The Best Jewish Dating Sites For Jewish Singles

Looking for your Jewish life partner? It’s a smart idea to try Jewish dating sites.

Love and dating in the Jewish world is often – shall we say – a tad different than it is in the secular world. The Jewish perspective on dating evolved from ancient laws that were proscribed in the Talmud. Unfortunately, the Talmud states that trying to find one’s soulmate is as tricky as parting the Red Sea.

Hmmm! 

The good news is that in 2020 the world looks a lot different than it did when Moses was around. For one thing, we now have Jewish dating sites that help you make connections that can inspire dates, and maybe even help you meet your soulmate.

Why use Jewish dating sites? As you know, finding a life partner in the “real world” is tough. Maybe you’ve met someone you got along with but they weren’t Jewish. Or maybe you met someone Jewish and cute – but who you just didn’t click with. Hey, it happens. And maybe your family or friends set you up with someone Jewish who was neither cute nor interesting! Sucks. 

The thing is that you could keep on trying to meet people in real life, only to be met by more dead ends than those who tried to part the Red Sea before God helped Moses out. 

This is where Jewish dating sites come in. Jewish dating sites are home to thousands of fellow Jews who, like you, are looking to date and see what happens. There are different sites for different niches and age groups, and whilst some dating sites are ideal for short-term dating, others are perfect for long-term dating. 

To help you out, I’ve put together this article that runs through the best Jewish dating sites. I’ve personally used every single one and put them all to the test.

When choosing the best sites, I looked for things like popularity and usage, user layout, price, key features, and whether or not they actually work in helping people find what they’re looking for. Some of the sites in this article are aimed at Jews in particular, while others – such as Elite Singles – are aimed at society as a whole, but which come with search filters that you can tweak to find someone Jewish. 

Ready to make a start? Let’s go!

8 Best Jewish Dating Sites:

Rating:

5/5 Stars

JDate is a Jewish dating app aimed specifically at Jewish singles. It’s mostly used by those who are looking for a serious, long-term relationship, and it’s been around for well over two decades. 

What It Costs?

  • Free Version – Yes
  • 1 month – $65/month 
  • 3 months – $50/month 
  • 6 months – $35/month  

Why we like it? 

JDate is one of the oldest, most trustworthy dating sites that boasts around 200,000 current members. As of 2011, the site was said to be responsible for just over half of all Jewish marriages that started out online.

That’s quite a feat! But what is it about JDate that makes it one of the outstanding choices for Jewish singles?

Part of its success is down to the fact that JDate is so flexible. Non-Jews are allowed to sign up if they’re looking to date a Jewish person, whilst it can be used for friendship, as well as short and long-term dating (though, as mentioned, most people use it for the latter, and most people are aged between 35 and 49 years old). 

Other than that, the site is simple and easy to use. There’s no need to fill out a lengthy questionnaire when you first sign up, and the whole registration process shouldn’t take longer than 3 minutes. That said, it’s up to you how much information you share on your profile, and the more info you share, the more likely it will be that you’ll find what you’re looking for. 

Once your profile is up and running, you’re free to search for other members. However, if you come across someone you like the look of and want to shoot them a message, you will need to upgrade your account. 

Searching for other members is – like everything else on JDate – really easy to do. You can tweak the search filters by location, age, and gender, and there are zero profiles on JDate. 

Unlike some dating sites, JDate isn’t a matchmaking service. It’s just a straight-up, no-frills Jewish dating that works because it’s high-traffic and keeps things simple.

Rating:

5/5 Stars

Elite Singles is a dating site aimed at professional singles who are well-educated and looking for a serious relationship. Typically used by academics, it’s an excellent place for ambitious Jewish singles to find their perfect partner. 

What it Costs?

  • Free Version – Yes
  • 3 months – $45/month
  • 6 months – $25/month 
  • 12 months – $25/month

Why we like it? 

Elite Singles has been around for over a decade and continues to add 65,000 new members each week. The site itself claims to be responsible for 2,000 new couples per month, and 80% of its users are university educated. 

One of the reasons it works is, of course, down to the fact that it’s aimed at a very specific group of people – educated professionals who are looking for someone with brains as well as beauty. But another part of its charm is the fact that it’s both a dating site and a matchmaking service that uses a sophisticated matchmaking algorithm to pair people up. 

To make the algorithm work, Elite Singles requires each new member to fill out a fairly lengthy questionnaire when they first create an account. Whilst this questionnaire (which was developed by qualified psychologists) can take more than a few minutes, the end result is a list of members who are compatible with you. It’s then up to you to decide whether or not you want to chat with them. 

As well as the matchmaking service, Elite Singles also allows you to tweak your search filters to find even more members. This means you can look for Jewish singles specifically who share common interests with you. 

Rating:

4.7/5 Stars

As you might have guessed from its name, JSwipe is the Jewish Tinder. It’s a swipe app that takes the best bits of Tinder but aims them specifically at Jewish singles who are looking for a long-term relationship.

What It Costs?

  • Free Version – Yes
  • 1 month – $30/month 
  • 3 months – $20/month 
  • 6 months – $15/month

Why we like it? 

JSwipe is actually one of the most popular Jewish dating sites of all time. It’s available in 70 counties, it’s used by more than 600,000 people, and it holds great appeal to millennials who are looking for love. 

However, whilst it’s primarily used by Jewish singles, non-Kosher members are free to join, too.

So what makes it so popular? 

JSwipe works because it’s super simple but effective. You can sign-up in just one tap (but you must have a Facebook account because all your FB data is synched with the app), and there’s no need to fill in any length questionnaires. You don’t even need to fill out a profile just yet if you don’t wish to.

Instead, once your account is up and running, you’re free to get swiping. If you want, JSwipe will only put Kosher members in front of you, or they will put Non-Kosher members in front of you as well. You can also adjust your distance to find closer matches.

Like Tinder, you just need to swipe left or right on potential matches, and when you match with someone, you can shoot them a message for free. 

Rating:

4.5/5 Stars

Match is a highly reputed dating site that’s been around for over two decades. It’s evolved a lot over the years and continues to be popular with those who are looking to settle down with someone special.

What It Costs?

  • 6 months – $15/month 
  • 3 months – $25/month 
  • 1 month – $35/month 

Why we like it? 

Match is a premium dating site for singles who are looking for love. It’s currently used by more than 8,000,000 people around the world, including many single Jews who like its usability, its unfussy nature, and the fact that it’s been so successful at helping thousands of others find love. 

What’s especially appealing is a guarantee that, if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for after six months, Match will give you the next six months free. 

How does it work?

The sign-up process is fairly easy, and while you do have to fill in a personal information form, you don’t need to take any questionnaires or quizzes. Moreover, it comes with a Profile Builder feature that’s perfect for anyone who hates creating dating site profiles from scratch. It walks you through the process.

Once your profile is ready,

And while Match isn’t aimed at any specific niche, Jewish singles just need to tweak the search filters to find what they’re looking for. Match also has a matchmaking feature that displays matches for you, and whenever you like the look of someone, you can send them a “like” to let them know. If you want to shoot them a message, however, you will need to upgrade your account first. 

All in all, Match boasts an excellent user interface and we love its 6-months free guarantee. 

Rating:

4.5/5 Stars

JWed is a dating site that – as you can probably guess from its name – is for singles who are looking for a life partner. It’s for Kosher as well as Non-Kosher singles, and whilst it can be used by those who don’t have marriage on their mind just yet, it’s mostly used by those who do have it on their minds.

What It Costs? 

  • Free Version – Yes
  • 1 month – $25 per month
  • 6 month – $15 per month
  • 12 months – $13 per month

Why we like it? 

Signing up to JWed is a fairly simple process, and it shouldn’t take you any longer than a few minutes. You just need to hand over the most basic information, such as your name, email address, and gender preference, and then you’re free to start searching for potential dates.

From there, JWed likes to keep things simple. There’s a search function that you can tweak to find someone who shares common interests with you, and as soon as you find someone you like the look of, you can shoot them a message. 

But while JWed likes to keep things simple, it’s moved with the times in that it’s introduced messaging features such as instant chat and even video call. It also uses a matchmaking algorithm that displays suitable matches for you. Your matches are based on the answers you give to questions that are asked to you when you fill out your profile. 

What we also like about JWed is that most of the users who sign up are looking for something serious and long-term. This is reflected in their profiles, which are often detailed. Most of the members take the time to fill out their profiles, and this helps the site to attract serious Jewish singles who are looking for a life partner. As such, JWed stands out as the Jewish dating site for marriage-minded singles. 

Moreover, it’s aimed specifically at Jewish singles – non-Jewish singles are not allowed to create accounts. Whilst this has caused a bit of controversy in the past, JWed has stuck by their principles, saying that opening the site up to people of other faiths wouldn’t be fair on its core user base who are looking for a Jewish partner. 

There is also a JWed app that’s available to download for Android. The app version is very similar to the desktop version. The layout is good, the site loads quickly, and you can enjoy all of the same features. 

Rating:

4.3/5 Stars

SawYouAtSinai is a Jewish dating site aimed at those who are looking for love. Known as one of the biggest Jewish matchmaking services in the world, it’s strictly not a hookup site. 

What It Costs? 

  • Free Version – Yes
  • $5.95 – $11.95 per month

Why we like it? 

SawYouAtSinai takes its responsibilities seriously. It wants to help you find your soulmate, and to that end, it asks you to take a fairly lengthy personality questionnaire when you first sign up. 

This questionnaire covers your interests, your lifestyle, and it also goes into detail about your religious background. The site also requires that you provide at least two references, one of which must be a rabbi.

See, we told you it takes things seriously!

It works because it means that the only people who sign up are Jewish singles who are serious about opening their hearts to someone. 

Once your profile is up and running, SawYouAtSinai assigns you two matchmakers who “interview” you via telephone and email. It sounds daunting but it isn’t. The idea is that SawYouAtSinai just wants to get to know more about you so that it can provide you with better matches. 

When the interview is over, your matchmakers commit to finding you as many as 7 matches each week. In this way, SawYouAtSinai is very different from any other Jewish dating site, and should be seen as a personal matchmaking service. You can’t search for other users by yourself, but instead, you must wait and see what matches your matchmakers offer you. You can, however, be sure that each match has been thoroughly screened. 

Ultimately, while finding true love on SawYouAtSinai might take some time, and while it will frustrate some members that they can’t manually search for other members themselves, SawYouAtSinai works because it’s so thorough. Their matchmakers are professionals who do this for a living, and their goal is to take their time until they help you find your soulmate. 

Rating:

4.3/5 Stars

Jewish Cafe is like an online cafe where Jewish singles are invited to stop by for a coffee – and possibly some romance. It’s easy to use, the quality of its members is good, and it offers a unique twist on the internet dating thing that makes it worth a closer look. 

What It Costs?

  • Free Version – Yes
  • 1 month – $32.95/month
  • 3 month – $44.95
  • 6 months – $69.95
  • 12 months – $99.95

Why we like it? 

Registration shouldn’t take any longer than a few minutes. As soon as your profile is launched, you’re free to search for other users. The basic search function allows you to tweak the filters according to things like age, location, as well as drinking habits, and you can also use the QuickMatch function if you’re in a hurry. 

This QuickMatch function displays possible matches that are within your vicinity, and who are looking for the same things as you are. 

That said, people who use Jewish Cafe aren’t necessarily always looking for something long-term. Many of the profiles are sparse and not fully filled-out, but what makes the site work is that it’s laidback, easy to use, and unfussy. It also comes with a News feature that lets you know about local events you can go to to meet new people.

And this is really key to Jewish Cafe’s success: It’s a dating site that adopts the chilled-out atmosphere of a coffee shop where people can come for a chat before possibly arranging to go elsewhere to one of the meet-up events. It’s warm and inviting, and it’s possible to make some genuine connections here. 

Rating:

4/5 Stars

OkCupid is one of the world’s most trusted dating sites. It’s not aimed specifically at Jewish singles, but it can be used by Jewish singles who are looking to make new friends or to go on dates and see what happens. 

What It Costs?

  • Free to receive and send messages 

Why we like it? 

OkCupid has struck out on its own over the years as a dating site that wants to be a safe space for marginalized members of our community. It’s LGBTQ-friendly, it promotes trans rights, and it’s put in place restrictions that make it impossible for members to be harassed. 

For example, you can only message someone you’ve already matched with, and you can’t send a second message until the individual has responded to your first message. And once someone unmatches you, they’re gone forever. 

As such, OkCupid has proven to be super popular with singles who want a dating site that’s non-judgemental, and which is full of open-minded people who are tolerant of other faiths. As you can see, it’s got plenty of appeal to Jewish singles who either want to date someone of their own faith or someone of another faith. It’s also perfect for LGBTQ Jewish singles who want to meet like-minded people.

Another reason OKCupid works so well is because it makes it really easy for you to find someone who shares common interests. You can use the search filters to search for people via keywords, such as “Jewish,” and you can also use a feature called DoubleTake which works a lot like JSwipe in that you just need to swipe left or right on someone. If you “like” someone, OkCupid sends them an email to let them know someone likes them. They then have to use DoubleTake to see who it is. If they like you back, you’re a match and can start chatting. 

And if you’re not sure whether or not you’ll get along with someone, you can answer OKCupid’s personality questions. There are a lot of them and you don’t have to answer them all. But the most questions you answer, the more data OKCupid has to figure out how compatible you are with different people.

Then, the site adds a percentage of compatibility number to each profile you view. The higher the number, the more compatible the two of you are. Some of the questions are based on your lifestyle and social life, while others are based on your religion and politics. 

These are the best Jewish dating sites around right now. Each one fits a different need, and some are better for short-term dating whilst others are ideal for marriage-minded singles.

The next step is to choose one which sounds right for you, before creating a free account. This will help you to decide whether or not the site is right for you or not. If it is, you can go ahead and start exchanging messages with other singles.

Whatever you decide, I wish you good luck!

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