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Bonnie and Jerry

Jerry and I met sometime in early October of 2008 on JDate. We both had been single for a long time. I was married previously, had been dating for seven years after my divorce and was meeting a variety of nice gentlemen on JDate. Jerry was never married and had been dating over the years. However, neither one of us were having any luck. Jerry had his search preferences set to find women 5’3” inches and taller, but he decided to change his height preference to women who were 5’2” inches tall and over. It was then when he came across my profile. He emailed me and we started a conversation. Things were going well and we had a lot of things in common.

We continued to communicate via email and I felt comfortable enough to give Jerry my phone number. We decided to meet at The Coffee Bean in Scottsdale for tea. We both are tea drinkers rather than coffee drinkers. We met and started a nice conversation for a short while and then Jerry asked me if I was hungry. I said, “Yes.” He asked me if I liked Chinese food. I said, “Yes.” Jerry suggested we go to a Chinese food buffet nearby for dinner. We both are vegetarians, so we knew there would be a large variety of food for us to eat. I went and got a bowl of soup to start with and as I started to eat my soup, accidently my pinky finger tipped the light weight bowl and the hot, wet soup spilled completely on my lap. Luckily, I was wearing pants. I grabbed the napkins nearby and started to dry myself. I felt so embarrassed spilling soup on myself on a first date, but Jerry was so calm and nice. He said, “Are you ok?” I said, “Yes.” We talked so long that by the end of the date, my pants had dried. Then Jerry asked me if I would like to go for a walk. We walked holding hands until it got dark. Jerry asked me out again and we dated until the Fourth of July. That is when Jerry asked me to marry him. We are to be wed February 14, 2010, on Valentine’s Day.               

Bonnie and Jerry
Scottsdale, Arizona

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5 Comments »

  • Lynette says:

    Congratulations!!!!!

  • natalie vilinsky says:

    Mazel tov – what a lovely, heartwarming story. I wish you all the best. (so, there’s hope for me yet!)

  • julliyet says:

    Congrats to you both!!!! Love can happen on J date and you are proof of that. I have two nieces that found the greatest guys on J date. All you need is a little patience and the man above looking out for you. Good for you guys. I want to wish you all the best and may the possibilities of your happiness be endless!!! Mazal Tov way to go Jerry.

  • Motek0844 says:

    Mazol Tov, Bonnie and Jerry…and look at your picture here, what a nice couple you make. May the sun shine over your home and never a shadow cast your house.

    Mazol Tov…Motek

  • This is a very real love story, I am so pleased for Bonnie and Jerry to have found one another. my name is Marilyn Fletcher, Mia is my nick name. says:

    Your site is welcome to snd me info….I am devorced….I have dated over many years but not found anyone as of yet to commit to.

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