The 71-year-old media magnate recently took her search for companionship to the Internet in the most high profile way possible – by announcing she'd joined on the TODAY Show, and choosing two prospective dates who bravely agreed to appear on-air to meet her for the first time.
Stewart thinks sharing her online dating experience publicly is important.
She’d tried online dating, but became disenchanted after potential suitors posted outdated photos or never showed up for their date.
But for older singles who weren’t raised in front of a computer or are accustomed to a more traditional courtship, looking for love on the Internet may seem downright scary.
Those afraid of taking the plunge might look to Martha Stewart for inspiration.
Our Time.com, owned by Match.com, is a site for singles over 50, and AARP even has its own matching service, powered by the dating company How About We.
Jeannie Assimos, senior managing editor at e Harmony, urges potential daters worried about being computer savvy to look past the technology.
Toward the end of their date, Joan, feeling nervous and confused, decided to take a chance. They urge their single friends to try online dating. “It’s so wonderful that I have to pinch myself to say, ‘Did this really happen?