Thanks to you I have “Nature Man” with whom to spend the second half of my life. It’s not easy being a woman in her late 40’s and finding yourself single after 25 years of marriage. JDate helped to not only socially introduce me to today’s dating world but to a man I would never have met since he lived across the state. Unbeknownst to me, the zip code I submitted in my search preferences didn’t just show me matches that were an hour away, but encompassed the entire state of Wisconsin. This distance was a little more than four hours which I didn’t discover until our first date. After corresponding with Irving (“Natureman”) for a month, I nixed the proposed ‘Crane Foundation’ meeting place since it was in the middle of nowhere; so we met at a halfway point for both of us. How could this be halfway if it took me over an hour to get there? The plan was to meet in a Madison bookstore by the Jewish book section and in case there wasn’t one, the gardening section. From there, we would have a bike ride.
It was the hottest day of the year and within minutes of starting our bike ride we were drenched. Irv had a backpack with him and asked if I wanted to stop for something to drink. Out came a chilled bottle of champagne and crystal flutes. Seven years later, the man never ceases to amaze me with his romance – lighting candles for breakfast or packing a picnic lunch to enjoy in the back meadow. I exchanged suburban life for living off the land and growing most of my own food. I should have known from the nickname I gave him right away that “Nature Man” was “The One.” All my other JDates were boys…petfoodboy, skaterboy, golferboy… thank you JDate for bringing Irving into my life.
Karen and Irving