With tens of thousands of marriages across the globe under their belts, JDate is a successful Jewish online dating website for all ages. If you’re new to online dating, you’ll love the easy-to-use messaging system which includes an IM history so you never lose track of who you’re chatting to. If you’re an old hat at finding love online, JDate has plenty of extra features to keep you interested, such as compatibility tests, chat rooms, and the fun Secret Admirer game. As a great bonus, JDate offers a fully functional mobile app, and even offline events, too.
JDate is more than just an online dating site, it has a real community feel to it. Many of the aspects of the site can be linked to Facebook, so while your privacy is always maintained, you can share fan pages from Facebook onto your JDate profile, or directly share photos from Facebook to give a bit of personality to your dating profile. This can be a lot easier than uploading your own photos.
As well as all the dating tools you would expect, like a comprehensive search feature, inbox messaging and IM (including an IM history) and a ‘Hot Lists’ section where you can keep track of your favorites and who has been checking you out, JDate offers a great community area. This can be a fun way to get used to the kinds of members you will meet on the site without jumping straight into one-on-one chat. Here you will find communal questions and answers, message boards and chat rooms. There are even events and travel, such as singles cruises, to be a part of.
If you prefer to date on the go, all of the JDate functionality is available by mobile app, too. We also love JMag, a great source of advice and entertainment for the JDate community.
Signing up to join JDate is extremely easy. First, enter your gender and zip code, and you will be prompted to begin filling in information which helps JDate work out what you’re looking for and who would make a suitable match. Here you can let people know your marital status, your opinion on having children, your education history, some details on your physical appearance and some of your lifestyle habits, such as whether you smoke. You will also be asked to choose a denomination in religious terms and you can choose to enter how often you go to synagogue, too.
Once this section is complete, simply enter a valid email address and choose a password, and you’re good to go. This may be a good time to start building your profile. There are a few fun sections to fill in. Here you can answer some open ended questions about yourself, for example, what is your perfect first date, what things could you never live without? A great way for other singles to get to know you before reaching out.
You can also choose to fill in some fun compatibility tests from your profile page, which can help you discover more about your dating habits and needs.
JDate take member safety very seriously and have a safety tab available from the bottom of every screen. This section is called dating safety tips, and covers everything you need to know about online dating, including the best advice for moving the relationship offline. For senior daters, whether you are a veteran in the world of online dating, or giving it a go for the first time, this is a must read. Here you will find advice on being smart with your financial data, keeping your private info private, and only proceeding with a relationship at the pace you feel comfortable. JDate customer care team are available via phone or email if you have any concerns at all.
Signing up to JDate is free of charge, and you can browse through singles for free, too. However, once you’re ready to use communication tools and take part in the message boards, you will want to sign up for a paid subscription.
The basic plan costs $39.99 and it is valid for one month. You can reduce the cost by signing up for 3 for $23.33/month or 6 months for $13.74/month respectively.
However, the best value for money has to be the well names Best Value Plan. This includes full functionality of the website for 6 months, and includes extra features such as a Highlighted Profile, and Member Spotlight, really helping you stand out from other Jewish singles on the site. This plan is a reasonable $17.59 per month, and is the best deal JDate has to offer. You can even buy JDate gift certificates as a present for a friend!
JDate is very user friendly. Signing up to the website is done step by step, and there are helpful tips on the side of each page to explain each section of the profile. Once you’re signed up, the website is easy to use, even for those who are less technical. Subscribing to JDate is done with a one page checkout, making it simple to complete, and for those who aren’t comfortable paying online, you can pay by phone, or even mail in a check or a money order, which is a great senior-friendly extra feature.
If you find any elements of the website confusing, head to the top right hand corner and check out the FAQ section, and the help pages. Here you will find advice and answers for all your queries.
Searching for other singles on JDate is a breeze. The quick search allows you to search for singles by age and location. You can choose to browse for only Jewish members, and also for only users who have photos. The results can be categorized by newest members, or the most active members on the site, or even by location.
Advanced search has many more filters. Search by keyword, (a great extra feature many websites don’t have) marital status, ethnicity or interests.
Other options are searching for specific users by their username, looking for a photo gallery, or searching through the members online right now. Mark users as a “secret admirer” and see if they like you, too!
JDate is a community online dating website for single Jews looking for online romance. With loads of extra features to keep you busy, but a really simple layout and navigation, it is a great choice for senior Jewish singles looking for love online.