Jewish internet dating sites
As love seekers fill out their profile revealing their denomination and frequency of church attendance, it is clear that the underlying assumption of the site is that the right match is another Christian.Shaadi.com, a site for the South Asian community, breaks it down even further -- first between Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and others, and then among caste and background.Members can mark their Jewish affiliation on their profile or select options like “Willing to Convert,” “Not Sure if Willing to Convert,” and “Not Willing to Convert.” While JDate is oriented towards the Jewish population, it has also attracted those seeking Jewish mates.
In this age of cultural melting pot and globalism, why are people searching for people of the same religious background?
Rob met his wife on J-date, but, as he explains, when he met her he was in for a surprise: “She described herself in her bio as 'not really Jewish' and I thought she was just like me -- a guy who like's Jewish things, bagels, Woody Allen movies, etc.
My jaw dropped on the first date when she told me she was Catholic.
She converted, against my wishes, and we're pretty happy.” Ultimately, most people on religious dating sites are looking for the same thing as non-religious dating sites -– find someone whom they can love with their whole heart, mind and spirit and hope that having the same religion will increase the chances of success.
Individuals do not have to be Jewish in order to join JDate.
In the world of online dating, religious sites indicate a classic belief among some love seekers that faith matters and that God is the ultimate matchmaker.