I want to shout the praises of JDate from the highest rooftops for being the catalyst that brought me together with the love of my life!
After a recommendation from a friend who found a love connection on JDate, I filled in my profile and photos on JDate and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of responses I received from eligible bachelors. About a year and a half ago, I received an email from a very attractive gentleman from Los Angeles, and I responded right away. He wrote that my reply was one of the most expressive he had ever received. We felt an immediate connection on the telephone and talked to each other almost every day.
We first met last Labor Day weekend when he stayed at a beautiful romantic waterfront hotel in Kirkland (near Seattle). From the moment he walked up the ramp from the airport and we gave each other a huge kiss, I knew he was the one I’d been looking for all my life. In fact, we refer to our idyllic first time together as our “honeymoon.”
Marvin has a great sense of humor, is very intelligent, affectionate and loving. Last Thanksgiving, he took me to Newport, RI, where I met his wonderful family, including his mother and brother. He came to Vancouver, Canada, where he met my family, and they fell in love with him.
One day, Marvin left a message on my answering machine that he had written to JDate. “Please cancel my membership as I have found my dream woman! I love you, JDate, and I love her, too!”
I visited Marvin in Los Angeles often, and the more time we spent with one another, the more we knew our love is so real and deep and that we should treasure every moment we spend together. In fact, when we were walking on a sunny afternoon, a gentleman in his 40s came up to us, noticed how happy we looked together, and wanted to know our secret. He remarked, “You look like you’re joined together at the hip!”
We are truly soul mates, and we have so many things in common. Fitness is a big part of our lives, so we work out at least three times a week at a gym in L.A. We both love to dance, so we enrolled in a dance class where Marvin has taken previous lessons. On Saturday, February 28, when we were returning from a dance, Marvin proposed and gave me a beautiful diamond ring. I told him that being his wife would make me the happiest woman in the world.
We got married in September of this year in a beautiful ceremony by a wonderful rabbi in Las Vegas. We held a wedding reception in Vancouver, Canada the following month for my family, where Marvin recited to me the loving transcript from our Ketubah. I have moved to Los Angeles, the land of sun, to be with the love of my life who brings sunshine in my life. Our wonderful love story goes to prove that true love knows no age or boundaries, and we are eternally grateful for JDate for making us feel that we are both the luckiest people in the whole world to have found each other.
We want to paraphrase our favorite expression of gratitude, “THANK YOU, JDATE!!!”
Rebecca & Marvin
Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, California