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Among the many advantages of online dating, one of the most important is that you get to choose your own dating criteria like a particular age, profession or religion. JewishFriendFinder.com from the FriendFinder.com network of online dating portals is one such site where Jewish singles can find for a variety of relationship needs. JewishFriendFinder.com is primarily directed towards Jewish singles community in United States, Canada, Israel, UK and Australia even though anyone from the vast number of international locations listed on the site can join in. The relationship types offered on the site range from casual dating and romance to long-term relationships and friendship. Besides facilitating one-to-one connections, JewishFriendFinder.com also encourages members to take part in group activities like contributing to the site magazine, message boards, online polls and forming interest groups. The site claims to have more than 100,000 active members at present.
Signing up at JewishFriendFinder.com
Joining JewishFriendFinder.com is easy and best of all completely free. For registration you just need to provide some basic details about yourself like email address, age, geographical location, gender, handle and the relationship type you are interested in. Once you log in with your new password, you can go on to create your own profile with information on your marital status, physical attributes, educational and professional background, religious observances like if you keep kosher as well as lifestyle details like if you smoke, drink and other habits. Other details on a profile may include your title, a short introduction of yourself as well as a brief description on the kind of relationship you are looking for. You can even share information on your social networking activities with the option of disclosing your name. After creating the profile, you can upload it with your photos or videos.
Like other sites of the FriendFinder.com network, you can view photos and personality profiles of other members at JewishFriendFinder.com without paying a cent. However a free member is allowed access only to a part of the profile and photos less than the full size while paid membership has unrestricted viewing options.
Communication options at JewishFriendFinder.com range from the usual email and instant messaging to various forms of chatting, either by text or videos. But these features are available only to the paid members and free members cannot take the initiative in communicating with other members at the site.
Search options however are open to all members – free and paying. JewishFriendFinder.com allows you to search for a prospective match by geographical location, who is online, members who have viewed your profile, new members, most popular man or woman viewed or the most networked member. Other than these there is a quick match which lists search results on the basis of profile comparison as well as power search which lists matches based on region, body type, photos and even last visit date.
A special part of JewishFriendFinder.com is that it promotes a sense of community among its members with the help of many features. One such feature is a member’s own Blogging Homepage on which you can talk all about your life, experiences and interests. Other than sharing your thoughts with other members at the site, you can also visit blogs maintained by them and know more about who they are. Then there is a Dove service available on the dating network at JewishFrendFinder.com. This service allows you to select a variety of personal characteristics that you're looking for in a person after which the site will notify you via weekly emails about members who match your preferences. Even though the Dove service is somewhat similar to the Cupid service at other sites, it still goes a long way in encouraging psychological participation from members and anything that increases genuine interest on the part of users is always good news for a dating website.
The in-house magazine at JewishFriendFinder.com makes for great reading on account of the many interesting articles, poems and anecdotes contributed by the members. The magazine also encourages an interactive experience since members are allowed to post questions and comments on the articles that appear. Yet another way by which the site promotes a sense of community among its members is by encouraging them to form or be part of special interests or prayer groups. Such groups help members to come across people with shared interests and values, especially those that have a bearing on their religious or spiritual affiliations. Finally like other sites from the FriendFinder network, this too awards points to its members for greater participation. As a member, you can accumulate points by voting on topics, referring friends, replying to questions as well as adding or voting on articles after which you can use these points to upgrade your membership and highlight your listing.
Standard membership at JewishFriendFinder.com is free and includes creating a profile, uploading photos as well as conducting basic searches for prospective matches. Free members however cannot contact other members and have only limited viewing options.
Paid membership at JewishFriendFinder.com is of two types:
Silver – this is priced at $19.94 for one month, $33.94 for three months and $99.94 for one year with substantial discounts for renewals in the last two cases. This level of membership includes:
- The ability to view and contact all members.
- Advance search capabilities.
- Faster profile and photo approvals.
- Visible listing before standard members.
- Personalized list of suggested members.
Gold – this is the highest membership level and is priced at $29.94 for one month, $59.94for three months as well as $139.94 for one year with discounted rates for renewal in case of the last two slabs. Besides all the benefits of Silver membership, the Facilities that come with Gold membership include:
- Ranking at the top of all listings and searches which implies higher visibility.
- Priority reviewing of Profile and Photos.
- Best search capabilities to find your best match.
- Fastest email and phone reach from Customer support.
- Full dove email reports of new matching members.
Finally even though JewishFriendFinder.com is yet to match the popularity of other Jewish singles websites like JDate.com, as part of the vast FriendFinder.com network of dating sites it is still well poised to become one of the most user-friendly and affordable dating sites for Jewish singles around the world.