Non faith based web dating
Christian Mingle boasts a 9 million membership base.
The religious online dating community is further subdivided into sites such as Catholic Match for Catholics, Jwed for orthodox Jews and LDSMingle for Mormons.
This system is a key factor in eharmony’s matching success and the main point of differentiation between our service and that of other traditional Christian dating services. It’s a relationship site for singles looking to find long-term, committed relationships.
“With eharmony, you’re meeting somebody who’s truly right for you.” ~ Amy Long “From our first date, I realized that this is somebody that I want to spend the rest of my life with.
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.
They want to share Jewish cultural traditions with their significant other.“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.The site has 750,000 members worldwide and claims to be responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other websites combined.