American dating jewish personals

As one Jewish male friend once told me about his Ok Cupid filters, “I usually set it for only Jewish girls…except when I’m horny.” (Tinder and Ok Cupid are both owned by IAC, the parent company of Daily Beast.)JSwipe definitely gives off less of a hookup vibe than others.Almost everyone I spoke to said they have used JSwipe because they are specifically not just looking for a booty call.But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.

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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.

I don't begrudge anyone who married outside the faith.

I think in modern times interfaith marriages are important.

For some, it’s the desire of a shared background and cultural values, but there is also a certain desire to perpetuate and strengthen the Jewish community itself.“I have a survivalist instinct,” said Ben, a 28-year-old New Yorker.

“I believe in the historical pressure put on our community.

According to the Pew Research Center, almost a full-third (32 percent) of Jews born after 1980 describe themselves as having no religion, more than any other age group.

A solid majority of 58 percent of Jews who got married after 2005 chose a spouse outside the faith, compared to the 17 percent of American Jews who got married before 1970.

Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.

Perhaps because I have always been Semitic-minded in my romantic preferences – hey there, James Deen, Paul Rudd, Skylar Astin (Lipstein) – but the guys on JSwipe seemed more attractive than the usual dating site bunch.

“Even people I spoke to a while back, it didn't get too steamy.

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