Jdate has become known as the modern shidduch. For those of you who don’t know this term, a shidduch is a form of Jewish matchmaking.
This Jewish dating site has created a convenient and safe way for Jewish singles to meet, interact, and find love, no matter what city they live in .
What is JDate
Jdate is the premier online Jewish dating site. For over 20 years since it’s founding in 1997, JDate has become the largest community exclusively for Jewish singles looking to make a connection and find love with other Jewish singles. They have successfully matched thousands of Jewish singles. They have approximately 200,000 active members, and boasts a 52% success rate in arrangements leading to marriage.
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Find Your Beshert
In our highly assimilated society, it can be harder than ever for Jewish singles to meet other single Jews. JDate says they are responsible for more Jewish marriages around the world than all other dating sites combined.
There was a time when Jewish singles met through their synagogue, Jewish Community Center dances, or through family or friends. As people move further away from their Jewish community for work, meeting other Jewish singles for dating and marriage has become a challenge.
How JDate Works
I went through the process of setting up a profile to see how it easy or difficult the process is. The JDate online Jewish dating site is far easier and faster to set up a profile than some of the other online dating sites I tried. You can be set up and begin searching the profiles, and communicating with other Jewish singles in as little as ten minutes.
You start by setting up your your profile, which includes your location and up to six images you upload. Next, you can use your real name or for safety, use a display name.
The images of prospective matches are large, and includes a lot of information
Add some personal information, including:
As part of your profile you add some personal information, including:
- religious affiliation
- do you have kids, and or want kids
- level of education
Next, add a paragraph describing what you are looking for in a mate. If you are not sure what to say, you can skip this section and return later. To improve your chances of finding an appropriate match, you will want to complete this section.
Following, you will add your interests.
Here you simply click buttons. There is no need to write vacuous paragraphs discussing your interests.
What are you looking for
Next, you go on to the fun part of the set up, discussing what you are looking for. Like the other sections, you click boxes to describe your ideal mate. In the advanced section, you can further define your ideal mate.
This includes religious affiliation, kosher dietary observance, the type of synagogue and other personal questions.
If you live in a thriving Jewish area, you can restrict your matches to your city, such as New York or Los Angeles. If your area does not have a thriving Jewish community, you can expand your area or even look for a potential mate in another city.
Choose Your Plan
Finally, choose your plan. You have three plan options –
- 6 month for $29/mo
- 3 month for $44.99/mo
- 1 month for $59.99/mo.
The six month plan is the most economical choice. You can cancel anytime if you find JDate is not the ideal Jewish Matchmaking Service for you.
How to Stay Safe
The profiles of each member on the site is reviewed thoroughly to ensure the safety of the members. Their customer support will take action immediately to complaints of sexual harassment, or from fake or fraudulent profiles. The site includes dating safety tips.
JDate Dating App
JDate has created an online dating app. You can now create your profile, update pictures and look for other singles right from your iPhone or android smartphone. You don’t need to be at your desktop computer any longer for your online dating.
Read more JDate success stores HERE
Ken Weiss is a health blogger who is passionate about natural and holistic cures for men’s health issues. He is the founder of menshealthcures.com