All participants want to find some form of lifelong companionship, and did not need to lead to marriage.
Almost half of the participants felt it was more important to find someone who had Jewish qualities, but was not necessarily a practicing Jew.
Almost half of the participants were looking to date & meet practicing Jews exclusively.
Minority of the participants were not looking for a Jewish partner at all.
Word of mouth (friends) is most common way of hearing online dating success stories.
Majority of participants felt the dishonesty and “fake” profiles hindered their online dating experience.
Majority of participants didn’t like how time consuming online dating was.
The time commitment made many participants stop online dating.
- All participants used Match.com, other frequently used platforms: JSwipe, Bumble, POF & JDate.
- Majority of participants did not think their paid experiences were the value they paid.
- Quality and number of people available on the dating platform played a big factor in deciding whether or not the participant liked their experience.
- All female participants have used JDate. No male participants has used JDate.
- Participants stopped using JDate due to time commitment and lack of people.
- Most participants felt that JDate recognized their Jewish identity.
- All participants use Facebook, followed by LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Snapchat is also mentioned.
- Most participants use Facebook to keep in touch with other friends, Twitter for news consumption and LinkedIn for professional networking.
- Majority of participants would not follow a dating platform on social media.
- Females were less comfortable with connecting their Facebook to dating platforms.