When you match with someone, of course, JSwipe wishes you the premature ‘Mazel Tov! Just in case you temporarily forgot the tragedies that led you to this app in the first place. Lesson 4: If you don’t already know them, there’s a reason for that… You might also be interested in: Tinder Is Dead: How Has The App Gone From Hero To Zero In Just Six Months?Recently I spent a week on J Swipe talking to a handsome Jewish children’s doctor. Refreshingly everything was easy going, none of the usual schmaltzy nonsense about how much of a Jewish princess I was, or whether my mum’s chicken soup was as good as his mum’s. Him: ‘Hey Eve, just wanted to message you ahead of our date tomorrow - can’t wait. I don’t know whether you picked up on this between the lines but… But which lines am I supposed to be reading between? This somewhat weirded me out and, suffice to say, we didn’t go on a date. It seems that several millennia after Adam met Eve, I’m still very much in the market for a real-life Jewish matchmaker. Things You Only Know If Your Boyfriend Is Black And You're Not Blind Dates Can Work, Men Like Walking And Other Things You Learn When You're Still Dating In Your Late 30s Follow Eve on Twitter @Eve_Barlow Picture: Ada Hamza Tags: Dating Confusion, Relationships, Things You Only Know If...Not Jews who happen to be on Guardian Soulmates, but on dedicated sites and apps tailored to Jews by Jews.
Other sites act more as matchmaker services and agencies, where people fill out a comprehensive form about themselves which is then looked at by people who work for the service, who then in turn try to match with another member based on the two members' interests and other information.
After making a match these services and the people involved hope to have a Jewish wedding, with a Jewish wedding ring.
Some people blame ‘being picky’ for the fact they’re perpetually single.
I’m not picky - I wish I could afford that privilege. First, my whole life I’ve been haunted by the scene in when the youngest daughter gets ostracised by her father for choosing a blue-eyed non-Jewish fiancé.
Third, while there is always the option of converting a non-Jew, YOU try bringing that icebreaker up on a first date.
So as time ticks on and the best of the local, reasonably aged Jewish males have been married off, I’ve made more of a concerted effort to put myself out there.
It says a lot for the supposed width of the JDate pool that when you first join, pop-up instant messages bombard every inch of your window, because of your value as new, untapped territory. ’ Soon, you'll discover that your enquirer will discover they either know you, or your first cousin, or your ex, who’s already told them all about you.
Everyone wants to know why they haven’t seen you round here before. Ergo, Lesson 3: You might have all of cyberspace to play with, but turns out cyberspace is a very small world too Even if you seek out one of JDate’s competitors to help you find that mythical Jew You’ve Never Met, everyone on JMeet and JCrush and Totally Jewish and Jewish are the same people you’ve just blitzed through on JDate, with different usernames. the so-called ‘Jewish Tinder’ - inventively called ‘JSwipe’ – arrived on the scene.
READ MORE: Here Are A Few Things You Do Online Dating That You Wouldn't Do IRL Lesson 2: You only get what you don’t pay for There’s a website called JDate, and then there’s everything else.