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You don’t have to be Jewish to get a date in Israel. In fact, it kind of helps if you’re not.

Israelis are some of the most beautiful people in the world with a hundred races blending together. 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.

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. They often take the upper hand in the relationship and you could, after a beer or two, classify them into two main types:

– The Yemenite/Moroccan girls who are argumentative, bossy and used to getting things all their own way. They soon put your life in order and expect to be treated like a princess.

– The Polish/Russian girls who do exactly the same thing but indirectly. They worry you to death with emotional blackmail and guilt until you’re manipulated into doing exactly what they want.

Fortunately, Israeli girls can also make wonderful companions as they’re smart, worldly and supportive. They do expect you to make the grade, however and often cast an eye to your longterm prospects. Whilst it would be misleading to say they’re materialistic, most girls here want a family and with two years already lost to the army, they’re in a rush to fit in the travel, studies and career that most would like before starting a family.

Some families will object to their daughters dating or marrying a goy, ( a non-Jew) but even so the kids would still count as Jewish so it’s not a huge deal unless they’re particularly religious.

If an Israeli girl likes you she’ll probably let you know. Your best bet may be to play up your sensitive side as many will appreciate a guy who’s in touch with his feelings – a rarity in Israel. Plus you’ll seem that much easier to manipulate…

It’s great to date Israeli girls but remember that one day they’ll turn into Jewish mothers.

Israeli Guys

Most are in pretty good shape in the 20’s and are muscular, impressive characters. By the time they hit 40, however, they start to go bald, get fat and grow hair on their backs.

Perhaps it’s the influence of the army but Israeli guys are renowned for locking their feelings away. They’re taught to be strong types from an early age and they hide a lot of their sensitivity under a tough skin.

Israeli guys can be very forward and like anywhere, many are just out for the sex. There’s many good, caring guys though and still water runs deep. Try your luck with guys from the kibbutz rather than the Tel Aviv players.

There’s a joke about an Israeli guy cast away on a desert island with Claudia Schiffer. They make love every day and it should be paradise but he’s still miserable. She asks him what’s wrong and he asks if she’ll do him a favour.

‘Anything!’ she says.

‘Well, would you mind dressing up as a guy for a little while?’

She’s confused but eager to please and so she puts on a fake moustache and trousers and his face lights up at once. He cries:

“Shalom Avi! You won’t believe who I’ve been screwing…”

It’s more of a problem for an Israeli guy to date a goya, or non-Jewish girl – if she has kids they won’t be Jewish. I’ve seen some cases where the rabbis have bent over backwards to rush a woman through the conversion process before a kid is born.

In General

The beach, bars and even the street can be good places to meet someone. Israelis are also very connected to the internet and is a site in English where you can try your luck.

Learn more about love abroad in the World Dating Guide