JDate Information, Statistics, Facts and History

Facts Summary for JDate

Owner:
Spark Networks SE (formed when Affinitas and Spark Networks Inc. merged in 2017)
Headquarters:
Berlin, Germany
Business Started:
2006
Brands & Partnerships:
JDate
Employees:
NA
Main Service Areas:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, International
Service Available Via:
Website, iOS and Android
Number of Paying Members:
86,433 [2012 #2]

JDate History Summary

JDate was founded in 1997 by Alon Carmel and Joe Y.Shapira who also started the company MatchNet plc (later renamed to Spark Networks). JDate is a paid dating service which focuses on matching singles of Jewish faith. While users don't have to be Jewish to join, on their profile it asks if they are willing to convert. On the JDate dating service it is free to create a profile, search for matches, view profiles, and read messages. Users do have to purchase a subscription for other features like profile highlighting and if they wish to send messages. A premium membership is also available which allows sending of messages that can be read and replied to by all members, regardless of their subscription status.

Membership growth was steady after JDate launched thanks to word of mouth referrals especially in large Jewish communities like the one found in New York city. In 2010 it was reported that JDate had about 750,000 active monthly members with over 93,000 paid subscriptions. In the same year JDate launched a mobile web version of their service which allowed users to get text alerts when they receive any communication from other members. In 2014 JDate launched their first dedicated mobile app for the iPhone (an app for Android phones followed later) and also updated their brand with a new marketing campaign. At this point though JDate was at it's lowest membership levels and revenue since 2006. For this reason and others, JDate's parent company Spark Networks was put up for sale. In 2017 Spark Networks merged with Affinitas GmbH to form Spark Networks SE. The JDate website and dating apps also received a major update including a redesign and new features.

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JDate Facts By Year

2018

  • General
    • Jdate is now available in German and Spanish. In the next few months Polish and Russian will be added. [1]

References

  1. Spark Networks Expands Christian Mingle and JDate Market

2017

  • General
    • JDate is part of Spark Networks which is merging with EliteSingles. [1]
    • On August 3rd JDate launched their newly redesigned website and dating apps (for iOS and Android). New features with this update include a streamlined and more engaging profile browser, message center, and activity page. [2]

References

  1. Spark Networks And EliteSingles To Merge In Late 2017
  2. The New JDate Website and Dating Apps are Here!

2015

  • General
    • JDate has sued the dating app JSwipe over their name. [2]
    • A re-design and re-architecture of the JDate is expected to happen early in quarter 4 of 2015. [3]
    • The re-design of JDate includes a new daily matches feature, cleaner streamlined user experience, improved mobile and tablet capabilities, and an update of the inbox. [5]
  • Finances
    • New marketing plan is announced for JDate to help with the slumping membership numbers. [1]
    • Spark Networks ended it's legal battle with Smooch Labs and decided to purchase the popular dating app JSwipe. [4]

References

  1. Spark Networks Announces Plans To Reinvigorate JDate & ChristianMingle
  2. JDate sues JSwipe over Copyright Infringement
  3. Spark Networks Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
  4. JDate and JSwipe and their Hot and Cold Relationship
  5. JDate And ChristianMingle Are Getting Major Makeovers

2014

  • General
    • In 2013 JDate saw an increase in mobile logins of 114%. [1]
    • JDate updates its brand in February with new marketing campaign. Adds "Get Chosen" to it's tagline. [1]
    • In 2014 JDate has more than 750,000 members. [2]
    • JDate has the lowest level of members and revenue ($6.1 million) since 2006. [3]
    • Spark Networks (the owner of JDate) is for sale. [3]
    • New JDate 2.0 iPhone app launches. [4]
  • Features
    • JDate's mobile site recieves a major update. [2]

References

  1. JDate’s CEO On What Makes The Site A Success And What The Future Has In Store
  2. JDate Focuses on Mobile Site Optimization
  3. Online Dating Company Spark Networks Is For Sale
  4. JDate Launches New iPhone App

2012

  • Members
    • The fourth quarter of 2011, the Jewish Network had a total of 87,101 paying subscribers. [1]
    • The first quarter of 2012, the Jewish Network had a total of 86,433 paying subscribers. [2]

References

  1. Spark Networks Fourth Quarter 2011 Financials
  2. Spark Networks First Quarter 2012 Financials

2011

  • General Information
    • A survey from ResearchNow shows that JDate is responsible for 52 percent of all Jewish marriages that started online. [2]
  • Members
    • The fourth quarter of 2010, the Jewish Network had a total of 89,723 paying subscribers. [1]

References

  1. Spark Networks Fourth Quarter 2010 Financials
  2. JDate Leads in Jewish Marriages

2010

  • General Information
    • JDate launches a mobile service (in Beta) which allows members to receive text alerts and, send and receive emails. [1]
    • JDate has about 750,000 active members. [2]
  • Members
    • The first quarter of 2010, the Jewish Network had a total of 93,235 paying subscribers. [3]
    • The second quarter of 2010, the Jewish Network had a total of 89,055 paying subscribers. [4]
    • The third quarter of 2010, the Jewish Network had a total of 89,792 paying subscribers. [5]
    • At JDate.com, members in the 50+ age group jumped 40% in only one year. [6]

References

  1. JDate.com Launches JDate Mobile
  2. Spark Networks is Niche Dating
  3. Spark Networks First Quarter 2010 Financials
  4. Spark Networks Second Quarter 2010 Financials
  5. Spark Networks Third Quarter 2010 Financials
  6. More Baby Boomers are looking for Love Online

2009

  • General Information
    • Over 2% of JDate members are non-Jewish. [1]
    • JDate.com may be considering lowering subscription fees due to lower than expected membership growth. [2]
    • JDate is Spark Networks oldest dating site. [3]
    • A quarter of JDate members are baby boomers. [3]
    • Bulk discounts are available for memberships at JDate. [3]
  • Members
    • The first quarter of 2009, the Jewish Network had a total of 84,644 paying subscribers. [4]
    • The second quarter of 2009 , the Jewish Network had a total of 82,769 paying subscribers. [5]
    • The third quarter of 2009, the Jewish Network had a total of 86,051 paying subscribers. [6]
    • The fourth quarter of 2009, the Jewish Network had a total of 90,657 paying subscribers. [7]

References

  1. JDate has more than just Jews
  2. A Closer Look at JDate
  3. A JDater's Success Story in the New York Times
  4. Spark Networks First Quarter 2009 Financials
  5. Spark Networks Second Quarter 2009 Financials
  6. Spark Networks Third Quarter 2009 Financials
  7. Spark Networks Fourth Quarter 2009 Financials

2008

  • General Information
    • In Spark Networks, The Jewish Networks segment consists of JDate.com, JDate.co.il and Cupid.co.il websites and their respective co-branded websites. [2]
  • Members
    • The fourth quarter of 2008, the Jewish Network had a total of 87,205 paying subscribers. [4]
    • The third quarter of 2008, the Jewish Network had a total of 91,703 paying subscribers. [3]
    • The second quarter of 2008, the Jewish Network had a total of 91,598 paying subscribers. [2]
    • The first quarter of 2008, the Jewish Network had a total of 92,719 paying subscribers. [1]

References

  1. Spark Networks First Quarter 2008 Financials
  2. Spark Networks Second Quarter 2008 Financials
  3. Spark Networks Third Quarter 2008 Financials
  4. Spark Networks Fourth Quarter and Year 2008 Financials

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