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.
Whereas, if someone passes over you on an Internet site, there is nothing you can do,” she tells The Media Line.
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.
You just head to J-Date and login and it creates a sense that if things don’t work out, then you can just move on with the idea that you’ll find another one with another click of a button.”Noga Martin, an editor in her 30s living in Tel Aviv, says she’s practically given up on Internet dating sites. People who are very sociable and outgoing find it very easy to meet people on the Internet and people who are more reserved or shy find it difficult,” says Martin who has big brown eyes and enjoys long walks on the beach.
“If you are in a bar or any real analogue social situation and someone comes up and talks to you, you might not be that interested in talking to them at first but you know, someone can have another chance.
“One for them is our very inefficient public transportation network which makes it harder to meet up.
Another thing is the lack of clubs and bars that cater for the middle aged, people above the age of 40 -- like me.”Almog says this was because Israeli society itself is in-flux and the industry of night life is relatively new.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.In the past, it was harder to break-up because often you and your spouse were in the same circle of friends, or at work or in the neighborhood.Now, if it doesn’t work out, it is easier to cut-off because you don’t have to see them,” Zahavi-London says.“We used to meet in each other’s apartment in our leisure time.