JDate is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined! But we’ve got more than just statistics to back it up. In our “Success Stories” feature, you’ll meet real couples who found love online.
How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!
We met on JDate. I saw her picture and immediately fell head over heels. I had just joined the site and my pictures had not yet been approved. I sent her a message and she responded. She was (is) an exotic beauty (pro bodybuilder) and was skeptical of who I claimed to be (athletic professional) without the pictures. But she agreed to communicate, and I sent her pictures via email. We met the next week and I asked her to be my exclusive girlfriend on that first date ( to which she agreed). Leading up to the first date, I was extremely excited. I knew from the minute I first saw her picture that she was the one for me. And it was just by sheer chance we actually saw each other on JDate.
I asked her to marry me a couple months later. The introduction of children went really smoothly. I met her four six-year-old girls first at her house. All four of the girls ran and hid upon meeting me. They were so excited they didn’t know what to do. But by the end of the day, it turned out great. Drorit met my kids a couple weeks later when I brought them up to her house. Again, it was a really good meeting and the kids refer to each other as step siblings.
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
Immediately, when I saw her in person for the first time. I was absolutely breathless. Our careers are very different (she is a chiropractor and pro bodybuilder and I am a criminal investigator and adjunct professor), so there is very little overlap in that regard. However, we both are competitive athletes (bodybuilding and other strength endurance sports). However, we are both in our 50s so our bodies don’t cooperate as much as they used to! We workout together on weekends. We are both very family-oriented, spending most of our free time with our kids and family.
What advice would you give other JDaters?
Give it a shot. We found love.
Did you find love online? Submit your story to share how you met your soulmate on JDate.