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Good Customer Service
There is obviously no review of profiles by the JDate staff. Though they are responsive when you lodge a complaint.
Jdate vs Plenty of fish
As a single Jew in a new city I didn’t have any friends. It was a big deal when I switched jobs and had to move to Tampa. I know people at the office but no one is Jewish there and I didn’t really want to date a co-worker anyways. I like to keep my work separate from my personal life. Some of my friends from San Francisco suggested I try Jdate since it had worked out for other friends of theirs.
Well I have taken the plunge into online dating and joined earlier this month and took out a 6 month subscription. I also joined Plenty of fish just before the holidays in December. I quickly realize Plenty of fish is just a mess. I had guys with whom I had no interest in sending me messages with most of them being vulgar. In my profile I tried to tell people the type of person I was interested in meeting but it didn’t help. The few men I did message with for a while seemed nice but I didn’t feel the connection I was looking for. I wasn’t happy with online dating at this point but with the urging of friends from home I did decide to give Jdate a try. Well I have to say first off that the pool of all the men to pick from is smaller. This is a good thing though since the list of men who meet my basic wants like religion, age and occupation is much longer. I am excited to say that I do have a date coming up with one of the men I have been talking with from Jdate. He seems really nice and is only a few years older than me at 35. He also lives not far away so we plan to walk and meet up at a local restaurant the according to him serves a really good lunch. While I have a few cosmetic issues with Jdate it has so far worked out well for me. With a dating site it all comes down to the members they have and if you are picky like me I suggest you find one that offers only the particular type of guy you are looking for. If you go with a larger dating site like Plenty of fish you can expect to be harassed with guys who you have no interest in.
A girlfriend of mine had some luck on JDate so I thought I would give it a try. I am sick of the bar scene and being 34 I have started to move beyond “picking up guys”. Most of my girlfriends have boyfriends at this point or are married and I have felt the need to settle down and move on in my life. I figured the best way to expand my social circle was trying a dating site. I also had to make sure the man I meet is Jewish since if I ever brought home someone else I know my parents would disown me. I am sort of kidding here.
I have been using JDate for about 2 months now and have had not bad luck. Some good guys, some bad guys but I have yet to meet anyone with whom I had butterflies in my stomach for… you know the feeling. That is until I went to a JDate event. It was a wine and food tasting and it was one of the best nights of my life. I met a fellow JDate member there named George and while I do not believe in love at first sight it sure felt this way.
JDate is a good dating site and I am glad my friend recommended it to me. Don’t give up I didn’t and I finally did meet my man.
Pleased with Jdate
Overall I am very pleased with Jdate I think it’s the best option for those interested in meeting someone else who you can date and share your faith. It is the most thorough in terms of the basic info given to share with the other members. This helps weed out the unworthy candidates.
One thing I would like to see is when profiles have been recently updated and the last login time. Having this feature helps me to see how much effort people are putting into their search and qualifies them more in my view.
ot enough new members to every make this app worth the price
I tried this app twice and I’ve been disappointed. Twice. The first time, while living in the Midwest, where there weren’t a lot of people in or near my area. The second time was a month ago when I moved to Los Angeles. I thought the app would have more to offer with me being in a big city. I was wrong. This isn’t a site that has hundreds of people joining each day. Day after day, you see the same people. It’s frustrating to pay for, what is advertised as a quality service to end up being out more money than it’s worth. Save your money. Buy a new outfit for the high holy days and go to shul. You’ll thank yourself later.