Loving and Lusting in Tel Aviv: Where to find your next lover

Welcome to our series of articles on the singles scene in Tel Aviv. Life, love, and lust, all wrapped up in a Middle Eastern glow and penned by the wonderful Pixi…if you’re easily offended, look away now!

Your next lover – where to find him

Love in Tel AvivAfter some feedback on the last few articles, I am starting to get a sense of what you are all searching for. Many people have requested ideas for dates and interesting places around Tel Aviv to take your lover.

Initially, I expected a long list of questions about sexual positions and awkward erotic moments, but upon receiving such requests, I’ve decided to take a step back and start from scratch. I have therefore concocted a two part article containing the only information you need to know about where to find the ‘good guys’ and where to take them for a ‘good time’.

Please note, I use the word ‘good’ because it is the broadest term possible – the definition of ‘good’ will vary according to the individual and I take no responsibility if your own definition doesn’t fit the type of people you will discover in the places mentioned below…

Places to meet your next lover

  • The coin laundry – Try the coin laundries that have those machines which are difficult to operate. On-the-spot drying machine tutorials will inevitably lead to flirtation. Note: flirtation should occur post wash only. No-one wants to see your dirty underwear.
  • The Monit Sheirut – Commonly known as ‘stink chambers’, sheirut taxis are surprisingly interactive. Where else can one experience the intimacy of touching strangers in such a confined space? (Make sure you strategically choose who to pass your coins too though).
  • Social networks – the real ones – not the Internet ones!  – The unique thing about Tel Aviv is its lack of insular social circles. A new face will pop up in almost every social occasion. Use your friends for their extended social network and you are sure to come across someone interesting.
  • The weekend food market – Dizengoff Center – A personal favorite of mine. In recent times I have noticed some extremely good looking guys working behind the food stalls. Though the food is authentic, nothing will taste as good as the hand that serves it.

Places NOT to meet your next lover

  • Dating websites – OK, so I might come under criticism for this one, but I am completely OVER dating websites. There is nothing more useful and LESS sexy than a computer. You live in an amazing city – get amongst it and utilize your real people skills instead of pouring energy into a profile that probably doesn’t match the real you.
  • Bars – the ‘people skills’ I refer to above have been hideously corrupted in the bar scene. Beware of who you pick up in a bar, no matter what bar it is. Sure we all do it, but that doesn’t earn bars the right to make it into my list of interesting places to meet people.
  • The beach – Its cliche, its tired and its annoying. The only people who can get away with picking up men on the beach are tourists. That’s because their time here is limited and, quite frankly, anyone with an accent will automatically look 45% more sexy in a bikini.

Next up: Part II, Best places to take your potential new love God on a date

Read more great stuff from Pixi here.


  1. Good Distraction

    April 30, 2012 at 7:34 am


    Okay, you gave advice to the ladies on where to find men. So I guess I could just flip the advice. But I am an American who will be visiting Tel Aviv on part business part pleasure at the end of May.

    Any advice on where to go to make this trip memorable?

  2. Pixi

    April 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    It just so happens that my upcoming post is all about where to take your new man OR lady on an interesting date.
    Stay tuned because I have a lot of advice to come in terms of courting those impossibly gorgeous Israeli women!
    I promise I won’t let you feel left out in future :)

  3. channahboo

    May 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Pixi, I say this with the greatest respect, but girl you must be on crack!

    When have you *ever* met a guy on a sherut? You want to know the kind of guys I see on the sherut? The ones that have just shat their pants. Yeah great place to meet quality guys.

    • Pixi

      May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      It’s not often I get feedback as interestingly worded as yours, so thanks for making me giggle :)

      You may have noticed that I use the term ‘stink chamber’ in my article – a term that acknowledges the common issue of sherut passengers who soil themselves. Perhaps I wasn’t clear enough, but my intention was not to send you towards these passengers – as charming as they may be.

      My theory is that out of every bad smelling, vomit inducing situation there is a chance that you could meet someone as delightful and romantic as you seem to be :)

      Keep reading and keep enjoying! Your feedback means a lot :)

  4. Simona

    August 23, 2012 at 8:49 am

    DO NOT agree on the dating site one…I’ve done my share of dating in Tel Aviv and every decent guy I’ve met has been on a dating site, not the Monit Sherut

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