JDate is a dating site founded in the year 1997, maintained by Sparks Networks USA, LLC. The site promotes dating in the Jewish community. Featured in a number of major publications like People, New York Times, ABC News, The Washington Post etc., the site has a good reputation in the online dating in industry.
The highlight of this website is its equal male to female member ratio. Most of the members are driven, intelligent, as well as good-looking. The website takes pride in being a hub for almost half a million members from versatile backgrounds, looking to have some fun. The members of the website are interested in many types of relationships, including networking, friendship, dating, as well as marriage. Whether you are a male, or a female, you will find plenty of suitable matches near your area if you spend a little bit of time searching and exploring the site.
It is a blend of a number of useful features. While most features are general, there are a few advanced features too. You can view members who are online, as well as send e-cards to those who seem truly intriguing. There is the option to chat in real-time to make things easier. While email is a very basic feature, a unique aspect is the feature called ‘Secret Admirer’, which enables members to connect with other people having the same interests. There is also a message board, which helps you connect with other members without much hassle.
The total time taken by JDate for allowing a person to create a new profile is very low. You can be up and running in a few minutes. While creating a profile, you can add photos, answer questions, and include details about yourself. The search feature of the site, on the other hand, allows for a handy extent of flexibility, which is good to have. As far as the memberships go, thankfully, the site is not as expensive as some of its counterparts. It seems that the low cost of membership has been one of the major contributors to its success.
One negative aspect about this site is the fact that there is no rigorous process for authenticating the validity of information provided by its members. However, considering that most online dating sites are on the same page, the issue does not seem to be a huge deal breaker. Overall, it is a great site for those who are looking for some Jewish dating, networking or befriending time.