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Martha Stewart, 71, is ready for love and may be turning to Match.com to aid in her pursuit.
Stewart, a homemaking business magnate, recently opened up about her quest to find love while on the "Today" show. Stewart's adventures in love will be chronicled on "Today," the show's host Matt Lauer revealed, and the Match.com CEO Sam Yagan was on hand to offer the businesswoman some advice.
While Yagan told Stewart that he could help her line up some initial meetings with potential suitors, he also admitted that finding love for someone with her popularity would be no easy task.
"What we know we can get you is some great first dates," Yagan told Stewart on "Today." "I think finding a soulmate for you might be a little difficult. But I think first dates are easily doable."
The Match.com CEO suggested that Stewart should utilize his services without posting a personal profile like many of the other people looking for love online.
"I personally wouldn't. I would recommend not putting your true identity out there or your picture out there only because I think it would be distracting to those initial conversations you have," he said. "Where everyone would be about talking to Martha as opposed to really getting to know the person first."
Stewart took an interest in the dating website after seeing her employees find love online. She seemed to understand Yagan's thought process.
"And then I might get some crazies," she asked Yagan on "Today."
Although Stewart was once married to publishing executive Andrew Stewart, the pair split in 1987 after 26 years of marriage. While the pair have a daughter and two grandchildren, the businesswoman spoke about what she is looking for in a new mate.
"I'd like to have breakfast with somebody. I'd like to go to bed with somebody," Stewart revealed on "Today." "Energetic, outdoor-ish, really smart. Tall-ish."