By Sarah E. Richards
- Dec. 5, 2004
DOMINICK COPPOLA, 22, a property salesman from Brooklyn, wants a confident, smart and open-minded girl whom shares their love of walks when you look at the park, sushi and home cooking. He previously some luck conference females through Web online dating sites like AmericanSingles.com, nonetheless they had been seldom good matches. He then discovered exactly what he now considers a gold that is online — JDate, a webpage that bills itself as “the greatest Jewish singles network.”
Although he could be Catholic by delivery and upbringing, Mr. Coppola has very very long chosen up to now women that are jewish. “If a lady walks by in a bar, and I also’m interested in her, it constantly works out she actually is Jewish,” he stated. “My buddies state we have actually Jew-dar. I decided to opt for the chances.”
Mr. Coppola is certainly one of a number that is growing of that have recently finalized on to JDate, that has been created in 1997 as something for bringing Jews together. How many non-Jews on the internet site is difficult to calculate: 50,000 of their 600,000 people identify on their own as consistently “unaffiliated,” nonetheless they consist of Jewish users that don’t desire to determine by themselves as “secular” or with any sect that is particular. But interviews with individuals who utilize JDate declare that gentiles are becoming a presence that is increasingly visible modern times (complete disclosure: this reporter is regarded as them) on a niche site which was made to promote mating inside the tribe.
The reason why non-Jews look for Jewish mates vary within their particulars, but generally appear to come right down to the old notion of the good Jewish child or girl. Agnes Mercado, a Catholic assistant that is administrative West Hollywood, had never ever also came across a Jew until she immigrated through the Philippines 15 years back. […]