New york jewish dating sites

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“There’s tons of dating sites but there’s nothing specific to being Jewish and queer,” said Joanna Halpern, an undergraduate student at Mc Gill University who identifies as a Jewish lesbian. Unlike other dating apps, it has all the perfect questions for being Jewish and all the specific questions for being queer that other websites would be lacking.” The site name plays off of Saw You At Sinai, one of the most popular Jewish matchmaking websites for Jewish singles.

“Stonewall” references the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and historic landmark in Greenwich Village where the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement took place.

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Before you meet your match, you've got to meet your matchmaker.

That's the new strategy of a group of rabbis who are launching a different kind of Jewish dating website called the "J sites" -- JMontreal, JMiami, JBoston and, coming soon, JNew York, JLondon, JBerlin and JHong Kong.

Though finding a Jewish partner is hard as it is, the challenge is intensified if you’re queer and Jewish.

Users are asked to identify their gender as well as their sexual and romantic attraction to men and women on a sliding scale.

J site organizers say they won't turn gay Jews away, but the sites' algorithm isn't set up to accommodate them.

Then there's The JMom.com, which allows Jewish mothers to play matchmaker by posting photos and profiles of their unmarried children.

Human matchmakers then make the actual matches within those groups.

Though dating only Jews can be limiting for queer Jews – “it’s not that big of a pool,” says Halpern – a shared religious background can be a big factor in understanding a romantic partner.

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