Jeevansathi Site Review
As one of the most populous ethnicities on the planet, Indian people obviously need a specific matrimonial site where they can date within their own nationality. For more than two decades, the site has functioned as the go-to place for Indian singles to look for their ideal matches. Here is our Jeevansathi review with everything you need to know about the service.
How does the site work?
Jeevansathi.com offers a superb user journey, and here is what you can expect as a first-time visitor.
Signing up at Jeevansathi.com
The site's homepage is pretty informative, giving you a lot of insight into the types of services the site provides and an introduction of its other features. However, the site seems to be protective of its members and does not show you any profiles before you sign up. The registration procedure at site is quite extensive: you need not only your email, but also your phone number to sign up. There is no option to log into the site using your social media profiles. After entering your contact information, you will also need to fill out a long questionnaire about your relationship history, language, religion, family, and other facts.
The platform's interface
The interface of the site is similar to many other dating sites you have already visited. The most important website features, including Search, Matches, Inbox, and Help, can be found on the top of the page. In the same menu, you can review your recent activity on the website and new matches suggested to you by the site’s matching algorithms. The search on the platform is rather detailed and by default, it includes the preferences you set while filling out your profile.
Profiles and communication
Given that you need to complete a very long questionnaire when signing up for Jeevansathi.com and all other members have to do the same, it’s completely expected that the profiles on the site contain everything you could potentially want to know about your potential life partner, including facts about their occupation, income, and family. The available contact options include shortlisting the member, viewing their contact details, or sending interest. There is also an option to start a chat, but it is only available when the user is online.
Unsurprisingly, Jeevansathi is not a free dating site, but unlike many other dating services we have reviewed so far, the site has an extremely complicated paid membership system. Overall, there are four paid membership types you can choose from. Basic membership allows you to exchange an unlimited number of messages with other members. The eRishta membership also unlocks the contact information of members you are interested in. The eAdvantage membership gives you all those benefits and highlights your profile in the search results.
Finally, the JS Exclusive membership assigns you to a personal manager who assists you at every step of your online dating journey. Here is how much each membership costs.
- 3 months for $44.19
- 6 months for $62.39
- Unlimited months for $103.99
- 3 months for $51.99
- 6 months for $72.79
- Unlimited months for $124.79
- 3 months for $62.39
- 6 months for $88.39
- Unlimited months for $155.99
Safety and customer support
The platform makes some real efforts to prevent the data of their members being stolen or misused. First, every new member must sign up using their phone number, which means you can only create one account with each number. Second, there is an option to report any profiles that you consider to be suspicious. Third, Jeevansathi uses advanced mechanisms to secure its payment system.
Even if you don’t opt for the fairly expensive personal manager feature, there are still plenty of ways to get help on Jeevansathi.com if you run into any difficulties. You can find many answers in the site’s Help section or contact customer support via live chat, email, query form, or callback feature.
Pros and cons
A huge community of Indian singles
Advanced security features
The high success rate of members
Complicated membership options
Nearly impossible to use the site for free
We enjoyed most aspects of Jeevansathi, especially the size and quality of its audience and the flexibility of membership plans. The only real problem we have with the site is that while you can technically use the platform for free, you will never get the full experience without investing into one of the membership profiles.
The audience of the platform mostly consists of Indians living in India, as well as non-resident Indians who are looking for potential partners within their own ethnicity.
You can create your profile and browse the members of the website for free, but as we told in our jeevansathi.com review, you will inevitably face limitations when trying to contact your matches that can only be lifted with a paid membership.
No, the dating platform has a good reputation in the online dating industry and has been around for more than two decades without being involved in any types of illegal activity.
Yes, the site has mobile apps that are available for free both for iPhones and Android smartphones. The apps share most of the features with the desktop version of the site, but you will need a paid membership to experience them all.
The audience of the website has been steadily growing since its launch in 1999. To date, over 7 million people have signed up for the site, although the number of members actively and regularly using Jeevansathi is probably smaller than that.
The website has flexible privacy settings that allow you to hide your profile in certain cases or from certain groups of users, but there is no option to use the site completely anonymously.
To completely remove your profile from the website, hover your cursor over your profile picture and choose the Delete Profile option. After specifying the reason for removing your profile and entering your password, your profile will be deleted from the site.