Bombarded by films, music and an entire popular culture reinforcing this idea, millennials today are all out searching for the very same holy grail: their “one and only.”The Internet age has empowered bachelors and bachelorettes with a seemingly limitless arsenal of tools for this quest.
When I shifted gears toward looking for a serious partner, I suddenly realized how difficult it is to find someone who fits the right profile; and then Tinder became a useful tool.”Perhaps to eliminate this ambivalence of the smartphone- dating experience altogether, yet another application has risen in popularity over the past year, and has already won significant traction around Israel.JSwipe is the kosher version of Tinder, an application using the very same swiping mechanism but catering to Jews looking to date within the tribe.Brief chats with a wide variety of local users have helped this reporter form a better understanding not only of the way Israelis view the application, but also the dating game in general.Ronit (a pseudonym), 28 and from Jerusalem, was quick to initiate a chat on the application and seemed eager to exchange basic biographical information as quickly as possible, as if to gather enough data to decide whether the conversation should continue further.The advent of the smartphone brought with it the ultimate new platform in the dating game: dating apps.
Tinder made its debut in 2012 as one of the world’s first GPS-based social mobile applications. You can post your profile, use advanced search, send and receive messages absolutely free. Tova List is like a 'favorites list' or 'buddy list' for easier means of instant messenging' If you add someone to your list, they WILL NOT know, therefore, add all your favorites into the list, that way, you can easily see when they are actively online' You will ultimately want to add as many of your favorites in there as possible. Connecting Jewish singles locally & globally for dating/marriage 100% Free.Needless to say, Tinder has not skipped over Israel, and though official local membership figures have never been released, Tinder management has hinted at relatively high usage rates among Israelis with respect to population size.What is not at all obvious, however, is the way in which the app has embedded itself into local culture. A virtual excursion through Tinder seemed to be the only effective way of finding out.As Ben himself had quickly discovered, far more girls using Tinder around Israel are there to find a serious relationship than he had anticipated, perhaps reflecting an altogether more conservative or traditional disposition among Israelis in comparison to other cultures.