The New York Times found the game element of online dating to be an issue: "The problem with the bigger numbers and endless possibility: They don't go well with humans. Dating is not simply about finding like-minded people, but about limiting your potential set of choices.When faced with endless choices, can we ever choose?To join, you can be any level of Jewish, "Just Jewish," "Conservative," "Orthodox," "Reform," "Other," or "Willing to Convert," aka Charlotte from Sex and the City, aaka me. If you match, you get a cute Nagila animation and a "Mazel Tov," which to me feels more validating than Tinder's "It's a Match, Keep Playing?" notification, which makes me feel like Tinder is a game instead of a dating service.Some blame my dyslexia; I think it was a sign that I am meant to be Jewish. I was in this musical twice, and both times I immediately connected with the dialog. You know when you break up with someone and you still find yourself taking on his or her tastes, mannerisms, or lifestyle? My matches didn't seem to mind that I wasn't Jewish and appreciated that I was willing to convert. My guess is that if they were against it, they probably wouldn't have swiped right.
What if more choices only make it harder to find one good match?
" wrote Leah Reich in her piece, "Playing the Numbers in Digital Dating." But it seems that the numbers game is in the favor of an app like JSwipe. He knew I wasn't Jewish but that I identified with the religion.