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Over the sounds of the packed crowd at the lower level of Noho hotspot “Acme,” on Tuesday evening, one phrase could consistently be heard: “I work in real estate.” Because, the reason for the basement gathering was a launch party for the latest Jewish dating app, “Tribe.” After only just debut, founder Ari Ackerman claims Tribe is already the “most advanced app in the Jewish dating world.” Unlike its counterparts like Jswipe, Coffee Meets Bagel and Tinder, Tribe’s premise focuses on making sure its users, who can range anywhere from ages 18-60, actually go out on dates.“It’s an app that will sort of eliminate dating apps,” said Ackerman.Like other dating apps, Tribe allows users to swipe left or right to indicate their interest in another user.What makes Tribe unique is that if two users express interest in one another, they can not only message each other but set up a first date as well, according to the site.Unlike popular dating apps such as Tinder, Ackerman, 44, insists that Tribe is “specifically not a hook up app; it’s about making real connections.” It's also different from predecessor JDate in a number of ways."JDate is primarily a website, and charges users a monthly fee to use it.We have a free app," Ackerman said."On top of that, we have a feature — the ' Ask Out' option — that's unique to Tribe. That's what makes us different, and that's why we're here," he said.Sometimes the city makes it hard for people to meet their mensch the old fashioned way. Ackerman, a New York native and serial entrepreneur, launched a new dating app for Jewish singles in the city last month.Ackerman asserts that the app, Tribe, will aid in ensuring the continuity of Jewish identity in generations to come."Tribe is an avenue where Jews can meet other Jews, and thereby help maintain the continuity of the Jewish people," he said.
With only the push of a button, Tribe consumers are able to ask their matches out on dates.The tribe started with a couple named Abraham and Sarah about 4,000 years ago, it grew over time, and it's still here today.