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Will you be my Valentine, mom?

Some may call them ‘mama’s boys,’ but we like to call them menschen

Single Jewish men across the globe are showing their mothers that they love and appreciate them, by sending them flowers this Valentine’s Day.  According to a new poll conducted on Jewcier, the niche dating site that provides Jewish singles with a fresh, new alternative to online dating, a whopping 75% of single, Jewish men will mark the holiday of love by celebrating their mothers.

And, although Valentine’s Day is not a Jewish holiday, more than 90% of single Jewish women and 80% of single Jewish men would love to celebrate the holiday of love. But most of Jewcier’s respondents aren’t sitting at home, eating pints of Ben & Jerry’s while crying through romantic movies, and bemoaning their single status. Rather, 83% of Jewish women respondents will spend Valentine’s Day going out and celebrating with friends.

Meir Strahlberg (photo: courtesy)

Since its official launch last January, Jewcier has quickly become one of the top 10 Jewish sites, and the second largest Jewish dating site.  And the site’s success can be summed up in one word: attitude! Unlike other online dating websites, Jewcier’s goal is to take the pressure off of finding a mate and put the fun back into dating.

Jewish single, and online dating entrepreneur, Meir Strahlberg focused on playing virtual matchmaker on Avalanche’s other dating sites, and But, disappointed with his own online dating experience when using other Jewish dating sites, Strahlberg decided to focus his vision on the Jewish dating industry, and on creating a site that provided what the other sites were lacking.

“I wanted to make Jewish dating exciting again,” said Strahlberg. “Society puts a lot of pressure on singles to get married, so at Jewcier we try to provide a stress-free environment. We’re trying to create a Jewish dating hangout, where Jewish singles can meet and enjoy the whole dating experience.”

And it shows! The majority of Jewcier’s singles would love to go out on a first date on Valentine’s Day. 82% of men and 89% of women thought it would be really romantic to go out on Valentine’s Day, versus 18% of Jewish men and 11% of Jewish women who felt that Valentine’s Day was too much pressure for a first date.

“Since Jewcier is run by Jewish singles, we understand the problems Jewish singles face in both offline and online dating. We’re bringing a respite to the issues Jewish singles face, and helping to create Jewish relationships in a relaxed and fun environment.”

It’s free to join Jewcier, and create a profile. This free access allows members to search for other singles, and read and respond to emails from other members. Initiating email to other members requires that one becomes a subscriber, and for this, membership packages start at $29.99 but drop to less than $10 a month if purchased as an annual fee. Jewish singles can also connect with Jewcier through Facebook and Twitter.

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