A little over three years ago, I met my husband Mike through JDate. We were both living in Boston where he was about to start medical school and I was working as a writer at an advertising agency. After a few messages back and forth, we agreed to meet for coffee. The date was so easy and fun, we couldn’t wait to get together again and learn more about each other.
I was a little hesitant to sign up for JDate initially. But I took the plunge when I heard about the Purim special: “Two months for the price of one!” At first I didn’t have much luck getting any dates. But then…
When it was my turn to have a reading, the psychic looked at me, smiled and said, “You are going to meet your soul mate in a week. His name will begin with a J, he will wear a blue uniform to work every day, and you will have many of the same interests including a love for the warm weather.”
I first joined JDate in 2008, and while I never expected anything meaningful to materialize, I consistently renewed my membership just in case.
My daughters suggested that I try JDate; it was rocky at first as I attempted to compose an accurate profile and upload flattering photos. After an unsuccessful period of time, I gave it up. I re-joined JDate six months later and soon after was pleasantly surprised to find a cheerful query on a Monday evening after work.
We can’t wait to share in the celebration with all of our family and friends! Thank you, JDate for connecting us. Now, it’s my little brother’s turn… !
One Sunday night I signed on to my JDate account and had a note in my inbox from a guy named Dave. He looked cute and oddly familiar.
It was my last week on JDate before I would have to decide if I would renew.
It all started nearly 10 years ago in early November of 2004. Jeremy, a then 26-year-old political consultant/fundraiser from the D.C. suburbs, was browsing JDate and noticed Michelle, a stunning 22-year-old Texan and recent college grad who had moved to D.C. with some friends to spend a year studying/working at the National Institute of Health before medical school.