5 Best Jewish Dating Sites

  • JDate.com JDate was established in 1997 and is currently the top international Internet dating site for Jewish singles. The site has a 50:50 male/female ratio and caters to people seeking friendship, dates, and marriage. With a reported 750,000+ members, half of whom are in the US, that's a lot of potential cappuccinos. Although you don't have to be Jewish to become a member (or even straight, unlike some other Jewish dating sites) the general idea is to encourage dating and marriage within the Jewish faith. JDate's noble mission statement is as follows: "to strengthen the Jewish community and ensure that Jewish traditions are sustained for generations to come. To accomplish this we provide a global network where Jewish singles find friendship, romance and life-long partners within their faith." Features of JDate include Members Online, Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and E-Cards. They're fun and creative ways of getting in touch and testing the waters. Events include trips to the theater, talks – for example, The Future of the Legal Profession in California -- and JDate Platinum Events such as exclusive meals out for parties of 6 to 20 members specially selected and invited by JDate. These unique options are what make JDate stand out from the crowd.
  • JewishFriendFinder.com JewishFriendFinder is part of the huge FriendFinder network that boasts a whopping 35,000,000+ registrants on all its websites. JewishFriendFinder is a fun, friendly social site and one of several catering to specific demographics such as Latin, Christian, Asian, gay, and even the super rich. The network claims to take 150,000+ new registrants per day across the board and of those JewishFriendFinder hosts 82,846 worldwide. JewishFriendFinder allows you to create your own "Friends Network" which you invite members to join. Once people are in your network, you can view your friends' activities, photo albums, and share news or announcements on the network bulletins. The more people on the network, the better your chances of finding the one for you. This is a very popular site you should manage to find like-minded people. Faith plays an important part in the ethos of this dating site. However, the site is not exclusive. Members are encouraged to share information about religious affiliation and practices but the general feel is quite open to other cultures and lifestyle choices.
  • JewishCafe.com What makes JewishCafe a winner is that it's a cozy coffee-colored corner of cyberspace designed for friendly dating, and you get all the features free for 14 days. JewishCafe describes itself as "warm, romantic and inviting," and chooses to cater to people wanting to develop "meaningful relationships, thus preserving our precious heritage." JewishCafe also supports the charities Magen David Adom (MDA), Hillel and Mazon. Despite its less-than-attractive brown appearance, this independently run site is hugely successful and popular and so falls in comfortably at number 3 right after the top two Jewish sites. JewishCafe has all the usual search and matching facilities, chat rooms, and profile features. The photographs aren't magnificent, and you don't get gimmick features like "winks" and "flirts," but there's a genuine feel about the site and good customer service. JewishCafe has a sense of humor -- check out the categories for describing your body type! -- that gives it an intimate, chummy atmosphere. It's a great place for people to meet and share their faith. Why not stop by for a chat and see for yourself?
  • JewishMatch.com JewishMatch is a well-established dating web site, powered by the SuccessfulMatch.com group of dating networks. It's easy to sign up with JewishMatch to see what they have on offer. Once you have completed your basic details you can leave the rest for another time and have a look around. The complete registration process is quite long and until you have finished 100% of your profile, you cannot be listed or contact other members. This does mean that all the members listed will have taken the trouble to go through the process, so at least it may weed out some time-wasters. The idea is that the more effort you put in, the more success you receive in finding suitable dates. On the other hand, the lengthy process makes this site a little less accessible than others. There are a variety of search options once you become a gold member. Free membership allows you to search by gender, age, and location. On the quest for your true love, you can't specify a search under 100 miles on JewishMatch, so bear this in mind if you are looking for the girl/boy next door. It could be a long ride home! Although lacking a little in terms of chat room activity compared to other major sites in this category, JewishMatch nonetheless is a fun, friendly, and safe dating site with some quality features well worth checking out.
  • JewishMingle.com JewishMingle is powered by Spark Networks, the company behind the almighty JDate. JewishMingle has a fun, relaxed, clean look with a bright and cheerful interface. Internet dating site providers know that an inviting site means more customers. If people come, take a quick look, and leave then nobody is going to get a date. The more detailed the information collected about members, the more other members are going to want to join and possibly connect. JewishMingle makes registering an enjoyable process by interjecting it with invitations to take quizzes such as the 'Readiness IQ test'. Your score attaches a specific color to your profile to show what kind of relationship you are looking for. The site is accessible free to guest members, allowing you to make searches, check out people's limited profiles, test the waters with "smiles" and s ee who's viewed your profile. This is a top competitor in the online Jewish dating scene and is feature-packed and accessible. There is good safety advice and with standard membership you can use your own private e-mail for getting in touch. Profiles are well filled, with the added options of color editing and including extra information. Many members attach an "essay" which is basically a longer description prompted by questions such as "what would I like to do on a first date?" and "what good things have past relationships taught me?" The fun facts profile feature adds a relaxed dimension by listing types of music you like to listen to, favorite types of food, and answers to questions such as "are you a trendy person?"