New Jewish Matchmaking: A Quantitative Analysis of JDate Users

By Miriam P. Friedman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2009

It is reported that one in ten Jewish singles have a JDate profile, indicating that a significant population of young Jews are to some extent interested in meeting a Jewish mate online. The author shares results of a survey of 611 JDate users, nearly 20% of whom were engaged or married to someone they met through the website. Most of the users had some form of Jewish education, were pursuing or had attained advanced degrees, and felt religion was important to their lives. The author concludes that Jewish organizations would do well to reach out to JDate users and should therefore welcome JDate as an influential player in the mosaic of Jewish organizations that are working to ensure the vitality of Jewish religion and culture.

Topic: Continuity, Internet, Survey, Jewish Organizations, Outreach, Marriage, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol. 84/No. 3/4

Page Number(s): 345-352

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Miriam P. New Jewish Matchmaking: A Quantitative Analysis of JDate Users. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2009: 345-352. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4446


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