JDate.com is one of the largest Jewish dating networks in the world today. An active member base as well as a wide variety of features have made its UK portal JDate.co.uk hugely popular with Jewish singles of the country. JDate.co.uk is a personals site which caters to singles of the Jewish community in UK. The types of relationships offered on the site range from friendship to dating, romance and even marriage. Since the site does not encourage casual flings, adult content is not allowed. At the same time JDate.co.uk is a dating site for straight singles and opportunities for same-sex love are not available here. The site claims to have been around for thirteen years which makes it one of the oldest Jewish dating sites in UK. Little wonder then that today there are about 18794 registered members at JDate.co.uk as the homepage states. Another aspect which works to the site’s advantage is its 50:50 male and female ratio which means that both men and women have equally good chances of finding a partner at JDate.co.uk.
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Basic registration at JDate.co.uk is free and can be got through in around five-ten minutes. Among the questions which you will be asked at the outset are related to your gender, physical appearance like body type, height, eye and hair color as well as your ethnicity, education and occupation. You will be also required to impart details about your marital status, attitude to children and lifestyle. Once the process of registration is complete and you have logged into the site, the next stage is that of creating your dating profile. The profile pages have a lively and attractive format with several tabs relating to you, your interests, relationships and lifestyle. While creating your profile you will be invited to write about yourself – your values and priorities in life. Again you might be asked to fill in details about your expectations from a partner, your idea of a first date or the perfect relationship, all of which will come up in the Relationships tab. At some stage in the profile creation you will be asked about your level of commitment to your religion and how it impacts your lifestyle which reveals that JDate.co.uk takes its identity as faith-based dating site seriously. Creating a profile thus may take some of your time but in the end a detailed profile is the best way to let a potential match know about you if you are interested in a serious relationship. Finally you can upload as many photos as you want and once your profile is complete you can start browsing.
What makes JDate.co.uk so popular among the Jewish dating sites of the country is its youthful feel and the interactive experience it offers its users. And one of the ways this is done is by inviting users to take part in the Color Code Personality assessment. This is a kind of personality profile test which evaluates a member’s motivation in relationships. If your personality is coded red, it means you are motivated by power. Similarly those driven by intimacy will be coded blue, those by white by peace and those profiles coded yellow are attracted to fun. Apart from discovering more about your own personality, you can also use the color codes to know about a potential match since the codes are displayed against the profiles of those members who have taken the color code test. Purists might doubt the scientific validity of such a personality profiling but anything which makes online dating fun for members seems to work in favor of the site. Like other dating portals of the Sparks Network, JDate.co.uk has the usual range of viewing, browsing and communication features at its site. All users are allowed to view profiles, photos, photo galleries and message boards even though to contribute to the latter you need to become a paid member.
There are ample browsing options at JDate.co.uk. You can use filters like location, age and gender to carry out basic searches. Predictably a majority of the users seem to be located in London and so if you live outside the capital city of UK, you might have to wait a while to find your matches or expand your search parameters. Other categories like newly registered members, recently updated profiles, interests, username or any other part of the profile allow you to carry on detailed searches for potential matches. Yet another interesting way to connect with other members on the site is to search by online status. At any one time there are a few thousand members logged in which is great news for a member who is looking to chat, mingle and have fun interacting with others on the site.
At JDate.co.uk communication features are accessible only to paid members. Upon subscription you can communicate by email, instant messaging or real time chatting. The site has its own email option known as Mingle Mail which allows you to send mail anonymously so that the recipient will not know your email address unless of course you wish to reveal it. Then again there are several chat rooms where you can join members discussing various topics. For a personal tète-a-tète with a match, you can take recourse to instant messaging. However the site does not have options for video chatting by webcam.
On the other hand if you do not wish to launch into conversation with a match right away, you can start by sending him/her a flirt or a smile to express your interest. And the best part of this is that it is open to free members as well.
At JDate.co.uk, you can become a Standard member as soon as you are registered with the site. This is free and allows you all viewing and most searching options on the site. However in order to access the full range of features at JDate.co.uk, you need to become a Premium Member by subscribing to the site. A month-long subscription costs 19.99 Sterling Pounds while the rates for three and six months are 49.99 and 74.99 Sterling Pounds respectively.
Finally what puts JDate.co.uk ahead of other similar Jewish dating sites is its attractive design and variety of interactive features for users.