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JSingles is a feature-packed dating service for Jewish singles around the world; fourteen countries in fact. The homepage is well designed, accessible and well laid out. It highlights new articles on the Jewish religion and dating, and also displays new profiles and a selected featured member which changes every few minutes. The photos are of good quality, and it does appear to be well regulated. Signing up for free allows you to create a profile, browse, receive instant messages and search for singles in your area.
The advanced search facility on JSingles is very comprehensive with 39 criteria. Some of these are a little different from the other sites, adding a personal touch, such as 'friends describe me as', 'social behavior' and 'type you are attracted to'.
The profiles are similarly honest and readable and give you a good starting point when deciding whom to contact. JSingles has all the fancy features like 'flirts' to test the water, and paying members can also create a 'little black book' which allows you to share more personal information with other members, and get to know them better.
The FAQ/help page covers all the usual technical queries and is comprehensive without bogging you down with too much information. There is even a live help chat line where customer services can help you through your query. There is a facility for blocking or reporting members, and all profiles are checked for inappropriate behavior.
A feature called 'invisible mode' allows you to browse the site anonymously. Other people will not be able to see your online status and you will not be listed under 'who's online'.
JSingles send you e-mails of appropriate matches as they come up and full members can go online to chat by instant messaging or on the forums. Unfortunately, the site seems a little quiet which explains its place in the top ten listing here.
You can keep check of your status, such as who's viewed your profile, numbers of favorite members, numbers of members currently online and access chat facilities through a handy tool bar on the right. This is a lot easier to use than some of the other sites in this category, some of which are clogged up with adverts.
JSingles allows you to sign up for free with limited access, like most websites in this category. You can get discounts but watch out after signing up that you don't get charged every month at the higher fee. After your three day trial ends you'll need to cancel it or you might find yourself being signed up on the 1 month contract, which is significantly more expensive.
Our only other biggish concern is with registration. We had some real problems getting registered as a screen saying that our account had been deactivated kept flashing up. If you have this problem then you can contact the admin team to express your concern and they should hopefully be able to sort out any problems.
IF you manage to get on board, this is a lovely clean user-friendly site with a nice variety of profiles jostling for your attention. In this competitive numbers game JSingles may have lost out to the bigger sites, but you never know what (or who!) you might be missing, so it could be worth giving J Singles a try.
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