As those of you who live in West Hampstead will be aware, JDate, keen to dispel the myth that all Jews are only a good dating prospect if you keep your eyes closed, have launched an stereotype-busting advertising campaign with ads like this:
Look! She’s blonde, beautiful and apparently free from congenital disorders. She’s offering you a drink, implying that you will be more than capable of handling it (or perhaps the giant beer on the left is yours; maybe you will pour one into the other and consume both in one enormous gulp – either way, you are clearly no lightweight) and she’s no boring accountant, but a fun barmaid. All pure fantasy.
But Jewdas has received proofs of some of the adverts that never made it to press and can reveal them below:
Does any know if the women in the ads really are Jewish? If not, Jdate could be done for false advertising or something. I dont think the punters will be so impressed once the hand over their bank details to Jdate to find a plethora of t-total acountants.
think ive answered my own question!
n seducing the Jewish dating market, Jdate is not honest. JDate featured ads of porn models from Europe posing as Jdate members. According to an article in the Israel daily Haaretz newspaper, JDate banner ads featured photos of porn models. For example, the Jdate Jewish dating ad banner showed a girl who was supposedly 22 and single and Jewish, but she is actually Kari Gold, an 18 year old porn model. The ad shows blonde-haired, 22-year-old Hila from Tel Aviv who’s “looking for a single Jewish guy.” Another shows 26-year-old Sharon who’s looking for a Jewish husband.
But as it turns out, there is no Hila from Tel Aviv. The woman in the Jewish dating picture is actually Hungarian porn star Kari Gold. She has told the media that she has a boyfriend and is not in fact looking for “a Jewish husband from a good family.” And Sharon? She’s really Devon Sweet, a bisexual model from the United States. Neither Kari Gold nor Devon Sweet are affiliated in any way with JDate. Their pictures were just randomly collected on the Internet. I guess this is another shocking reminder that advertisers sometimes bend (or completely disregard) the truth. Talk about deceptive advertising!
At least you’ve made Melanie Phillips smile!
One of my favourites from JDate: http://www.prozacville.co.uk/2007/09/there-are-lot-of-singletons-in.html
(we never dated, alas, although I did contact him; so never got to ‘laugh my way home’, alas)