Holy S&!# it’s your wife

The name “Jess, Meet Ken” comes from the sites’ founders, Jess and Ken Deckinger. Once upon a time in New York City, Ken’s best friend, Adele, created a witty and honest profile on a site very much like this one. Jessica, a pretty, funny, smart girl lookin’ for love, had just created a profile for her co-worker, Jared. Jessica spotted Ken’s profile and reached out to Adele to find out his deal...

Adele knew Jess was perfect for Ken the moment she got her very first email. In fact, she immediately forwarded it to Ken with the subject, “Holy $#!& it’s your wife!” True story. (See below to read their actual emails!)

Needless to say, Adele was right. They got married four years later and now have a happy family including three beautiful little girls.

The site where Jess and Ken met no longer exists. For years they’ve been telling their story to friends, only to hear the same response over and over again: “I wish there was still a site like that!”

So with a little bit of internet magic, voila! Ken and Jess have given you a new and improved way to mine the best guys - all vetted and recommended by women just like you.

 Here's the actual, word-for-word email communication between Jessica and Adele as it all came together.
Can't beat this for a way to meet a guy, huh???
Jess
From: Jess
To: Adele
Subject: hey
a guy friend of mine asked me to add his profile and somehow that gave me a free trial on this myself! i guess it’s no more random than blind dating so i think i’ll try it. the guy you recommended has a great smile and sounds like a lot of fun to be around. i’m just curious before i email him to know a few more details and see if you think i’m his type too. i’m 25, 5’6”, petite, brown hair, green eyes, the whitest human being alive - my job doesn’t give me a lot of vacation time or time to see sunlight for that matter! jewish (not sure what he is, or if he cares), work in finance, love my family - they are the coolest, friends, sports, cooking, music. my biggest flaws are that I’m a HUGE klutz, and a picky eater! i’ll include a picture - i’m on the left. let me know if you think i should write! thanks!
– jessica
From: Adele
To: Jess
Subject: Re: hey

Hi Jessica!

TOTALLY you should write him. In fact, you are eeirily his type! He’s really the greatest guy. SO funny, so much fun to hang out with...it’s like a party every time you are with him!

Let me know if you want more scoop!

:-),

Adele
Adele
Jess
From: Jess
To: Adele
Subject: Re: Re: hey
thank you! the only things i’d like to know in advance are actually personality. like if he’s generally into girls for their looks rather than personality. somehow, i always get set up with those guys, and in the end, i can’t be my goofball self comfortably. looks are important, but I’d rather that wasn’t the deciding factor for why a guy liked me or not! and the second question is if he’s comfortable with himself. no need for cocky or egotistical! just someone who is secure and happy. guys who aren’t always seem to get competitive or put me down because i work hard and i’m happy. this really is the coolest thing to be able to get an opinion from a girl! thank you for helping!
– jessica
From: Adele
To: Jess
Subject: Re: Re: Re: hey

Hi Jessica!

You just described him perfectly. Of course, like any guy (or any person really,) he likes a cute girl (which you are!) But WAY more importantly, he likes a goofball (which I am as well and is why are are such great friends.) He’s INCREDIBLY comfortable with himself with not a whif of cockiness. He’s very successful and has incredible drive and ambition...and appreciates the same in a girl. Def get in touch! The thing about Ken is that even if it isn’t a “love connection” you are SURE to have a great time with him no matter what...

:-),

Adele
Adele
Jess
From: Jess
To: Adele
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: hey
Hey thank you! Ken really does sound like a great guy. I emailed him and sent him the same information about me so we’ll see what happens!
– jessica