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!
This is the second part of my two-part article on ‘Finding a Lover in Tel Aviv’. Last time we explored interesting places to find interesting men, such as the coin laundry and wider friendship circles. Today I will focus on where to take your man once you’ve found him.
There are few disappointments in this town, but one of them is the dating scene. It puzzles me that so many great people fall into the black hole of boring dating destinations. No wonder I hear countless tales of failed dates and awkward social situations.
Sure, the Lilly Rose on Ibn Gvirol is intimate, but if you followed my instructions in the previous article, chances are you have bagged yourself someone unique – why waste a potentially good date on the boring, has-been dating places of mainstream Tel Aviv when, with a bit of effort, you can have a great experience with a great person by your side?
Dialogue in the Dark
This unique sensory experience (in the Holon Children’s Museum) will open your eyes….through the experience of being blind. Both of you will be led by a sight-impaired guide who will demonstrate what it’s like to live in the city when you need to rely on the senses of touch, smell and taste – the aim of the exhibition is based on human non-visual awareness. The saying “Only with the heart can one see right” is an excellent point in the right direction for 2 people who are experiencing each other for the first time.
Table Tennis in Gan Meir
I assume you plan to get active with this fine looking gentleman, so why not start outdoors? Grab a couple of bats and a ping pong ball and get into the spirit of friendly competition. If you are good at the game, don’t show off too much, and if you are terrible, don’t be ashamed. Israeli men always take pleasure in offering sporting instruction to females….It makes them feel masculine.
Magic Burger, Kikar Rabin
There’s no need for a sit down, formal meal. I speak from personal experience when I say that eating on the move is a great ice breaker. I always opt for a greasy burger joint. Its retro, its cheap and it allows you to sooth those stomach butterflies with beefy happiness. For those vegetarians out there, I suggest Buddha Bar on Ibn Gvirol
The kitchen……remember that place?
A plethora of research has proven the fundamental connection between food and erotic desire. I don’t belong to the school of thought that preaches about the negative implications of inviting a man to your house for food. Some believe that cooking for a man on the first few dates gives strong messages of “I want to have sex with you”. Call me stupid, but you do, don’t you? What better way to seduce a man than through whipping up some French crepes with fresh strawberries from the shook, or preparing a fresh pasta dish with grated Parmesan?
Live music gig
When you are out of options you can always resort to a good music gig. The Ozen Bar on King George and Levontin 7 on RehovLevontin are two of my favorite venues for live music. The atmosphere created by live music is sexy and intense. Given that you both agree on music styles, you are bound to find a gig that will be as entertaining as it is effective on bringing the two of you closer.
Read more great stuff from Pixi here.