Dating sites aimed at Jews make a lot of sense. Of course, many pious Jews are looking for people of the same faith. But even among those less religious, there is a strong cultural background for finding other Jews. This reviewer himself, a nonreligious Jew, has been asked by his nearly atheist grandmother when he is going to find "a nice Jewish girl." In this spirit, jpeoplemeet.com helps every Jewish single find someone nice and keep his or her grandmother happy.
JPeopleMeet.com, one of People Media's many dating sites, has a very straightforward signup process. After getting a username (which takes all of 30 seconds), it will only take you about 5 minutes to set up your profile. You enter your basic physical information, some facts about yourself with a Jewish twist (career, education level, whether or not you keep kosher), add a photo, and answer three basic long-form questions: What are you like, What kind of person are you looking for, and Is there anything else you want to add.
The ability to search on JPeopleMeet is barebones at best: you can search based on age, distance, a few facts about anyone's particular type of Jewishness ("how often does he or she attend synagogue?"), and not much else. Trying to use the search function to find detailed information is harder than trying to find the Afikomen during Passover.
It's important to keep in mind that this site is focused on browsing, which explains the shallow search options. Of course, there appear to be a lack of active users but every site has to start from zero.
Now, this is not to say that the shortage of people means they are all terrible matches. Of those matching my criteria, none of them seem particularly crazy or scary (which in the online dating world, is actually a pretty good sign). But since they all only answered those three long-form questions for their profile, and none of them answered in any detail, it's pretty tough to get a sense of these people's personalities.
While the search is free, in order to message people on JPeopleMeet.com, you need to pay $13.99 a month (or $5.49 a month if you sign up for 6 months).
The Signup Process: Simple and fast, but only because you don't actually share much information.
Match Quality: This site does not offer matches, only the ability to search through member profiles.
Quality of People: Difficult to determine, since there is very little information in anyone's profile.
Cost: $13.99 a month or $5.49 a month if you sign up for 6 months
Legitimacy: As a People Media site, this site is probably not just out to steal your money, but it will be vastly improved with a larger userbase.
Overall Rating: 9.1 out of 10