Nu? What’s A Jew Got to Do to Get A Date Around Here?
Back in our parent’s and grandparent’s day, young people either dated someone they knew from the neighborhood, or they were set up on a blind date. If you were from an old-school Jewish family, they may have even engaged the services of a Yenta–a matchmaker. These days, modern Jews have the technological tools of online dating to specify their preferences, and many of our tribe have flocked to Jdate to find their match.
Get your tush on JDate!
Jdate, which has grown monumentally since it’s inception in 1997, was later acquired by niche-dating focused Spark Networks, and currently boasts membership of more than 450,000 active members worldwide, with half in the United States. Like all online dating websites, Jdate merges the number of free members (who have very limited ability to actually do anything on the site) and inactive members with their paid subscribers, making it impossible to determine how many truly active members there are. Regardless, JDate fills a niche for Jewish singles hoping to find their “באַשערט” beshert (one’s destiny or soul-mate) online.