Today on the blog we’re introducing our 5th gorgeous bride from our crop of 2018 and 2019 Real Jewish Brides! Please give a warm welcome to Rebecca who will be marrying David on 7th October 2018 at a secret location in Israel!
THREE FACTS: (1) Rebecca and David met on JSwipe (so old school we know 😉 (2) They are having a destination wedding in Israel at a secret location! (3) They are getting married on Rebecca’s grandparents wedding anniversary (who have been married for 64 years). We LOVE that!
How We Met
David and I met one year ago, so it really has been a bit of a whirlwind! I had been single for about a year and a half and was pretty happy being single! I was enjoying time with my friends and had recently moved into a flat in West Hampstead. I was turning 30 in the summer and my best friend and I had just booked a huge road trip round the USA ending in Las Vegas. I was dating and of course wanted to meet someone but was being relaxed about it having lots to look forward to!
One night last year in March I was swiping on Jswipe and I came across David. We had lots of mutual friends, one of which being my best friend I had just booked my holiday with, so when we matched I instantly called her and said ‘who’s’ this?!’ to which she replied ‘OMG I love him he’s a really good friend you should definitely go on a date with him – I don’t think he’s THE ONE but I think you will fancy him and he is super tall’.
Being 5ft8 height is a REAL thing for me. I was like ‘how tall’ and she said ‘put it this way, you will be able to wear your highest heels’. To which I was delighted! I am 5ft 8 (my brother is 6ft7 and my sister is 5ft11 — I have no idea where we have come from!).
The struggle is really real for tall Jewish girls to find a tall Jewish man, I was so sick of wearing flats and worrying about how tall someone was — so knowing he was tall I already knew my outfit for the first date!
My friend messaged David saying you have matched with my friend and if he wanted my number — all he said was ‘oh she’s hot and he will have a look’. I wait 1 week and receive NO MESSAGE FROM HIM! I am obviously furious so decide to take matters in my own hand and message him first! #independentwoman (He still to this day said the app was “deleted” which is why he didn’t message me as he didn’t see it!)
We start messaging and we get on like a house on fire and start to arrange a first date. I am originally from Leeds and it was round Peseach last year so was back home for the holiday, so we waited to meet up for a drink after.