two articles about dating and marriage in Israel (tx, Monique)

Posted on December 23, 2008

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Market vs. Evolutionary Forces In Mate Selection In Tel Aviv
There are fewer than two single 30 something men for every three single 30 something women in Tel Aviv; does this make them less selective, or is their selectivity evolutionarily hard-wired?

American women who marry Israeli men face a culture clash
To come to Israel as a single woman and find your Israeli Prince Charming would appear — at first glance — to be the ideal way to integrate into Israeli society. Not only do you have a husband who speaks the language and who knows his way around the country, you also have his family, whose presence should help to smooth the process of adjustment.

That’s the fairy tale. The reality, as conversations with more than 20 American women married to Israelis reveal, is different. The baggage of cultural mores and behavioral patterns the husbands bring to the relationship may complicate, not help, these intercultural marriages.

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