TODAY | May 09, 2013
>>> we're back at 8:13 now. over the past week or so, america seen a different side of martha stewart . we're used to seeing her cook or doing something crafty, but she's now taking a stab at online dating . and according to martha , it's all in the spirit of adventure. martha , welcome back, good to see you.
>> nice to see you.
>> thousands of men after you put your profile on match.com , thousands of men reached out saying they would like to go on a date with you. we narrowed this down in stages to about 50 or 60, then to --
>> it was hard.
>> what was so hard about it?
>> well, reading the profiles and trying to figure out if there was something in common with about 1,000 different guys. so it was kind of difficult.
>> and we've been stressing all along, this is not about finding love or a life partner , as i think sam, from match.com said, it's about trying to find a couple or a few nice first dates.
>> yeah, i like to go out with men. i have so many great things to go to and you want to take somebody with you. so that's one reason. another reason is that i actually would like some day to find a match.
>> and i just want to stress and you've been so good about this that this is real reality.
>> yeah. this is not set up at all.
>> none of these have been set up. none of this is fake. and i want everybody to know that because i want other women in a similar situation, it can be done, i hope.
>> and i've known you for more than 20 years, and i'm not going to say you're a ball of nerves because you're not, but it's outside your comfort zone .
>> i'm slightly apprehensive, but nervous.
>> let's not waste any more time.
>> is there a difference?
>> no, it's close. there's a fine line. let's get to meet match number one. before i bring stan schofield out, was there something that stood out in his profile?
>> yeah, we actually had worked together in the past.
>> you didn't remember this, right?
>> well, no, i mean, just looking at him, no. but that he brought it up was interesting. and i thought, well, he lives nearby. so it wouldn't be --
>> stan , come on out. oh, sorry, hold on one second. let's first meet him.
>> my name is stan , i'm a film maker, director, writer, do commercials, independent features. probably one of the best jobs in the world. i do a lot of sports, stay active, paint, carpentry, i like to eat, have a nice glass of wine with dinner. i'd love to find someone with a great sense of humor. i love dogs, sunday afternoon sitting around, reading the paper and i love summer.
>> i was so anxious, i jumped the gun. stan , now come on out and meet martha .
>> hi, stan .
>> and he brought me flowers.
>> good to see you.
>> how are you?
>> here you go.
>> welcome. have a seat on the couch.
>> we're going to talk to you in a second. but now we want to take a look at match number two. and was there something that stood out?
>> he likes to hike and he likes -- well, he didn't say he likes animals, i'll tell you later, that was intriguing too.
>> let's meet him.
>> i'm larry , and i'm an international steel trading business. we buy and sell steel all over the world. i honestly love what i do and loved it every day of my life. love traveling, love the new york philharmonic, love walking, swimming. life revolves around the ocean. i live right near it. i have two children, a daughter and a son who are adult living in new york. i'm very close with my kids. what i'm looking for in a woman is somebody who hasn't lost the idea of what love is all about. with the right person, it'll be new all over again.
>> all right, larry , come on out and meet martha . martha , this is larry .
>> hi, larry .
>> hi, larry , good to see you.
>> nice to meet you.
>> it's now official, i'm jim lang. stan , let me start with you.
>> all right.
>> what was it about martha 's profile online? what is it about martha that made you think this was something you wanted to pursue?
>> oh, i always really liked martha . how could you not?
>> did we have fun on the commercial?
>> we did.
>> we had a good time. she was great and turned out really well. it was a long time ago.
>> yeah. fun.
>> did you have interest in dating her back then?
>> oh, i guess i shouldn't say.
>> you can say. you can be honest.
>> i might have.
>> larry , what was it about martha made you decide to take a shot?
>> when i read the profile, she expressed the same feelings i think all of us at this age have. a lot of trepidation and fear of it and we're usually not afraid of much. but then when she said learning, curiosity, adventure, you know, that's really what we're looking for.
>> for either of you, any part of the fact she's so well known give you pause?
>> yeah. absolutely.
>> tell me.
>> it's -- i think the -- it would look more like an opportunity, i would look more like an opportunist.
>> and that's not me.
>> do you believe me that this is a real thing?
>> yes, you express in your profile all of the feelings i think all of us have when we go on to something like this. we're used to being fixed up with people we know and a certain amount of comfort.
>> hardly an effort.
>> i'm really mad at all of them.
>> stan ?
>> the funny thing is, when i saw your picture on match.com and i said well, that's a familiar face. i can't be who i think it is.
>> i didn't know all of this was going on. i thought, well, oh, she's on match.com , that's cool. so then we had a little correspondence and the next day somebody told me without me saying anything, oh, have you seen what's going on with martha stewart ? and i go, what? and they go -- and i said you've got to be kidding.
>> and now you find yourself on the couch.
>> can i say? martha is a pro at being in front of a camera. so this comes fairly easily for him. i'm very proud of you guys because i don't think this can be easy.
>> not at all.
>> to do this on national television. so congratulations for that.
>> yeah, i think it's bold and nice, actually.
>> and there are no winners and losers today. it's not like we're going to say you get the date, you don't. you're going to go out, coffee, whatever, separately.
>> not together.
>> no, not the three. guys, thank you so much. and we have one late addition, martha .
>> one other guy decided he would love to take you out.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> zach galifianakis is here.
>> martha and i met once at a convention.
>> i watched your performance in your last very big blockbuster movie and i don't think