Recent Success Stories
I sent Tova a nice message on JDate that said, “Your profile sounds amazing and I’d love to learn more.” I really enjoyed the fact that Tova was outdoorsy, yet her profile showed how cultured she was by regularly attending operas and classical music concerts. It was as if her profile was a listing of my exact interests.
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.
After many JDates, we had both experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. We met for Chinese on a Sunday night for our first date and stayed for a few hours, talking over fortune cookies.
JDate takes the guess-work out of dating. If you have certain attributes you would prefer a potential mate to have, JDate can find them for you. JDate takes the disappointing, lonely, lost world of dating and turns it into a precise, collected, fun, and inspiring way to find the Jewish mate of your dreams.
Let’s rewind a few weeks: At that time, both Rikki and Ellory had skeptically joined JDate. “Your profile looks interesting… haha” were his first words to her. Not the best pick up line, but he was cute and that was enough to lure her in.
I sent Brett a corny Flirt on JDate, stating “Here’s looking at you kid.” The kid wrote back stating, “We may have a problem here, you probably love chicken parm.” Nice story of a nice Modern Orthodox boy meeting a nice Reform girl = no chicken parm at home!
Julie and Matthew both grew up in Long Island; Julie in Oceanside and Matthew in Baldwin. They spent their childhoods living about 15 minutes from each other. They celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs at sister-synagogues – and probably attended some of the same Bar Mitzvahs of their classmates as well. Although they lived in such close proximity, and even shared some mutual friends from school and camp, somehow they never met! Until…
The usual game of Jewish geography took place over wine and tapas for their first date. As it turned out, Corey and Emily had crossed paths before. Almost 15 years before, actually, at Jeff Lakes Day Camp; at the time Emily was still a camper and Corey was on the waterfront staff. A quick check-in with a friend confirmed that it was “Corey from boating, the one with the orange shorts and blue sunglasses.”
Evan’s mom bought him a six-month JDate subscription as his birthday present in 2011. I went to buy a one-month subscription, but wound up buying a three-month subscription. At the time, I was living in Tampa, Florida and Evan was living in Orlando, Florida. We were about 45 minutes away from each other.