Instead, this site relies on a matchmaker to pair up men and women.
Many of the people on JDate aren’t looking for a serious relationship, and there are many problems with fake profiles, said Rabbi Mendel Zaltzman, an organizer for JToronto and a rabbi for the Russian Jewish Community Centre.
Additionally, not everybody wants to go public with their search for love.
JToronto gives them a discreet way to search, he said, since only the matchmakers can see the pool of participants.
From there, she speaks to each user to make more informed suggestions.
It is almost like dating on the internet because the participants share some personal information with the people they briefly meet.
If you are single, you have many options to meet other singles.
For example, the algorithm may not match two people who would be suitable apart from their level of observance, so Silver-Winick would ask them about their willingness to compromise.
“We’re trying to find quality matches for the members, so there’s a lot of follow-up,” she said, adding that she encourages members to at least have a phone conversation or coffee date with potential matches.