Recent Success Stories
Ofer and I met in October of 2003 on JDate. Our first meeting was at Cafe Mozart on 72nd Street. He was from Israel and was looking for someone who spoke Hebrew.
It used to pain me to admit that I met my wife online. As if I was too pathetic to find someone in the real world. I needed algorithms. How romantic! That was 10 years ago, before online dating was as ubiquitous as belly button rings on 13-year-olds.
I found Jason’s profile on JDate and was struck that he loved music and was studying to become a Rabbi. I immediately emailed him a message, letting him know just that, and that my mom is the cantor at my temple so I know all about that world.
After spending two years without being in a relationship, I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone. Meanwhile, Greg’s father purchased his subscription to JDate and encouraged him to give it a try.
As a going-away present from my roommate and lifelong friend, she gifted me a subscription to JDate – she was convinced I would meet the love of my life in Arizona. I was a very hesitant JDate user. Coming from a vibrant Jewish city to the “wild west” was difficult. Eric sent me a very non-threatening email, saying he was interested in meeting more Jewish people his age. (JDate users – non-threatening and friendly was key!) After numerous forward courtship requests, I decided to give Eric a fighting chance as my first-ever JDate!
The story of these two meeting was truly one of fate. Jenna “Flirted” with Eric one afternoon in February. He responded by reaching out to her via email, and they met in person a week later. What they came to discover on their first date (a five-hour coffee date) was that they went to the same high school and had the same mutual friends, yet somehow never managed to cross paths during those four long years.
Mica ‘Flirted’ with me sometime in late September. Who would have known my life would never be the same. She was not a paying member at the time, but rather just “window shopping.” I immediately “Flirted” back with her, but like a ‘typical guy,’ I waited for the next step. She reached out to me via email and the rest is history. Incidentally, she talked to just one man via JDate… and it happened to be me.
It was two years ago toward the end of April when Claire came across Guy’s JDate profile and thought he was cute. She messaged him, thinking what have I got to lose? Another bad date?
What made our story successful was being 100% completely open with each other. Neither of us want to play games or wait around; we knew how we felt about one another and were very upfront about our feelings and our expectations.
It began with me searching through different JDate profiles when I came across Jennifer’s. I sent her a brief message in which I wrote that I liked her profile and wanted to see if she would to meet for coffee and get to know each other.