Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

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

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.