Shalom Life | November 14, 2014

The Love Jewce: Stats on Love, Sex & Dating

We get it, we like to keep it in the Tribe -- but how does that affect our lives?

By: Andria Kaplan

Published: November 12th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

In 2009, OkCupid’s research blog found that more white women responded “yes” to the question of whether they strongly preferred to date someone of their own racial background. As most of us reading this column identify with Judaism in some way, shape, or form, we can understand the statistic at hand.

Similarly enough, Coffee Meets Bagel told LA Weekly that 53 percent of white women (and out of that 53 percent 74 percent were Jewish) said they only want to date white men.

So we get it -- we like to keep it in the Tribe -- but how do statistics on dating, sex, and love affect our lives?

We live in a world where any answer to any question is a ‘Siri’ away but the questions we have about men (and women) can never be answered.

Or can they?

Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating site and app, matches you with people in your area daily, right at noon (seriously, try it for yourself, you can have ‘bagels’ delivered without consuming unwanted calories). That’s not all the site does, considering the the founders are graduates of universities such as Stanford and Harvard that had to get analytical and statistical to help create matches.

CMB (Coffee Meets Bagel) surveyed 1,100 women to found out how well they know men which can help you know men even better. The results are legit though...CMB asked the same questions to men too.

With 15 questions, 1,100 women, and 1,200 men later CMB found that both men (26%) and women (30%) get turned on the most by a sense of humor. This beat having a great body and cleavage by a substantial amount.

It also found that having the exclusivity talk won’t come until dates 4 through 10. Now CMB isn’t exclusively for Jews, it’s for everyone, but looking at the statistics may help you get through your next bad break-up or decipher text messages from the opposite sex.

Check out the whole survey here. Seek and you shall find!


Andria Kaplan is ShalomLife's 89% kosher resident dating/love columnist. Find her on Tinder, but only if you're Jewish.

Want to share your own Tinder stories, awkward dates, or interesting JDate experiences ? Email Andria at andriakaplan@gmail.com or tweet your suggestions to @ShalomLife, or @AndriaKaplan.

Tune in next Tuesday for the next episode of The Love Jewce.


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