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!
Shawn and I first met online on JDate. I had just left Passover in Austin with family. While there, I basically had an epiphany about my future. I had been on JDate on and off for around six years or so, and had met some former partners on the site. None of those relationships lasted, and I had grown tired of the dating Ferris wheel.

We “met” in April on JDate when I opened his email for the first time. That day, we spoke online for about two hours, and then had a Skype call that lasted almost all day. Shawn came down to Houston from Austin when we decided to meet. I took him to my favorite Mexican restaurant, Cuchara, and then to a wine bar across the street. My uncle lives next to the bar, and I figured if Shawn was shady in any way, I could quickly call in for back up. Thankfully, I didn’t have to.

Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
Honestly, on our first date I realized that I was entering into something that was different than anything else I had ever had or experienced.

What advice would you give other JDaters?
Keep it simple. What you think you want, you don’t. Look to someone who shares a “why” in common with you. Cultivate your profile so that you are showing the most vulnerable side of who you are. Be open, and fall into it. Its a process.

Did you find love online? Submit your story to share how you met your soulmate on JDate.

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