From Mid-West to New York City

Adina & Avi from New York, NY

Match #: 35&36

Avi and myself were both having a tough time getting shidduchim.  We were both quite eligible, but we just didn't seem to have the right connections.
Occasionally friends set us up, but these shidduchim were the throw-them-together-and-hope-it-works sort. Both Avi and myself dearly wanted to get married and start a family, and we just couldn't understand why it was so hard to find our soul mates. Though both in our early 20s, we already felt desperate, not seeing how we were going to make any progress.
Then Avi heard about JWed from his brother-in-law. Avi had tried a few other dating sites, but had found that they were either little trafficked or not geared towards Orthodox singles.  He could see right away, however, that JWed held a lot of potential.  Within a couple weeks of registering, before he even sat down to find girls to contact, several people already contacted him. Avi could feel that he was getting close.
A couple months later I heard someone at my Hillel office talking about JWed. Shortly thereafter, I registered and, like Avi, I immediately received a number of messages, despite the fact that I was in the Midwest.
In early May 2002, Avi received a message from myself. It didn't seem particularly fortuitous at the time.  Today, I laugh and wonder what I was thinking when I recall that I wrote, "I was wondering if you'd be interested in corresponding."  The moral is: don't worry too much about first impressions.
Aviâs first thought was that it was unlikely to lead to anything, since he was from New York and I was from the Midwest.  But he wrote back and we started to exchange messages.  Soon, we realized that we had a lot in common and were at ease writing each other.
After a few message, I mentioned that I was coming to New York for graduate school in the fall and that Iâd be coming in June to look for an apartment. 
With the distance factor now out of the equation, things really took off. We started talking over the phone and we realized how much we really shared.  We went out on a date the day after I arrived in New York in June, and within a week things were becoming serious!
I went back home to the Midwest in July, but Avi flew in and visited me there and that all but sealed it!
A few days after I returned to New York, we were engaged.  Baruch Hashem, we were married in December 2002 and we had our first child the next year. We are always encouraging our single friends to try JWed!!


Avi and Adina, JWed Match #18, were married on 11 Tevet 5763, December 15th 2002

Adina & Avi from New York, NY

From Mid-West to New York City

Avi and myself were both having a tough time getting shidduchim.  We were both quite eligible, but we just didn't seem to have the right connections.
Occasionally friends set us up, but these shidduchim were the throw-them-together-and-hope-it-works sort. Both Avi and myself dearly wanted to get married and start a family, and we just couldn't understand why it was so hard to find our soul mates. Though both in our early 20s, we already felt desperate, not seeing how we were going to make any progress.
Then Avi heard about JWed from his brother-in-law. Avi had tried a few other dating sites, but had found that they were either little trafficked or not geared towards Orthodox singles.  He could see right away, however, that JWed held a lot of potential.  Within a couple weeks of registering, before he even sat down to find girls to contact, several people already contacted him. Avi could feel that he was getting close.
A couple months later I heard someone at my Hillel office talking about JWed. Shortly thereafter, I registered and, like Avi, I immediately received a number of messages, despite the fact that I was in the Midwest.
In early May 2002, Avi received a message from myself. It didn't seem particularly fortuitous at the time.  Today, I laugh and wonder what I was thinking when I recall that I wrote, "I was wondering if you'd be interested in corresponding."  The moral is: don't worry too much about first impressions.
Aviâs first thought was that it was unlikely to lead to anything, since he was from New York and I was from the Midwest.  But he wrote back and we started to exchange messages.  Soon, we realized that we had a lot in common and were at ease writing each other.
After a few message, I mentioned that I was coming to New York for graduate school in the fall and that Iâd be coming in June to look for an apartment. 
With the distance factor now out of the equation, things really took off. We started talking over the phone and we realized how much we really shared.  We went out on a date the day after I arrived in New York in June, and within a week things were becoming serious!
I went back home to the Midwest in July, but Avi flew in and visited me there and that all but sealed it!
A few days after I returned to New York, we were engaged.  Baruch Hashem, we were married in December 2002 and we had our first child the next year. We are always encouraging our single friends to try JWed!!


Avi and Adina, JWed Match #18, were married on 11 Tevet 5763, December 15th 2002

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