Interfaith dating for jewish men
Approximately 5 percent of the 750,000 members of JDate, the popular Jewish dating website, are non-Jewish, according to JDate spokeswoman Arielle Schechtman.
In more than a dozen interviews with JTA, non-Jewish JDaters talked about the reasons they are seeking out Jews (on the condition that their last names not be used), though practically all said they were not exclusively seeking Jews.
He also noted that many stories in the Koran come from the Bible.
“If I meet a woman who wants to raise Jewish children,” said Neil, 47, “this is something that I could wrap my mind around.” He also said he would consider converting.
Will, 49, a school guidance counselor in Pennsylvania who is a practicing Catholic, joined JDate several months ago at the urging of a Presbyterian friend who had found love on the website.
Will said the Jewish women he has met and dated struck him as “more grounded” and “a lot more passionate” than his usual dating partners.
Mary, a 48-year-old African-American psychologist who was raised Southern Baptist, said she decided she wanted to meet a Jewish man after discovering that a distant ancestor had been an Ethiopian Jew and hearing positive things about Jewish men.