Jdate is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined! But we’ve got more than just statistics to back it up. In our “Success Stories” feature, you’ll meet real couples who found love online.
How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!
Jonathan and I met on Jdate in early April 2012. We decided to go out for coffee on the Santa Monica Pier one evening after speaking on the phone for several hours the same day, and we instantly fell madly in love. It was love at first sight, an instant, soulmate type of connection that cannot be described in words.
He brought me flowers and opened the door for me – two very good signs for a first date. We sat on a bench outside of a coffee shop on the pier and talked for hours. We walked into the arcade and played air hockey. I won, of course. It was pretty much a done deal after that night. I moved in after about a week, then we were engaged after four months – his proposal took place at that arcade on the pier!
We were married after 10 months. We will be celebrating our four-year wedding anniversary on February 17 and have welcomed our first child, a baby boy named Jacob. He is six months old now.
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
The moment I looked into his eyes for the first time
What advice would you give other Jdaters?
Never give up, be yourself in your profile description and in person, never settle, and keep a positive outlook that it will happen when it’s right.