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.

Dori & Brian

How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!Dori&Brian03
I had used JDate on and off for years. Throughout that time, I had dated people but nothing really clicked. The same thing occurred with Dori. She was a travel nurse and her next assignment was in Santa Barbara. Dori decided to give JDate one more try and renewed her membership. She saw me and thought, “He seems nice, why not?” After, I saw that I received a message from Dori, I decided to renew my membership as well and replied to her message.

After a few back and forth messages, we decided to meet up at my favorite wine tasting room in Santa Barbara, Cottonwood Canyon. I made the suggestion because Santa Barbara is well known wine region and with Dori being new to the area, I thought that it would be a good place to not only meet her in a casual setting but also a good way to introduce Dori to the area. Our date lasted two wine tasting rooms and two hours later, we couldn’t quit talking and over time, we became inseparable.

Describe the momeDori&Brian02nt you knew it was true love!
I knew it was true love at an exact moment on our first date. We were talking and Dori randomly blurted out that she loved the song that was playing over the speakers, this statement had nothing to do with our conversation and I knew she was the one. Also, it didn’t hurt that she loves sports as well.

What advice would you give other JDaters?
We both say, “hang in there.” You may go through a number of dates where that feeling just isn’t there until you find the one.


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