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Bachelor's degree in love: the couples who met in the university corridors Israel today

2022-08-11T00:02:27.775Z

Hillel came to find a groom in college, but only at the end of the semester did Tanal give an opportunity • Shani and his actually went to campus to study, but Cupid had his own plans • On the way to studies - find a relationship for life



The university lawns used to be the best place to find love, and students would choose the faculties also based on the chance to leave with a ring.

A lot of things have changed since then, some of the courses are even online, and most of the dating effort is on social networks - and still, there are students who have found love face-to-face.

Hillel Bir Cohen (24) and Tanel Cohen (23), third-year politics and communication students at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, meet in the morning at school and in the evening at home.

They are a married couple who met in school, and as expected these days - their relationship started virtual and became tangible.

"At the beginning of school in October 2020, there was a Zoom meeting, Matanal spoke, and his photo popped up. I immediately tagged him. I told myself that at most he wouldn't want to and we wouldn't meet in school either, so there's no bullshit," laughs Hillel.

"We started corresponding during the lessons, and I suggested that he come to my place to study together. In a cool response, he said that it was impossible to meet because of the corona virus, but we became friends."

The conversations turned into dates.

two and his,

Weeks passed, the morbidity decreased, and together with other classmates they held a student meeting.

"A month after school, I saw her for the first time in real life," says Matanal, "but I still didn't see things in a couple prism. We became good friends for school.

"Throughout the whole period, Hillel made many romantic gestures to me, but I didn't know how to read them. Towards the end of the semester, we started talking more, and I came to the decision that I wanted to give it a chance. We met at my apartment and the excuse was that it was to study for a test, but just when I wanted us to be alone, my partner came and sat down with us in the room...".

In the end it happened.

Hillel and Matanel got into a relationship, three months later they got engaged and got married last October.

He says he didn't think he would find love, but his wife admits: "I came to school with the goal of finding a groom. People nowadays use apps because it's much easier than face-to-face, but it destroys the romance."

higher chance

Yoni Avner, CEO of "Konfi Media", manages several communities for young people on the Internet. One of them, "Konfi-Studentim", has tens of thousands of members. ".

What do you think is the reason?

"A combination of a more romantic feeling than a 'cold' acquaintance through a screen, and of a higher chance of meeting people with a common denominator, similar background and interests. We receive dozens of requests for help in searching for people on campus. A student can see someone he likes in the library, and immediately send We have a description of her with a request for help finding her.

"Single men and women come to our story especially for the opportunity to meet and connect with other followers, who are studying a similar degree at a parallel academic institution or another degree at the same institution."

Relationship degree

Shani Gal-Or (24) and Shalo Haik (26) met Shanker eight months ago (they count from the first date), when they shared a physics course together.

Shani: "When the studies went back to being face-to-face, we would pass each other quite a lot, every week. He would leave class, and I would just arrive. That's how we noticed each other. It started with a short conversation. He was a year above me, and I thought he could give me tips And help me with courses he's already taken."

Romantic gestures on the way to the roof.

Hillel and Matanel, photo: Yohai Smet

Small talk turned into dates, and if you ask Shani - "We both started with each other".

Neither of them planned to find a partner in Shankar.

"Dating with love or a relationship were not my goals in my studies," Shani points out, "I set a goal to finish my degree and take care of a relationship later, but I was pleasantly surprised."

Shalev concludes: "For a long time I was on dating sites and I couldn't really connect, I didn't find anyone. On the other hand, most of my friends who are in a relationship today didn't meet at all during the degree. It actually worked out for me: I left the degree since then - but I stayed with my partner." .

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Source: israelhayom

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