Monday, December 1, 2008

how did they meet?

My friend has a little dinner party the other night and decided we needed an 'ice-breaker' after the meal. So we all went around the room telling everyone how our parents met one another. We came up with some pretty interesting stories (but I think the guy who's parents met on JDate was lying....)

So.... How did your parents meet?

14 comments:

frumpunk said...

My grandparents met on Frumster. Of course, back then they had to carry the emails physically to each other on a block of wood traveling barefoot in the snow uphill both ways.

Jessica said...

My parents were in a Jewish youth group together (not NCSY -- it was one strictly for non-orthodox kids). My mom was 16, my dad was 17, got married at 20 and they've been together ever since.

frumskeptic said...

punk- lol!!

My parents were set up. lol. Not interesting at all!

Mom knew a lady whose husband knew my dad.

Even the non-religious people do that . A Jew will always be a Jew! :)

EsPes said...

my parents were also set up by someone... BOOORING

frumpunk said...

I guess my parents are the exception. They met at a party.

Mikeinmidwood said...

My paremts met in Machneh yehudah

Maidel said...

i wanna hear more about machaneh yehuda!

Anonymous said...

My father saw my mother on a city bus in NYC yelling at some rude kid....then he met her at someones shabbas table. I guess it was love at first site!

Rafi G said...

how could there be somebody who is old enough to tell the story how his parents met on jdate?
it just has not been around long enough...

(I am assuming the party was for friends in the twentysomething range)

Anonymous said...

rafi, its a joke man.

ShomerShabbosSoprano said...

My parents met when they were fourteen, my dad was hanging out on a street corner and my mom was walking home from school. She said she knew who he was, but didn't know his name - other than it started with an M. So she wrote "I <3 Mickey Mouse" all over her shoes.

I can never decide whether its sweet, or a little too after-school-special-ish.

Squeak said...

My father and mother were set up also, but the interesting twist is that my mother had gone out with my father's older brother a little while before she went out with my father.

The Babysitter said...

My mother's parents were on a plane going to Israel, and sitting next to them was my father's sister and brother in law. They started talking, my grandmother was impressed with my uncle and when she found out my aunt had a brother, she figured he would be perfect for my mother. So my aunt was the Shadchan and then my parents met and got married.

Anonymous said...

My mother was working for a non-Jewish company. My grandmother decided that she would never meet a suitable match that way and harrassed her into going to work for a Jewish community organization instead. My father walked in the first day.