As you might imagine, I am a tad concerned about Jewish continuity.I mean I write for Jewlicious after all, and I appreciate having a nice large and vibrant audience. Well, I noticed that we had a new ad banner over on the side there, occasioned by an almost total revamp of their system.
JQS has been around for a while, but when I clicked on the banner what I saw was immediately completely different than what I they had before, at least cosmetically. As I ventured further into the site I saw that it was indeed quite different. I mean I haven’t checked out a Jewish dating site in, well…ever. But this was, dare I say it, kinda cool. Of course JQS has all the standard issue online dating elements – profiles with pictures, essays and preferences written by Jewish singles from all over the world. But one thing I found totally geek-worthy (in a good way) was the ability to have both regular text-based instant chat as well as voice and video chat.
My friends who are battle hardened veterans of the online dating world often complain about “meeting” someone online, getting to know them and then going on a real-life date only to find out that they do not even remotely resemble their posted photos. Video chat to the rescue! And the voice chat is good too because now you can talk to someone you are interested in without giving them your phone number. It never hurts to be cautious you know. And yes, I got a kick out of the silly emoticons too.
On a more practical level their prices are below average and you can sign up for free. As a free member you also get to reply to messages and video chats from paying members, and paying members can fully communicate with any member regardless of whether they’ve paid or not, a huge advantage for all involved compared to other dating sites. Well way to go JQS! And thank you for supporting Jewlicious.
If you wish to support companies that support Jewlicious, just click on the JQS banner and let them know we sent you. That trust fund isn’t going to just magically appear ya know!