Normal dating range for singles
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.
“Many of these are women are freed-up from a miserable relationship.They usually offer everything from hikes, to dance parties, bus tours, communal singing, folk dancing and even bowling events.But in reality, these events are very often attended by many more women than men; sometimes up to 80% are women.Today, at least one in four women of that age is unattached. Reflecting trends in the West, Israel is also witnessing a sharp rise in the divorce rate. Oz Almog, a sociologist from the Israel Studies Department at Haifa University, told The Media Line.“A few years ago being divorced was a disgrace, shameful. Now, in America, one out of every two couples is divorced. “Having a lasting marriage is becoming abnormal, and that’s no joke.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.
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.
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.
Israelis are known for their gregarious behavior and love nothing more than spending time with their group of close friends.