Recently, while eating at a diner in New York with my bubbe and zayde they began asking random people seated at nearby tables if they knew any nice Jewish girls for me. I was mortified.
For Jews marauded by relatives with marriage queries, desperately playing the dating game, Fifty First (J) Dates is a compelling and comical confessional blog, about just how bad (and entertaining) it can be. Meredith Fineman chronicles her own and others’ JDate debacles and also gives tips on how to navigate the not-always-kosher world of online in-Tribe romance. In doing basic searches on the largest Jewish dating site Fineman explains some of the site’s features: “‘Closest to You’ is a great strategy for booty calls. ‘Most Popular’ is for the JDate cads. And ‘Newest’ is for the fresh meat. Fresh kosher meat.”