Jewcier is an online dating service with a title that definitely grabs your attention. The site is targeted toward Jewish people across the globe, who are looking for love. Jewcier is under strict regulations to provide a tranquil and intimate atmosphere for users, only allowing profiles that have been proven to belong to real Jewish singles. You can register for free, and start searching for your soulmate after a brief profile creation. As an international service, Jewcier offers you potential dates no matter where you live, and after finding someone who caught your eye, you can send messages for free, or upgrade your account to start live video chatting. With a mobile version of its website and the opportunity to signup quickly by using your Facebook account, Jewcier keeps online dating simple and up to speed.
Jewcier is catering to Jewish singles, which isn’t a surprise, as the title already gave it away. But more importantly, this online dating service is available for Jewish singles all around the world. Although the ratio differs in each country, there are lots of profiles from people outside of the borders of the U.S. On the contrary, Jewcier’s upfront claims about millions of active users seems to be outdated, as the time this review was written the number indicating the online members didn’t reach one hundred and very few fresh accounts were registered as well. That said, quality goes over quantity; a rule that is especially true for dating services. As a part of the Avalanche network of dating websites, Jewcier is closely monitored by the site’s admins; dating profiles are carefully checked to ensure only serious daters are given access.
Setting up your online profile with Jewcier is fast and easy, and the system even cheers on you while entering your details. Naturally, as we speak about a dating site specified for a certain group of singles, you need to provide info about your tribe, religious background, whether or not you eat Kosher etc. These preferences must also be provided about your preferred date partner, so you won’t be matched with people who have different views and traditions. The registration takes only a couple of minutes, and doesn’t require email verification. After finishing the final step – uploading a photo or selfie – you can start looking for inspiring people right away.
The best words that could describe Jewcier’s overall design would be “bleak”, “old-fashioned” or just a simple “meh”. The main page allows only a small peak to the reachable list of local singles, while simultaneously encouraging you to search for others. As for the search engine, you can set only basic parameters like age, distance, status and so on. Alternatively you can navigate to the “Matches” menu where you are offered people randomly. The site really lacks a unique feature that would add some extra layer of fun to the searching, as the presented options are way below of what you’re used from sites like Facebook.
There are multiple ways to manage a relationship with others at Jewcier. You can let your dazzling pick that you are interested in a small-talk by clicking “Show Interest” on their profile. They’ll get a message about it, and might check your profile too. In case you want to broadcast your profile to every opposing single in you vicinity, use the Mega Wink option. A truly positive feature of Jewcier is that they allow free users to freely send messages to their preferred targets. This only applies to the emails, of course, as the live messaging and video messaging is only available for premium members. But even the ability to get in touch with others is hindered by the fact that free users can only read wink-notifications, while unable to see the exact text other people sent to them.
With the rising popularity of mobile phones, many people use online dating services solely on their smartphone. Not only is it convenient to use your fingers to browse through a large number of dates-to-be, but your phone is always with you, so any notification reaches you almost instantly. No more yearning for answers! But the sad thing is that Jewcier is only adapted partially to this new trend. Although they are missing a good app that is designed especially for touch-based screens, the site is made to be mobile compatible, and accessing Jewcier on a phone offers a much better experience compared to the standard webpage. The items and menus are compressed for easier use, and by disposing all the useless white space, you don’t need to swipe the screen at all. Editing your profile is easier too, and the simplistic design really lets you focus on your possible date interests.
Jewcier has a very promising pricing strategy that aims to make you crave for more features, instead of forcing you to upgrade by taking away all the important actions. The most noteworthy is your ability to send and reply to messages. “Then what does the premium plan offer?”, you might ask. Well, you can initiate live chats, get rid of the annoying ads, and most importantly; achieve a higher rank on other people’s search list. Upgrading your free account is possible via monthly payment fees, charged by Jewcier. The price tags remain the same, but choosing the longer subscription reduces the monthly fee, thus rewarding persistent members. The options are quite wide: you can opt for one month for $29.95 or 3 months for $19.98 per month. You can also choose the semi-annual plan for $14.99 per month, or book the membership for one whole year, which costs you $10 for each month.
Jewcier has a very simplified help section for those who run into trouble. The FAQ section is divided into different segments, depending on whether your problem is related to billing, a feature or accessing the site. There are several pre-made answers available for you, but if you still can’t find a solution then don’t hesitate and shoot the customer support an email. The site stands under heavy supervision by a team of admins, sorting out and banning any improper behavior, fake accounts or a profiles created by non-Jewish people.
Frankly, Jewcier is a decent attempt to provide Jewish people a private platform for dating purposes, but it fails to deliver a quality high enough to compete with other dating sites specialized in Jewish matchmaking. Other than the ostentatious name, it can pride itself on its live video messaging and the fact that free accounts can send messages too. Unfortunately, these aspects are overshadowed by the bleak design, lack of mobile apps, and the mediocre search options. Jewcier could be a place to start seeking for dates, as it’s international, but the active members are sparse.
- Send messages for free
- Live video communication
- Quick registration
- No prominent features
- Bleak design
- No smartphone app