We’re celebrating more than just the beginning of the Jewish New Year. A new study confirms that JDate is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined. Of course we already knew this was true, but now we have the facts to back it up.
We recently commissioned an independent research company, ResearchNow, to survey nearly 1,000 married Jewish internet users. One of the most compelling findings: JDate is responsible for 52% of the marriages that started online, while only 17% of those surveyed met on Match.com® and 10% on eHarmony®.
Those who were surveyed were more likely to find a date on JDate than on any other online dating site. In fact, 63% of all online dates came from JDate. That’s three times more than Match and nine times more than eHarmony.
We couldn’t be happier about JDate’s success and contribution to the Jewish community, and are thrilled to share the good news!
· 5 out of 9 Jews married since 2008 used online dating during their search
· 63% of online dates amongst Jews originated at JDate
· 76% of Jewish online daters use JDate
· Match.com’s President even used JDate
The most gratifying part of our jobs here at JDate are the thousands of phone calls, emails and letters we receive every year from JDate success stories thanking us for connecting them with their beshert. We never tire of hearing stories and testimonies from Jews all over the world about how JDate has influenced their lives and, in the process, helped build the Jewish community.
Two weeks ago, we had the unique opportunity to turn the tables and thank the “products of JDate” for being such loyal alumni, brand ambassadors and prime examples of JDate’s success.
Our President and Chief Operating Officer, Greg Liberman, and his wife Jessica hosted an elegant dinner party at Geisha House in Hollywood, inviting several JDate success stories of all ages (ranging from 23 to 77) as the honored guests of the evening. The party kicked off with a toast and, less than halfway into the delicious four course menu, it was as if everyone at the table were old friends. Check out the photos below for highlights of the evening and stay tuned for news of our next success story dinner party in NYC!
Avi & Margarita drove down from San Diego to attend!
The entire group of JDate Alumni with Greg and Jessica Liberman
Erika & David are expecting their first JBaby. Mazel tov to the happy couple!
What happens when you put a group of attractive and single JDate members together in a room with a half dozen JDate success story couples of all ages? JDate Photo Shoot 2009, of course!
Two weeks ago, the JDate marketing team organized a professional photo shoot at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles where JDate members and success stories were invited to receive the fashion plate treatment and pose to be the next “faces of JDate.” The photos, to be used in marketing campaigns both onsite and off, were to capture real moments in relationships and the authenticity of the JDate experience.
Once the ice was broken (which took all of about 5 minutes), it was time to hustle our models into hair and makeup, wardrobe, and lastly, in front of the flashing lights of the camera. Our models blew our expectations out of the water and posed as naturally as if they had been born to smile and strut their stuff.
In between shooting, singles mingled (a few even exchanged numbers!) over delicious food and success story couples traded anecdotes of how JDate has changed their lives.
Here are just a few of the beautiful photographs that resulted from the shoot:
Barb & Larry came all the way from Scottsdale, AZ to participate!
Haleh & Itai are getting married in September! Mazel tov to the happy couple!
Lorraine & Marv met as childhood friends and reunited several decades later via JDate!
Don’t Nicole & Max make the most adorable couple!?