• Jessica Taylor Yates

How We First Met: Gabbi and Jason

A story that some would call a Jewish grandmother' s wet dream.


Featuring stories around the world of how a love story began - romances, friendships, and everything in between.

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It all started at a Bar Mitzvah in May 2006. After being briefly introduced to each other by a mutual friend, Gabbi and Jason found that they were assigned to the same table. They decided to sit next to each other, however, they initially kept to themselves. Only after some cheeky smiles and fingers touching under the table, the pair began chatting away. Gabbi then immediately went in and put her fork into Jason's...potatoes, they were, quote "lovely and soft that night and perfectly seasoned".


As Gabbi's excitement grew, she felt compelled to share that with her mum that she was sitting next to a 'really cute guy'. Her mum, just as excited as Gabbi, advised her to make the first move. As the night went on, the two exchanged numbers as well as a cheeky pash out the front.

Fast forward to the year 2013, where Jason proposed to Gabbi in New York with bagels shaped into letters spelling 'Marry Me?'

The two have been happily married for over five years with one baby and another that just came into the world!


Thanks Gabbi and Jason for sharing your story. If you'd like to be featured, click here.


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