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What was more fascinating to me is that both Orthodox and non-religious Jewish friends had been using it and talking to me about it in the past month.
Although you can filter for only Jewish options on many dating sites, and even denominations of Judaism on others, JSwipe's layout somehow made it all easier.
There are no Woody Allen-style stuttering neurotic attempts to lay out complicated religious philosophy or existential questions about the existence of God; here were quick yes-and-no markers to the Jewish lifestyle practices that could make or break a relationship.
Unfortunately, yours truly couldn't get in on the fun.
As one Jewish male friend once told me about his Ok Cupid filters, “I usually set it for only Jewish girls…except when I’m horny.” (Tinder and Ok Cupid are both owned by IAC, the parent company of Daily Beast.)JSwipe definitely gives off less of a hookup vibe than others.
Almost everyone I spoke to said they have used JSwipe because they are specifically not just looking for a booty call.
“It's not necessarily a deal-breaker, but it is kind of a top priority.”Anecdotally, Jewish millennials, especially ones that aren’t traditionally Orthodox, are wildly heterogenous--and their dating app desires change with one’s mood.
A sad-faced orange Star of David flashed across the i Phone screen as we swiped left on “James” (not his real name).
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving. “Shalom.” and onto to the next nice Jewish boy (or nice Jewish girl if we wanted to go that route).
Marriages were not so much about romance as making suitable pairs and making sure Jews stayed with Jews and kept the small and heavily persecuted population alive. Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.
One would think these same concerns would not influence Jews, especially Jewish millennials of 2014 who tend to identify less with Judaism than previous generations.