Recent Success Stories
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.
“I went on and off those dating sites because I hadn’t found someone who really met my expectations,” says Dennis, 64. “But I got tired of being alone on weekends, so I went back on JDate.”
At the wine bar, Morgan and I hit it off. We talked about everything! After a night of great conversation, we decided to walk around the beach and share an ice cream cookie. I couldn’t have asked for a better first date. Without JDate, Morgan and I would have never met and I couldn’t imagine the two of us not being together. Thank you JDate for truly matching us together.
October 3, 1999: It was a gloomy and rainy Sunday. I had finally put away my pager and said yes to meeting a stranger for the first time face-to-face. It had to be for lunch of course, as you never know how dangerous a person may be! Well, my date was dangerous… as he never let go of me! Fourteen years and two amazing kids later, I married my soul mate and it’s all thanks to JDate!
Quite simply, I joined JDate to prove my mother wrong. She told me I should explore dating more Jewish guys to see if it felt like being with someone Jewish was important to me since I had not dated many Jewish guys previously. My plan was to try it for a month, report back to her about how miserable the selection of guys was, and then go back to finding my own “not-good-for-me and typically not-Jewish-either” guys.