Wise Miller investigated, and found that the man was nervous about prying or offending.
She gently suggested that he could pose weightier questions, and the dating continued.
What sets Shalom apart from competitors such as Tinder as well as the Jewish JDate, JSwipe and Saw You At Sinai, they claim, is its use of technology and multiple kinds of data to suggest matches.
While many dating apps used by millennials allow for filtering for categories such as location, height and age, potential users are left with a largely random pool of potential matches on which to swipe right (if they are interested) or left (if they are not).
The team picked Shalom because of its meaning (both hello and peace in Hebrew) and because it’s “a word that every single Jewish person understands,” Dhaliwal said.
“We solved a problem in that market where there wasn’t a user-friendly tool that was up to the times in terms of how the youth and our generation is using technology to find potential partners,” Dhaliwal said.
Still, the bots are only a tool, and it’s up to humans to decide if the app has made the right match.