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Carol and Greg: “…I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone.”

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After spending two years without being in a relationship, I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone. Meanwhile, Greg’s father purchased his subscription to JDate and encouraged him to give it a try. I was living in Chicago at the time and thought surely I could meet someone within the Metro Chicago Area who would be a good match. After a few dates and responses, that special someone had not materialized.

Then one evening I got an icebreaker from someone in Florida. My first thought was why would I ever want to date someone in Florida? I really didn’t want a long-distance relationship. However, my curiosity got the best of me and I read the icebreaker. It said, “Hi, How are you? My name is Greg.” I decided to respond and within a few days, Greg and I exchanged phone numbers.

We had great conversations and during one conversation, I asked him to describe one dating experience he had using JDate. He described a terrible date which ended with him boxing up his date’s food and taking it home. I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Within a couple of weeks of regular conversation, Greg suggested that I come to Florida to visit. I still was not sure I wanted a long-distance relationship, but he was very persistent and I planned a visit. Once we met in person, we had more time to talk and, to my surprise, we found out we had so many things in common. After my return to Chicago, we graduated from phone calls to Skype. Both of us also realized that we wanted to be in an exclusive relationship with each other. So, my opposition to a long-distance relationship was put aside.

Greg and I decided to take the final step in our relationship – marriage. So, on November 15, 2013 (Greg’s birthday), we were married in Naples, Florida. Being that he is a major sports fanatic, he asked if we could have a sports jersey theme. As usual, I was a little hesitant, but then agreed. It was a wonderful day and we have JDate to thank for bringing us together.  

Carol and Greg
Naples, Florida

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  • Bruce Ben-Dov says:

    Congraulatiions and Mazel Tov to you both. I know my situation will be similar. While I am not looking to be in a long term relationship I see it as a means to an end. Rochester is a small city and the pool of available women is very small. I am willing to go almost anywhere to find what I am looking for. Was in the military and this is almost like an Operation. LOL!

    Bruce Ben-Dov

  • paula says:

    You two sound like a great couple, hope mine comes soon good,congrats.

  • Eliza says:

    Happy for you. I wish more people were genuinely looking for a serious relationship with the right person regardless of geography; I am, but most only want to look close to home for someone to fit into their life as it already is.

  • Anne Marie says:

    Way to be, Carol and Greg! I really liked how you stay open to things Carol. And I like your individuality Greg (sports jersey wedding). Congratulations and much LOVE!

  • Laney says:

    How exciting for both of you. I surely hope something beautiful and special comes my way as well. I truly want to find my life mate and soul mate. Wishes do come true!!

  • Joy says:

    I want to cry. I am so happy for both of you. I hope I can find true love on this site too. Congrats.

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