You don’t need to Be Jewish to Love JDate

You don’t need to Be Jewish to Love JDate

By Sarah E. Richards

    Dec. 5, 2004

DOMINICK COPPOLA, 22, a property salesman from Brooklyn, is seeking a confident, intelligent and open-minded woman whom shares their passion for walks into the park, sushi and house cooking. He previously some fortune meeting females through Web online dating sites like AmericanSingles.com, however they had been hardly ever good matches. He then discovered just just what he now considers an online silver mine — JDate, a website that bills itself as “the greatest Jewish singles network.”

Although he could be Catholic by delivery and upbringing, Mr. Coppola has very long chosen up to now women that are jewish. “If a woman walks by in a club, and I also’m interested in her, it constantly ends up she is Jewish,” he stated. “My buddies state We have Jew-dar. I decided to opt for chances.”

Mr. Coppola is certainly one of a number that is growing of that have lately finalized on to JDate, that has been created in 1997 as something for bringing Jews together. The sheer number of non-Jews on the website is hard to calculate: 50,000 of their 600,000 members identify themselves as consistently “unaffiliated,” nonetheless they consist of Jewish users that don’t would you like to recognize by themselves as “secular” or with any specific sect. But interviews with individuals who utilize JDate declare that gentiles have grown to be a presence that is increasingly visible modern times (complete disclosure: this reporter is regarded as them) on a website that has been built to promote mating inside the tribe.

The reason why non-Jews look for Jewish mates differ within their particulars, but generally appear to come down seriously to the old concept of the good Jewish child or woman. Agnes Mercado, a Catholic administrative associate from western Hollywood, had never ever also came across a Jew until she immigrated through the Philippines 15 years back. Read more