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Michelle Kessous, 26, a doctoral student in child psychology and registered JDater, said "the site is meant for Jews.There are so many other options for someone who isn't Jewish, like match.com, or by hobby, by other religions.Y., started dating a non-Jewish woman he met through But what of the Jewish singles who register at these sites hoping to bring a nice Jewish boy or Jewish girl home to the parents for the holidays?But "there's something complementary in it, that we're viewed as a valuable population." Derived from the Greek word for "assembly," a Jewish house of prayer.
"If they are non-Jews, we encourage them to put down that they're not Jewish and not pretend they're of the Jewish faith." According to Mayer, the melting pot has a momentum of its own: "That people search for all sorts of dating possibilities on the Internet doesn't surprise me," Mayer said.
Donald Toner, for instance, began testing the online field after a breakup, but religion had no bearing on his decision to join JDate this past summer.
"I broke up with my girlfriend in April and my housemates said 'You were happy when you were dating, you have to start dating again.' I was around the house all the time," Toner said.
Egon Mayer, a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College who has studied interfaith marriage, said that he is not surprised at the trend.
But while he's not "aware that there are any segments of the non-Jewish population that are specifically seeking a Jewish partner," Mayer said that "Jews have a fairly good reputation as marriage material." Often, non-Jews who log on say their interest lies beyond finding a Jewish mate.
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"They cross all sorts of boundaries because it's so easy to cross them." For Rabbi Adam Jacobs, managing director in New York of Aish Ha Torah, an Orthodox outreach program, the trend is a mixed blessing at best.