manages a dating site called “Shakuf B’Tzafon,” in northern Israel.

She maintains that the Internet significantly widens the number of potential partners over the traditional ways of hooking up.

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.

Ronen says that “seekers” who are put off by the blatant dating clubs and sites use other, more subtle activities to meet partners.

“Meditation classes, Yoga, Kabbalah studies, Tantra courses; it’s a meat market,” Ronen says.

It excludes all those fantasizing or miserable or even happy married folks who just want to hook up with someone new.

The latest figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show that 35% of Israeli women between the ages of 35-49 are “seeking.” For men, 42% between the ages of 35-39 are in this category.

They are saying to themselves that they live only once and they don’t give a damn and they deserve to enjoy life.”Zahavi-London says that people seeking a partner are not necessarily interested in getting remarried but are mainly looking for a partner to take them out of their loneliness.

The “seekers” population in Israel is growing and not just because more and more people are divorcing, but because, as Prof.

Israelis are known for their gregarious behavior and love nothing more than spending time with their group of close friends.