Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 review – a candid look at finding love through matchmaking

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: May 3, 2023 (Last updated: March 13, 2024)
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Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 review - a candid look at finding love through matchmaking


This is a candid series about finding love on a personal level for Jewish singles.

This review of the Netflix series Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 does not contain spoilers.

The opening of Jewish Matchmaking explains what a soulmate truly is. Some people believe that there is only one person who can connect with your soul and people often think that it’s the person who makes them feel happy in a relationship.

It’s important to remind people that the relationships you’ve been in prior were not meant for you. If the person left you, or you left the person, that doesn’t mean it was a waste of time, it means that it was a lesson.

Many want to rush into something they don’t fully understand because of the invisible time constraint of being married by a certain age. But looking at how long life is, anything can happen at any given time.

There’s no such thing as being too late or not meeting at the right time because the universe has so much in store for you.

Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 review and plot summary

The Netflix reality series follows singles in the United States and Israel as they turn their dating life over to a top Jewish matchmaker. Similar to Indian Matchmaking which is three seasons deep, these matchmakers have a lot of knowledge.

Aleeza Ben Shalom (matchmaker) explains that your soulmate is made in heaven and sent directly to you. You may not know when they will come to you but there is one special person for you.

It’s important to see different perspectives when finding a relationship and this series does highlight every single aspect that goes into finding that special someone.

Is Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 good or bad?

Just like Indian Matchmaking, Jewish Matchmaking has plenty of singles with personalities. The difference is that there is a mix of men and women searching for love in Jewish Matchmaking. Men are more prominent in this series because they know what they want but dating apps are difficult.

This also shows how much the family does get involved in the love life of their child and it becomes a community effort. The older mentality doesn’t work with today’s climate because of these dating apps, so naturally a matchmaker is a different way to go.

Is Jewish Matchmaking Season 1 worth watching?

The reason why Jewish Matchmaking is worth watching is because it tries to end the stigma surrounding finding love. No one should be ashamed about being on dating apps or going to a matchmaker or even filling out a lengthy profile online.

There’s a level of comfort in watching a matchmaker get detailed answers from singles about what they want to find in a significant other. This is something dating apps can’t really do because people can lie and not give all the information out.

This series is the most natural form of trying to connect people with their perfect match and it’s much more personal. Dating apps are no longer to find someone serious because it has become a game cycle, which has ruined dating for good.

What did you think of Jewish Matchmaking Season 1? Comment below.

You can watch this series with a subscription to Netflix.

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