Today, we are covering a dating site that targets a specific group of people found the world over.
Yes, JPeopleMeet is a site for people of Jewish origin and the Jewish community at large.
In this niche dating site review, we will focus on:
So if you are looking specifically for a dating site that caters to the needs of the Jewish community, then this in-depth review of JPeopleMeet is a must-read.
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Let’s get started right away!
Take a look at the ratings first.
Ease of Use – 4/5
Effectiveness – 2/5
Key Features – 4/5
Pricing – 4/5
- Simple procedure to register and create your profile
- Well priced membership options
- A number of excellent features
- Not the largest user base you will find
- No app
- Response rate is poor
- You can only register if you are from Canada or the United States
Who Is It For/Demographics?
So it’s not a mystery who JPeopleMeet caters towards.
It’s a dating website for people of Jewish origin and the Jewish community in general.
Although that’s the main aim of the site, it also allows users who might not be Jewish but want to date Jewish people.
The company that runs the site, People Media, knows a thing or two about sites that target specific communities.
In fact, they host other niche dating sites including BlackPeopleMeet and LoveAndSeek.
This is not a new site either.
It’s well-established, having first appeared online as far back at 2000.
JPeopleMeet is set up for people looking for a serious relationship (like eHarmony) instead of hookup sites (like BeNaughty or Ashley Madison).
JPeopleMeet user breakdown
So if it’s been around for a bit, then it should have established a fairly decent user base, right?
Well, let’s look into it.
Obviously, niche dating sites are never going to have the same kind of user numbers that you’d find with a regular dating site that open to anyone.
Finding a figure for overall user numbers proved to be a bridge too far, I am afraid.
Also, the fact that JPeopleMeet doesn’t have an app on the Apple iStore or the Google Play store means we have no indication of how many people have downloaded it, which can give a clue as to how popular a site is.
There were a few things that I was able to find out, however.
- JPeopleMeet has around 40 000 users in the United States and Canada
- You can only use the site if you come from those two countries
40 000 users in the United States and Canada isn’t a lot but the site wouldn’t have lasted for the past 20 years if it wasn’t active.
There might be other users too, especially if people have bucked the system by using VPNs to make an account.
More males than females but not by much
Yes, the breakdown of male to females on a dating site is always interesting to look at, right?
So what’s it like on JPeopleMeet?
Males are in the ascendency when it comes to user profiles on the site, but not by much.
- 60% of the users are male
- 40% are female
It’s always nice to find a site that has this ratio pretty close together.
It means that whether you are a male or female, there’s plenty of potential on the site for you to find that perfect matchup than when the ratios are skewered towards either male or female.
In terms of age ranges, well, it’s pretty well-balanced across the board.
The biggest group is the 25-34 years-olds.
They make up 25% or a quarter of all users with a breakdown of 15% male and 10% female users.
They are followed by the 35-44-year-olds as well as the 55+ group who each make up 20% of users on site.
Both groups are broken down into 12% male and 8% female.
The final two groups are the 45-54-year-olds who are 11% male and 7% female and the 18-24-year-olds that are 10% male and 7% female.
Ease of Use
So now that we know a little more about the site, let’s get into the process of registering for your profile as well as setting that up and finding your way around the site.
While you are free to do this all from your mobile phone – JPeopleMeet is mobile friendly – there is no app that you can download and register through.
So you would then need to start the process by heading over to the website.
Once you click on the sign-up button, you are taken through a step-by-step process that registers you for JPeopleMeet.
And here you have to provide the following information:
- Your gender and the gender you are going to be looking for (includes LBGT options)
- Your location
- Your first name (could be an alias)
- Your password
- Date of birth
- Email address
This registration process takes no more than two minutes.
Once you’ve completed it, you can upload your profile photo for the site, or you can skip this step and upload one later.
Just don’t forget to do it otherwise your profile won’t show up in other user searches.
Uploading is made even easier by the fact that if you’d prefer, you can import a picture of Facebook instead of having to try to search for one or save one from somewhere else.
Your JPeopleMeet profile
Both your and other user profiles on JPeopleMeet are pretty straight forward.
If you are a dating site veteran, you won’t be surprised by anything you see here.
So to complete your profile, you are going to have to provide the following information:
- Eye color
- Marital status
- Hair color
- Religious background
- If you keep Kosher
- Do you have or want to have children?
- The type of relationship you want
- Do you smoke?
- Do you attend synagogue?
There are some more details to fill in including a section called “in a nutshell” which basically is a summation of yourself.
Finding your way around JPeopleMeet
Finding your way around the site is achieved by using the various menus you will see both on top and to the left of the screen.
The most important of the two is the menu at the top of the screen as it includes all the critical parts of the site that you will visit often.
- Home: Takes you back to the main page
- Inbox: Here you will find all your messages
- Search: Here you can search for potential matchups
- Matches: Here you can find people that you’ve matched up with
- Settings: Here you can change various settings regarding your account and profile
Lastly, the site’s design is fairly unique but it’s pleasing enough to look and once you get used to how it all works, simple to navigate.
So just how effective is JPeopleMeet in helping you find those potential matchups?
Well, in terms of searching for other users, there’s plenty of filters you can use.
Some of them are pretty unique to the site.
For example, you can search for profiles based on a person’s synagogue attendance or their adherence to Kosher practices.
And it seems both of these are valued very highly by many on the site.
Of course, they are not the only filters that you can use and there are others that related to categories and details found in a person’s profile.
It’s up to you how many of these you use but they help streamline your searches that’s for sure.
Making contact on JPeopleMeet
So once you’ve narrowed down a few profiles that look like they have potential and that you’d like to get to know better, it’s time to make contact.
But yes, you probably guessed already that your ability to do this is somewhat limited as all the messaging options on JPeopleMeet are hidden behind a paywall.
There are a few other ways to make your interest known, however.
First up, you can like other user photos.
It’s not much but if someone was liking my photos that would be an indication that they are interested in talking to me.
Also, if you like to be a little more direction you can send other users “flirts”.
But if you want to chat with them, you are going to have to look into one of the membership packages on site.
Lucky for you, they are really well priced, but more on that later.
Let’s first jump into the key features that you can expect to find on JPeopleMeet including those you will automatically be allowed to use as a paying member.
Before we get into the key features you can find on this dating site, let’s take a brief look at what a free user is able to accomplish without membership.
- Register for a profile and then set it up
- Search for matchups
- Like photos
- Send flirts to other users
- Favorite a potential matchup
What’s obviously lacking is the ability to get into contact with someone.
That’s what membership brings, along with a range of other perks.
Let’s take a look.
1. Send and read messages
Ok, so if you want to get into contact with someone, you need to send them a message to do so effectively.
But, if you are a regular user and receive a message, you cannot read it either unless you become a paying member of the site.
So yes, the most critical thing about membership is that you can communicate with other members on the site.
Not only that, but by taking out a membership, you also have the option of instant messaging people and chatting with them.
It’s faster than the regular way of sending messages and it’s almost a kind of private chat room.
2. Connect Me
Related to messaging is the “connect me” feature.
This allows you to speak to another user by phone but without having to give them your contact number or vice versa.
To use it, simply go to the profile of the person you’d like to chat to, click the “connect me” button and the website initials a call between the two parties without any numbers having to be handed out.
Of course, it’s not something you can just do without asking the other person if they’d like to chat first.
3. See who likes your profile, sent you flirts, or favorited you
Instead of you doing all the work in trying to find your perfect matchup, sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and let others find you.
JPeopleMeet allows you to see who has liked your profile, added you to their favorites or who has sent you a flirt.
People only do such things when they are interested in you, so it’s more than worth it looking to act on these notifications and get in touch with them if they are yet to do so.
4. More search options
Yes, as a paying member of the site you are allowed to make use of even more search options which can help you find that someone special.
5. Profile Pro
If you are someone who struggles to fine-tune your profile, as a paying member, you can turn to “profile pro”.
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With this, the team at JPeopleMeet will help you spruce up your profile so that it attracts more attention as well as speaks for you when you reach out to others.
Echo is a simple system where you are immediately alerted if someone whose profile you have liked likes you back.
Of course, to access those key features and a membership to JPeopleMeet you are going to have to take out a paying package.
So what options does this dating site offer in that regard?
Well, let’s be honest, there are a lot of extra features that membership brings and you’d expect to be charged a fair amount each month for them.
Well, that’s if other dating websites are to go by.
But that’s not the case with JPeopleMeet.
Let’s first talk about the number of membership options on offer.
Well, JPeopleMeet is pretty standard in that regard.
You have three options to choose from: one-month, three-month and six-month membership.
And while that’s not any different to what other dating sites offer in terms of duration, it’s the amount that you are charged for those packages that will make you smile.
That’s because JPeopleMeet offers extremely competitive rates.
In fact, they are some of the best I’ve ever seen.
Here’s a breakdown:
- 1-month membership – $13.99 per month
- 3-month membership – $26.97 ($8.99 per month)
- 6-month membership – $38.94 ($6.49 per month)
Now if you are a veteran of dating sites, can you remember when you’ve seen prices quite that low?
And it’s not like you don’t get anything in return, right.
Other than the ability to message other users, I am sure you will agree that all the key features that I’ve mentioned above are impressive.
What really blows me away though is that this is a niche site.
And for the most part, niche sites charge more for the reason that they are serving a specific group of people that don’t want to use a regular dating site to find love.
So because they are providing that specific service, the price goes up.
But not at JPeopleMeet.
For me, thanks to the fact that they offer such a cheap monthly rate, the lack of a one-week option, something I think all dating sites should have, isn’t a problem here at all.
Because even if you sign up for a month and decided this site is not for you after using it for a week, you only had to pay $13.99 to do so.
Conclusion and Overall Rating
Before we end off this view with some frequently asked questions, let’s get to an overall rating of JPeopleMeet and my impressions of the site.
For members of the Jewish community, this is a portal that you should be checking out if you are wanting to meet new people and date online.
The thing I don’t understand is the fact that the site is only open to people in the United States and Canada when there are Jewish communities to be found all over the world.
Perhaps, one day that will change and JPeopleMeet will become global.
It will help the user base which at this point in time, isn’t the biggest.
Overall the site is easy to register for and find your way around, thanks to its simple design.
There are no frills here but JPeopleMeet has everything you need to search for love.
What I absolutely love about this dating website is the fact that their membership packages are priced so well.
$13.99 per month for all the key features that JPeopleMeet offers is simply unbelievable.
Other dating sites with far less to offer can charge double, sometimes even triple the price that you have to pay here.
And yes, membership is necessary if you are serious about making contact with other users.
While the site had huge potential for the Jewish Community, the small user base and a less than impressive response rate from users hold it back to a certain degree.
But the potential is certainly there.
So for my overall rating, I am going to give JPeopleMeet 3.5 out of 5.
Have you used JPeopleMeet before?
If so, what were your experiences?
If not, is a website you’d consider trying out?
Frequently Asked Questions
This website has been around for two decades now, so yes, it has all the necessary systems in place to ensure that your privacy, as well as your banking details, are kept securely.
As to your own personal safety, well it’s important that you trust your instincts when meeting anyone from any dating site.
JPeopleMeet also includes online safety tips which are well worth reading.
If you want to get into contact with a potential matchup that you find on JPeopleMeet, then, no the site is not free.
If you want to set up a profile and browser around, well you are free to do that.
As soon as you want to message someone, however, you’d need to sign up for one of the three membership packages offered by JPeopleMeet.
These are extremely well priced.
JPeopleMeet is a legit dating site.
JPeopleMeet doesn’t have the biggest user base at all.
And it’s only open to residents of the United States of America and Canada.
While it’s aimed at Jewish people, in particular, you don’t have to be Jewish to set up a profile on the site.
JPeopleMeet was established in 2000.
Signing up for JPeopleMeet is easy.
Go to the website and follow the instructions given and within a matter of minutes, your profile will be up and running.
Note, you must assign a profile picture otherwise your profile will not be included in other users’ searches.
If you have taken out membership on the site, make sure you cancel that subscription on your credit card first.
Then go to “settings” on the right-hand side of the page once you have logged in.
Click on “my account” and then “account status”.
Next click on “view account status” then “more account status changes”
Finally, click on “remove my profile” and follow the instructions.
The easiest way to contact the customer care team at JPeopleMeet is by filling in this contact form.
You can also phone 866-320-0106 if you’d prefer.
When searching for a potential matchup on JPeopleMeet, you have a number of parameters that you can set in the search engine.
This even includes kosher options as well as how often a user attends the synagogue.
To block a user that you would no longer like to communicate with or one who is harassing you, go to their profile and click on the block button.
If you block someone by mistake, you can unblock them by clicking “settings” in the top right-hand corner then selecting “account” and “edit” found next to “preferences”.
From there find “blocked users” and uncheck the tickbox next to the person you’d like to unblock.
If you’d like to report someone for suspicious behavior, click the “report a concern” button which is shown on any page on the site.