JDate Review

JDate Review

 

 

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JDate is the single largest platform for Jewish singles that are looking for love and friendship online. JDate is a dating site for specific demography of the population – those looking for Jewish partners. With tens of thousands of matches taking place every day, it is one of the most successful ‘Niche dating’ websites. It focuses on dating and finding love in the Jewish community but allows people of non-Jewish faiths to register too, provided they mention whether they are willing to convert or not. With an organized matchmaking system, JDate aims to bring together people who are like-minded in values, background, and aspirations.


WHAT WE LIKE

  • Easy and convenient sign-up process
  • An exceptional customer care team that monitors activities and security
  • It is straightforward in its purpose but accommodative of users from different backgrounds ( you don’t HAVE to be Jewish to join).

 


WE WE DISLIKE

  • The trial version has too little to offer.
  • Free users cannot even read messages before getting a subscription.
  • Your dating options can be few unless you reside in a big city.

 


THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

The site has one of the most convenient and straightforward sign-up procedures compared to other dating sites. It starts with your email, name, gender, orientation and zip code. Alternatively, you can sign-up with your Facebook account if you prefer. It also asks which group of Judaism you follow (Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, etc.) or whether or not you are ‘Willing to convert’ if you are not Jewish. You will then be prompted to submit a profile photo. The site requires a minimum photo size of 375 x 375 pixels which means that all the profile photos of users are discernable and decent quality pictures.

The profile creation has additional questions concerning your occupation, education, whether or not you have children, etc. The final part of the registration has a field that asks ‘about you and what you are looking for’. It allows up to 3000 characters for this description which is more than enough space to display your personality as well as the things you want in a partner.


MATCHMAKING, SEARCHING, & FILTERING OPTIONS

Jdate ‘Matches’ section shows you a gallery of all the users who appear compatible to your personality and attributes. The profiles of these users may appear as a list or a gallery of images with a specific percentage indicating how closely they match with your profile.

The ‘Lookbook’ allows you to view the profile of one user at a time and will enable you to ‘like' or ‘pass' on the profile.

You can search for other users through a variety of parameters that can include location, orientation, popularity, newest profile and a host of other filters. The search results appear with a percentage level which shows how closely they match your requirements.


COMMUNICATION TOOLS

Users without a subscription will not be able to interact a lot with other users because only the paying members receive access to full communication functions. Free users are restricted to just browsing the site for profiles and occasionally sending a ‘Flirt’.

Sending and receiving messages will require a paid subscription. Paid members also get access to additional features such as checking who has liked or viewed your profile. Members can also choose to keep their visits anonymous by not enabling notification to the profile owner.

The ‘Secret Admirer’ feature lets you rate other users without notifying them. If you and another user both give each other a ‘Yes,’ the site will notify you, and you can start interacting.

The ‘Color-coded’ test is a unique feature of Jdate. It takes a personality test that is displayed as specific color shades depending on your answers. The site then uses your ‘color code’ to match with other users of similar ‘color code’ to ensure that the matches are compatible.

The site also lists Jewish events and outings that are happening nearby. Users can keep track of these schedules and use them to meet up with other singles in the same city or area.


USER SAFETY

The JDate team has one of the most active account screening systems today. All new accounts will be verified for approval by the customer support team, and any user who appears fraudulent can be flagged or suspended. If any spam accounts manage to get through this process, users can still report or block users who exhibit suspicious behavior.

Users can opt for a screen-name instead of using their real name for everyone to see. The site does not require users to share their phone numbers or e-mail publicly for privacy reasons.

All transaction and personal details are encrypted so that data protection and the security of users remain safe and secure.


PRICING

The subscription plan for a month is $39.99. The 3-month plan comes to a total of $87.99 (at $ 29.33 per month). The 6-month plan gives you the most savings. The total comes to $119.94 (at $ 19.99 per month) and gives you savings of up to 50 % compared to opting for the monthly plan.

 


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

JDate has one of the most commendable customer support systems compared to other similar sites. The 24/7 customer care service is prompt and fast. Users also have the option of live chatting with customer support in addition to making phone calls.

The site’s FAQ section and blog articles have detailed descriptions and reports on how to interact, make connections and stay away from scams.


FINAL CONCLUSION

The payment options for JDate aren’t as affordable as some other sites, but it gives value for money because you get access to a practical and user-friendly system of ‘niche dating.’ Although it is aimed at catering to Jewish singles, its open acceptance of users of other persuasions also gives more room for variety and diversity in the dating pool.

All in all, it comes as no surprise that JDate remains one of the most successful ‘Niche dating’ sites available today. Irrespective of what sect of Judaism you adhere to, you can rest assured that you will find prospective partners and make a whole lot of new friends on this site.

 

 

 

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