Sunday, January 08, 2006

JDate changes

The NYT is reporting (a few weeks after JTA, for once) that JDate is adding a feature allowing men to search for men and women to search for women.
Not that surprising, considering how broad the Jewish community is and how standard this feature is on most dating sites -- but one wonders how many men looking for men, and women looking for women, will be ticking the 'modern orthodox' / 'orthodox' box at the same time, per at least one of the interviewees in the NYT article*, and whether/how making it so much easier for gay orthodox people to meet each other and date will affect their position as a group, long-term, in the community?

*In fairness, it doesn't actually say he identifies as either of these, but simply that he's shomer Shabbat. Still.

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