Kelly responded to my profile in October of 2003. She had just about given up on JDate. Kelly was frustrated with many of the men she had met on the site. In fact, when her grandmother heard she was going to cancel her membership, she quickly intervened. She sent a check to Kelly to cover the cost of another month of membership. So, Kelly agreed to stay on for one more month.
Well, that month was the magic month. After a few emails back and forth and a couple of phone calls, we decided to meet. We agreed to meet at Chevy’s restaurant on a Saturday night. I was twenty minutes late for our date because I got distracted watching VH1’s “I love the 80’s.” Lucky for me, Kelly was very forgiving.
We did have a couple of trying moments on that first date. I asked Kelly if she likes to camp. In an effort to avoid sounding snobby, she said, “Its okay, I guess.” My response was: “well, I hate camping.” She smiled quite big and said, “So do I!”
I think we both had an idea that things were going to work out because I ordered my dinner without tomatoes. Coincidentally, Kelly does not like tomatoes either.
After dinner, we decided to keep the date going and went to Bennigans for 2-for-1’s. The conversation really picked up, and we were having a good time. Nature, however, would call. I excused my self and went to the bathroom. When I got back, Kelly told me that the guy sitting down from us at the bar had come over and was hitting on her. She said that she told him I was her boyfriend. After I sat back down, he came over and told me I was very lucky. I played along and put my arm around Kelly. He finally left, and we had a great rest of the evening.
Since then, we have been best friends. We got married under the chuppah on July 2nd, 2006 in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It was a wonderful ceremony. Our reception was also wonderful. We had 140 people doing the hora at once.
We both want to thank JDate for helping us find each other. Each of us knows that we are the best thing to have happened to each other.
Kelly & Adam
Eden Prairie, Minnesota