Lox Club, the high-end Jewish dating platform, has launched in Austin, Texas. Born during the pandemic in response to a widely-shared longing to meet people in public again, the platform has made its Texas debut during South by Southwest after successfully building hubs in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
The platform is self-labelled an “app for Jews with ridiculously high standards.”
Although the platform doesn’t share an acceptance rate, app store reviewers speculate most people are accepted. Rejected applicants go back on a waiting list to be re-reviewed later. From there, members get 10 to 15 swipes per hour, and help from a matchmaker on staff if they ask for it, hopefully avoiding burnout or autopiloting.
Austin Kevitch, found of Lox Club, said: “We have a membership committee,” when talking about the application process, which shepherds each potential user through a series of questions about careers, goals, and that user’s interest in joining a Jewish community. “We want people to be authentic and honest, and silly in the application. We don’t care about your Instagram followers. It’s more about down-to-earth-people who don’t take themselves too seriously.”