Recent Success Stories
Many dates followed after that, and each date was as wonderful as the first two. Now, a year and a half later, Calanit and I are getting married in June in Haifa, Israel. In Calanit, I have found my soul mate, partner in life, and best friend. Thank you JDate for introducing us; I am eternally grateful.
Neither of us can remember who sent the first JDate message (we both swear it was the other). After messaging back and forth for a bit, one night we finally started IM’ing on JDate. We talked for so long that night that my computer started to die, so I suggested we take our conversation to text message.
Turns out we had both been vegetarians for 12 years (an amazing coincidence since neither of us had indicated that in our JDate profile), and we both got our MBAs at the same school, in the same program, and we apparently even overlapped by one term (even though we didn’t know each other when we were there). We even went to high school in the same town.
We started chatting online on JDate and it was quite a long time (at least a month, with some long silences in between) before we spoke on the phone. We quickly felt at ease in each other’s company, however, and it was good to have our first chat on the phone, without the nerves of a face-to-face meeting. We spoke for hours — and the fire started!
We began to chat over JDate IM and the conversation just flowed — we quickly exchanged personal emails and phone numbers. Oren called me the very next day. I was so excited to see an incoming call from him!
My rabbi suggested I go on JDate. Accordingly, I went on JDate and on my first search I had over 300 “matches.”
It has been a wonderful whirlwind-relationship and we are ecstatic to have found our soul mates!
Thank you, JDate. I never thought I’d be writing this letter, but I have you to thank for making my last-first-date possible.
Without JDate, despite all the mutual friends we ended up having, our paths would never have crossed, and we are so thankful for the match JDate has created! We wish the best of luck to all those still searching.
Their story has even inspired Jen’s cousins to join JDate as she now knows two other JDate matches (one couple is now married and the other couple will be married in July of 2013).