JDate Review

JDate Overview:

JDate predominantly attracts Jewish singles, though of course it is not exclusive to them – there are a number of non-Jewish members who openly look for Jewish partners, despite not being affiliated with the religion themselves. The instant messenger chat service is free and user-friendly, and the site can easily be used for anything from casual dating to finding a husband/wife. You can look at Kibitz corner if you’re stuck for things to chat about and you might even find Jewish Canadians who don’t come up in your original matches! Plenty of chances to find love!

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JDate Features:

JDate have recently updated their website, and everything is really simple and intuitive to use and navigate around.

They aren’t just online. Try the cool offline events, which are aimed at bringing Jewish singles together in an easy and warm setting, these events have been nothing but a huge success!

IM Chat: This is a feature which allows you to chat to people who are online at the same time as you. A great chance for serendipity and a way to increase your matches!

All Access messages: If you really want someone to read your message and you’re not sure if they pay for a membership or not, you can send them an AllAccess message to ensure they see your heartfelt words.

Spotlight membership: Ensure you’re seen first by buying a premium membership and getting listed as a spotlight member. Your profile will be highlighted when you show up as a match.

JDate now keeps track of your favorites and your match history. Don’t lose track of anyone again!

Kibitz Corner: Have a look at what other people are saying and answer a couple of questions yourself – you might find someone has exactly the same answers as you. We love the Secret Admirer: tool, which is a simplified version of JDate – randomly generated matches pop up and you click “Y” for yes, “N” for no and “M” for maybe.

Don’t forget to browse through to Mutual Match: See your matches in order of your mutual match % rating. They’ll appear in descending order so you see your best matches first.

JDate Sign up

Signing up to jDate is easy and step by step. You will be asked a few simple questions about your jewish background and how observant you are, as well as more basic questions about your lifestyle, your opinion on kids, your date of birth and your email address.

Once this is complete, add a photo, set your match preferences for better results and then simply subscribe when you’re ready to unlock full functionality of the site.

JDate Safety:

Everything on your profile goes through approval by a site admin, whether that’s an essay on your profile or a picture. The privacy policy outlines the information that is shared and protected and assures that your personal details are never given out. You can adjust your email settings easily – be careful of the subscription auto-renewal if you’re paying for membership! The website offers a dedicated safe dating page which everyone should read if they are new to online dating. It offers advice on keeping yourself protected both on and offline.

JDate Prices:

There is of course a free membership option that allows you to view your matches. Subscribing opens communication tools, and Premium membership will make you a spotlight member so your profile is more visible in match lists. 

1-Month Membership$39.99$39.99-
3-Month Membership$71.97$23.9940% ($48)
6-Month Membership$119.94$19.9950% ($59.97)
6-Month Premium Membership$131.94$22.9945% ($107.94)

JDate Ease of Use:

Really user friendly – everything is clearly signposted and the features are really simple to use. You can access the messages and matches through tabs listed across the top and when someone wants to chat, a separate box comes up and lets you know. You can edit your profile easily and you can see your history with matches so if you’re a more sporadic user, you can keep track of who you’ve contacted before.

JDate The Search:

Matches can be ordered by newest users or can be ordered by mutual compatibility, shown as a percentage. Search by who has photos, who’s online now, and use keywords to narrow it down further. You can add as many search criteria as you want from levels of religiousness to height preferences. Your own profile affects these matches so it’s definitely best to fill out as much as possible to maximize your match potential. The whole search feature has a really simple and fun feel to it, similar to many other popular online dating apps and games.

JDate Bottom Line:

JDate is your one stop shop for Canadian Jewish singles. We love the innovative search tool and the community extras, and the really genuine look and feel to the site. Try them today for your Jewish Canadian match.

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