About this time last year, something crazy happened to me. I was living in Chicago and had set up a dating profile, because, whatever it was 2015. Let me live. I can’t really remember which one exactly cause tbh I had tried them all. This one particular day I was actually on my way to meet someone for the first time when I got a message from a girl. Normally I would laugh at these messages, but this one was different.
She said she worked for the Steve Harvey show and had gone through my profile and thought I’d be a perfect fit for one of their segments. She asked me to call her and the rest is history. I canceled my date, submitted a video talking about my dating life and why I wanted Steve’s help, filled out an extremely long, slightly embarrassing and detailed questionnaire about myself and what I was looking for. I did two rounds of interviews with producers and then I was actually chosen!
Now, before you judge with your judging eyes, I was a big fan of Steve’s dating books. I didn’t know what to expect from being a part of the show, but I honestly had nothing to lose. If a little TV magic could connect me with my very own McDreamy, then why not? I mean, ultimately I wanted this to turn into my own spinoff show on Bravo, but I’ll admit that was a little ambitious.
Nothing ever came out of my 15 minutes of fame, but it was an experience I’ll never forget. They flew my friends up for the show and put us up in a swanky hotel for two nights. Steve never brought me back on the show or matched me with any guys. I’m still single, happy, and hoping something more thrilling than Netflix and chill dates will soon come my way. Life is good though. I’ve deleted all of my dating apps cause I’m sorta hoping for that IRL kinda thing if you know what I mean 😉