About Meredith Fineman

Meredith Fineman was born and raised in Washington, DC. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Communications, with a minor in Spanish, Jewish Geography, and BBMing. She spent the past year living and working in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is now back in the Northern Hemisphere and makes fun of her dating misadventures and her self-indulgence on her blog, Fifty First (J)Dates: WWW.TheFFJD.com Justin Bieber says follow her on Twitter @TheFFJD and be a fan on Facebook. He is also her (g)oyfriend.

Fifty First (J) Dates: (Semi-Guest Blog) Do We Know How to Say No? (No.)

Fifty First (J) Dates: (Semi-Guest Blog) Do We Know How to Say No? (No.)
By July 15, 2010

Hello social media empire! Today I was jchatting with your favorite jblogger about my dating gripes and we came up with a similar dilemma: how to say no. (Meredith sprinkled in some comments and bits. It was a joint effort.) I’m … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: Over the (Capitol) Hill

Fifty First (J) Dates: Over the (Capitol) Hill
By July 13, 2010

In my JDate profile, I give a fairly specific age range. But not like those people who join and say they’re only looking for someone ages 25-26 (???) I set limits for myself at 23 as the youngest I would … Read More

Single, Famous, and on JDate: Elena Kagan.

Single, Famous, and on JDate: Elena Kagan.
By July 12, 2010

*this may or may not be real/my doing

JHate-Mail Excerpt of the Day: the Octopus Dance

JHate-Mail Excerpt of the Day: the Octopus Dance
By July 8, 2010

The following is an excerpt from an angry email received by a fellow JDater after she blew off a suitor… “It’s not like I’m dieing [it took every ounce of restraint not to correct this spelling] for chicks, there are … Read More

(J)Date Cliches: Girls Edition

(J)Date Cliches: Girls Edition
By July 6, 2010

Now it’s only fair that I serve it back to the ladyfriends by compiling a list of the worst cliches/things you should not put in your profile. “Meredith, you are not a dude!” you comment. I know, I took a … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: There is a Fine, Fine Line Between Confidence and Douche-baggery. (Well, not in this case.)

Fifty First (J) Dates: There is a Fine, Fine Line Between Confidence and Douche-baggery. (Well, not in this case.)
By July 1, 2010

I love confident guys. Who doesn’t? I think that confidence and self-assuredness is one of the best qualities, because it is extremely attractive. However, there is a fine line between confident and just cocky. I was very excited to meet … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: Do We Know When to Stop?

Fifty First (J) Dates: Do We Know When to Stop?
By June 28, 2010

Here’s the little caveat about JDate. It’s great. It’s basically a smorgasbord of intelligent, successful young Jewish men. You get to make your own sandwich from this smorgasbord — some pickles, a few sprinkles of humor, three slices of Red … Read More

I Guess There’s a Fine Line Between JDate and Prostitution

I Guess There’s a Fine Line Between JDate and Prostitution
By June 25, 2010

A: Can I borrow you Friday – Monday for an exotic vacation, all expenses paid. I was going with this girl who started to get psycho so i tried to revert back to being friends and that didn’t work out … Read More