Imagine logging in to your dating website of choice, only to find a message waiting for you from Ryan Gosling or Mila Kunis.
A new survey by Match.com (which is owned by The Daily Beast's parent company, IAC) asked 1,000 singles, who they would most like to see join the dating website. Alas, they did not pick Martha Stewart, who recently signed up for the e-dating service. Nor did they choose Diane Keaton, who said on Ellen last month that she'd like to get married. No, it was this year's golden girl, Jennifer Lawrence who topped the list with 34.17 percent of votes. The most desired man: Ryan Seacrest, with 28.16 percent.
What makes these two so dateable? “There’s a natural ease and familiarity with both Jennifer and Ryan,” says Whitney Casey, a relationship expert for Match.com. “Though Jennifer is your down-to-earth best friend, at the same time she can easily switch on the glamour and sex it up. And Ryan has the red-carpet charm and personality every girl is looking for, while still being someone you want to take home to mom.”
Slightly more surprising in third place is Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl cocktails and known for such TV shows as The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Getting Married. She filed for divorce in December but recently told People that she’s still living with her husband, a “very, very stressful” living situation. With 21.37 percent of the vote, presumably the men of Match.com would like to offer her a better home life than she sees now. Hopefully they’d welcome her 3-year-old daughter, Bryn, as well.
Jamie Foxx claimed fourth place with 16.3 percent of the vote, possibly winning hearts with his swashbuckling title role in last year’s Django Unchained. His sense of humor and lingering good looks don’t hurt, either.
With the exception of J-Law, age 22, the list skews slightly older, closer to late 30s and early 40s. This makes sense for Match.com, where middle-aged members are a fast-growing demographic, and where users are more likely to be looking for marriage than a hook-up. They’re drawn to these celebrities because they’re “real, approachable and friendly faces,” says Casey.
Now if only someone could convince these famous singles to join.