The GoodLaid back looking site* The site limits particular uses (up to 75 messages a day) so that spammers find it tough to run rampant there* The members seem good looking and legit * There is some humor from the creators during the search process (it makes searching fun) * There are no hidden fees because after the free trial is up, the site is very precise in what would be owed and for how long * This is specifically for jewish people * The site donates proceeds to organizations in need.
The Bad* This site is solely for those who are jewish. I was hard pressed to find any other religious backgrounds here. What if a gentile had a thing for a jew? Not likely going to happen here. * Screen names are made by the site and not by the user * The site seemed a little annoying in its cleverness. In other words, it seems like it tries TOO hard to be cool in some places.
I like jewishcafe.com. It's reliable and the price is decent for what one is browsing. There seems to be an even ratio of men to women although I can not confirm that completely. I liked that the site donates money to jewish organizations in need and that the site promotes in person events. There is also a 21-day free trial (14 days with an additional 7 days for those who post photos).
It's free for 14 days for anyone wishing to try it out before making a membership purchase. An additional free 7 days is tagged on for anyone who posts photos along with their profile. That's a lot of free days to check out the site. Most sites will offer a few days or a week but 21 days is great.
Upon joining the site, the rates are as follows:
Two-weeks is $24.95; one-month is $32.95; three-months is $44.95; six-months is $69.95; and a year of joining will cost $99.95.
Features are decent. By joining, some of the money goes to three charities; a free profile is easy to make and one is allowed to post up to three photos; chat capabilities; private messaging; relationship advice; and in-person meet and greets sponsored by the site. It seems that the above is permitted for those with a free membership (prior to joining) and that there are few restrictions. Most sites have restrictions.
Searches are done by gender, age, type of relationship, location, who has signed on recently, type of judaism, ethnic background, attendance at synagogue, body type, smoker or non smoker, children, and level of education. The search options are quite specific.
Jewishcafe.com is a homey site for those looking for love. It feels like a cafe in its presentation and vibe. And customer service is pretty decent for those in need of assistance.
I got the feeling I was at Jewish summer camp all over again there and that the counselors were greeting me at my mom's honda hatchback and tending to my trunk of clothes while putting a comforting arm around me. In other words, it's not an intimidating place despite what it does for people. Dating is scary to a lot of people, especially for those just starting to fill out on-line profiles. Jewishcafe.com does not make a newbie feel not welcomed.
My only concern is that those who are not jewish but want to meet jewish men and women are not particularly notable there. I didn't see any non-jews so it made me wonder if they are permitted to join the site. I never inquired or delved deeper in to that question so I will simply state that this site definitely caters towards judaism. On another note, I saw some gay and lesbians looking for love there so the site is not entirely closed-minded.
This is a site for marriage minded people. Most profiles are of average to attractive looking and I didn't see many spammers or scammers there. I think it's the real deal. Therefore, paying for a membership after the very generous free trial is worth it. This is a solid site and I would not be surprised if the success rate for coupling is high.