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Meet The 45 Most Popular Women On JSwipe

If you’re Jewish and single, there’s a good chance you’re already well-acquainted with the dating app JSwipe. Over the weekend, the app is rolling out a new feature called “Explore,” which allows premium users to browse the most popular profiles around the world.

“My favorite JSwipe stories have always been those of two people meeting from across the globe and falling in love,” JSwipe creator David Yarus told the Forward. “We are so much more than a simple swipe dating app — we are a global community. Now that’s built right into the user experience.”

We surveyed forty-five of JSwipe’s most “right-swiped” women on all things love, dating and bagels. Be sure to look out next week for our men’s edition.

Name: Alice
Age: 25
Current City: LA
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, California
Occupation: Associate Consultant
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: University of Miami

One thing that makes her swipe right: Light eyes and a good education.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: A successful relationship will be a partnership between equals filled with loyalty and mutual respect.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A spontaneous flight to Amsterdam.

Name: Liora
Age: 25
Current City: LA
Hometown: Beverly Hills, California
Occupation: Product Manager at a Startup
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: Harvard University

Favorite first date spot: I’m a sucker for beach cruiser bike rides.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: “Just pick one! They’re all the same” - My Mom
Ideal bagel: I’m more of a donut kind of girl!

Name: Ashlyn
Age: 26
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: Early childhood
Denomination: Orthodox

Favorite first date spot: Something creative that isn’t just drinks.
Ideal bagel: Jalapeño bagel, with lox, cream cheese, avocado, salt, and pepper.
One app she couldn’t live without: Fitbit, I’m obsessed!!

Name: Sammie
Age: 26
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
Occupation: Media Planning at Nickelodeon
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Northeastern University

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Never settle for someone just for the sake of having something over nothing.
Ideal bagel: Poppy scooped out with tuna and cream cheese (so weird, but so delicious).
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: 300+ Soulcycle classes…crazy, but worth it.

Name: Melissa
Age: 35
Current City: LA
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation: Photographer and Writer
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: USC

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Don’t put in more effort than the other person is putting in.
Ideal bagel: I’ll be happy with any bagel as long as it is vegan ;)
Last book she finished: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

Name: Rachel
Age: 28
Current City: LA
Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Studio Operations Manager at a beauty media company
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Temple University

Favorite first date spot: Fun activity places…I’m a sucker for mini golf!
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Be with someone who makes you laugh everyday and makes you the best version of yourself!
Ideal bagel: Crisply toasted everything bagel with chive cream cheese! Perfection.

Name: Allison
Age: 23
Current City: LA
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Occupation: Assistant
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: Tulane University

Favorite first date spot: Melrose Umbrella Co
Ideal bagel: Delivered to my front door.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A one-way ticket to LA.

Name: Allison
Age: 25
Current City: NYC
Hometown: East Meadow, New York
Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist
Denomination: Reform
Alma Maters: SUNY New Paltz (B.A.) and Adelphi University (M.S.)

One thing that makes her swipe right: Someone who has travel pictures displayed and their education listed.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: It is important that two people learn to bend with and for each other, if you don’t, you and the relationship may break.
Ideal bagel: Scooped out, toasted, with lox and tomato!

Name: Aliza
Age: 24
Current City: LA
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Occupation: TV Development Assistant
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: University of Florida

Favorite first date spot: Santa Monica Pier
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Where they like you a lot, go a little. Where they only like you a little bit, go not at all.
Last book she finished: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.

Name: Natalie
Age: 31
Current City: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Hometown: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Occupation: A dental lab business
Denomination: Reform

One thing that makes her swipe right: His smile — it has to be genuine :)
Favorite first date spot: Sushi is always a favorite of mine.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: If he can’t catch a fish, gut a fish, and cook it, he’s not the one. You want a man who is able to provide, demonstrate, and feed you.

Name: Julia
Age: 19
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Occupation: Writer
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: St. John’s University

One thing that makes her swipe right: A catchy or intriguing bio!
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Never force something that’s not there.
Last book she finished: My own poetry book “Her Naked Mind.”

Name: Sara
Age: 20
Current City: LA
Hometown: Frankfurt, Germany
Occupation: Student
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: UCLA

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Trust your instincts.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A Matlab license ;)
One app she couldn’t live without: Snapchat.

Name: Emily
Age: 24
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Lynbrook, New York
Occupation: Nursing Student
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of Maryland

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Love Yourself First!!
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A Stethoscope ;)
Last book she finished: The Museum of Extraordinary Things.

Name: Micaela
Age: 24
Current City and Hometown: Manhattan Beach, California
Occupation: Content Partnerships Assistant
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Northern Arizona University

One thing that makes her swipe right: a funny bio :)
Favorite first date spot: A sporting event.
Ideal bagel: Toasted onion w/ the works - no capers!

Name: Tara
Age: 24
Current City: LA
Hometown: Irvine, California
Occupation: Psychotherapist
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: You can catch flies with honey, but you catch more honeys being fly.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: My 2 month old german shepherd mix puppy!!
Last book she finished: Dance of Intimacy.

Name: Charlotte
Age: 27
Current City: Beverly Hills, California
Hometown: NYC
Occupation: Entertainment Publicist
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Go in with no expectations, just have fun with it!
Ideal bagel: Cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese and lox.
Last book she finished: A Man Called Ove.

Name: Jessica
Age: 25
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Chappaqua, New York
Occupation: Product Development for Peter Thomas Roth Skincare
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Dartmouth College

One thing that makes her swipe right: I’m a huge fan of the synergy between wit, magical eyebrows, and no mention of EDM.
Ideal bagel: Everything bagel with onion, cucumber and maximum amount of lox.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: Gas station sushi.

Name: Brianna
Age: 18
Current City and Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: College Student/Model/Actress
Denomination: Just Jewish

One thing that makes her swipe right: Over 6’
Ideal bagel: Everything bagel with butter and tuna!
Last book she finished: “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Name: Laura
Age: 25
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Caldwell, New Jersey
Occupation: Personal Trainer and Doctoral Student of Psychology
Denomination: Orthodox
Alma Mater: Rutgers University

One thing that makes her swipe right: Anything fitness related. Or puppy related.
Favorite first date spot: Any spot with a large collection of craft brews.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: In the beginning, everyone is trying to present the best aspects of themselves. If someone comes off as rude or disrespectful in anyway at the start, it won’t get much better from there.

Name: Lana
Age: 34
Current City: LA
Hometown: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Occupation: Actor
Denomination: Just Jewish

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: What you give out is what you get back.
Ideal bagel: Lox, tomatoes, capers and cream cheese.
Last book she finished: “The Game of Life And How to Play It ” …highly recommend ?

Name: Chelsea
Age: 24
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Occupation: Video Editor
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Indiana University

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: My parents always tell me to take chances when it comes to dating - my parents met through a New York magazine ad before internet dating was popular.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A spontaneous trip to Thailand.
Last book she finished: What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan.

Name: Beke
Age: 28
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Miami, FL
Occupation: Certified Child Life Specialist
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: Florida State University- Go Noles!

One thing that makes her swipe right: Definitely a sense of humor.
Favorite first date spot: Cozy bar with good drinks and live music.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: Simulated Skydiving

Name: Simone
Age: 25
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation: Writer at Nickelodeon
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: NYU

One thing that makes her swipe right: If they have a face I can picture myself giving a sponge bath to in 60 years when they barely remember who I am, I’m in.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: “Ask them questions and listen to what they have to say and shit” -American Pie
One app she couldn’t live without: Without my Podcasts app, I would shrivel up and die. My faves are “The Read,” “Las Culturistas” and “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.”

Name: Amanda
Age: 30
Current City and Hometown: NYC
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: SUNY Albany

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: “Fall in love with someone who makes you laugh or you’re gonna be really f*ckin bored when you’re 80 years old with a broken hip & sex is impossible.”
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: a dog off the side of the road (who my mom is now the proud owner of).
One app she couldn’t live without: Jetblue!

Name: Nikki
Age: 26
Current City: LA
Hometown: San Diego, California
Occupation: Marketing Manager for a Start-Up
Denomination: Orthodox
Alma Mater: Emerson College

One thing that makes her swipe right: Witty taglines, self-deprecating humor and an absence of shirtless selfies.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: After I went through a bad breakup, my friend look me in the eyes and said “Honey, there are plenty of fish in the sea. You’ve gotta just dip that pole back in.” Dating can be frustrating and exhausting, but I like to think that there’s someone for everyone.
Last book she finished: Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (SO good).

Name: Amy
Age: 29
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: Fashion Copywriter at Fabletics
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Bucknell University

One thing that makes her swipe right: If the guy actually writes a thoughtful description.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: The Perfect Pancake Maker from an infomercial!
One app she couldn’t live without: Waze.

Name: Ariel
Age: 24
Current City and Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Program Coordinator — Jewish Life
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: Muhlenberg College

One thing that makes her swipe right: A clear picture and charming bio.
Favorite first date spot: Drinks and dancing in the city!
Last book she finished: Big Little Lies.

Name: Elissa
Age: 30
Current City: NYC
Hometown: East Meadow, New York
Occupation: Corporate Trainer
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Towson University

One thing that makes her swipe right: Someone with a great smile and a bio that reflects a positive attitude.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Don’t send your “representative” on a date. Be yourself, focus on the present, and have fun! You don’t win or lose. You win or learn.
One app she couldn’t live without: Starbucks ☕️

Name: Allyson
Age: 23
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Reisterstown, Maryland
Occupation: Assistant Merchant
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: University of Delaware

One thing that makes her swipe right: Cute dog pics.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: 50 pack of mac and cheese (thanks, Costco!)
Last book she finished: The Andy Cohen Diaries.

Name: Lauren
Age: 29
Current City: LA
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Occupation: Executive Jet Charter Consultant
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Indiana University

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Don’t try to change someone, accept them for who they are in that moment.
Ideal bagel: Pumpkin bagel with plain cream cheese.
Last book she finished: In the Heights manuscript — I am doing the costumes for the play!

Name: Janie
Age: 34
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Private golf and jet sales
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Reform

One thing that makes her swipe right: NOT KOSHER… I can’t give up my cheeseburgers!
Ideal bagel: Everything bagel scooped out w bacon, egg and cheese.
One app she couldn’t live without: ESPN

Name: Marissa
Age: 25
Current City: West Hollywood, California
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: University of Arizona

Favorite first date spot: Going bowling or mini golf
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Be open and honest.
One app she couldn’t live without: Instagram

Name: Shir
Age: 28
Current City: Beverly Hills, California
Hometown: Calabasas, California
Occupation: Finance
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: ASU

Favorite first date spot: Anywhere that has good wine and chocolate.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A case of Château d’Yquem.
Last book she finished: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.

Name: Tasha
Age: 24
Current City: LA
Hometown: Calabasas, California
Occupation: Retail Development Coordinator for NBCUniversal
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: UCLA

Favorite first date spot: For a first date, I actually love to go somewhere I haven’t been before. It’s the best excuse to try somewhere new.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Be proud of who you are and honest about what you’re looking for.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: This random rainbow horse pinata. I just saw it and knew I needed it in my life.

Name: Chanel
Age: 25
Current City: LA
Hometown: Corona, California
Occupation: MBA Student
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: CSUN

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Confidence and personality will always be more attractive than physical appearance.
Ideal bagel: With cream cheese and honey.
One app she couldn’t live without: Postmates

Name: Ashley
Age: 27
Current City: Santa Monica, California
Occupation: Sales at Snapchat
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: UCLA

One thing that makes her swipe right:
Favorite first date spot: Drinks @ Rose Cafe, Venice.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Everyones going to drive you crazy, find the person who is going to drive you the least crazy :)
Ideal bagel: Smashed/flat everything bagel with scallion cream cheese.

Name: Chandra
Age: 37
Current City: LA
Hometown: Lake Wildwood, California
Occupation: Independent Consultant for Arbonne International
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: UC Santa Cruz

Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Life and love are too precious to settle.
Ideal bagel: A well toasted everything bagel with avocado, sprouts, tomato and red onion (made with NY water, of course.)
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A toy for my dog, thinking she would actually play with it.

Name: Amy
Age: 30
Current City: LA
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Occupation: Working in luxury fashion as a special events and trunk show manager
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: CU Boulder

Favorite first date spot: I am a huge foodie, so really anywhere delicious. Unlike most in Los Angeles, I don’t have any dietary restrictions. :)
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received:
Ideal bagel: A Montreal bagel, obviously. I am originally from there so I am biased. If you have never had one, you don’t know what you are missing!
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: No comment. ;)

Name: Danielle
Age: 25
Current City: LA
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: UCLA law student
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: UCSB

One thing that makes her swipe right: Tall, dark, and handsome — doesn’t have to be dark, doesn’t have to be that handsome, just someone who can make me laugh ?
Favorite first date spot: I’m a kid at heart, so anything fun like an arcade, bowling, etc.
Craziest thing she’s ever purchased: A sky diving trip — yes my neurotic Jewish mother wanted to kill me!

Name: Nicole
Age: 36
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Manhasset, New York
Occupation: Fashion entrepreneur
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: Hofstra University

Favorite first date spot: Bond Street
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Make sure you have fun!
Last book she finished: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Name: Melanie
Age: 32
Current City: NYC
Hometown: LA
Occupation: Orthodontist
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: UC Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

One thing that makes her swipe right: A nice smile (show off those pearly whites!) and pictures with grandparents.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Always trust your intuition—follow your gut, it won’t lead you wrong!
Last book she finished: “Me Before You”…I have a soft spot for a good heartwarming story!

Name: Nirit
Age: 38
Current City: LA
Hometown: Rishon LeZion, Israel
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater:

One thing that makes her swipe right: Tall, tanned and handsome.
Favorite first date spot: A vegetarian restaurant or a walk on the beach.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Date a man who knows what he wants.
One app she couldn’t live without: Facebook.

Name: Lauren
Age: 38
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: Interior Design Executive
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: UC Berkeley

One thing that makes her swipe right: A profile that showcases passions and personality. A little humor never hurts either!
Favorite first date spot: A hip spot with rooftop dining. I love to take advantage of LA’s gorgeous sunsets.
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Throw a lot of spaghetti. You never know what will stick.

Name: Danielle
Age: 25
Current City: Hoboken, NJ
Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of Colorado at Boulder

Name: Rachel
Age: 30
Current City: LA
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Occupation: Lawyer
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: UCLA

One thing that makes her swipe right: A nice smile, kind eyes or a picture showing him hanging out with his grandma (so cute!).
Best relationship/dating advice she’s ever received: Have an open mind and an open heart.
Last book she finished: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s contributing network editor. Contact her at adkins@forward.com or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins

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