Mental Health Awareness and Jewish Dating
It is not just about bringing mental health into dating, but permeating mental health & personal development into our everyday life. If we don’t grow & develop as humans, we go backwards and essentially roll into our graves early. When you spend time and money on mental health and your personal development, why would you then invest time and energy in someone who has not done that for themselves.
This is why we are initiating a mental health focus into the JMeetups.com atmosphere via filters that allow for us to understand someone’s focus on mental health & development in their own life and what that means to them.
The importance of investing in mental health is something we should all know about someone before investing our own life with that person. If someone your dating is not working on themselves or working through prior trauma or emotional or psychological issues, that may be quite the toll to play on you physically and emotionally over time.
We have filters on how important mental health is to users on the site, to understand how each individual respects and invests in mental health. To dive in further, we have filters for users to choose how they invest in their mental health to see how important it truly is to them using options such as: Therapy, Alternative Healing, Meditation, Medication, Mentors, Self Help books, Coaching and other options.
Another new filter is Halachic Prenup . We believe couples should have the conversation early on or at least know where people stand on the idea of Halachic Prenup. It is not something that is comfortable to talk about, but it also allows for the uncomfortable topic to be spoken about earlier than later about how we feel around human rights and the ability to have peace of mind knowing that a potential partner is not going to be in control of one’s true ability to leave a marriage, especially if abuse or something similar takes place. This allows an individual to foreshadow what type of person they may be if they are adamant about not giving a Halachic Prenup.
Sometimes we need extra help or coaching for the dating world. This is a very normal request Jews can ask for in terms of guidance in life. On Jmeetups.com, we have an option to select if you are looking for advice or help from matchmakers / shadchans, which enables anyone to get extra help in their dating journey beyond the website. Shadchans or Matchmakers will then reach out directly to you if they are able to help you based on your profile and/or location.
Reporting any suspicious activity or users/ people is crucial to the safety of everyone on any platform, site or in any place. Please always refer to calling local authorities in addition contacting the website you are using, so you cover all your bases. Please also always contact family and friends that you feel most comfortable talking to in addition to professional help, as you should never feel alone and feel threatened to report. Reporting anything that is quite important to you is quite important to everyone else. When you report people that abuse you or anyone, it creates a safer world for everyone else. Each profile will have a Report User ability so you can build a report on any user you feel needs to be reported and removed off the website.
Mental, physical, emotional health – as well as development, growth & overall happiness are factors that we need to take as a priority. As we learn from our users and mental health coaches, advisors, and experts, we will add new filters and functionality for making this a safe and great environment to thrive with mental health awareness promoted everywhere across the website.
Be safe. Date with pure comfortability or else do not ever feel the need to date someone.
Always respect your intuition & trust yourself!