I had been intermittently using JDate since 2004, but everything changed in 2011. Robbie emailed me and indicated that my height and smile appealed to him. A friend of Robbie’s from college sent him to my profile; he thought Robbie and I would be a good match.
Our relationship became strong pretty quickly after the first few dates. After realizing that we both went to the same temple and youth groups, we just had so much in common. The months progressed nicely and after six months we introduced our kids to one another. We both felt it was right and we had the same feelings.
We were both brought onto JDate around the same time in the summer of 2011. Having lived very parallel lives, Marc and I experienced uncertainty in both our relationships and our employment. For years, we searched for eternal love and security in our careers, taking every obstacle in stride, yet always feeling hopeful.
When we started to correspond on JDate, we recognized friends in common and Bonnie figured out that if one friend in particular did not contact her with a warning about me, I MUST be okay. We called that “The Larry Factor.” It took JDate to connect us and we will be eternally grateful.
Three beautiful kids and 10 years later, we feel like the true JDate success story. We now live in South Florida and recently flew back to New York for our 10 year anniversary. Walking in the city, we saw a poster for JDate and it made us feel like we really wanted to share our story and hopefully inspire other JDate successes.
Even though Steve’s profile listed Reform and Rebecca’s listed Orthodox, they decided to take a chance and go out for a few drinks. They were amazed to learn how many connections they had, but how it took JDate to get them together. At the time, they lived only a few miles away from each other.
In January of 2013 I was starting to think that maybe JDate wasn’t the place for me. As much as I wanted to find my Jewish soul mate, I thought maybe that just wasn’t possible and I’d have to give up. It was around that same time that I received a message on JDate from Adam that immediately sparked my interest.
I headed to the sushi restaurant nervous and excited. A week of heavy texting had created much anticipation for my first meeting with Ian. Would it be as easy in person? Would conversation flow? Would there be a spark? We hadn’t spoken on the phone… what would his voice be like? Ian was the first guy I spoke with after recently re-activating my JDate account.
My fiancé and I met on JDate in February 2011. A message from Lee flashed across my screen, but I was going to ignore it because he was a year younger than me and I was looking to date someone a little older. Then I read his profile and saw he had a great sense of humor and that we seemed to have a lot in common. So, I accepted his message and we chatted away.