In a story sure to bring hope to the countless number of single women nationwide, finding a mate has now surpassed prison and building an empire as the single most difficult feat known to mankind. After serving a 5-month prison sentence in 2004 for charges related to the Imclone insider trading scandal, Martha Stewarthas rebuilt her brand, repaired her image, and is apparently ready for love. The 71-year old homemaking mogul has become the newest, and in all likelihood, richest member to join the online dating site, Match.com.
The once-divorced Stewart ended her marriage of 26 years to Andrew Stewart back in 1987. She has since been linked to actor Sir Anthony Hopkins and computer exec Charles Simonyl, however no one has emerged as a true contender for the title of “Mr. Right.” Seeking an extremely “specific” person, the multi-millionaire cites online dating as “a good way to find that needle in a haystack.” Stewart states she is looking for someone "who's intelligent, established, and curious; and who relishes adventure and new experiences as much as [she does]. Someone who can teach [her] new things. A lover of animals, grandchildren, and the outdoors. Young at heart."
From a logical standpoint, these seem like very practical and feasible qualities to find in a companion. Unfortunately for Stewart, her ideal man wishlist is anything but original. Swap out, grandchildren for children and she has essentially penned the wants of every woman to ever grace the face of the earth. Again, the ever prevalent reality that knowing ones desires holds little importance when the prospect of finding them is low. Pessimism aside, it is indeed refreshing to see a woman with that magnitude of success and influence still on the quest for love. The old adage holds true, money can’t buy you love; however it can pay for all the membership fees needed to find it.