Looking to enter the wonderful world of online Jewish dating, but have no idea where to begin? Fear not, because in an astounding act of charity, we here at Weekly Dating Insider have decided to save you the effort of sifting through myriad Jewish dating sites in a vague hope of finding something that takes your fancy.
We have had a peek at some of the frontrunners to aid you in your bold quest for love.
The best Jewish dating sites: Which ones come out on top?
We’ve reviewed JSwipe elsewhere on this site already, so for a full review you can head on over and see what the good word is. JSwipe is the top-ranking Jewish dating app in over 70 countries, with over 600,000 singles logging on to mingle, chat, and find true love. And the focus is on love – Jswipe is more about meaningful connections than casual encounters.
Features: JSwipe has been likened to a kind of Jewish Tinder, with members swiping ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a succession of smiling single faces. When two singles swipe ‘yes’ to one another, they receive a hearty ‘Mazel Tov’ and can message one another. The interesting thing with JSwipe is that un-messaged matches are removed after 18 days automatically, adding an extra element of fun and dodging the Tinder curse of members sitting with hundreds of idle matches.
JDate began life in 1997. Yes, you read that right – twenty years ago, back when the average household computer was the size and weight of a transit van. JDate today boasts a membership of around 450,000 in the US alone, which is a fair enough indication of the quality of the site.
Features: JDate is certainly switched on when it comes to innovative ways to create new love for its users. Upon sign up, users fill out various fields of information on their profiles, which is then used to match singles with similar interests. There’s a live chat system inbuilt too, making it easier to kick off that first conversation.
World of Jewish Singles
The name may not be particularly catchy, but World of Jewish Singles has experienced great success on both sides of the Atlantic. This site is far more hands-on than anything else you’ll find, as one woman – Sarah Malamud – tirelessly works to introduce new singles.
Features: Through a combination of phone calls and interviews, Sarah learns about each individual single and plays matchmaker thereafter, connecting members with similar personalities. In the meantime, you are free to browse the site’s current membership in the gallery section. It may sound like an odd process, but the site boasts an impressive success rate.
JMatch is easily the least attractive of the bunch visually, but let’s not be too hasty in condemning the site. The website states that it caters to marriage minded Jewish singles looking for a soul mate, which means it’s in a similar ballpark area as JDate and JSwipe – at least in theory.
Features: The site mentions a ‘human touch’, which may mean that there is a certain amount of manual matchmaking going on behind the scenes, however this isn’t entirely clear. Members are able to describe their Jewish background and their religious practices, and of the above sites, JMatch seems the most religion-focused.
So, if you’re still searching for the best Jewish dating sites, you’d be wise to ponder the above sites and figure out which one best matches your tastes and desires from the Jewish dating world. Good luck out there!
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