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!
Our first date was on May 13, 2014. It lasted three hours. We went to Spoons on Ave J. We were laughing nonstop. We even completed each other’s sentences. When the restaurant was closing, the workers had put all chairs around us up on tables, swept and mopped, but we didn’t even notice. The maître d’ flicked the lights on and off to let us know they had to close. He also thanked us for our infectious laughter and the wonderful ambiance we created that night.
We had met back in February 2014, I guess when Robbie first joined. His profile popped up on that silly “You have a secret admirer.” (I think that is silly because you’re on a dating site to meet someone. If you’re too shy to email someone you’re interested in, you are wasting your time and money.) I always read the profiles, but didn’t play the game. I saw his profile and had an “A ha!” moment that I shared with him. I emailed him and told him so. He replied that he was busy at the time. Two months later, he emailed me and we exchanged phone numbers. It took us another week or so to plan our first date. The rest is history.
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
He was only separated. I didn’t want to be one of his rebound women. He never once spoke bad about his wife. I thought he was just going through a midlife crisis. I sent him back to try to work things out with his wife. She refused to talk to him. We continued to date and we get along famously. We respect each other, continue to laugh together, and we build each other up in a positive way. We treat each other the way we want to be treated ourselves. If we unintentionally hurt one another’s feelings, we apologize. He is my hero!
What advice would you give other JDaters?
Robbie told me that the women on JDate, that he dated, just wanted to have sex. I respect myself and was brought up with good morals and values. I made him wait months and be tested twice to make sure he was clean. Too many older people don’t practice safe sex today. I believe men like the challenge. The easy ones are just another notch in the belt. Love yourself and respect yourself. Then, your partner will see what you expect from them. Have confidence in yourself. You deserve the best and the best will find you.
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