But JDate does win in one category—it was, as far as I can tell, the first online dating service mentioned in Vows.

The first JDate couple in the Vows column met in 2000 and were profiled and wed almost 11 years later, in 2011.

Among the research subjects, 6% of people who met their spouse online ended the relationship; whereas, 7.6% of people who met their spouse face-to-face eventually got divorced.

People who met their partner online also reported a higher level of affection, communication, and mutual love.

Finally cave in and go on that blind date your mom wants to set up?

Actually, according to a recent study, people looking to find “The One” should turn to a place you might least expect — online.

And just as online dating is no longer taboo around the country, it’s also no longer taboo in the Vows column—to the point that, spans Vows’ entire 23-year history, I found a total of 28 couples who met online, through eight different online services.

All 28 couples are heterosexual, most are comprised of people in their late 40s through early 60s, and about half are on their second or third marriages.

The older age of the couples seems counterintuitive at first—isn’t it young, hapless 20-somethings who flock to Tinder for companionship?

But considering what we know about Vows, and how older adults date, it makes sense.

As for the dating service breakdown, Match.com—a paid membership dating site that’s been around since 1995—is mentioned the most, at 14 couples.

JDate—a paid membership dating site for Jewish singles that launched in 1997—came in second, at six couples.

In the end, the column is about great —like the couple who met when a woman followed a man off the C train in New York City.