JSwipe dating app broken: should get rid of the Facebook login requirement

Update 6/3/22: The JSwipe app is working again; Facebook login – which is required to use the app – is now working there.

We got rid of the Facebook account requirement at Friends Match Me a few years ago. It is definitely something JSwipe needs to do too, and their members clearly agree – this feedback is all over their app reviews, especially now.

At this point, members cannot even login to their JSwipe accounts because the dating app is having issues with the Facebook login integration. With Facebook as the only way to login, the once popular Jewish dating swiping app has been broken for more than a week. Besides being very buggy for years. But its loyal members were still giving it a chance to fix the bugs.

Having only one way for members to access their accounts and use the app, puts JSwipe at the whim of Facebook. If Facebook decides to disable JSwipe for some reason, the JSwipe app is broken. It seems like that may be the case right now, as there is an error message when trying to login to JSwipe that the app is in Facebook development mode…but it is not clear why JSwipe has not been able to fix the issue or implement an alternative.

The Facebook login error for JSwipe says, “App Not Setup. This app is still in development mode, and you don’t have access to it. Switch to a registered test user or ask an app admin for permissions”.

So no new members on JSwipe, and members who have been logged out for some reason are now off the app too. If you are one of the people on JSwipe who still has access to the app, there is an error message that will pop up for you when trying to swipe for new matches:

JSwipe pop-up claims, “We’ll be back soon!” – but it already has been more that a week. The message continues. “JSwipe is unavailable at the moment but we are working on it. We’re sorry for the inconvenience!”.

Any matches received or chats on JSwipe are from members who have not been logged out and have not needed to log back on. Unintentional ghostings coming soon…one side may feel like they are being ghosted, when in reality it is just about them not having access to the JSwipe app anymore.

Wonder if JSwipe will be providing refunds or extensions to members subscriptions? Seems like they should as their app has been broken for more than a week. Unlike the totally free dating app Friends Match Me, you have to pay on JSwipe to check out who likes you. The who likes you feature is an even bigger necessity on JSwipe because it requires a like on both sides before someone can send a message…what if one person doesn’t even find the other user’s profile? Then it’s no match based on just not knowing about the other person.

Why doesn’t JSwipe get rid of the Facebook account login requirement? Spark Networks acquired Smooch Labs, Owner of the JSwipe and Jdate in the fall of 2015. Maybe JSwipe isn’t bringing in the money like their other apps and it just isn’t a priority.

We hope you choose to try out Friends Match Me if you haven’t yet, the app that chooses you. Friends Match Me is totally free, no swiping, lots of search tools, detailed profiles, optional videos, message who you like, check out who likes you, privacy controls…we welcome your feedback and make updates based on feedback from members.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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From expired matches to paywalls – What we don’t like about other dating apps

frustratedLet’s get to it! In no particular order…

1) Match: Does a paywall make a dating website better? We didn’t find it did. There are still the scammers on this site, the fake profiles. If anything, the paywall gets in the way of creating/finding matches – there is no messaging without paying. And if you want to read your messages or check out who likes you, you have to pay. If you send a message, don’t necessarily expect that it will be read.

>Match.com does not let you block members from viewing your profile
>Match.com issues with member search results algorithm, buggy
>Why does match.com ignore language spoken by over 100 million?
>90%+ fake dating profiles on Match.com class action lawsuit alleges

2) Eharmony: This site takes the paywall even further than any other dating app – if you don’t pay you can’t even check out one picture on a profile. And there doesn’t seem to be anything special here to make the jump to the high subscription fees.

>eHarmony free communication weekend, but photos blocked until you pay
>eHarmony paid dating site passwords hacked, poor security policies

3) Bumble: The biggest issue with this app is that it is very easy to end up with expired matches – the app tells you to pay if you want to talk with them because you or the other person didn’t happen to login to the app in 24 hours and missed sending a message to open the match to messaging. It happens a lot, especially when you don’t get the notifications. That brings us to the next issue with this app – the woman has to message first, and then the man can send a message (it doesn’t matter for same sex matches). Who likes that? We didn’t. It’s not empowering. It’s limiting.

>Bumble: requires you to pay for Bumble Boost to increase odds of connecting with your match

4) Hinge: Who knows (read on!) – we couldn’t sign up. They have an issue with their Facebook login – it gets an “access issue” they don’t seem to want to fix and direct you to sign up via your cell phone. Ok, tried that – and nope, no text received with the code to finish sign up. No help from support either. Lots of people have this issue according to reviews on the App Store, Google Play, and other sites.

But, one huge issue on Hinge that is circulating is that they charge for more than 10 5 likes a day. Taking into account that you both have to find each other, then like each other, to message each other – it’s not very user friendly to then limit the number of likes to so low.

Hinge used to show you profiles that you have mutual Facebook friends, much like Friends Match Me gave you the option to check out if you have mutual Facebook friends with someone. But Facebook has since revoked access to this feature, before rolling out their own dating app, Facebook Dating.

>Hinge makes you pay now for more than 10 likes a day
>Hinge dating app: From free to paid, and still like a swiping app
>Hinge’s response to no more Facebook mutual friends data access: track your activity

5) OkCupid: Much like the next app listed, this is getting to be known as a hook-up site, not one for real relationships really. So if that’s what you’re looking for, it might be a good option for you. They redid this website a while ago (Match bought it), and now you can’t just directly start messaging with someone you like – you have to both like each other, if/after you find each other on the app.

>OKCupid removes “Inbox” folder for checking messages, no Sent folder either
>OkCupid rolls out more changes, requires “like” before messaging, hides profiles
>OkCupid removes Visitors feature from all accounts
>OkCupid statistics may suggest “hookup” culture on their site/app
>OkCupid Lies to Members about Matches & Compatibility

6) Tinder: Hook-up app for the most part. Lacking search tools, so it was a boring swiping game to us.

7) JDate: Unfortunately, this is like a desert and worst of all it has become even more expensive now than when it was popular – how does that make sense? You have to pay to view more than one picture on a person’s profile, to check out who likes you and read messages. But if someone has a little yellow icon on their profile, it means they paid an extra fee and you can message them freely – going by our experience with the subscriptions, it seems to be the standard for subscribed members, i.e. whoever has paid for a subscription has this feature. There’s not a lot of members on this site, even less active members, and even less subscribed members. Plus, when you search it feels like the results are being “padded” – blank profile fields are programmed to equal a match, so you might end up with a lot of empty profiles that don’t match with what you are looking for.

>JDate search tools are useless: Empty fields accepted as matches by design
>JDate dating website search tool still buggy, false matches
>Jdate new site, app design has less features for members, buggy, poor design

8) JSwipe: JDate bought over JSwipe, so maybe they don’t care about increasing JDate prices while membership/activity decreases on the JDate site – after all they have JSwipe.  JSwipe is free to like and message/read messages – not free to check out who likes you. There’s no real filtering tools to find your match – you just swipe person after person and have little to go on usually to decide if you want to “like” someone, or swipe right. You can pay to check out who likes you and also get access to a list view of profiles – but even then it’s just a profile picture, age, and name that you have to click on to get possibly a little more info. JSwipe seems to have a little more activity than JDate, but still the lack of search tools and the format where you both have to like each other to message gets in the way of finding your match in our opinion. It kind of seems like JSwipe is a swiping game, like all the other swiping apps – you might get a bunch of likes and matches, but there isn’t much meaning to it. One other thing that you might not like – you can only join with your Facebook account.

9) Facebook Dating: Didn’t try this. For obvious reasons?

>So the Facebook dating app has launched in the USA, and Friends Match Me traffic is multiplying

We keep it simple at Friends Match Me. You get search tools with lots of filter options and are free to message who you like and have access to all features. And if you think we should add something, just let us know.

For example, we added Turkish to the list of languages for the member profile info, search, matches last year. We have stopped requiring a Facebook account to join/login since Fall 2018. It’s just an option if you want to check out similar Facebook likes you have/search profiles by Facebook likes. And we’re also proud of our partnership with Me We Too and the mini poll features to give you even more insights to find your match easier/faster, in addition to profile photos/videos and detailed profiles.

We add features and don’t mess with what works. And of course, Friends Match Me is free and will stay free. We welcome feedback!



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Friends Match Me + Me We Too = the best dating app!


Don’t walk in front of me,
I may not follow.

Don’t walk behind me,
I may not lead.

Walk beside me,
and be my friend.

Find your single friend on Friends Match Me… start as friends, go anywhere!  Friends Match Me is for real relationships for singles worldwide.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Me We Too account also and connect with your Friends Match Me account, for fun match insights through mini polls!

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Compare Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, eHarmony, Hinge, JDate, JSwipe, Match, OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder, Zoosk, and Friends Match Me

The dating app that chooses you is the best dating app.


Watch this video comparing other dating apps to Friends Match for the top reasons why you should choose Friends Match Me over Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, eHarmony, Hinge, JDate, JSwipe, Match, OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder, and Zoosk.  Summary: Because Friends Match Me is the app that chooses you – you’re the priority here and the design/features show it!

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Turkish added to list of languages for member profile info, search, matches


We have just received a request to add Turkish to the list of languages on Friends Match Me and have added it!  Now you can choose Turkish as a language you speak (rather than “Other”) on your profile, and also search for other members who speak Turkish.

Thanks for the feedback!  Please feel free to share any feedback you may have for Friends Match Me; we review them all!

Related: “Why does match.com ignore language spoken by over 100 million?

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Happy Valentine’s Day with a quote from Persian Poet Rumi!


“Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love, if you are too careful, LOVE will not find you.” ~Rumi

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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Hinge’s response to no more Facebook mutual friends data access: track your activity

As you might know by now, Facebook is creating its own dating app and whether related or not, it’s not giving out Facebook mutual friends data out to other apps even when users approve the permission for an app.  So what does a dating app based soley on that feature like Hinge do?  Hinge is introducing a new feature that tracks your activity and your dates through a new “We Met” feature, to suggest matches to you.  A different approatch than Friends Match Me – we recently announced the new upgrades to our dating app Friends Match Me, partnering with the social app Me We Too – we put all the control in choosing who’s your match to you.

find matchHinge writes on their website, “We learn your type based on the people you like”.  Reliable? Hmm.  Their “We Met” features asks you if you went out on a date with someone from the app that you have exchanged numbers with, and if you liked it – and then based on that make match recommendations to you:

‘We Met’ helps us understand your dating journey as you move things off the app. A few days after exchanging phone numbers, we’ll ask you a) if you went on a date and b) if your date is the type of person you’d like to see again. If you indicate that you don’t want a second date, we’ll will take that info into account when recommending new people to you. 

How can Hinge categorize new potential matches based on whether you liked a certain member or not? What do you think? Anyone tried it out?

On Friends Match Me we keep it simple – we show you who you say you want to check out. You can search based on advanced specs, or just age/distance/gender, etc. Who knows your match better than you?

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