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Kelly and Brian

Dear JDate,

A little over six years ago, I joined JDate in hopes of meeting someone special. I was contacted by a guy named Brian who seemed nice and lived nearby; however, he was in a band and the group was planning a move to Florida. I spoke with him on the phone but decided it wasn’t worth meeting since he was leaving town in the near future.EC090914-Channel2_Kelly_Brian_1

After giving dating a shot on my own with little success, I rejoined JDate a couple of years ago and received a message from Brian. A long time had passed and I didn’t even remember him! Talk about persistence…Again, I thought he was attractive and he seemed like a nice guy, so I responded. Since I prefer talking over typing, I told him to give me a call. His “rockstar” lifestyle was behind him and he was more settled – living here in Chicago with no plans to move, with a job and a place of his own. The conversation was great and we met the next day for brunch. That’s when Brian told me he had contacted me in the past, but I had turned him down.

EC090914-Channel2_Kelly_Brian_2We spent some time laughing about it and the rest of the day getting to know each other. Little did we know that day would be our last “first” date. Six months after meeting, Brian proposed. We were married on January 31st.

What makes this story even more amazing is the arrival of our daughter, Hannah Isabel, who was born this year on June 26, 2009.


Kelly & Brian
Chicago, Illinois

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  • Maria says:

    Dear Brian,
    I met you at a Morton Grove residential garage sale. You gave me your business card. When you got married, I remembered your name and took out the business card and it matched your picture and your name. Now you have a gorgeous little baby and I am so happy for you. When I saw the JDate success story, I thought that the Brian they mentioned might be you. I read on, and INDEED it was.

    I also noticed that you are at ABT and not in real estate.
    Good for you.

  • Mark C says:

    Awesome story Kelly and Brian.
    And Mazal Tov for the birth of your 1st child – 5 months after you tied the knot..

  • Tracy says:

    Congratulations Brian! I don’t know if you remember me, but we went out on a few dates. You are the nicest guy and I am so happy for you that you found happiness!


  • Sharon, Israel says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for submitting your story. Not only is it lovely, but it’s also an ispiration to us Jewish singles, still looking for our besherets. I hope you guys have all the nachas in the world.

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