Israeli Girls Israeli chicks are pretty tough and most of them have spent two years in the army.On top of that a lifetime of dating Israeli guys has made them take no shit.“Wait a minute,” he stopped me, his brow creasing, “you aren’t playing by the Israeli book, either!
“I had to learn the hard way that here, unlike in Israel, dating is a game to played,” said Schwartz.
A 32-year-old literature professor at CUNY, Schwartz came here from Israel seven years ago and was enchanted by the gentility and ladylike manners of American women; but when it came to dating them, he kept smashing into invisible walls. “Every little thing you do or don’t do is judged — from the particular vocabulary you use, to the money you spend, to the frequency of your calls.
This is especially true regarding Israeli and American Jews, for whom a common heritage masks vast differences in national culture and character.
By the time Roy Schwartz and Kim Miller met each other, for example, they were both pretty jaded.
You are constantly put to the test.” Compared to Israeli dating, where things are generally taken at face value, this was very difficult, he said.
“In Israel, there isn’t so much drama about every little thing …I told him exactly what I liked about him, how much I liked it, and what I’d like to do about it — promptly, if possible. In a field so touchy, so reliant on subtle cues and signals, lacking the cultural context can be disastrous.“I can’t believe you just came out and said that,” he wrote back, his tone half wondering, half perplexed. It’s like dancing blindfolded — and barefoot — in a room full of mousetraps.They keep in good shape and after a walk through town on a hot day you’ll have more than one reason to need a cold shower.Foreigners have good chances of getting a date in Israel and as most young people speak English it’s easy to connect.Though females are highly respected and actively participate in all spheres of life, in religiously observant households they are expected to do most if not all of the cooking, cleaning, and child rearing.