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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.

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.

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.

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.

A 20-something with dark brown hair, showing off buff arms in a wifebeater (with the insignia of Jewish fraternity) flashed by on the screen and against my better judgment, I swooned a little.

At least since the Shtetl days when East European Jews would visit their local shadchan (matchmaker) to pair up singles in suitable matches, the people of the book have been obsessed with matters of the heart – sort of.

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.

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.

It launched about nine months ago in timing with Passover (because nothing says love like a story of slavery and eight days of eating a cracker that will ruin your digestive system).

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