You've probably heard of sites like JDate.com that help Jewish
people connect with each other online. Well, JPeopleMeet.com
is a little different.
If you're a Jewish individual looking to meet other Jewish people to commit some unholy deeds with, then this site is right up your alley. JPeopleMeet is easy to use and DIRT cheap compared to other popular Jewish dating sites. However, that doesn't mean it's better, so let's take a deep dive into the site to see if it's really worth your hard-earned cash.
Although using the site itself is fairly easy, signing up can be a little time consuming if you really get into
it. I had to fill out a few questions, give a ton of personal details about myself and what I'm looking for. I
guess if that's what it takes to find love then I'm all in.
Navigating through the menus is a breeze, but while browsing through a bunch of profiles, I noticed a lot of the profiles only contain one picture. This could mean a number of things. It could be because a lot of people make profiles, but never follow up with a membership. Or maybe (even worse) they're just fake profiles made up by the people who run the site. Either way, it's not a good sign.
At first glance, things aren't looking up for JPeopleMeet, but it's not too late for this site to make a comeback.
Any site can create a profile and search function, but a dating site doesn't stand out for me unless it's got
some A1 features.
Members on JPeopleMeet are given the ability to use something the developers cooked up called "ECHO." This feature lets you know when another member you've shown interest in has replied to one of your messages. It's always nice to know who's been checking you out. I mean, what else are you going to say? "I like-like you. Do you like-like me?" No thanks.
Interestingly enough, there's a list of articles for users to look at that give tips for better success on the site. They show you what it takes to create an appealing profile and the do's and dont's of Jewish dating. Personally, I've never seen something like this on a dating site, so I'd say it's pretty interesting.
Something even more exciting than receiving an ECHO, is a feature called "Instant Match" and it's addicting as all hell. Basically, it's a Jewish Tinder. You scroll through people profile pictures and decide if you'd want to wake up to that person. One twist though; you can't view their profiles. Just the pictures. It's made some interesting matches for me and it's always fun swiping on hundreds of people.
Having a free account on a dating site is like torture for me, so I signed up. However, the free version can be
entertaining. It lets you browse through all the profiles you want, but you can't send any messages. You can you
the "flirt" function though, which is like a little notification that gets sent to whoever you want so that they
know you're interested.
Getting your hands on a subscription isn't as costly as you'd think. With a one-month membership costing only $13.99, it's kind of unbelievable that the creators of the site make any money at all since the prices only go down from there.
Most sites recommend getting a three-month subscription because that's about how long it takes to find your perfect match. If that's true, then $26.97 is the cheapest way to find a soul mate in three months I've ever heard of. With the three-month option, you only have to pay a measly 8.99 a month. Not bad.
For those of you who are determined to find that special someone, there's a six-month option too. $38.94 is all it's going to cost you (that's $6.49 a month). With these prices, it's surprising that there are so many bone-dry profiles scattered throughout the site.
Looks like we are going to have to do a little more investigating.
Some of the most satisfying parts about this site are the parts that make you feel like you're really connecting
with people - and there's a lot of them.
First of all, the website itself is incredibly easy to use. All of the menus stand out perfectly with the color of the site, and they're responsive as hell. You can tell someone really worked their heart out making this site and I'm glad they did because I can't even recall the number of times I've visited a broken dating site. It's heartbreaking.
Another thing I love about this JPeopleMeet is the price. You could literally be a fucking homeless guy, and you'd still have enough money to donate at Temple after signing up for a subscription to this site. When the most expensive option is only $13.99 a month, signing up should be a no-brainer.
The people I've matched within the past week have been so lovely to me. I don't know if it's because we are both Jewish, but I felt an instant connection with almost every person I've talked to. It's just really easy to talk to someone who shares so many similar life experiences with you.
Ok, so the most troubling thing I noticed about the site has to be all of the ghost profiles that show up for me.
A ghost profile is basically a profile that was created just for looking around the site, and then it was never
touched again. Obviously, this is super disappointing, especially when you use the "Instant Match" feature and
you just end up scrolling through a bunch of dud profiles.
Another thing that bothers me is the fact that the search function is dogshit. Sure, you can search for specific people and all, but that's useless when you don't really know anyone on the site. It's a way better idea for the developers to add an "Advanced Search" function that would allow people to search for other members by body type and personal interests.
If you've ever felt the need to check out and maybe flirt with some sexy Jewish women on the bus or while you're out and about, then you're going to have a real hard time scratching that itch, because there's no mobile site. That's right. You're going to have to open up your laptop and start online dating like how people used to back in the day. Not a deal breaker, but I mean c'mon. It's 2019.
Let's just put it this way; If JPeopleMeet was an ice-cream, it would be pistachio flavored. Most people aren't
very interested in it, but it caters to a very specific audience that can't seem to get enough.
I'm giving this site 2/5 stars. It wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it won't be yours. It does have a few things going for it, but at the end of the day, there's just a lot of stuff that needs to be fixed/improved before I can accept this site as a real competitor against some of the other more advanced Jewish dating sites, like JDate.