JDate.com Review

OVERVIEW
As one of the first online dating sites for those of Jewish faith, JDate.com has accumulated quite the following and reputation. The site offers a fresh, modern design along with a handful of features which cater to the faith-based-singles market. Although its membership numbers are moderate, at best, many believe it is one of the better Jewish dating site available.

GETTING STARTED
New members are eligible to set up a free account with just a few clicks. This site makes the process extremely simple through a pop-up box which asks a series of questions about your age, type of relationship you’re looking for, location, desire to have children, and then eventually your email and password. Once you have completed this very quick process you will be able to subscribe to email updates, upload a picture, set your preferences in a partner, or simply skip ahead to view matches in your area.

These steps are designed to help you get started but there is still more work to be done on your profile. Users are encouraged to incorporate more information such as an overview of their life, their current ambitions, a story that they might want to tell you on their first date, things they can’t live without, and favorite books or TV shows. You can also specify what denomination of the Jewish faith you are currently practicing, your education level, and your occupation.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Anyone can remain a free Limited Access user, but will find that the membership options are exceptionally affordable with this site. This single month no commitment plan is $35.99 per month. There is also the three month and six month plans, which are priced at $26.66 and $17.49, per month, respectively. The best deal is the six month premium plan which averages $22.39 per month and provides additional features including notifications when a message has been read, your profile be included in the member Spotlight category, and highlighted profile to help you appear above others in search results. All membership plans are billed in one installment for the timeframe selected.

FEATURES
JDate.com has just a handful of features for users. Overall, the site is very basic and directed and connecting the entire Jewish community with their interface. You’ll notice that you can secretly “admire” someone who fits your search criteria and see those who have done the same for you as well as perform a standard search based on religious affiliation, age, location, and other preferences. The three features that are most notable, however, are as follows:

·Kibitz Corner. The question and answer section of the website designed to engage users is called Kibitz Corner. It’s a fun, interactive feature that offers enlightening questions every day which members can respond to. You’ll be able to see the responses of those around you, as well, which can help you identify a few users that share similar views.

·JLife. This section of the site is a full-featured blog that caters to the love and lifestyle of Jewish singles. From giving advice on how to handle pressure on dates to implementing the five love languages in your online dating, this is an invaluable source of the site. Users will find that the topics are diverse and cater to everything from celebrity interests to navigating intimacy.

·JDate Events. As a larger dating site, JDate.com is able to coordinate different events for singles in some of the countries larger cities. Los Angeles and New York City tend to be the primary hubs for live events thanks to the budding number of Jewish singles. These events are a great way to meet a variety of singles in your area, in one place. The events can be cocktail parties, formal galas for charity, cooking classes, and outings.

SAFETY & PRIVACY
According to JDate.com, their number of successful matches leading to marriage exceeds those of all dating sites combined, of this nature. They promote keeping user information private and encourage users to practice basic online safety. The customer service team watches out for fake profiles and eliminates them immediately when they are found. These is no other verification process or background check offered to help improve the security of the user experience, however.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
JDate.com is part of the Spark Network dating group. They offer customer service in the form of a quick online form or via phone at (877) 453-3861. The support staff is prompt and knowledgeable about the operations of the site and helping members.

VERDICT
When it comes to Jewish dating sites, there are few to compare. JDate.com has the longest history online and is therefore often the top pick. As part of the Spark Network group (which has many online dating website like MIlitarySinglesConnection.com ect) of dating websites, they have a long, successful history behind them. Although we cannot be sure if they are truly responsible for the most successful online matches leading to marriage, we do see that the site brings a lot to the user connection to help facilitate faith-based-love. For Jewish singles, JDate is certainly worth the investment in finding that special someone.

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