Like most dating sites, users pay a fee and compose a profile.
But not so typically, they don't get to browse a database full of potential mates and their glamour shots.
JDate ($39.99/month, $22.99/month for six months) At almost $40 for one month on this site’s basic plan, JDate is by and far the most expensive dating service for Jewish singles on the market. Like many other dating sites, JDate asks you for your name and location when registering, but also asks questions about your smoking preferences, physical characteristics, profession and “Jewish-ness.” The site itself isn’t super sleek looking, but it’s easy to use and offers the largest selection of matches out of the websites we reviewed.
Overall, if you’re committed to finding “the one,” we recommend shelling out a couple of extra bucks and subscribing to JDate.
You can find your , or intended, with a little help from an algorithm, a cute pic and a few choice phrases.
To help you choose the site or app for finding your match, we ranked some of the most popular ones based on aesthetics, user friendliness and, of course, ease of discovering your next date… Jswipe (Free) This smartphone app offers its customers the most pleasing visuals, easy-to-use systems and quick matches, all for free.
Sometimes you’ll find me in front of a room of online dating site owners jumping up and down, reminding them what matchmakers capitalize on is their intuitiveness, and gosh darn it, we as an industry can at least try to be more intuitive. Did you know it takes an average of 11 hours of scouring the Internet before you may even go on a physical date with someone through an online dating site? Hand it over to a matchmaker, and you’re guaranteed an introduction before the next full moon.
Bonus: You’ll always be introduced to people that are single and looking for a serious long-term relationship.
On the one hand, you have the matchmaking world demonizing online dating to convince would-be digital daters to turn to the personal love hunters. I did say I had toes in ponds…), you have online dating sites that could care less about the matchmaking world. An ideal matchmaking candidate is someone who places significant importance on their privacy and safety, who feels more comfortable at the hands of a love expert.
Online dating is convenient, simple, fast and cheap (compared to matchmakers), and it’s simply just way too easy for anyone to create a website. If you’re the type of person who would pick a headhunter for your career, you’re perfect for matchmaking!
However, out of our first dozen matches, not one was Jewish (even though we chose that as our deal breaker).