Religious dating network
“I just thought I want to raise my kids similarly to the way I was raised.” Wolf, 29, said that many of the people he has met through JDate feel the same way.
According to a recent market research report, the dating service industry is expected to reach $2 billion this year, growing at 2.9 percent in revenue every year since 2008.But the decision to date within one’s religion should not come from external pressure.Rather, it should be the result of experience and introspection.JDate spokesperson Arielle Schechtman says that JDate is doing more than matchmaking, they’re building the Jewish community so that traditions will be carried on. “We build marriage, J-babies, and (the members) send us pictures of the kids.” Relationship expert and therapist, Rachel Sussman says parental or cultural pressures often drive people to date within their religion.After working with couples for more than 15 years, Sussman said shared culture, values and traditions are crucial to sustaining relationships.One of theses features, Intimate Encounters (IE), was a subset of Plenty of Fish for those explicitly seeking sexual partners without having to shoulder the burden of a relationship.
To make a dating site work, the site must first have viable options for people to date.
Even though the couple didn’t last past the summer, Spencer, 32, was nevertheless grateful to have met a like-minded man who shared her passion for the Christian faith.
“If I said I didn’t want somebody without a Christian background, I would be lying to myself, and wasting my time,” she said.
“It’s my responsibility to ask them why they’re making these choices,” said Sussman.
She advises her clients to expand their search, and then come to the decision of whether or not they can only date within their own religion.
JDate was founded in 1997 and was immediately a hit in the Jewish community.