I am a very sociable person, I try to go to different places with different people – no one can accuse me of not making an effort and putting myself out there. I have no problem talking to new people, in fact sometimes I find when I meet new people that I am the one making most of the effort and it can be exhausting. I do meet new people and it can lead to dates, but generally I go to a party and I talk to the same people I already know and have fun with my friends. So how is a girl to meet a nice guy? Online?
Over the years, I have tried various Jewish dating website, Jdate, Saw You at Sinai, Frumster and DosiDate but I am not convinced they are for me. On Jdate I found guys of all ages who are looking for sex buddies. Some of the other sites are a bit more serious but that also means a bit more boring and I seemed to attract mostly guys that I have nothing in common with and no interest in at all.
So I decided to try some other dating sites that are not specifically Jewish but the advantage of living in a Jewish state, is that the majority of the men within a 50 mile radius are actually Jewish – well in theory anyway. I met a few cute guys on Are You Interested? a few years ago so I thought I would try my luck with a site a friend recommended recently called OK Cupid. There are definitely lots of guys on it in Israel and there is a field for religion. You can normally tell by a guy’s answers if they are observant Jews – especially as one of the questions is – “On a typical Friday night I am…” What I was not expecting from these sites however was the amount of bizarre messages I would get from men in our neighboring countries! Messages like “Let’s overcome the hatred between our countries and make love not war…” what about me saying I am “Jewish and very serious about it” makes anyone not Jewish think I would be interested in dating them? – Especially someone from Jordan or Egypt!