spanishhearts has two big advantages on its side: a massive user base and one of the most recognizable names in online dating. Reviewers say these two factors mean Match is still the traditional online dating site to beat, and they like that the site attracts users of all ages who seem to want something a little more serious than a fling. The highly detailed profiles and search functions also make it easy to zero in on promising users despite the crowded field, reviewers say.
- Free Plan includes:
- Profile: tabs are organized into Basics, Your Own Words, Likes & Interests, Kibitz, and Compatibility.
- ‘Flirts’: show someone you’re interested in them.
- Matching: review your matches by mail.
- Search: find other members who suit your tastes.
- Religious profile: choose from a range of Jewish belief systems.
- Standard Plan includes all of the above plus:
- E-mail: get in touch with members.
- Chat: instant messaging options.
- Video: watch short videos from Jdate.
- Group chats: get involved on the message boards.
- e-cards: send and receive e-cards with other members.
- Chat room: live chat on a range of topics.
- ‘Flirts’: send somebody you fancy a one-liner. You can send up to 30 a day, but each member can only be flirted with once. Watch it, you flirt-o-holics out there!
- Secret admirer: click Yes, No or Maybe when searching members’ profiles and JDate will alert you with a ‘Click’ Alert when/if someone also clicks Yes for you. Secret Admirer is confidential unless it is a mutual Yes.
- E-mail: features include Mobile Alerts, Blocked List, Custom Folders. You can receive e-mails, E-Cards and Flirts on your cell phone so you can stay hooked to JDate wherever you go. You can even get a message whenever someone adds you to their Hot List.
- ‘Connect’: members Online, Chat Rooms, Message Boards, E-Cards, Cupid’s Quest.
- Search: quick Search, Your Matches, Photo Gallery, Look Up Member, Preferences.
- Hot Lists: favorites, Viewed You, Hot Listed You, Matches By Mail. Members will know that you have viewed their profile, but you can choose to hide this information.
- JBlog: real life stories and relationship advice.
- Travel: events organized by JDate and JDate singles holidays.
- JMag: online magazine.
- Articles: make it Happen, Dating Talk, Success Stories, Safety.
- Extras: Jewish Holidays Calendar/Press Releases.
- Events: meet people in your area.
- Best Value Plan offers all of the above, plus:
- Member Spotlight: appear above other matches.
- Highlighted Profile: your profile will stand out against others.
- Notifications: find out when your emails have been read.
It is free to join. You can upgrade your account if you need.