Ryan Payne

Ryan Payne

I downloaded the JDate application because I wanted to see how user friendly it was and how it operated. I noticed that the application was packed with features, some usable and others that did not operate at all. I decided to simplify and keep the application user-centered by taking out inessential features that did not involve directly communicating with a potential match.

JDate is a social networking dating application that aims to bring Jewish singles together in hopes of strengthening both their community and traditions. They are known to many as the more modern alternative to traditional Jewish matchmaking.


I tested the original JDate application with my mother and a few of my friends that meet the JDate demographic and found that the application didn’t align with the users’ goal.



I decided to take the application and break it down into three simplified ways to communicate: send an email, direct message, or voice message. I also included one of the sites most talked about feature, Match Percentage- which is a users compatibility expressed as a percentile.