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Title: JDate  
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Subject: Online dating service, Matzo Ball, Online dating for specific interests, Jewtopia, Jeremy Ben-Ami
Collection: Jewish Websites, Online Dating for Specific Interests
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Web address .com.jdatewww
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Online dating service
Available in English, Hebrew, French
Users 450,000
Owner Spark Networks
Launched January 8, 1997[1]
Alexa rank
7,078 (as of December 2011)[2]
Current status Online

JDate is an online dating service aimed at Jewish singles. The service is one of a number of demographically focused online match-making websites operated by Spark Networks, Inc. The site won a 2006 Webby award for social networking.[3]


  • Demographic served 1
  • Members 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Demographic served

While JDate is oriented towards the Jewish population, it has also attracted those seeking Jewish mates. The reasons cited often have to do with perceived cultural traits, whether stereotypical or true: "nice" or wealthy Jewish men who treat women well; take-charge, independent Jewish women who hold on to tradition. While many JDate members respond in kind, others view the phenomenon as an intrusion that defeats the purpose of the site.[4]



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  2. ^ " Site Info".  
  3. ^ 10th Annual Webby Awards Nominees & Winners retrieved March 22, 2007
  4. ^ Richards, Sarah E. (2004-12-05 [subscription required]). "You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Love JDate". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  5. ^ Rodomsky, Rosalie (19 December 2010). "Sara Tenenbein and Steve Hofstetter". New York Times. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Rothstein, Betsy. "Dude, with those pipes ya shouldn’t need Jdate".  
  7. ^ "D-CA ISO…".  

External links

  • JDate
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