“I just thought I want to raise my kids similarly to the way I was raised.” Wolf, 29, said that many of the people he has met through JDate feel the same way.They want to share Jewish cultural traditions with their significant other. “Once the first minute you meet face-to-face passes, it’s like ‘I can breath again.'” The two met on Christian Mingle, an online dating website for Christians.The site has gained 5 million new users in the last two years.
She shared anecdotal stories about mothers who purchased their sons or daughters’ JDate subscriptions, helped them with their profiles and weighed in on who they should contact.Every reputable dating site will ask you to register and supply some details about yourself, and at some point you will be expected to pay a modest subscription so that you can benefit from everything the site has to offer.Some sites are for singles who are interested in a bit of a chat and a bit of a flirt, while others – like PARSHIP – are for people who are looking for someone special for a committed relationship, even marriage.Christian Mingle boasts a 9 million membership base.The religious online dating community is further subdivided into sites such as Catholic Match for Catholics, Jwed for orthodox Jews and LDSMingle for Mormons.The professional, focused service offered by PARSHIP is designed for singles who are looking for someone for a long-term commitment.One of the site’s main attractions is its scientifically based compatibility test, the fruit of more than 30 years of research by top psychologists.While the popularity of niche religious websites is on the rise, in a study of a generic dating website, Mendelsohn found that the younger the member, the less likely he or she will have a religious preference.“It’s ironic that I chose to join a religious-based website even though I’m not religious,” Wolf said, “And people who join those sites may not be religious.JDate spokesperson Arielle Schechtman says that JDate is doing more than matchmaking, they’re building the Jewish community so that traditions will be carried on. “We build marriage, J-babies, and (the members) send us pictures of the kids.” Relationship expert and therapist, Rachel Sussman says parental or cultural pressures often drive people to date within their religion.After working with couples for more than 15 years, Sussman said shared culture, values and traditions are crucial to sustaining relationships.