There are a lot of aspects of the project up in the air.
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While open to some sort of sponsor, the site will almost certainly be pay-to-use to sustain itself. In the meantime, as start up capital, Halpern is making the very Jewish move of liquidating her Bat Mitzvah assets. And so, Halpern is currently looking for a new name when the site officially launches. Current ideas include: Halpern ran the beta version of the website for about two weeks last month. The test program, using matchmaking volunteers from Orthodox LGBT organization Eshel and beyond, featured about 30 queer women around Canada and the U.
In the meantime, though, word is out. And for gay, trans, asexual, whatever you are that makes it difficult to use traditional dating sites in your quest for Jewish love, Halpern is happy to help.
Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of Jewcy. Click here for access to comments.
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Gail Laguna, a spokeswoman for the company, said the new feature was part of a general upgrade that included instant messaging and video chat. Although JDate has no official count, a recent search of the site pulled up profiles of gay men and 57 lesbians in the five boroughs. Many of the city's Jewish singles said they welcomed the expansion of the site.
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