Certain dating norms that are acceptable in America cannot be applied to the dating scene in Israel. Although it might be tempting to make plans immediately after meeting a guy, try to be patient—chances are he will call or text. If he asks you to drinks in a few hours, embrace the spontaneity and say yes! Be straightforward Israeli men are very straightforward, blunt, and truthful. These are great qualities to ensure honesty in a relationship.
But, you have to be straightforward also. Israeli guys are very affectionate. Expect to be called pet names like motek, metukah, or mammi, all pretty much the equivalent of sweetie or babe. But do not read too much into these pet names.
Impress his mom No matter where you are in the world, a Jewish mother is a Jewish mother and she will love her baby boy more than anything. When you do meet his mom, make sure she knows you care about him just as much as she does.
Although this is a bit of an exaggeration, Israeli families are very close knit. You are bound to meet his entire extended family much sooner than is deemed acceptable in America. But, the best part of dating an Israeli guy is getting to know their family, because once you are in, they will treat you like one of their own. So have fun and enjoy a nice Shabbat meal with his family. Like in many other countries, Tinder is used for the one night stand, and many guys using the app have that mentality.
If you give a guy your number expect a call the next day. Go on dates during the weekend Because Israeli children are in school Sunday until Friday afternoon, many places are filled with children from Friday night through Saturday evening.
Malls and restaurants will be packed, and parking will be slim. If you want a relaxed, quiet evening for a date, do something during the week—grab drinks or dinner on a weekday evening. Because of this, many Israel guys still live at home while they are in school.
He probably just finished the army and has started his studies. Try to be right all the time All men hate to be wrong—Israeli men take that to a whole new level.
They are very stubborn and opinionated. Before you start dating in Israel, check this list so you know what to expect from dating an Israeli man! Born in New York, but raised in New Jersey. I have a large blended family that left me one of six kids. And I have an unhealthy obsession with my English bulldog Bubba. Follow my travels here.