A Review for JDate - Sleek Online Dating for Jewish Singles

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JDate Dating Site Review

If you have the budget available to sign up for JDate, you should certainly consider registering with the faith-based matchmaking service that claims to be responsible for more than half of marriages between Jewish couples who met online. That is a big claim but, when you take the time to use the service, you can understand why JDate has such a high success rate. The user interface is sleek, and its compatibility with Facebook gives a wonderfully modern feel to the world of online dating without sharing your private contact details with complete strangers. If, however, you are looking for a dating service you can utilize without having to pay for it, then this is not the site for you, with many features (including being able to message other members) hidden behind a paywall.

Pros & Cons

Higher quality of matches than other websites
Easy to navigate website
Facebook connectivity
Reputation for matchmaking
Expensive membership fees may put many off from signing up
Very limited usage on a free account

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1 month
3 months
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Easy to Use

The website places more emphasis on offering an easy to use service over fancy graphics and features that jump off the screen at you, which is exactly what a dating site should be. The easy to digest navigation, which isn’t full of needless tabs, allows the users to easily access different parts of the website without taking a wrong turning. As soon as you log in to your user area, you can view the list of matches based on your search criteria, which is exactly what you want to see when you access the site. By reducing the number of steps it takes to view potential matches and placing such an emphasis on users to sign up to a premium membership to use the service, it makes for an easy and effective means of finding singles that are serious about finding someone online.

How to Search on JDate

As soon as you log in to your user area you can view the best-recommended matches based on your search criteria. If none of these suit or you simply want to expand your search, you can adjust your preference to cast a wider net, which can be done from the same page.

Safety & Security

JDate takes dating safety and security of its members very seriously and regularly inspects for fake and/or abusive profiles that it can and will exercise the right to delete. After signing up for the service, you are encouraged to review the website’s safe dating policy. With the offering of 24/7 JDate customer service, members can benefit from being able to report any suspicious activity to admins who can then investigate and, upon verification that action is needed, will not hesitate to either suspend or completely remove the problem accounts. No personal details are shared, even when you sign up to JDate using your Facebook profile.


You can do a lot worse than signing up for JDate, whether you are a Jewish single looking to find love or someone who may not be Jewish but wants to date someone who is. The more expensive subscription fees may put some off from signing up, especially with the limited features available to free members, but that makes for a better quality experience when you pay for a premium account. With a long history of introducing happy couples, this is a site that users can use with confidence and, therefore, makes having a premium account value for money.

Questions & Answers

What is JDate?

JDate is a dating site that has been designed for Jewish singles looking to find love with another devoted Jewish man or woman. Non-Jewish singles can also sign up for the service providing they want to match with a Jewish person.

How to get JDate for Free?

Simply sign up for an account on JDate for a free membership, although you will not be able to contact any other members unless you sign up for a premium subscription.

How much does JDate cost?

JDate is one of the more expensive dating sites around, with a one-month subscription costing $59.99. A six-month subscription, which works out at $29.99 a month, is also available for a one-off payment of $179.94.

How to delete JDate account?

To permanently delete your account, you should click on the thumbnail found in the top right-hand corner of the screen (you must use a desktop computer for this) and select ‘Account Settings.’ From there, enter ‘Profile Display Settings,’ which will then present you an option to delete your account permanently. Note: JDate advises any members that have an active subscription to cancel this prior to deleting their account to avoid any unwanted renewal fees.

How does JDate work?

JDate works similarly to any other dating site by offering the search functionality where members can browse the profiles of users who match their search criteria. The dating site is very much geared towards paid memberships, with only premium members being able to message and match with other members on the platform.

Who owns JDate?

JDate is operated by Spark Networks that have several dating sites in their group.

How does JDate’s secret admirer work?

This is a feature of the website where users can mark a person’s profile, and JDate will find out if that person feels the same way. Secret Admirer works in much the same way as a standard match feature that you would find on other dating apps such as Tinder.

How to browse JDate anonymously?

Incognito mode is a feature that is reserved exclusively for premium members, with those trying to access the feature on a free membership being redirected to the subscription page. To activate anonymous browsing on a premium account, access profile display settings inside account settings and press the tick box located next to ‘Browse Anonymously.’

How can I search international members on JDate?

Members can set the distance of members they would consider dating, going up to over 500 miles away from the user’s set address, which will include international members.

How to upload photos to JDate?

When you sign up to JDate using your Facebook profile, the website will automatically pull through five recommended pictures from your Facebook profile, which you can decide whether you want to upload to the dating site or not. To upload pictures after you have registered, click ‘Edit Profile’ found on your profile and then ‘add’ in the gallery to either upload directly from your device or via Facebook.

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