Both You And Martha Stewart Have Considered Online Dating But Are Too Chicken

martha stewartI really don’t understand the hesitancy over online dating. I echo the resounding sentiments of Terri Trespicio who advocated that everyone needs to “date like a grownup,” including my many single mothers out there looking to return to the dating scene. Even domestic goddess Martha Stewart has considered picking from the online pool at this point.

The mother of Alexis Stewart, who famously wrote a not so flattering depiction of her mother, told Us Weekly that she considered online dating. She went so far as to peruse the Match.com profile before losing her nerve:

“I started to laugh halfway down the page,” she said of filling out the online application. “It was, like, impossible.”

Had she gone through with it, though, she told [Matt Lauer] she wouldn’t have used an alias. “I want to do my real thing,” she insisted.

Martha is an ambitious businesswoman to say the very least. She has built an entire brand complete with magazines, books, and media — all immediately synonymous with her quiche-crafting name. While the 71-year-old is entitled to reconsider her options, I find her timidity in this realm a bit disappointing. She’s gone after everything else in her life with laser-like focus and confidence. Why is finding gentlemen callers any different? Then again, I can see many an outlet making a DESPERATE OLDER WOMAN SEEKS BOYFRIEND headline out of Martha putting herself out there.

Good business call, Martha.

(photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com)

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    • Blueathena623

      She’s 71? Damn.
      And met my husband on Match, and that was over 9 years ago. Surprised the stigma is still around.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      I met my boo on Craigslist.True Story, lol. Though we still tell people a different story so I guess the stigma is still well and alive.

      • ChopChick

        Embrace it. I met my fiance on Craigslist too and whenever we tell people they really love it. “Was it a missed connection??” “Nope, just a regular personal ad.” “They have those?!?!” “Yep!!” And inevitably they love it.

      • Ashley

        I met my fiance on OkCupid. Towards the beginning, we told people we met on our college campus, but lately we’ve tried to be more open about how we met (it’s easier when the relationship is established and people are less likely to brush it off…). We aren’t ashamed, but don’t like dealing with other folks’ judgement. Hopefully by sharing our story, we’re helping to break the stigma just a little bit at a time.

    • Lastango

      One possible downside of not looking online is that, these days, it appears a lot of potential mates aren’t really looking anywhere else.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000913577719 Elisa Probert

      I met my husband on Chemistry.com. We’re both very awkward, socially. Makes “getting out there” and meeting people a challenge. I liked internet dating. We got to know each other and figure out conversation topics for our first real date BEFORE getting there.