So many people have asked us for our story, so here goes!

Match #: 261&262

MITCH: So many people have asked us for the story of how we met, so here’s the story: We both put our profiles on a Jewish website called JWed. I contacted Linda and we emailed each and then started the game called ‘get to know me.’ I asked Linda for a date, but she didn’t have the time, since she was going to Israel for Shavuos, but promised to keep in touch.
LINDA: The real reason that I postponed our first date was that I needed time to check him out, since Internet dating can be hazardous to your health. I did go to the airport and boarded El Al and was very happy to find myself seated next to a lovely lady who was also flying alone. She introduced herself as Gloria from Monsey and we proceeded to play Jewish geography for the next couple of hours. Finally, Gloria asked me whether I knew anyone from Monsey and I said no, but I had spoken to a very strange man by the name of Mitch and by the way, did she know him? .
MITCH: It so happens that Gloria & I have been good friends for over 20 years as Linda soon found out. Gloria was very kind, stretched the truth a bit and encouraged Linda to date me. Gloria was the 1st friend encouraging Linda to date me. After two dates I received a call from Helen asking me if she could recommend a nice lady for me to date. She said: I have a sister who lives in Chicago, who’s friend is the sister-in-law of a woman living in Lawrence. So I said: What’s her name, and Helen said: Linda from the Five Towns. “Too late, I said, we already had 2 dates”.
Linda: My phone rang and it was Mitch, saying that I should expect a call from my sister-in-law Diane in Chicago. ‘How do you know Diane?’ and Mitch said, ‘I have to hang up now, so that she can call you – BYE now.’ Diane called a few minutes later, laughing and explained how she was trying to introduce me to Mitch, but she just found out that was were already seeing each other. Diane was the 2nd person to encourage me to date Mitch.
MITCH: Our first date was June 3rd & 3 weeks later, I found myself in a jewelry store purchasing an engagement ring. I presented to Linda and she told me I was in too much of a rush. My good friend, Moishe, who is a practicing psychologist, had been giving me free counseling, on the dating process. Knowing me for many years, he advised me many times, to GO SLOW. Since this was free advice, you know how seriously I took his advice. So what was the big rush? I’ll tell you what it was. My freezer only had enough food to last until September.
LINDA: Getting back to the protocol of Internet dating. I asked Mitch for a reference and he asked me call his rabbi in Israel. It so happens that the rabbi’s daughter is my rebbetzin. I asked her if I should call her father to ask about Mitch & she said: What would you like to know? Mitch & his family lived across the street from my family for about 20 years and my mother and his wife were good friends. Mitch is a great guy.
MITCH: The rebbetzin was the 3rd one – so I guess for us, three was a mazeldick number. Linda eventually accepted my ring & we started getting unsolicited advice from lawyer friends and children, demanding to know whether we had done anything about a prenuptual agreement. Actually, we had already discussed the issue of not sharing possessions and decided that we would share our grandchildren equally.
MITCH: ‘So how’s the marriage going?’ That seems to be the question that we are asked most often. Let me tell you a story about my father. After my mother passed away, my father who was 72 at the time, married Doris, a wonderful woman. After about 2 months of marriage, we asked him ‘How’s the marriage going?’ His answer was: ‘We have a lot in common. Not only do we use the same pills, but we also have the same eyeglass prescription’. Linda & I do not use the same pills, nor do we share eyeglasses, but the marriage is going very well – so thanks for asking.

Linda and Mitch, Match 131 were married on 16th Cheshvan 5765, October 31st, 2004.

So many people have asked us for our story, so here goes!

MITCH: So many people have asked us for the story of how we met, so here’s the story: We both put our profiles on a Jewish website called JWed. I contacted Linda and we emailed each and then started the game called ‘get to know me.’ I asked Linda for a date, but she didn’t have the time, since she was going to Israel for Shavuos, but promised to keep in touch.
LINDA: The real reason that I postponed our first date was that I needed time to check him out, since Internet dating can be hazardous to your health. I did go to the airport and boarded El Al and was very happy to find myself seated next to a lovely lady who was also flying alone. She introduced herself as Gloria from Monsey and we proceeded to play Jewish geography for the next couple of hours. Finally, Gloria asked me whether I knew anyone from Monsey and I said no, but I had spoken to a very strange man by the name of Mitch and by the way, did she know him? .
MITCH: It so happens that Gloria & I have been good friends for over 20 years as Linda soon found out. Gloria was very kind, stretched the truth a bit and encouraged Linda to date me. Gloria was the 1st friend encouraging Linda to date me. After two dates I received a call from Helen asking me if she could recommend a nice lady for me to date. She said: I have a sister who lives in Chicago, who’s friend is the sister-in-law of a woman living in Lawrence. So I said: What’s her name, and Helen said: Linda from the Five Towns. “Too late, I said, we already had 2 dates”.
Linda: My phone rang and it was Mitch, saying that I should expect a call from my sister-in-law Diane in Chicago. ‘How do you know Diane?’ and Mitch said, ‘I have to hang up now, so that she can call you – BYE now.’ Diane called a few minutes later, laughing and explained how she was trying to introduce me to Mitch, but she just found out that was were already seeing each other. Diane was the 2nd person to encourage me to date Mitch.
MITCH: Our first date was June 3rd & 3 weeks later, I found myself in a jewelry store purchasing an engagement ring. I presented to Linda and she told me I was in too much of a rush. My good friend, Moishe, who is a practicing psychologist, had been giving me free counseling, on the dating process. Knowing me for many years, he advised me many times, to GO SLOW. Since this was free advice, you know how seriously I took his advice. So what was the big rush? I’ll tell you what it was. My freezer only had enough food to last until September.
LINDA: Getting back to the protocol of Internet dating. I asked Mitch for a reference and he asked me call his rabbi in Israel. It so happens that the rabbi’s daughter is my rebbetzin. I asked her if I should call her father to ask about Mitch & she said: What would you like to know? Mitch & his family lived across the street from my family for about 20 years and my mother and his wife were good friends. Mitch is a great guy.
MITCH: The rebbetzin was the 3rd one – so I guess for us, three was a mazeldick number. Linda eventually accepted my ring & we started getting unsolicited advice from lawyer friends and children, demanding to know whether we had done anything about a prenuptual agreement. Actually, we had already discussed the issue of not sharing possessions and decided that we would share our grandchildren equally.
MITCH: ‘So how’s the marriage going?’ That seems to be the question that we are asked most often. Let me tell you a story about my father. After my mother passed away, my father who was 72 at the time, married Doris, a wonderful woman. After about 2 months of marriage, we asked him ‘How’s the marriage going?’ His answer was: ‘We have a lot in common. Not only do we use the same pills, but we also have the same eyeglass prescription’. Linda & I do not use the same pills, nor do we share eyeglasses, but the marriage is going very well – so thanks for asking.

Linda and Mitch, Match 131 were married on 16th Cheshvan 5765, October 31st, 2004.

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