Jewish computer dating services
These women, professional dismiss their unmarried charges after the interviews, then huddle together in a dark room lined with ancient religious texts.
Speaking in a mixture of English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, they rifle through their notes, searching for matches.
Today, women are doing the same, searching for that perfect man.
It is human nature that we seek the love of one another.
December, 2002 Reprinted with permission from the Forward.
When Jennifer signed on to JDate.com, an Internet service for Jewish singles, she had a certain guy in mind.
A new dating site is hoping to help Toronto’s young Jews find love from within their own culture and religion.
They are helping the men and women—especially the women—fulfill the primary social responsibility of their community: to get married.
For the ultra-Orthodox, religious restrictions against the “mingling” of genders prevent singles from taking advantage of contemporary coupling opportunities. Marital aspirants meet almost exclusively through the intercession of like this group in Borough Park.
JToronto gives them a discreet way to search, he said, since only the matchmakers can see the pool of participants.
The initiative was created to respond to the number of Jews who are marrying non-Jews not because they aren’t interested in marrying within the faith, but because they couldn’t find suitable Jewish partners.