JDate seems like an uncomfortable concept to me. It’s not my cup of tea. Maybe because I’m only 23. Or because I think marriage is a scam. Or maybe because it seems silly to pay a monthly fee to date someone. And I live in New England, the epicenter of American Jewry. Now if this fee was some sort of dating insurance, where, on the off chance I met a girl I liked, the insurance would pay for our first 3 dates…that’s actually a pretty good marketing idea. If only I had dressed like a douche and gone to business school during my college career, I could see this idea to fruition.
I digress. Tablet Magazine decided that they were above JDate. Can’t say I really blame them. It doesn’t take a Hipster to know that JDate has never really gotten too many of the ‘cool points’ out there in the dating world. But the reasoning for hating on JDate is lazy and benign.
Okay. You want to give this stranger the benefit of the doubt, right? You wanna reassure yourself and believe that maybe he’s just saying that because JDate has a new Jewish brothlete advertising for them. You want to believe that maybe JDate will be inundated with horny bros just looking for a JAP to ‘S some D’, and the nerdy Jews will lose their place on the internets.
And then you watch this adorable video:
Oh, I get it. You’re too cool for a couple of Jewish nerds who are in love and are featured in a JDate promo at Supercon. Right. That definitely makes you a good person. Hating on JDate and Nerds in the same 10 word blog post. Definitely not shooting two socially crippled fish in a barrel.
I think love is a dangerous game, but even I’m almost (ALMOST) considering joining JDate just because this blogger is an asshole. But I’m waaaay too young, not looking for love, and OKCupid in NYC has many very nice Jewish girls.
If only my generation had some conviction.