The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively.
The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.
Although JSWSN is aimed at Jewish Singles with disabilities, Devora stresses that "the focus is on abilities, not disabilities." She adds that "people with disabilities find the real connection - the soul connection." A former teacher, Devora turned to matchmaking out of a deep concern about intermarriage, which she calls a "silent holocaust." She is the founder and matchmaker of Jewish Quality Singles, a service for Jewish singles combining both online and personalized matchmaking to facilitate singles to meet.
Devora said she tries to meet most of the members by either visiting them in person or contacting them via phone or e-mail. When she met with him, Devora discovered that he had a physical disability - part of his body was paralyzed.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.