After kissing many JDate Canadian frogs, I decided to search south of the border…and there was “beach bum.” He looked adorable in the pictures. I knew, of course, that it was entirely possible that he posted the “best-angle, best-lighting, at-his-thinnest” picture.
“Beach Bum” was online, so I IM’d him. We chatted. Then, we talked on the phone. Then, we did the webcam thing. I thought to myself ‘He’s way too cute to be single. He must be a player.’
We talked for many hours on the phone. We did not have coffee – ever. Why? Because Harry lives in Los Angeles and I live in Toronto.
So, I flew out one weekend. Walking down the arrivals hallway at LAX I thought to myself, ‘What if he’s horrible, fat, not even Jewish, etc.?’ I had nothing to worry about, because there he was – adorable and perfect.
The next day, after a wonderful night, Harry said, ‘Call your mother.’ I said ‘What? Why? On the cell phone? She lives in South Africa!’ He said ‘Call your mother…because I am going to marry you.’
Three years later, on my fortieth birthday in Mexico, Harry asked me to marry him. On August 17th of 2008, we got married.
Harry still lives in Los Angeles and I still live in Toronto, but we have the most amazing, loving, honest and passionate marriage and friendship. We both feel so blessed and lucky to have found each other.
We have both had difficult journeys, but to have ended up with each other has made the whole thing worth every step.
Have a look at our wedding pic and know that eventually, you will find your beshert….and it could very well be on JDate.
Patricia & Harry
Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles, CA