Use adjectives like “compassionate” or “adventurous” to convey your approach to life.
Ex-JFS student Daniel Harris, 24, runs a relationship blog and is launching an online digital magazine.
He says he “hated” building his online dating profile.
How attractive a woman is is high on the men’s list — whether they’re attractive or not themselves.” Barnett points out that there is an art to compiling site profiles.
“A lot of people, especially on JDate, focus on their job.
Someone’s job is important but you need to focus on what else you can bring to the relationship.
It is hard to imagine that, before the arrival of JDate and the like, young Jews depended on finding partners through such unreliable methods as introductions, mutual friends and — shock, horror — chance meetings at parties.
These days, potential partners are just a mouse-click away. And there seems to be enough truth in it for hundreds of thousands of people to conduct their search for love online.
There are currently 110,000 UK singles registered on JDate, the most popular Jewish dating site which allows users to filter a mate by age, occupation and level of religious observance.There are more than 750,000 JDate members worldwide.Other sites aimed at Jewish singles include JMeet, JSingles, and the delightfully named Jewish Mingle.Jo Barnett, a life coach who specialises in dating advice, ran the Jewish Marriage Council’s Connect agency for two years, and has recently published an ebook on the secrets of successful dating.She says the Jewish dating scene is very different to the non-Jewish one.“People tend to have higher expectations and what they want is set in stone.