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We love a good pun here at No1Reviews, so Jewcier ticked our funny bone. But how juicy is the site when it comes to helping you to find a date? Well, in some ways it offers a wide range of people to choose from (over 8 million in theory) but really the site is more of a shop front for MatchMaker.com and you’ll soon find yourself using this more generic (rather than Jewish-specific) website in the hunt for a date.
Is this a problem? Not necessarily. MatchMaker claims it has more than 50,000 people signing up on any given week, so there’s a lot of choice. However, you’re less likely to find a concentrated group of Jews in one space, and community features – as well as the profile creation – are less focused on Jewish lifestyles and backgrounds. Subsequently, if your ethnicity and upbringing are important elements to your potential dates, then you may wish to look elsewhere.
Well, we’ll have to assume that, if you’re still reading, then you don’t mind using a more mainstream dating site. After all there are still plenty of Jewish members using Match Maker. There are a couple of features which add some personality to the site, as well as providing a useful tool for helping to gain an idea as to whether or not someone will tick all your boxes. In particular, we liked the little “match” icon which is used to show if there’s a “match” (get it?) between you and another member. This might be a hobby or interest, religious belief or simply a favourite cuisine.
As a free member you won’t be able to do much other than search for profiles and check a few out. You can send, but not read, messages. Which is kind of useless really. Paying members can do both and they also get a few additional features which add little to the site overall but might improve your chances of getting a date (through placing your profile higher in search results) and stopping the annoyance of browsing with ads (gold members have ads removed).
Photo quality is generally very good and members can upload multiple photos at up to 5MB each. All of this said, the site is still fairly basic and not particularly attractively designed. A shame and something of a mystery considering its high membership numbers. Prices are fair for long term contracts, but quite expensive otherwise. Assuming that you are interested in Jewish dating and the lifestyles that come with this, we’d like to see more in the way of community features, through which you could engage with other Jewish members and get to know each other based on your ethnicity and religion.
Jewcier might not really be a dating site in itself but its secret identity, MatchMaker.com, does have an impressive roster of members. If you’re looking for a dating site which really engages with the Jewish community then go elsewhere, but this isn’t a bad option if you’re looking to meet a variety of people, some of whom are Jewish.
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