Mark and I met on JDate in June of 2004. After many dates, ups and downs, failed relationships and devastating losses in our lives, we were ready to meet the right person. We both knew exactly what we were looking for in a relationship. Meeting someone Jewish was on the top of our list, and JDate seemed like a safe, comfortable and progressive way to meet someone. I was definitely skeptical of dating online, as I heard many horror stories from people using other online dating sites. However, we were ready to take the plunge!
One evening I got an Instant Message from Mark while I was checking my JDate emails. When I looked at his profile I became very curious about him and wanted to learn more. So, we started chatting online and realized we had so much in common right away. Mark called me a few hours later and our conversation went smoothly. We decided to meet for a drink the very next day at a local restaurant.
When I saw Mark, the first thing that came to mind was how good looking he was. He had all the physical features I was looking for in a man. Quickly our evening went by and one drink turned into three! As the drinks were flowing, so was the flirting! We had so much to talk about and so much in common. We both felt very comfortable with each other right away.
After our evening ended, I remember feeling very excited and different about “this” JDate. When I got home, I sent Mark an email thanking him for a wonderful evening. Right as I was doing so, Mark called me to make sure I got home safely. I knew at that moment this would be the man I would spend the rest of my life with — ten months later, we were engaged! We got married in March of 2006 and have a beautiful boy who was born in 2007.
Thank you JDate!
Sharon and Mark
Los Angeles, California