A new dating app has recently launched in New York City, with hopes of upholding connections within the Jewish community.
Tribe was created by entrepreneur Ari Ackerman, who designed the app to help Jewish singles connect with each other.
To access Tribe’s matchmaking services, users must grant access to their personal Facebook pages, where their details will be taken and used as part of the app’s algorithm.
Users are also asked to state their own denomination and the denomination they most desire in a partner, and can also give details about their ideal first date and their preferred distance for matches to live within.
Launched last month, the app uses a standard dating app interface. Users are required to “swipe right” to accept the profiles of other users, and will be matched based on mutual interest.
However, users can also take advantage of one of Tribe’s distinctive features. In addition to messaging others on the app, users are able to arrange dates, simply by using its “Ask Out” feature.
Once the “Ask Out” option is selected, the app generates an ideal meeting spot based upon the location of the users that have matched.
Each user is limited to 18 matches per day – a strategy used to ensure users take more time to consider the profiles of other users.
Since its launch on 9th July, the app has accumulated over 3,500 users, from a mixture of Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds.
Tribe is currently available for iOS devices only, but Ackerman plans to create an Android version of the app in the future.
Check out its official site here.