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.

FFJD: Five Places You Should Never Go On a First Date.

FFJD: Five Places You Should Never Go On a First Date.
By November 4, 2010

So, you had a first date. Congrats! Is he cute? Does he have a receding hairline? Does she have friends? Have you stalked him properly? I’ve provided lists before of great, inexpensive first date locales, but sometimes people need a little reminding that there are some venues that are just heinously, totally unacceptable for a Close Encounter of the First Kind. Read More

FFJD: A Date with Jon Stewart.

FFJD: A Date with Jon Stewart.
By November 1, 2010

I was innocuously poking around on JDate when I got an IM from the user TRUTHY4U. At first I thought it was a joke – he was very clearly, at47, far and beyond out of my age range. I thought that … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: A Primer To (Witch)Crafting the Perfect Halloween Get-Up

Fifty First (J) Dates: A Primer To (Witch)Crafting the Perfect Halloween Get-Up
By October 28, 2010

The five things you need to know to look good, get dates, and get to the bathroom easier for Halloween. Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: Fall Fashions and Your Dating Life

Fifty First (J) Dates: Fall Fashions and Your Dating Life
By October 25, 2010

You might notice my love of fashion trickle into my posts. I’m quite the scrunchie and hardtail aficionado, but yes, I also do like actually pretty things! Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: Perfecting the Walk of Shame.

Fifty First (J) Dates: Perfecting the Walk of Shame.
By October 18, 2010

We’ve all done it. The Walk of Shame. What’s the Walk of Shame, friend of a friend’s Dad who reads my blog? It’s the walk/drive/run/metro you do after hooking up with someone, in last night’s clothes. It’s obvious, awkward, and … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: How to Handle a Jewish Mother, Part I.

Fifty First (J) Dates: How to Handle a Jewish Mother, Part I.
By October 14, 2010

You’re going to meet his mom. This is a big deal. He has decided to tuck in his shirt for the first time since you started dating. Just be armed with this list of things to do. 1. Eat anything … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: I Facebooked Your Mom Last Night

Fifty First (J) Dates: I Facebooked Your Mom Last Night
By October 11, 2010

Upon viewing The Social Network this weekend, I had a lot of unanswered questions: Does Mark Zuckerberg have a cognitive and social disorder? (Were they trying to make it seem like he was autistic or something?) Do all Harvard boys date Asian … Read More

Fifty First (J) Dates: Oh Really, Marie Claire?

Fifty First (J) Dates: Oh Really, Marie Claire?
By October 7, 2010

I’m having another Carrie Bradshaw moment. But this time I’m scooping Elizabeth Taylor’s poop as we walk down 5th Avenue and I’m wearing a turban, a Dolce & Gabbana poofy skirt, and football shoulder pads. Strong shoulders are so in. But seriously, what … Read More