Martha online dating
After recently creating an online dating profile on Match.com, the 71-year-old homemaking mogul has narrowed down the 1,000 date requests she received to two men, Stan and Larry.
Before going on a date with each suitor, the divorced mother and grandmother of one appeared on the show Thursday, May 9, where she met them for the first time.
Stewart, 71, was introduced to both men live on the TODAY show before going out with each of them on separate dates at New York restaurants. Neither man appeared nervous, despite a camera recording their conversation. “It gets you out there and it kind of gets the ball rolling,” he said.
She said she’s already had follow-up conversations with Larry — although more for professional reasons rather than private ones. “Whether you meet someone through the online dating site itself or just getting yourself out there, your friends now know you’re ready to go.” Stewart agreed.
She said since publicizing her efforts to find dates, her friends have come forward to help. My lawyer came up with a really great idea the other day — a fix-up,” she said.
Stewart selected Larry and Stan among more than 1,000 people who responded to the personal ad she posted on in April.
Stan is a filmmaker who shoots independent features and commercials, including ones that featured Stewart for Kmart many years ago.
He plays numerous sports, and enjoys gardening and meeting people in interesting places “spiced with fun," according to his online profile. “You never know what happens if business is good.” chief executive Sam Yagan said Stewart’s experience is typical for online dating.
"I've been curious about online dating for a long time, but, like lots of people, have been reluctant to take the leap." She's even offering fans the chance to help select her profile photo.
In addition to cooking, dining out, and travel, she also includes "fishing/hunting" in her long list of interests, and notes that she's a fan of "the symphony, opera & rap." A Leo, Martha says she is "curious about everything" and has "an adventurous spirit." Martha Stewart: Prison time was 'terrible' While she's new to the digital dating scene, Martha's optimistic about finding the "needle in a haystack" who fits her criteria.