JSwipe: The Founder Of ‘Jewish Tinder’ Gives Us Dating Tips by the Forward

JSwipe: The Founder Of ‘Jewish Tinder’ Gives Us Dating Tips

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If you’re a Jewish woman who wants a tall doctor, a short lawyer, a startup founder of average height, or just a man who can really rock a hamsa necklace at family gatherings, JSwipe is the app for you. The definitive Jewish dating app has nearly one million users and is responsible for countless relationships and marriages.

But last summer, one brave journalist (it was me) dared to ask: “Jews, We Need To Talk: Why Are The Men On JSwipe So Awful?” In an interview with anonymous female JSwipe users, the women complained about men they met on the app who gave unsolicited personal advice, exhibited extreme insecurity about height, and smug Libertarians.

When the article was published, the response was overwhelming. Men reached out, proclaiming that the women in the article sounded stupid and wanting to know what exactly is wrong with being a Libertarian. Women reached out, saying that the article described their experience on the app. And David Yarus, JSwipe’s founder, reached out asking why he hadn’t been contacted for the piece.

JSwipe 101: We Got Dating Tips From The Founder Of ‘Jewish Tinder’

Well, we contacted David Yarus. In fact, he graciously agreed to come to the Forward’s office and teach me the true secrets of finding “big love” on JSwipe. Does he convince me? The results are below. Happy swiping!

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

Michelle Honig is the style writer at the Forward. Contact her at honig@forward.com. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

JSwipe dating app founder David Yarus teaches dating

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