Yente Over the Rainbow (YOTR) is a matchmaking service for LGBTQIA+ Jewish people, helping you find other folks in our communities and connect online. While we aim to make the site an ongoing matchmaking service (with both an algorithm option and matchmaker option), for the time being, YOTR will only be open for a few months at a time, so that we can continue to work out the bugs, listen to your feedback, and develop the best app and site possible!

Our first cycle will begin on January 20, 2019, when you will have 2 weeks to fill out your profile. Then, a few weeks later, you will be given the option to receive 2 matches made by our algorithm. Two weeks after that, you will be given the option to receive two more matches. After that, you will still be able to view and message with your matches, but you will not receive any new matches until the following cycle. You may also permanently delete your profile at anytime and for any reason. As we continue to grow, future cycles will provide the option to use a volunteer matchmaker, rather than a computer algorithm, to suggest matches. Also, in the future, when we have a bigger database of people, you will receive your matches made by the algorithm instantaneously, rather than waiting between the time you fill out your profile and when you receive your match.

Continue reading to learn how our first cycle works. Subscribe to our newsletter below to hear about upcoming cycles and events.

How It Works

  • Step 1

    Answer the questions about yourself and whom you're looking for

    We really value your privacy! The information that you fill out in the questionnaire is used by our algorithm to help find your match. Unless otherwise noted, this information will not be viewable by anyone (except in the future by our voluteer matchmakers) and none of your information will be available to the public. Once you match with someone, they will be able to see your limited profile and the answers to questions clearly marked “visible to match.”

  • Step 2

    The algorithm will find you a match

    The specially programmed matching algorithm will match you with someone. At the moment, our algorithm is not very smart! It cannot understand your paragraph answers or written responses. As we continue to grow and develop our site in future cycles, volunteer matchmakers will be able to view your answers and help you find a perfect match.

  • Step 3

    View and message with your matches

    You will receive 2 matches and be able to view their limited profiles. You may also receive additional matches of people that matched with you! Send them a message on the site and see what comes of it!

  • Step 4

    Tell us if your match worked out

    Was this a good match or not the right fit? Let us know and we'll use your feedback to make you a better match next time.

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