Martha Stewart Dishes On Online Dating: Must Love Dogs, Kids & 'Maybe Monogamy'

Martha Stewart stops by Access Hollywood Live on May 15, 2013 Martha Stewart stops by Access Hollywood Live on May 15, 2013

Martha Stewart has some very important criteria in potential suitors, now that the lifestyle guru has jumped into the deep end of online dating.

Martha stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, where she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover what she wants in a man.

“I have my first dates this week,” the 71-year-old, who will consider a younger guy, said.

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“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with younger men, men the same age, it just really depends on if they’re active and fit and healthy and good looking,” she continued.

She was quick to list off things that will not land a date with her.

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“Somebody who hates children, hates animals, smokes, drinks to excess, all those bad things,” she explained.

Adding that a “nice smile, a nice appetite for good things… a nice person who’s also funny and witty and smart and hopefully rich enough” will catch her eye.

Kit asked if her extremely busy life would allow for a man.

“Maybe. The right one,” she said with a smile.

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She’s also not opposed to a man who might not seem geographically ideal.

“Bicoastal is great,” she said. “London, New York, perfect.”

The “Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others” author (her latest book is available now) is open to the type of relationship that might develop, saying, “I’m not necessarily looking for the husband who’s going to take out the garbage,” and said she will also consider something serious.

Adding, “I’m not a jealous person, but if it’s a relationship for like, the rest of my life, maybe monogamy wouldn’t be a bad thing.”

-- Jesse Spero

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