JWed.com does not make any bones about its purpose, from the domain name to the opening photo. The dating site is geared toward matching marriage-minded Jews together for eternal bliss and they take this mission very seriously.
JWed is part of the Frumster network which is based in New York City and though communication isn’t free, it is for members who are already part of the network. Frumster was designed primarily for orthodox Jewish singles who are shomer shabbat/kashrut but anyone who is Jewish and single can join. Profile targeting technology ensures an ideal environment for both orthodox and non-orthodox Jewish singles.
Slightly less than big, general dating outposts like eHarmony.com and Match.com, memberships at JWed cost as little as $14.95 a month.
There are thousands of singles available on the site but unless you sign up, it’s difficult to see members or matches, and that’s not an accident. JWed likes to maintain the privacy of their members and claim to have a rigorous screening process from the get go that keeps the dating site 100% Jewish and 100% marriage-minded. Any misuse of the site or complaints from other singles will get you thrown off in a heartbeat so if you’re not looking for committed love, best look elsewhere.
One of the interesting facets of JWed is the Success page which features the name and photos of men and women who have successfully matched and married from the site, 1,846 total at last count. That may not seem like a lot but remember, these are marriages, and only the reported ones! Browsing through the marriage photos indicates that the site does especially well for traditional and Hasidic Jews, so if you’re looking not just for love but for a Jewish spouse, JWed.com might be the serious, mature online dating community you’ve been looking for.