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.

Shari & Phillip

How did you meet? What was your first date like? Give us all the details!
Shari&phillip03The couple first met in high school at a BBYO dance that Shari’s friends invited her to. After that faithful night, Shari and Phil didn’t see each other until Phil messaged Shari on JDate. Neither of them remembered that they had been introduced years before, so they went on their first date in August 2011. They met for dessert near Shari’s house and once they connected the dots, they reminisced about BBYO and their mutual friends (Phil’s from BBYO, Shari’s from high school). The first date went well and they decided to schedule a second date. Not long after that, they started spending a lot of time together and it was clear that a connection was building.

Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
Nearly three years later on September 22, 2014, the day after attending their friends’ wedding, Phil popped the question! After a particularly rough day of work for Shari, Phil brought a scrap book out that he had made her for Valentine’s Day that contained photos taken throughout the course of their relationship. As he flipped to the last page of the book, there was an important question written at the top of the page accompanied by a photo of him down on one knee. When the page turned Shari saw the question “Will you marry me?” After she collected herself through the tears, she, of course, said, “Yes!”

Shari&phillip02What advice would you give other JDaters?
Be open-minded and not too critical. Don’t give up after the first date; it takes time to really know if it’s right – unless you believe in love at first site.

Try not to judge; everyone who signs up is different. However, there is one thing in common: their Judaism as well the chance to find their beau.


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

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