Austin Kevitch is a tech entrepreneur, app developer, creative director, and current CEO & founder of Lox Club.
After a painful breakup and even more painful experiences on dating apps, Kevitch decided to start from scratch and create his own world of online dating, Lox Club, in November 2019.
In the following year, Lox Club has grown into a private members-only dating app for “Jews with ridiculously high standards.”
Contrary to popular belief, Lox Club is open to all religions. “Lox Club is like a deli; it's culturally Jewish, but you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it.”
By curating a highly engaged community and hosting exclusive IRL experiences, Kevitch aims to make navigating the online dating world a little less cringey, a lot more promising, and a lot more likely you find a partner your Jewish grandma would approve of.
Below are Austin’s expert tips and tricks for creating a dating profile that will stand out amongst the rest.
If all goes according to plan, your mom will finally stop asking “if you’re seeing anybody special” every single time she calls you on the phone.
Naturally, this happens three times a day. Except on days she plays Mahjong with the girls. We love an overprotective Jewish mother!
"No mom, Matt Katzenstein turned out to be a total schmuck. That's why I'm joining Lox Club."
The details are where your personality and weird quirks shine. Don’t just say “I like sushi.” Give me your go-to order at your favorite spot.
Who doesn’t love a good personality pic? Add a photo that has a good story behind it, or shows you in your element. Not every photo has to be you being hot in different locations.
I cannot stress this enough, quoting The Office does not count. Not every prompt needs a witty answer (would not recommend) but a flair here and there goes a long way.
Share your hot takes, unanswered questions, unexpected hobbies, your go-to 2 truths, and a lie, etc. Let your prompts be your icebreakers for others to start a convo with.
Yes, you can show you have friends. No, don’t make it hard to figure out who you are. Bonus tip: your first photo on your profile should be just you.
If you hate cats, chances are that dating someone with a lot of cats isn’t going to work out. I’m not not speaking from experience. Being open and honest about your preferences can save you (and your potential matches) time and energy.
For the career and ambitions section, don’t pretend you’re a billionaire with a private jet. Be unapologetically yourself!! We’ve all been interns at some point. The right person will appreciate it.
Think of your profile as a teaser trailer. Don’t spoil the ending with details that are third (or tenth) date material. We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Mix up your photos and framing so the collection feels like an accurate representation of you. One close up, one further away.
It’s dating, and it’s dating on an app. Have fun with it, meet cool people, take a reset when you need it. (Unless you meet your future partner on it, then definitely take it seriously. And you’re welcome.)
Photography by: Courtesy Lox Club