"The matchmaker adds a human element to the digital element," said Rabbi Chaim Lipskar, who went online with JMiami two months ago and has signed up 150 people so far.The database gives the matchmaker access to potentially thousands more singles than he or she could otherwise come to know.It's wonderful to preside at the wedding of a couple you introduced, said Bernath, who runs educational and social programs for Jews of all levels of observance.
Wise Miller investigated and found that the man was nervous about prying or offending.
Schechtman also pointed out that if you do decide to join, there's a religion section in your profile which includes the options "willing to convert," "not willing to convert" or "not sure if I'm willing to convert."As to whether you should join, however: That's trickier.
An informal sampling of Jewish folks on social media proved to be decidedly mixed on the issue of non-Jews joining Jewish dating sites. Some found the prospect to be a kind of fetishization and were mildly offended because "it assumes Jewish men are a type.
"I haven't got a problem with cross-cultural romances," said one woman.
"However, I do think JDate was made because it's hard to find other Jewish people in a largely non-Jewish world." She has a point.