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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 [email protected] or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins

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