Religious dating site
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
For people like Jeff who are seeking romance and marriage on the web, a potential mate’s religious profile is the most important of all.
Acting as surrogate parents, aunts, uncles and traditional matchmakers, these sites appeal to the belief that the right match is one where the religious profiles of the couple are as similar as possible.
In this age of cultural melting pot and globalism, why are people searching for people of the same religious background?
"It's about a baseline of comfort," explained one gay Jewish man who used J-Date in his search for a partner.
"It helped me to reflect on what I wanted my life to really be about, who I wanted to be with and how to raise any future children." Of course, there are many dating sites that are not primarily religious but allow customers to indicate religious preference –- or the preference of no religion at all.