JDate is the go-to dating site for Jewish singles looking to make meaningful connections with other Jewish singles. It is, however, not free and this article will review costs associated with the site so you can be informed about costs before signing up to find your match.
How Much Does JDate Cost?
JDate charges by the month, and for every additional month you sign up for decreases the monthly fee. For example, if you sign up for 1 month, you have to pay $59.99, but if you sign up for 3 months, you’re paying $44.99 a month and if you sign up for 6 months at a time, the monthly fee drops to $29.99.
One thing you want to make sure you do when signing up is to uncheck the automatic renewal button for your subscription. If your month is over and you don’t want to continue with the site, having that box unchecked will prevent you from spending $59.99 on something you no longer use.
On the flip side, it can also nudge you to sign up for a longer subscription if you’re enjoying the site and think you can find what you’re looking for on it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the site will charge you the lump sum rather than taking monthly installments. For instance, if you are purchasing the 6-month subscription, they will take $179.94 at the beginning then not take anything else from your account until the 6 months are up.
Additionally, you can buy a “Spotlight” feature that sends your profile to the top of search results even if you are using the free membership. The cost of this feature is also dependent on how long you want to use it. 1 day is $2.99, 7 days $7.99 and 30 days $19.98.
JDate Annual Vs Monthly Prices
There is no option to buy an annual subscription for JDate; but the 6-month option will allow you to only have to pay fees twice a year.
JDate Free Vs Paid Membership Compared
With the free membership, you get the basics – you can post a maximum of 6 pictures on your profile, search the extensive database for potential matches, receive emails notifying you of Matches with your profile, and purchase the Spotlight feature separately from a subscription.
A paid subscription will get you these additional features: message any member on the site, read and reply to every single message you receive, get read receipts to let you know when someone’s read your messages, and enhanced security that allows you to look at other people’s profiles anonymously, hide your status and keep your own profile from showing up in searches. Overall, to interact with other members in a meaningful way, you need to have a paid membership.
JDate Free Trial
JDate does offer a free membership trial that lets you create a profile, upload photos, browse other members’ profiles, and respond to messages sent to you as well as being able to send “flirts” to anyone.
If you want to initiate conversations with other members, you will need to sign up for 1 of the subscription options.
Canceling Your JDate Subscription
If at any time, you decide to cancel your JDAte profile, you can do so in a few easy steps. First, go to Account Settings, from there select Manage Account and after that Stop Subscription.
You will be asked why you are closing your account and after you provide an answer the account will be closed and no further charges to your credit card will be made from JDAte.
JDate is considered to be one of the more successful Jewish dating sites out there and the cost isn’t unreasonable if you are purchasing a longer-term subscription but could be a bit pricey if you just want to try it out for a month or two.
Depending on your goals and own finances, this website may be the one for you and if you’re not sure, you can always sign up for the free trial. By the time it comes to sign up for a subscription, you’ll know whether you want to spend money and time on JDate, or whether your time and money could be spent better elsewhere.