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.

Kate & Jeremy

How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!
He hit the “secret admirer” button, and after I reciprocated, he messaged me and said, “So I guess we’re secret admirers…,” which led to more messages and then emails. Jeremy had just joined JDate and didn’t have a lot of information in his profile. I probably would have passed over him otherwise, but I had recently made a decision to be more outgoing and adventurous, so I kept talking to him – thank goodness! After a short amount of time emailing back and forth, I said I wanted to get to know him in person before we went too long online, so we met up for bowling and pool. We had such a great time that we continued on for dinner at a barbecue restaurant. In spite of all of the advice and dating “rules,” Jeremy decided to call the next day, and I was so excited to hear from him so quickly. We lived an hour’s drive apart, but soon found ourselves together every weekend, and trying to get together at least a few days during the week, until about a year and a half later when we moved in together and got to be together all the time.

Describe the moment you knew it was true love!Kate & Jeremy 02
Neither of us knows. It was something that just built up over time. I knew we had something special when he went on a family vacation to Europe for two weeks and still called me every day, but I can’t say when it became clear this was “it.” He says when we moved in together was when it really felt real to him.

What advice would you give other JDaters?
Be open. Talk to someone even if their profile doesn’t tell you much or match totally what you’re looking for. If there’s even one small thing that interests you, take the chance soon after meeting online to meet in person (safely, of course) so you really get to know each other face to face, rather than knowing everything about him/her before you meet. And don’t follow “the rules.” If you’re interested, connect!

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