After seeing some ads, I decided to join JWed!

Match #: 305&306

He said:
After seeing some ads for it in the paper, I decided to join JWed . I'm most pleased to say that it has enabled me to meet my wife!
During my time on JWed, I had some e-mail contact with some of the local ladies, and with the exception of a few good dates, not much became of it . One particular Thursday night this past March, I had checked my e-mail . I wasn't really expecting anything good - just weeding out spam from the important stuff . And then I noticed I had received a message from someone on JWed .
It had been quite a while since someone initiated contact with me! My heart rate picked up rapidly .
It said it was from the user known as "Rachel" . I logged in and read the message .
Just reading the subject of the message piqued my interest . She referenced her usage of a Macintosh Powerbook to send me the message . OK, I work with them all the time, so I'm curious and I read further . The message was brief but showed me that there were a couple of things in common, right off the bat: being a Mac user, and also being a hockey fanatic . I was VERY intrigued so I looked at her profile . I must say that after reading it through, my initial reaction was "THIS sounds GOOD!"


My heartbeat became more intense . Everything on her profile was just what I was looking for . However, there was ONE item that worried me greatly . It was the fact that she lives in Pittsburgh but was NOT willing to relocate, as I live in New York .
Oy vey! My decision was to respond to her message and then see what might develop . So I wrote up a good response and I waited to see if I would hear from her again . Sure enough, I got a reply!! It turns out, we really had plenty of things in common . From that point on, we corresponded rather frequently via e-mail . And it was fantastic! Not just simple little "how are you?" type e-mails, but really lengthy messages, about 3 full pages each . It enabled us to really learn a lot about each other . And the more I learned about Rachel the more interested I became in hearing more! As far as the "not willing to relocate" part is concerned, it was a non-issue .
Rachel said that she would, in fact, relocate IF she found the right guy . So, the next step was to meet in person, and I didn't know what to do . As we all know, G-d sometimes works in mysterious ways . Turns out that Rachel would be visiting NY for a family function . BINGO!! Here was my opportunity to meet her in person . So, meet we did! We spent an April afternoon at Chelsea Piers . It was nice to ice-skate with someone who enjoyed it as much as I do .
Afterwards, we sat down on a bench by the riverfront and enjoyed an old-fashioned picnic I had prepared . It all went so very well . I was thrilled! I drove her to the airport so she could catch her flight home and we schmoozed even more . Our plan was to continue corresponding . And we did . . . every day!
Our second date was on Mother's Day . This year it also was Lag Ba'omer, and my Oma's birthday was the next day . A great confluence of events for something special to happen… At this point in our relationship, I knew that Rachel was the young lady I wanted to be with . She indicated that she felt the same way about me . But before agreeing to marry, she just asked that we each meet the other's parents, and that I needed to get permission from hers . No problem!
So that day, I drove up to meet her Mom, as her Dad was in Israel . I spoke to him on the phone and actually asked for his permission . (He said yes) . I asked her Mom, and she too, said yes . Excellent! Then I drove Rachel back to my house for dinner with my parents . They too were pleased as was Rachel . Also excellent!
With that, I knew there was nothing more to wait for . We took a brief driving tour of the town and stopped by my sister's house . A new waterfall had just recently been installed in the backyard . I showed it to Rachel and we schmoozed a little . With the sun about to set in front of us, I surprised her with an engagement ring . She really was surprised, not expecting me to "pop the question" so soon . But I did, and I believe her exact words were: "YES!!!!" That night, we popped our little surprise on our parents and they were thrilled . And that's an understatement! Within 5 minutes, the whole neighborhood heard the news and the party had just begun . Ever since that day, it's been a thrill a minute . With every passing moment, I know that it was G-d's plan for me to marry Rachel . And indeed, it took place, on August 29th, 2004 . I had a lot of help to this point from many people, and it goes without saying that JWed helped make it happen .
Thanks to JWed, I'm a very happy guy who just married a very special young lady!
She said:

I don't know what made me do an active search that night in March, but for whatever reason I felt compelled to begin being more proactive in my search for my life partner .
I had been registered on JWed for probably a year and a half and I had corresponded with a couple of people, and been on maybe one date . I had both been contacted by others, and initiated contact with others, but nothing had really clicked .
So, on the Thursday of my spring break I decided to do a full search, unlike the previous searches that I had done which were limited by geographical location . About 118 profiles came up as matching and all I could think of was, “what am I getting myself into!”
I had limited the search to only include those members with photographs, so I decided to page through the results looking at the little thumbnail images . One look at David's picture and I knew there was something in those blue eyes that warranted a closer look . I clicked on the profile and knew that this was definitely someone I wanted to contact . Not only was he a graphic artist, meaning he might understand what I do for a living, but he was a Mac user, and he played ice hockey, so I knew there was something special about him . I sent a somewhat generic note to him, making sure to include our common areas of interest, but trying not to sound too enthusiastic about what I perceived as our potential .
I was very excited to receive a positive response to my email and found myself eagerly awaiting email from him each time I sent an email out . We both refer to our writing as a novel – we are writing the book of our lives . Even at the beginning we wrote every day, sometimes several times back and forth in one day, and have probably written the equivalent of War and Peace . We had our first phone call after about two weeks of writing, and our first date after about a month . This was no easy feat considering I lived in Pittsburgh and he lived in New York , but I had a family obligation in NYC, so I was already planning a trip east .
Before we met we discussed how strange it would be to know each other so well already, but not to have been in each other's presence . I think we were both more than a little nervous about how things would turn out . In the end there was nothing to worry about . It took only a couple of minutes to get over any awkwardness and then we enjoyed each other's company for over 7 hours . It was actually quite lucky that my flight back to Pittsburgh was delayed because it gave us more time to talk! Since then it has been a whirlwind . I think he knew first, but it didn't take me long to figure it out for myself . There were too many things that were, well, just right . We got engaged on Lag B'Omer, only our second time being together in person, but when you know, you just know .
It may have taken us a long time to find each other, and without JWed's help we may never have, but we're not wasting anytime now, as we got married on August 29th, 2004!


David and Rachel, JWed Match #153, were married on 12th of Ellul 5764, August 29th, 2004.

After seeing some ads, I decided to join JWed!

He said:
After seeing some ads for it in the paper, I decided to join JWed . I'm most pleased to say that it has enabled me to meet my wife!
During my time on JWed, I had some e-mail contact with some of the local ladies, and with the exception of a few good dates, not much became of it . One particular Thursday night this past March, I had checked my e-mail . I wasn't really expecting anything good - just weeding out spam from the important stuff . And then I noticed I had received a message from someone on JWed .
It had been quite a while since someone initiated contact with me! My heart rate picked up rapidly .
It said it was from the user known as "Rachel" . I logged in and read the message .
Just reading the subject of the message piqued my interest . She referenced her usage of a Macintosh Powerbook to send me the message . OK, I work with them all the time, so I'm curious and I read further . The message was brief but showed me that there were a couple of things in common, right off the bat: being a Mac user, and also being a hockey fanatic . I was VERY intrigued so I looked at her profile . I must say that after reading it through, my initial reaction was "THIS sounds GOOD!"


My heartbeat became more intense . Everything on her profile was just what I was looking for . However, there was ONE item that worried me greatly . It was the fact that she lives in Pittsburgh but was NOT willing to relocate, as I live in New York .
Oy vey! My decision was to respond to her message and then see what might develop . So I wrote up a good response and I waited to see if I would hear from her again . Sure enough, I got a reply!! It turns out, we really had plenty of things in common . From that point on, we corresponded rather frequently via e-mail . And it was fantastic! Not just simple little "how are you?" type e-mails, but really lengthy messages, about 3 full pages each . It enabled us to really learn a lot about each other . And the more I learned about Rachel the more interested I became in hearing more! As far as the "not willing to relocate" part is concerned, it was a non-issue .
Rachel said that she would, in fact, relocate IF she found the right guy . So, the next step was to meet in person, and I didn't know what to do . As we all know, G-d sometimes works in mysterious ways . Turns out that Rachel would be visiting NY for a family function . BINGO!! Here was my opportunity to meet her in person . So, meet we did! We spent an April afternoon at Chelsea Piers . It was nice to ice-skate with someone who enjoyed it as much as I do .
Afterwards, we sat down on a bench by the riverfront and enjoyed an old-fashioned picnic I had prepared . It all went so very well . I was thrilled! I drove her to the airport so she could catch her flight home and we schmoozed even more . Our plan was to continue corresponding . And we did . . . every day!
Our second date was on Mother's Day . This year it also was Lag Ba'omer, and my Oma's birthday was the next day . A great confluence of events for something special to happen… At this point in our relationship, I knew that Rachel was the young lady I wanted to be with . She indicated that she felt the same way about me . But before agreeing to marry, she just asked that we each meet the other's parents, and that I needed to get permission from hers . No problem!
So that day, I drove up to meet her Mom, as her Dad was in Israel . I spoke to him on the phone and actually asked for his permission . (He said yes) . I asked her Mom, and she too, said yes . Excellent! Then I drove Rachel back to my house for dinner with my parents . They too were pleased as was Rachel . Also excellent!
With that, I knew there was nothing more to wait for . We took a brief driving tour of the town and stopped by my sister's house . A new waterfall had just recently been installed in the backyard . I showed it to Rachel and we schmoozed a little . With the sun about to set in front of us, I surprised her with an engagement ring . She really was surprised, not expecting me to "pop the question" so soon . But I did, and I believe her exact words were: "YES!!!!" That night, we popped our little surprise on our parents and they were thrilled . And that's an understatement! Within 5 minutes, the whole neighborhood heard the news and the party had just begun . Ever since that day, it's been a thrill a minute . With every passing moment, I know that it was G-d's plan for me to marry Rachel . And indeed, it took place, on August 29th, 2004 . I had a lot of help to this point from many people, and it goes without saying that JWed helped make it happen .
Thanks to JWed, I'm a very happy guy who just married a very special young lady!
She said:

I don't know what made me do an active search that night in March, but for whatever reason I felt compelled to begin being more proactive in my search for my life partner .
I had been registered on JWed for probably a year and a half and I had corresponded with a couple of people, and been on maybe one date . I had both been contacted by others, and initiated contact with others, but nothing had really clicked .
So, on the Thursday of my spring break I decided to do a full search, unlike the previous searches that I had done which were limited by geographical location . About 118 profiles came up as matching and all I could think of was, “what am I getting myself into!”
I had limited the search to only include those members with photographs, so I decided to page through the results looking at the little thumbnail images . One look at David's picture and I knew there was something in those blue eyes that warranted a closer look . I clicked on the profile and knew that this was definitely someone I wanted to contact . Not only was he a graphic artist, meaning he might understand what I do for a living, but he was a Mac user, and he played ice hockey, so I knew there was something special about him . I sent a somewhat generic note to him, making sure to include our common areas of interest, but trying not to sound too enthusiastic about what I perceived as our potential .
I was very excited to receive a positive response to my email and found myself eagerly awaiting email from him each time I sent an email out . We both refer to our writing as a novel – we are writing the book of our lives . Even at the beginning we wrote every day, sometimes several times back and forth in one day, and have probably written the equivalent of War and Peace . We had our first phone call after about two weeks of writing, and our first date after about a month . This was no easy feat considering I lived in Pittsburgh and he lived in New York , but I had a family obligation in NYC, so I was already planning a trip east .
Before we met we discussed how strange it would be to know each other so well already, but not to have been in each other's presence . I think we were both more than a little nervous about how things would turn out . In the end there was nothing to worry about . It took only a couple of minutes to get over any awkwardness and then we enjoyed each other's company for over 7 hours . It was actually quite lucky that my flight back to Pittsburgh was delayed because it gave us more time to talk! Since then it has been a whirlwind . I think he knew first, but it didn't take me long to figure it out for myself . There were too many things that were, well, just right . We got engaged on Lag B'Omer, only our second time being together in person, but when you know, you just know .
It may have taken us a long time to find each other, and without JWed's help we may never have, but we're not wasting anytime now, as we got married on August 29th, 2004!


David and Rachel, JWed Match #153, were married on 12th of Ellul 5764, August 29th, 2004.

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