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Some 1,400 men have been killed in the three wars with Israel since 2008, leaving many widows who would like to remarry.
Tradition, however, can make it difficult for them to wed single men.
“We saw that the dating sites weren’t all that great for Catholics, so we thought we’d give it a shot and build a better mousetrap.” Catholic has about 200,000 members — 10 percent are older than 60, and nearly 500 are in their 80s.
They are widowed, late divorcees or never married, and 65 percent are female.
“We want to spread joy and connections between people” and help them with “finding love and peace after going through a lot of suffering,” he says.Abu Mustafa, 34, a maths teacher, said he had no specific reasons to get married again, but said he did wish to give “dignity” to a widow. Women stay alive,” says the site’s founder, Hashem Sheikha.His wife’s first husband died during the conflict between Hamas and Israel in 2012. “This is why my project supports polygamy.” Sheikha, a Palestinian born in Saudi Arabia, says the site has led to 160 weddings since it started in March.Many women, including myself, spent most of their lives competing with men – at work, in social situations and even at home.Now, as we reach our 60s, it’s difficult to put our swords down and just relax a bit. Lisa and I also discuss the perception that men only want to date younger women. For women who have been trying to find that illusive “special someone” for a while, this may seem like an impossible question to answer.