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My friend was on JDate and said it was fun.” Some of the issues she's come across are similar – lots of messages from people in the older age bracket, and guys who are based in wildly inconvenient locations, like Israel or America.There's also the sense that some men are using their profile to advertise themselves as the perfect Jewish husband-in-waiting: “Lots of them are just looking for a wife, ASAP – they post pictures of them with their nieces and nephews, basically saying, 'look what a great dad I'll be'.It was all so banal, so pleasant, so utterly devoid of irony or character or anything interesting. Because while my religion is foundational, from then on in, I am still an individual with my own tastes, likes, dislikes and sense of humour.Having a religion in common with someone doesn't actually guarantee you have anything else in common. What with more female churchgoers than men, the odds are already stacked against women and sometimes you have no choice but to look outside your immediate pool. Secondly, where else do you meet Christians these days?And thirdly, because I'd become really tired of trying to explain my faith to the atheists I was dating, who at best looked on it as a quaint eccentricity, and at worst just thought I was an idiot.Unfortunately, as hit and miss as internet dating can be on mainstream, generic sites, it gets even worse on the niche ones, contrary to what you'd expect – at least in my experience and several other women I've shared tales of woe with.
Instead said blokes had chosen to write strings of generic proclamations about how much they loved the Lord. I was getting that vibe already guys, considering you've chosen to join a religious dating site. He was writing from the waters off the coast of Canada, and wondered if I'd wait for him. I suppose I brought this on myself – after all, I met the Public Praying Man (as he shall henceforth be known) on a Christian dating site. Firstly, because my Christian faith is important to me, and I would ideally like to share that with the guy I end up with. Before I've had a chance to utter the words: “Don't, please, just…don't,” he has already placed a firm hand on my arm, bowed his head and proceeded to launch into saying grace, audibly enough that several other tables in the joint have turned to stare in bemusement.Outside, in the neighbouring lots, was a scattering of fifteen or so caravans and trailers – the outpost of Havat Gilad. Yair moved up to Havat Gilad a couple of years ago.
Like the settlements up and down the West Bank, Havat Gilad is illegal under international law. On a tour around the hilltop, I asked him why he’d decided to make his life in this ramshackle encampment, at the end of a dirt road, on an inhospitable hilltop among Arab olive groves.
It lies miles inside the territory won by Israel in the 1967 war and the vast majority of the surrounding population is Palestinian. “If we’re not here there’s a [Palestinian] city and we don’t want another [Palestinian] city,” he said. It’s not the land of Palestinians.” Yair’s beliefs are shared by a hardcore religious nationalist fringe of Jewish Israelis who have chosen to make their home up and down the West Bank and in East Jerusalem.