Editor's Review of JDate
JDate touts itself as the premier Jewish dating site for Jewish singles looking to make great connections with other Jewish singles. JDate is actually one of the original dating sites. It’s been around since 1997 -- way before online dating became mainstream. It is the first dating website specifically for Jewish people. The website is still thriving and growing by the day. If you are looking for a Jewish partner, we highly recommend JDate. For one, it has been around for such a long time that a lot of the kinks that you’ll find on newer dating websites have been worked out and the process has had time to be perfected.
Since JDate is such a reputable website, it attracts a lot of top-quality people. On the other hand, the sheer volume of people on the website can seem a bit overwhelming, but that’s why it’s a good idea to use the filter search system to refine your searches and matches.
One thing to remember is that you don’t have to be Jewish to sign up for the website. So, if you are only interested in being connected with someone who shares your faith, you’ll need to ensure your matches are actually Jewish. The membership is a bit costly but considering all of the features and people you have access to, we definitely think it’s worth a shot. Join today!
Sign-Up and Login Process
The app is free to download from the Google Play Store and App Store. They also have a website if you prefer to do your online dating from the computer. You can easily sign up by entering your email address and creating a password. Then, enter some basic information like your gender, date of birth, and zip code.
Next, you upload a photo. You are required to upload at least one photo of yourself. Then you are prompted to enter more specific details like what kind of Judaism you practice (there’s even an option that says ‘willing to convert’), height, if you have children, etc. Next, you add your interests. Afterward, you are asked questions about your ideal partner: what kind of Judaism do you hope they practice, how far are you willing to travel and what kind of relationship you’re looking for, ranging from friendship to marriage with kids.
After signing up, you are asked to upgrade your account. If you upgrade, you will gain access to messaging, read receipts, browsing anonymously, among other features. If you choose not to pay, you can only “like” a user’s profile and send a “flirt.”
The paid membership allows you to message freely with instant messages and the ability to see who has sent you flirts. Customer service is available 24/7 to answer any questions by email or chat. JDate also offers in-person events for people who’d rather meet several matches in person, think: speed dating.
Safety and Security
You can choose to go by your first name only or a username. Your photo is also reviewed by the website before it's posted.
- Over 10,000 members online at any time
- Able to choose different sects of Judaism
- In-person events are a fun feature
- Free membership limits your communication
- Decent amount of non-Jewish members on site
- So many matches/people can be overwhelming