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Fifty First (J)Dates: Mid-Life Crisis Hot Tub Time Machine

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith Fineman

My power outage made me feel like I was in 1864. It was then that I decided to revisit three important boy/dating milestones. Let's go for a ride.

Fifty First (J)Dates: Having it Both Ways

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Having mostly been the "single girl," putting pregames, trips, friend-group-acronym-creation-parties before dudes, I decided to try something new.

Fifty First (J)Dates: The Perpetual Talker vs. The Spontaneous Me

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

There is always a moment that occurs on JDate, when you transition from just talking to a boy, whether it be in the lame IM window, on gchat if you've...

Fifty First (J)Dates: 11 - The Chauvinist

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

My date was charming, chivalrous, and unfortunately, somewhat of a chauvinist. What I wore: Calvin Klein black sandal stilettos, J Brand black jeans...

Fifty First (J)Dates: 10 - The Big Shot

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

I am a chatty person. I think that if you don't know me, this is at least clear in my excessive run-on sentences and extensive parentheticals. (Someti...

Fifty First (J)Dates: How to Prepare for a First (J)Date

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Since I began my project in self-indulgence/examination of the Hebrew Male, many people have begun using the site (hooray!) and have asked for my advi...

Fifty First (J)Dates: You Can Wipe Now, Mom.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Multiple people emailed me an article that ran in the New York Post on Monday about a meddling Jewish mother who created a dating site for parents to ...

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

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

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 ...

You're Pretty But I'm Broke: Inexpensive Date Ideas

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Due to the previous hellish date post, I have decided to submit some fun inexpensive date ideas. Fellas (and ladies too), it's possible to have a grea...

Fifty First (J)Stories: The Cheapskate

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

I understand not everyone has the financial freedom they want. Currently, nobody does. However, there is a large difference between not being able to ...

Single, Famous, and on JDate: Elena Kagan

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith Fineman

*this may or may not be real/my doing. Read more entries from Fifty First (J)Dates...

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

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

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 (???) ...

Fifty First (J)Dates: (J)Hate Mail of the Day

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

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 o...

Fifty First (J)Dates: The Money I$$ue

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

No matter how swimmingly a first date is going -- you're fantasizing about the giant ring that you will photograph with your Blackberry and bbm to 58 ...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Cliches to Avoid - Girls Edition

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

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. "Meredi...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Do I Know You From Somewhere?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

There are two times that now exist in my life. My life before JDate, and my life after JDate. Most people would say, that's pretty sad. But it's true....

Fifty First (J)Dates: Liar, Liar

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

It's no secret that people lie about themselves on JDate. Or elaborate the truth. And it's never about education or family, but rather about physical ...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Cliches to Avoid

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Dear prospective men, please never say any of the following on your profile: 1. Your favorite sports teams, followed by a GO STEELERS. Srsly? We're D...

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

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

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 s...

Fifty First (J)Dates: The Death of the Meet-Cute and JShame

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

The first rule of JDate, or so they say, is that you shouldn't talk about it. Just like Fight Club. Or the Mafia. Now, I am clearly taking this to the...

Equal Opportunity Dating

Elicia Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elicia Berger

Friends have encouraged me to enter the online dating world. Some suggested JDate. Only dating other Jews means that you are not contributing to the diversity of our world.

Summer Vacation? 'Nothing' Doing

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Having just attended a silent Vipassana meditation retreat at Spirit Rock in woodsy Woodacre, I can report that sitting still and doing nothing was, in fact, the primary activity on my summer vacation.

Navigating The Internet Dating Wilds With JDate

New York Times | Michael Winerip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

IN July 2006, Ron James's marriage of 13 years ended, and that same month, he joined JDate, an online matchmaking site for Jewish singles. "I'd fallen...

How to Fix Orthodox Jewish Dating

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In the religious world where dating is often dependent on third parties making introductions, young men and women are at the mercy of others to meet a potential spouse.