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.
Amanda & Daniel
How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!
We had a typical first date of meeting for a drink and some small bites. There was instant chemistry and the sense that we had always known each other. I remember my face hurting the next day from laughing so much (Amanda). I had to see her again (Danny)! Our first few dates were sweet. Bookstores, ambling through San Francisco aimlessly, just being content in each others’ company. There were phone calls long into the night. All that gushy stuff that you see in movies, but never think will happen to you. Within three months we both knew it was forever.
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
We were at a bookstore and Amanda dragged me to the children’s section (she works with kids). She plops me down and starts reading. I remember her giggling as she voiced each character. In that moment, Amanda was so full of life, laughter and love that I couldn’t help but love her.
Danny has this gravity about him. Being anywhere with him becomes magical, like you’re sharing a private joke in your own universe. Every time we parted ways, I would pick up the phone to call or text him. One time, I was driving him to the train and we stopped for lunch first. Well, lunch turned into a walk, which turned into sitting in a park. I kept watching as time passed and he missed another train. I wanted him to miss all the trains. He eventually left, I called per usual, and told him I was picking him up at the next station. That was the moment.
What advice would you give other JDaters?
Go in with nothing to prove. We both set out to be ourselves from day one. There’s no point in being disingenuous, only to find yourself a few months in and scared to be authentic. We were honest with each other about our strengths, faults and goofiness. It made the connection come that much quicker and stronger. Be fearless!
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