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Dating expert seeks her own match on 'Miss Advised'
After helping her share of clients from Westchester County, matchmaker Amy Laurent is putting her own social life on public display in Bravo's new reality show “Miss Advised, which premieres Monday night after "The Real Housewives of New York City."
“I’m so excited,” Laurent told Newsday Westchester on Monday afternoon. “It’s pretty unbelievable that it’s here.”
The reality series chronicles the love lives of three relationship experts — Laurent in New York City, Julia Allison in Los Angeles and Emily Morse in San Francisco — all of whom are single.
Laurent, who claims to have an 85 percent success rate at finding clients serious relationships within three months, has her rules for making relationships stick. But “Miss Advised” will show another side of her, one that struggles to follow her own advice when an ex shows up.
“I hope that [viewers] understand that just because we’re experts, or if you’re an expert in any field, that we’re human,” she said. “There’s this message put out there to people that experts are perfect, and you’re supposed to look at them in that way, and this was kind of an opportunity with the show to say, ‘You know, what? We all want the same things in life, and guess what, we all struggle with very similar things, like insecurities and vulnerabilities.’ ”
Laurent said one of her matchmaking clients from Westchester County visited her New York City office during filming, but she added that she doesn’t know whether he will appear on the show. Westchester County residents, she says, often ask her to help them find potential mates beyond county borders.
“I think their biggest frustrations, among clients living in that area, is they need me to expand their dating pool, because they’re working,” she said. “They’re limited to just meeting people through friends.”
In the meantime, Laurent says she has a “few prospects” of her own, including one who might be in the lead at the moment, but adds, “I don’t have a ring on my finger.”
“Miss Advised” premieres Monday night at 10 on Bravo.