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The site’s name is a combination of popular Jewish dating site Saw You at Sinai, and, of course, the Stonewall Inn/riots, since it targets those in the middle of the Venn Diagram of Jewishness and queerness.The site recently finished its beta run, and Halpern is gearing up for a full launch.“I think it’s such a niche market,” she says, but “this niche really wants it badly it’s so small.” Halpern is 25, but still an undergraduate at Mc Gill University (in addition to going to seminary before college, she took time off school to work in web development).She grew up Modern Orthodox in Calgary, and went to High School in Toronto.Another recent phenomenon are the Jewish speed dating services and agencies (also known as Hurry Date or Hurry Date), which arrange speed dating sessions for Jewish singles - allowing single men and women to meet many potential mates in one evening, face to face, not online.
In addition, there are travel agencies that arrange trips for Jewish singles, hoping to help single men and women find their mates through these vacations, travels, cruises, and trips.
In the beta, users selected on a spectrum, how attracted they were to masculinity, or to femininity, and did the same to romantic attraction (separating them out make the website inclusive to asexual folk).
Users don’t have to pick a letter from the alphabet soup that is LGBTQIA .
“It’s really difficult,” says Halpern, “You go on JSwipe, you swipe twice and you’re done.” Halpern is a gay woman who, fed up with limited dating app options, did what she and queer Jewish friends had been talking about for years: She made a site of her own.
As a coder, she was able to almost singlehandedly create Saw You At Stonewall.
Some of these sites have online chat rooms as well.