The number of free Jewish dating sites online have exploded in recent years. There are sites for all ages and for all streams of Judaism. Orthodox Jewry is especially getting more and more familiar with the online dating scene.
Orthodate is a wonderful Orthodox Jewish dating site for religious Jewish singles. Orthodate was developed for the purpose of creating successful matches for Orthodox Jewish Singles all over the world. Their free membership option will allow those searching for marriage to post a profile, read incoming messages and reply using one of several pre-written responses. To send personal messages, it is necessary to upgrade to a paid plan. A percentage of all fees goes directly to tzedaka, or charity. All of the members on this site are part of Orthodox Jewry, and thus keep the laws of Shabbat and Kashrut.
Frumster is a great site for religious Jewish singles. They offer a free trial and a paid version of this Orthodox Jewish dating site. The free trial allows users to join Frumster, conduct searches and be listed in searches. There have been nearly 2,000 successful matches made on Frumster, and paid users have access to e-mail, IM and a forum. Requirements for joining is to be legally unmarried, have a complete, universally accepted conversion and to ideally keep Shabbat and Kashrut, though any Jewish person may join.
Jewish Soul Search is a completely free dating site for Jews in US, UK, Canada and Israel. There is no charge for reading or sending messages; everything is free thanks to those who sponsor the site. Jewish Soul Search was started by a couple who met on a free site years ago and decided to help others by starting such a site themselves. This site has always been free and the owners intend for it to remain so. There are a few other sites that are completely free.
No list of free Jewish dating sites would be complete without mentioning Jdate, the largest and most popular Jewish dating service online. Jdate has been around for over 10 years and is the premiere free Jewish dating sites available. Jdate is not exclusively for religious Jewish singles, but is open to Jews all over the world who feel that it is important to marry within their faith and build Jewish families. Success stories have been featured in the Washington Post, People Magazine, the Jewish Journal and ABC News. Jdate offers to their members in-depth profiles, photos, a "favorites" list, e-cards, message boards, instant messaging, a "secret admirer" feature and an advanced search.
When using free Jewish dating sites, it's important to remember some basic etiquette for success. Using a reputable site that doesn't allow for profanity and does allow for some basic confidentiality will make any online dating experience much safer. It's vital to be honest with profile details and photos. Sending personalized emails to potential matches is also a good idea, as people tend to realize when they are receiving a pre-written email. It's also important to be polite and to remember that there is another, actual person sitting on the other end of all of those computer wires. Complete a profile that is eye catching and has no spelling errors and have a good attitude. These sites generally do not conduct background searches on members, so a user's safety is in his or her own hands.
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