May 1, 2013, - 6:06 pm
Martha Stewart’s empire is struggling. She’s just discontinued two magazines and her show was dumped by even the Hallmark Channel. Her TV presence on PBS is easily beaten by younger, hipper chefs and crafters on various cable channels. And, now, at age 71, she’s put herself online as a dating specimen on Match.com. It’s gotta be a publicity stunt, since the only time you ever hear her name anymore is in the lawsuit between Macy’s and J.C. Penney about which can carry her merch, and now that case has ended (with J.C. Penney winning–Macy’s can’t sell her stuff). Or maybe Match.com paid her for the venture and publicity that comes along with it. I’m sure others will say, “Well, if Martha Stewart can do it, maybe I’ll give it a try.”
Reports say Stewart’s online dating profile seeks a man from age 55-70 (she’s seeking a younger man for a reason: vanity, and relative boytoyism). But what kind of guy wants to date a 71-year-old (used to be) billionaire chick who tells you how to make crocheted pastel cashmere Q-tip covers? Maybe a guy who wants to be kept? I don’t know. But I know that usually people of her wealth and stature go to private, expensive matchmakers or they meet others in their own lofty social circles.
What do you think is going on here? I smell a Jason Collins-style publicity grab, in which people praise her “courage” for dating online.
In any event, would you date Martha Stewart? I get the idea that it is not an easy role to play. Unless you check your testicles at the door . . . forever. I like her crafts and recipes, but she’s every guy’s nightmare: an overbearing liberal who knows who to do everything better than you and has scads and scads more money than you, too. She’s definitely the man in the relationship. Every relationship.
Might be worth it for that future multi-million dollar contract to write the tell-all book, “Dating Martha Stewart.” But I get the idea the chosen man (or men) will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
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