- The Jewish Chronicle
- A Dating Service Gives a Nod to Jewish Gays
- Jewish Dating for Relationship-Minded Gay Singles
- New Dating Site Helps LGBTQ Jews Find Love, No Pictures Necessary – Tablet Magazine
The popular Jewish online dating site expanded its search capabilities this month to allow gay men and lesbians to seek matches. Pinsky, 32, joined JDate several weeks ago after returning to New Jersey after living in South Africa for several years. He said he thinks he can find more serious suitors on the Jewish dating site.
With more than , active members, JDate has become one of the standards for niche online dating sites across the country. The profiles of two Jewish congressmen have even been spotted on the site.
The Jewish Chronicle
JDate officials say the original Web site did not intentionally exclude gay searches, but there was not a demand for it when the site was unveiled in The new site includes other requested features, including a better system for identifying non-Jews. The site has become popular with non-Jews seeking Jews, and non-Jews now can express a willingness to convert as part of their online profiles.
But the expansion to gay searches has had the most immediate impact. In less than a month, members have registered for same-sex searches, Laguna said. Most of my activist work has been in the youth and education sector of the LGBT etc. But over the last few years, I have looked closer at my own intersection of Jewish queerness. The stories I hear from grownups in this movement have made me reflect on my upbringing.
A Dating Service Gives a Nod to Jewish Gays
Another prominent member of a national LGBT organization was in a relationship for over a decade with a man who was not Jewish but is proudly connected to his synagogue. I asked a woman at a conference if she was Jewish because I just had that feeling and she said yes, but said she had not done anything in years and implied that maybe she does not count. I say this from the perspective of a young person who sees all the efforts on campus to keep Jewish young people connected.
There has been a huge effort to get young Jews to meet each other and potentially date. The pride is still there amongst all the Jewish queer people I mentioned, but are we doing enough to keep that energy going to future generations?
Is getting people to date something we want to prioritize with Jewish queers as it has been done with straight Jews throughout the Jewish movement? I have dated my fair share of Jews and non-Jews, but none too seriously.
Jewish Dating for Relationship-Minded Gay Singles
Who knows, I may not ever meet anyone I commit to or maybe I will fall for a non-Jew. Who knows, but this is where I stand right now. My opinions may change over time. I am sharing this as an insight to my mind. I hope that this blog post can start a dialogue. Please feel free to respond to this post.
New Dating Site Helps LGBTQ Jews Find Love, No Pictures Necessary – Tablet Magazine
As a young person, I have so much to learn but I also have so much to teach. Wherever learning comes from, I am happy to take it. Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
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