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There are no Woody Allen-style stuttering neurotic attempts to lay out complicated religious philosophy or existential questions about the existence of God; here were quick yes-and-no markers to the Jewish lifestyle practices that could make or break a relationship.Unfortunately, yours truly couldn't get in on the fun.People have been trying to kill us for thousands of years.We've managed to survive, and I want to be a part of that tradition.I actually downloaded the app last summer and was embarrassed because none of my friends seemed to use it. Now it can't open on my phone due to what appears to be software incompatibility.In my mother's most adorable and depressing comment on my dating life, she immediately offered to buy me a brand new i Phone for the sole purpose of letting me use JSwipe. I declined, but not because I didn't want to use JSwipe.But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.As much as interfaith couples say it doesn't happen, it does.”Ben is not Orthodox or particularly committed to adhering to traditional Jewish laws.
In addition, there was even a spot to mark whether you were kosher, which is actually a big deal if you really like bacon or, like me, expend too much energy attempting to resist it.
In fact, while Ben actively seeks to date and marry someone who is Jewish, he sets his filter on JSwipe to cut out matches who are kosher, saying it was “too much of a lifestyle difference.”Here's the weird thing about being a non-Orthodox Jewish single seeking other Jews: you don't want to seem too Jewish, or rather, you want to convey the right level of Jewishness you want in a partner (or a hookup).“It's not necessarily something I'm exclusive about but I'd like to focus on dating someone who is Jewish,” said Victoria Reuveni, a 27-year-old Jewish sexologist in the Los Angeles.
“It's not necessarily a deal-breaker, but it is kind of a top priority.”Anecdotally, Jewish millennials, especially ones that aren’t traditionally Orthodox, are wildly heterogenous--and their dating app desires change with one’s mood.
Marriages were not so much about romance as making suitable pairs and making sure Jews stayed with Jews and kept the small and heavily persecuted population alive. Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.
One would think these same concerns would not influence Jews, especially Jewish millennials of 2014 who tend to identify less with Judaism than previous generations.