JDate (JDate.com) Jewish Dating Site Free Trial And Review

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Comments:Highest rating for Jewish dating sites.

JDate is the leader in the Jewish dating sites category. JDate.com is not just another Jewish dating site. JDate won a Webby award for Social Networking and has been recognized internationally for the ingenuity and vision of the site's creators. JDate takes a modern approach to traditional Jewish matchmaking, making this site the ideal destination for today's single Jewish men and women.

Since 1997 JDate has helped the Jewish community grow online by helping members find friends, dates, and find soul mates for marriage all within the faith. The JDate free trial allows you to create a free dating profile,upload pictures, browse members, and be ready to mingle with other JDate members in your area. JDate has the largest membership base in the Jewish dating sites category. Start your JDate free trial and see what all the talk is about.

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JDate Dating Site Review

JDate is free to register and to create your free dating site profile. To browse members on JDate you have to navigate through the basic Q&A so that you get a more accurate match on existing JDate.com members. Do you keep kosher? Willing to convert? Jewish singles who are not so familiar with the religious and ethnic terms used during the initial browse and profile set up need not worry. The site members are not that strict and you can make changes to your profile at any time, and you can also ask for help from the JDate community.

After the quick initial registration, you can complete your free profile or search for your JDate member matches. Picture people can view their results in Gallery view, or view JDate member profiles as a list. Clickable tabs for Newest, Most active, Closest to you, and Most popular, help to narrow down your search. Mini Search is a new feature on JDate that works like a mini picture gallery that you can navigate Left Right to quickly review and pull up another JDate member profile. Email Me Now! buttons and Do We Click? features are exciting ways to get the attention of JDate members that you would like to meet.

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JDate dating profile page is well organized and easy to navigate and use. Tabs are clickable for Basics, Lifestyle, Interests, Relationship, Color Code, and Photos. Color Code is the compatibility style personality test that is free to JDate members. Color Code tests your strengths, limitations and situations via a 45 question word cluster. You pick the words that best describe how you behaved as a child, for example. In all, the Color Code test takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Close up of a JDate member profile with Color Code compatibility test results.

JDate offers quite a lot of profile editing options to you. There is a mix of check box selection and brief text writing. How would you best describe your personality type? Instead of struggling for a written answer, you get to select from a list of pre-populated check boxes. What is your idea of the perfect first date? Here you can write optional text that can help you stand out in the crowd. Relationship questions, be careful with those. What have you learned from past relationships?

JDate Match Preferences

Quick Search, Keyword Search and other ways are available to look up JDate members, however, the most beneficial method of finding dates on JDate is through the Matches tab. Under the Matches tab you can set your Preferences, and Preferences is the method by which other singles will find you. Specify your preferences right away to help JDate identify the kind of Jewish singles you want to meet. JDate uses a two-way match technology to ensure that you find Jewish singles who are also looking for you. Below is a list of the match Preferences our dating site review team found on the site during our review.

  • Required Basics -- Age, Location, Photos.
  • Religion -- Any Religion, Jewish (all), Reform, Conservative, Willing to convert, Orthodox, Not sure if I'm willing to convert, Modern Orthodox, Traditional, Not Willing to Convert, Conservadox, Reconstructionist, Hassidic, Another Stream of Judaism, Culturally Jewish but not practicing.
  • Marital Status -- Single, Divorced, Separated, Widowed.
  • Education -- Elementary, High School, Some College, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, JD/PH.D/Postdoctoral.
  • Smoking -- Non-Smoker, Occasionally, Regularly, Trying to quit.
  • Plan on having (more) children? -- No, Yes, Not sure.
  • Willing to relocate -- Yes, No, Not sure.
  • Who Keeps Kosher -- At home only, At home and outside, Not at all, To some degree.
  • Who goes to Temple -- Every Shabbat, On High Holidays, Never, Sometimes, On some Shabbats, Will tell you later.
  • Drinking tendencies -- Never, Socially, On occasion, Frequently.
  • Activity level -- Never Active, Rarely Active, Selective activities, Active, Very Active.
  • Ethnicity -- English, Hebrew, and a long list of others.

Basics are the required Preferences and you can select a range for Age, Location, and decide if you want to view only profile with photos. All the other JDate match preferences are optional, however, it's in your best interest to use them and put some thought into it. Otherwise you will just get an unfiltered list of Jewish singles that you might not want to meet. Imagine if you fall in love and later find out your Jewish love interest doesn't want kids and you do! Or worse, you smoke and they don't. Once you have your Preferences set, click over to the Your Matches tab to see your JDate member matches.

JDate Price and Features

JDate has a subscription upgrade from Free to Standard or Premium. Those who want to upgrade to Standard can send and receive emails, connect using instant messaging (IM) get full access to the message boards, and create customized e-cards. Free JDate accounts only let you create your free profile, let you see who has viewed your profile, review matches by email, and receive Click notices from members.

  • 6 months Premium -- $21.99/mo, one payment of $131.94.
  • 6 months -- $19.99/mo, one payment of $119.94.
  • 3 months -- $23.99/mo, one payment of $71.97.
  • 1 months -- $36.99/mo, one payment of $36.99.
JDate Price & FeaturesPremiumStandardFree
All memberships start with a JDate free trial.
Best price per month$21.99$19.99Free
Member Spotlight, get attention
Highlighted Profile, stand out
Send and receive Email
Connect with Instant Messaging
Full access to Message Boards
Create customizable E-cards
Join the party in Chat Room
Test the waters with Flirts
Find secret admirers with Click!
Review your Matches by Mail

We generally recommend that you chose a 3 to 6 month membership once you find the dating site that you like most. One month is too short a time to meet quality singles online or offline and 3 to 6 month memberships give you the best price. Please use any available free trial special offers before making a purchase to JDate or any Jewish dating site.

Summing Up JDate

JDate is more than a Jewish dating site, it's an online Jewish community. JDate has been around for a long time which is why there are so many active members, and why the membership base continues to grow. We gave JDate the highest overall rating in the Jewish Dating Sites category because they have the highest number of members, plenty of fun features, and a stand out online community. We didn't give JDate 5 stars because of the high price versus competing sites. The higher price for JDate no doubt reflects its popularity.

JDate dating site members vary by age and range in seriousness from just dating to marriage. The JDate dating website is easy to navigate and use. If you are Jewish and live in the USA we recommend that you try JDate before joining any other Jewish dating site. The higher membership fee should translate into more chances at finding a Jewish date online tonight. Don't forget to check out the JDate TV and Community sections of the site.

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