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JDate Review

JDateEstablished in 1997, JDate has been the premier online Jewish personals community for more than a decade. JDate is the “modern way” for Jewish people to find love and boasts an almost undeard of 50:50 male-to-female ratio. Search their hundreds of success stories and you’ll see why JDate is a leader in Jewish dating. Features include Click!® technology, video instant messaging, live chat, and much more.

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Religious DatingJewish Singles
Free Trial YES
Regions Served Primarily…

  • USA
  • Canada
  • U.K.
  • Heterosexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
Relationships Sought
  • Friendship
  • Pen Pals
  • A Date
  • Marriage
Services Offered/Ways to Connect
  • Profiles and photographs of single men and women
  • Chat rooms and an Instant Messenger to enable others to communicate in real time
  • Private mailbox to enable others to exchange personal messages
  • Public forum to enable others to exchange messages and information
  • Frequently asked questions, and their answers
  • Find Matching Profiles Easily
  • Anonymous Personals
  • Message Boards
  • Send Smiles
  • Send E-Cards
  • Polls
  • JMag
  • Jewish Holiday Calendar
  • JDating® Webisodes
Testimonials Dear JDate,

I originally joined JDate because I wanted to try and meet a nice Jewish guy. While I am not a super-religious Jew, I know that Judaism is important to me, and that one day when I have children, I want to share the culture with a family. In 2006 I was dating, but not meeting Jewish men. I thought JDate might help me meet a Jewish guy, but I had no idea that I would meet my best friend and the man that I would spend my life with.

I was on JDate for only a few months, when I contacted someone with the screen name “NJGuy” with a simple Flirt that said, “There is an opening in the sweetheart department, please send resume.” I had noticed his pictures and liked what he had to say about himself and what he was looking for. He was not a designated match for me from JDate, but I used to occasionally mess around with the settings and this time found NJGuy from expanding the mileage distance from my home address.

I remember his profile revealed that his friends thought he is “just as street smart, as he is book smart.” What I didn’t know then, was that he was a day or two away from ending his subscription after months of trying to connect with someone. Timing is everything because he immediately responded to my Flirt.

His reply to my Flirt: “Kinda cheesy, but not that bad. What’s your name?”

NJGuy (whose real name is Itai) and I emailed back and forth, before I volunteered my phone number and suggested that he give me a call if he wanted. He called, and we talked off and on for a handful of weeks before finally getting together for our first date on April 8, 2007.

I was so excited, but also really nervous on our first date. I had enjoyed receiving Itai’s emails and his phone calls and I just wanted to make sure that we had chemistry and a mutual attraction when we met. The connection was more than mutual!

In early December 2008, Itai asked me to be his wife and I of course said “YES!” We went to Israel in the middle of December and just recently returned. We are starting our wedding plans now and look forward to getting married in the fall of 2009.

I am truly grateful that JDate brought Itai into my life. He is more than I could have ever hoped for!

Thank you JDate!

Haleh and Itai
Los Angeles, California

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