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Meet The 42 Most Popular Men On JSwipe

If you’re Jewish and single, you’re probably already well-acquainted with JSwipe. This week, the dating app is set to release a new feature called “Explore,” which allows premium users to browse the most popular profiles around the world.

On Friday, we introduced you to the most popular women on JSwipe. Just in time for #ManCrushMonday, it’s the gents’ turn to shine. We surveyed 42 of the most right-swiped men on the app and asked them about all things love, dating and bagels.

Name: Alan
Age: 27
Interested In: Women
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Denomination: Orthodox
Alma Mater: Yeshiva University
One thing that makes him swipe right: Interesting profile pictures. It tells me about their interests and the things they’ve done, without actually knowing them yet.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: You rarely ever fall in love with someone on a first date, so instead of setting expectation in the beginning give it time to truly develop.
Ideal bagel: Roasted cinnamon-raison bagel with cream cheese, lox, and a tomato slice on top!

Name: Zach
Age: 27
Interested In: Women
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Queens, New York
Occupation: Analyst at Black Rock
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: McGill University
One thing that makes him swipe right: A beautiful smile.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: Commercial Beer Tap Scrubbers
Last book he finished: The Fellowship of the Ring

Name: David
Age: 30
Interested In: Women
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Occupation: Founder, JSwipe
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: Babson college
One thing that makes him swipe right: A great smile and a funny bio!
Favorite first date spot: This spot in Williamsburg along the river that you can only get to at low tide, and may or may not involve sneaking in at night. ???
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: If it’s not f—k yes, it’s f—k no.

Name: Alex
Age: 35
Interested In: Women
Current City: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: LA
Occupation: Dentist and Entrepreneur
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Brandeis University
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: “I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films — these things matter. Call me shallow but it’s the f—kin’ truth, and by this measure I was having one of the best dates of my life.” - High Fidelity
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: 1971 Mercedes Benz 280sl
Last book he finished: Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock

Name: Ryan
Age: 29
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Occupation: Co-Founder & CFO
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Syracuse (B.S.) and UCLA (MBA)
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Listen.
Ideal bagel: Smoked salmon, cucumber, avocado, and no bagel…no gluten please :)
Last book he finished: Golf for Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra

Name: Eyal
Age: 33
Interested In: Women
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: CEO | One Up Entertainment Inc.
Denomination: Traditional
One thing that makes him swipe right: A great smile.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Enjoy the moment and take it slow.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A motorcycle.
Last book he finished: Conversations with God

Name: Eliot
Age: 30
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Occupation: Private Equity Real Estate
Denomination: Traditional
One thing that makes him swipe right: Classy educated brunette — where are you?
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: “Get married” - My Mom
One app he couldn’t live without: Bitmoji. Otherwise, how am I supposed to properly express myself?

Name: Brett
Age: 29
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: San Diego, California
Occupation: Co-Founder & CEO at ThinkGatsby.com
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: California Polytechnic State University
One thing that makes him swipe right: A clever “About” section
Favorite first date spot: No favorite; I always try to pick a new spot that’s convenient for her.
Last book he finished: Defending Jacob, a brilliant novel that puts you in the mind of a father in an impossible situation.

Name: Daniel
Age: 30
Interested In: Men
Current City: LA
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Occupation: Hospitality Consultant
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: The George Washington University
One thing that makes him swipe right: A great smile, and a look in his eye that says “I have great relationship with my Mother” :)
Favorite first date spot: Little Dom’s in Los Feliz
Last book he finished: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Name: Nadi
Age: 33
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Beverly Hills, California
Occupation: Business Development and Partnerships
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Emory University
One thing that makes him swipe right: A picture is worth a thousand words..I look for the words that tell me this person is authentic and genuine.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Never settle. Marriage is a commitment not a contract. Find someone who wants to be your partner, not just your wife.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: I stood in line for 6 hours outside of Niketown Beverly Hills to buy a pair of Jordans. I now have over 90 of them.

Name: Jason
Age: 45
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation: SVP and Head of Production - First Look Media
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Tulane University
Favorite first date spot: Pick up coffee at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village and then take a nice walk through downtown. I never want a date to feel like a job interview.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Talk openly about everything, even if it hurts (not on the first date necessarily though). Don’t try to be the person that you think your date wants you to be. Be yourself and if she likes you for you then great, and if she doesn’t thats ok too. It wouldn’t have worked out anyway because at some point the truth will come out and you then just wasted a lot of time and money with no one to blame but yourself.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: I once bought a shirt and when I got home I put it in my closet and realized I had purchased the same shirt about a year prior. And by they way, I never wore the first one. Idiot!

Name: Kyle
Age: 24
Interested In: Men
Current City: LA
Hometown: Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Occupation: Comedian
Denomination: Other
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Be yourself, be honest, and bring home someone that Bubbe would love.
Ideal bagel: Free.
One app he couldn’t live without: Hulu Plus; they have both seasons of “I Love New York.”

Name: Jeff
Age: 39
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Northridge, California
Occupation: Management Consultant
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: UCLA
One thing that makes him swipe right: Positivity and attractiveness.
Favorite first date spot: Somewhere by the beach.
One app he couldn’t live without: Mint

Name: David
Age: 28
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Encino, California
Occupation: Assistant Director, Nu Roots Community Fellowship — The Jewish Federation
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Boston University
One thing that makes him swipe right: Yoga poses.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: First learn to love yourself, then love others.
Last book he finished: Meditation and Kabbalah by Aryeh Kaplan

Name: Edwin
Age: 23
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Beverly Hills, California
Occupation: Dental student
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: USC
Ideal bagel: Jalapeños and cheddar.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A dead scorpion.
One app he couldn’t live without: BBC news.

Name: Bradley
Age: 35
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Record Producer / Entrepreneur
Denomination: Just Jewish
One thing that makes him swipe right: A good vibe and good looks.
Favorite first date spot: Topanga Canyon.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A BMW S1000rr. Stunning!

Name: David
Age: 43
Interested In: Women
Current City and Hometown: Pasadena, California
Occupation: Graphic Designer and Music Producer
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: University of Southern Pasadena
One thing that makes him swipe right: Nerdiness.
Favorite first date spot: The book store.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Know whether or not that really bothersome thing about your partner is a dealbreaker or just the price of admission.

Name: Alexander
Age: 35
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Self-employed
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Cass Business School, City University London
One thing that makes him swipe right: Humor.
Favorite first date spot: Anything outdoors.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Surrender to the process.

Name: Ben
Age: 42
Interested In: Men
Current City: LA
Occupation: Producer
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Duke University and USC Cinema
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A house.
Last book he finished: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
One app he couldn’t live without: NY Times

Name: Antony
Age: 32
Interested In: Men
Current City: Santa Monica, California
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Partnerships Manager at Mr & Mrs Smith
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Northwestern University
Favorite first date spot: Chestnut Club in Santa Monica.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Always go on a second date.
Ideal bagel: Toasted whole wheat everything, egg, melted cheese, slice of fresh tomato.

Name: Adam
Age: 43
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: Music Manager and Concert producer
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
One thing that makes him swipe right: I can’t lie, I swipe right on all and then filter from the matches.
Favorite first date spot: Cecconi’s Sunday brunch in West Hollywood.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: A leopard does not change its spots.

Name: Jacob
Age: 26
Interested In: Men
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
Occupation: Actor
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Montclair State University
One thing that makes him swipe right: Outgoing and goofy guys.
Favorite first date spot: Anywhere we can sit next to each other. Across the table is too formal.
Last book he finished: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Name: Jeffrey
Age: 46
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Occupation: Attorney
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison
One thing that makes him swipe right: A profile description that talks about the importance of humor, laughter and fun.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Be authentic. Ask thoughtful questions. Listen. Don’t get too drunk.
Ideal bagel: Everything toasted with cream cheese, onions, and capers. Bad for the breath. Good for the belly.

Name: Gavin
Age: 46
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Occupation: CEO
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Sonoma State
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: From my dad: “Pick your battles. Only 10% really matter.”
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: Depends on the day, and your definition of crazy… Okay, 70,000 Tic Tacs for an event.
One app he couldn’t live without: COZI (Keeps my schedule in order).

Name: Lee
Age: 41
Interested In: Men
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Monsey, New York
Occupation: Experiential Events
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Pace University
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Just go with it. Don’t write a script. Have fun.
Ideal bagel: I usually go for a wholewheat everything bagel, scooped out and lightly toasted with white fish salad.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: I bought an adult pair of Lee jeans overalls.

Name: Brett
Age: 25
Interested In: Men
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation: Actor
Denomination: Willing to Convert
Alma Mater: University of Oklahoma
Favorite first date spot: 5 Napkin Burger
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Communicate, communicate, communicate.
Ideal bagel: Cinnamon Raisin and toasted.

Name: Jake
Age: 23
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Occupation: Process Engineer
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: UC Berkeley
Favorite first date spot: The beach.
Last book he finished: The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins.

Name: Alex
Age: 47
Interested In: Women
Current City: Santa Monica, California
Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Director
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: York University
One thing that makes him swipe right: Warm eyes.
Favorite first date spot: Nobu.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Make sure you’re best friends.

Name: Gaddi
Age: 30
Interested In: Men
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Haifa, Israel
Occupation: Accountant
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: University at Buffalo
One thing that makes him swipe right:
Favorite first date spot: A casual bar/lounge.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Don’t force it.
Ideal bagel: Fresh out the oven sesame seed bagel.

Name: Julien
Age: 31
Interested In: Women
Current City: Paris, France
Hometown: Clamart, France
Occupation: Entrepreneur (Jalgos)
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: École Polytechnique, ENSAE, Sciences Po
Favorite first date spot: I don’t date as a sport, so there is no such thing as a favorite first date spot for me.
Ideal bagel: Sesame seeds, pesto and smoked salmon, with a drop of lemon and ginger juice.
Last book he finished: The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

Name: Josh
Age: 34
Interested In: Women
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: Washington University in St. Louis
One thing that makes him swipe right: Great smile and sense of humor!
Favorite first date spot: A cozy wine or whiskey bar.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: A successful relationship or marriage is not about going 50/50. Both of you should always think about giving 90% to your partner - if you do that, you will both be very happy.

Name: Jeff
Age: 48
Interested In: Women
Current City: Livingston, New Jersey
Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey
Occupation: Banker
Denomination: Just Jewish
One thing that makes him swipe right: Big smile, sexy, funny, bit of an edge.
Ideal bagel: Scooped salt with cream cheese and tomato.
Last book he finished: The Nowhere Man

Name: Jonathan
Age: 23
Interested In: Men
Current City: Irvine, California
Hometown: LA
Occupation: International Relations
Denomination: Traditional
Alma Mater: Washington University in St. Louis
Favorite first date spot: Sunset near the beach.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Don’t become a “schemata” for anyone.
Last book he finished: Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

Name: Matt
Age: 25
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Occupation: Television production
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of Florida
One thing that makes him swipe right: A pretty face…but those yoga poses get me too.
Favorite first date spot:
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: “You know how sex works, right?” - my dad to me in high school.
Ideal bagel: Everything bagel, half a block of cream cheese, tomato (it is vital that the tomato go directly after the cream cheese), onion, and lots and lots of lox.

Name: Sam
Age: 33
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Screenwriter
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Bowdoin College
Favorite first date spot: A Museum
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Be desireless. Be Awesome.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: Year supply of beef jerky

Name: Brian
Age: 25
Interested In: Women
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Boston University
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: There is no such thing as a failed relationship. Every relationship has value, regardless of how long it lasts. Take each one as a learning experience.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: Surprised my mother and bought her our Rottweiler/ labrador on her birthday
Last book he finished: The Mastery of Love

Name: David
Age: 39
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: NYC
Occupation: Advertising
Denomination: Just Jewish
Favorite first date spot: Sushi
Ideal bagel: A warm out of the oven Sesame bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomato, vary thinly sliced red onion— but no bagel is complete without coffee.
Last book he finished: Confederacy of Dunces

Name: Jonathan
Age: 30
Interested In: Women
Current City: NYC
Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Babson College
One thing that makes him swipe right: A feeling you could be the one.
Favorite first date spot: Something close to where my date lives. Big fan of hotel bars — bar seating or couches preferred.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A one way ticket to NYC.

Name: Michael
Age: 28
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Beverly Hills, California
Occupation: Lawyer
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater: University of Washington (B.A.) and Loyola Law School (J.D.)
One thing that makes him swipe right: A witty “about me” section or outdoor/travel pictures.
Favorite first date spot: Any place with small shareable plates and a good bottle of wine.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Someone once told me that I should never change who I am because although girls tend to go after the macho/bad guy, all they usually want is a nice guy that can make them laugh.

Name: Josh
Age: 31
Interested In: Women
Current City and Hometown: LA
Occupation: Physician
Denomination: Conservative
Alma Mater: Harvard University
One thing that makes him swipe right: Smiling in photos. Who doesn’t love a smile?
Favorite first date spot: Verve Coffee - it’s based out of Santa Cruz but has a few cool spots in LA.
One app he couldn’t live without: Opentable

Name: Zack
Age: 30
Interested In: Women
Current City: LA
Hometown: Marlboro, New Jersey
Occupation: Operations coordinator
Denomination: Reform
Alma Mater: Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School
One thing that makes him swipe right: A killer smile and a bio that makes me laugh.
Best relationship/dating advice he’s ever received: Wait for that click, don’t do anything without it.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: A 250 pack of top ramen. During college, in Boston. Very strange time.

Name: David
Age: 42
Interested In: Men
Current City: LA
Hometown: Tarzana, California
Occupation: Travel
Denomination: Just Jewish
Alma Mater:
One thing that makes him swipe right: Guys with good profiles and pictures.
Craziest thing he’s ever purchased: 60 Plazaman TV.
Last book he finished: The Velvet Rage

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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