Description: JPeopleMeet.com claims that they are the premier online Jewish dating service. A niche dating site designed especiallay for Jewish dating and to bring Jewish singles, men and women, together.
JPeopleMeet is a user-friendly website with much potential. However, the low member base and lack of activity could be attributed to the membership structure. The most basic of features like sending and receiving messages is paid – which could be understandable if they provide exclusivity, verification, and safety.
It’s a shame since their message questions is a really great feature to humanize filtering and weeding out of matches.
JPeopleMeet just might not be worth it for members.
- Niche user base
- Easy sign-up process
- Straightforward website layout and design
- Matches based on personality questionnaire
- Available only in the US and Canada
- Every profile info change is saved causing the page to reload repeatedly.
- Low member activity
- Paid membership required to communicate.
Considering that it is a religion-based website, it is somewhat of a shock to see the ‘What are you looking for’ portion includes woman to woman and man to man relationships.
It will then require your location within North America, a username and password, and your email address.
At this point, they will provide you with your steps to success in dating. You will be asked to add photos, iterating that profiles with photos get ten times more attention than those that don’t. Amidst the sign-up process, you will also receive a welcome email from JPeopleMeet with guides on meeting new people.
The next step to online dating success is to provide a testimonial, which is quite weird since you have no real experiences after just signing up. You can always skip this or provide a temporary review that you can change later.
They will then ask you to provide a greeting. Greetings, however, are templated and are limited to the following options:
- Nature Lover
- Relaxed but Silly
- Family First
While the options are rather limiting with your personality type, especially since you can’t choose more than one, it is a good enough summary of who you are and parameter for the rest of the members who are looking for matches.
They will enumerate the different features available to members, which are the basic stuff in most online dating sites like:
- Search and match options
- See who’s interested
- Send and receive emails
Paid membership is available for as low as $6.49 per month for a 6-month subscription, $8.99 for a 3-month subscription and $13.99 for a month’s worth.
Doing so allows the member to read and reply to messages, see members who flirted or favorited you, and chat with other JPeopleMeet members.
Going to the Home tab will let you access your profile and complete all the other information necessary to match with other members. Education, religious background, physical attributes, interests, and preferences, as well as a personality questionnaire are just some of the information used for matching. A short bio summary about you and the person you’re looking for can also be added here.
Access to the list of people who viewed your profile, fave’d you, flirted with you or liked your photos are all here. As well as your flirts, your faves, your view and photos that you liked.
Going to your Inbox tab allows you to see the messages sent to you and by you – but only if you’re a paid member. Otherwise, it will direct you to the page that asks the member to subscribe.
The Search tab defaults to the results based on your answers on your profile and your location. You can, however, modify it to display solely based on your location, common activities, new members and members online.
The Matches tab will show profiles who matched with yours based on age, location, personality, preferences, and interests. Here, you can say yes or no to profiles being shown.
An interesting feature is the option to ask up to 4 questions that people must answer first before they initiate communication. Question options are templated and are enumerated below:
- Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
- How would you describe your personal fashion style?
- What is your all-time favorite movie? and why?
- Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
- Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
- If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
- Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
- Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
- Describe four of your main goals in life.
- If you had to leave everything behind but got to choose 5 things to take with you what would they be?
- Do you have any strange or hidden talents?
Other than the algorithm-based parameters of matching, asking open-ended questions like this permits a bit more of human touch in weeding out your potential matches. It is also one way of showing your personality right at the reaching out phase.