Having established themselves in terms of career, property ownership and lifestyle, nobody wants to compromise or "settle".
Nanci tells me, that "a potential soulmate could upset your well-arranged applecart, so do you take that risk, or walk away?
Zahavi-London, who manages a dating service, maintains that modernization, pluralism and the rise in the standard of living can actually increase misery.
“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.
It was mainly an awkward rite of passage that I just had to get through, much like high school but with more bugs. They’re usually filled with awkward icebreakers, overly zealous matchmakers and people way out of my age range who believe 20s-30s is really just a suggestion.
The general feeling is, unsurprisingly, that the older you become, the harder it is to meet a Jewish mate.
We have to adapt.”Israelis use the Hebrew term Panu’i or “seeking” to describe that growing chunk of the population looking for a relationship around which an industry has been built.
According to those in the business, Panu’i is anyone over the age of 24 who is officially either divorced, widowed or has never been married and is looking for a partner.
If you’re in a pissy mood about something totally unrelated to your date, or if you were forced to go on a blind date by your overbearing mother and you arrived and knew instantly that this was not your beshert, it would behoove you to still smile and try to enjoy yourself. That girl who is checking people in at that singles mixer your friend dragged you to could catch your eye.
Your dud of a date could have a friend who is perfect for you.
Well, the Jewish community is certainly not short of an opinion or two.