laytim.co.il – the new site for datlashim and datiim lite
Trying to pronounce that? It is from the English word lite, pronounced in Hebrew – לייט – and then rewritten in English with the Israeli accent and in plural… in Hebrew. Got it?
Whatever. Point is, it is the new dating site for Israelis who are datlash (dati leshe’avar – formerly religious) and dati lite (lightly religious).
Well, I’m very excited about it. I find I am constantly struggling with the fact that my religiosity is neither here nor there. I go out with secular people and I feel like I frummy and I go out with religious people and I feel like an apikores.
Now, people like me, have one place where we can meet each other.
Also, in the short amount of time I’ve been using the site (it hasn’t been around for longer than a couple of months), I must say I am enjoying the simplicity of it. I guess at some point this could be annoying, but right now I love that there are no bells and whistles. You go, you look at profiles if you want, you write people, they write you… The questionnaire you answer when filling out your profile is simple and there is one space where you can write a bit about yourself.
And that’s it.
And it’s free.
Are you going to try it?
P.S. Here are videos they made. They went to Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University and asked people about who they’re willing to date, religiously. Just so you know, one of the guys interviewed in Tel Aviv was very upset at how they did the editing. He told me he said he’d be happy to date a religious girl and they cut that out of the video.