'A wild ride.' Norwalk matchmaker looks for love on Lifetime TV show

Looking for love can be a challenge in the era of online dating apps. A Norwalk matchmaker decided she wanted to do it for herself, and in person.

Mark Sudol

Sep 1, 2022, 9:28 PM

Updated 635 days ago

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Looking for love can be a challenge in the era of online dating apps. A Norwalk matchmaker decided she wanted to do it for herself, and in person.
"I'm a single who's serious about getting serious," said Jill Dunn, from Norwalk.
The 41-year-old is a matchmaker looking for love. She's helped hundreds find a mate and decided it was her turn.
"I am a matchmaker without a match," Dunn says on the Lifetime TV show called "Five Guys A Week."
Dunn surfed the web and that's how she found the show.
"I think it was like a 70-person crew that was here," said Dunn.
In April, her Norwalk home was rigged with cameras rolling 24 hours a day for a week.
Within a span of an hour and a half I had five men in my house. And yes, they did all sleep here," said Dunn.
Dunn says the experience was worth it. She says it was much more valuable than anything online.
"That face-to-face time with another human being is so important and so valuable," said Dunn.
"I do have to choose somebody to send home," Dunn says on the show.
On the show, Dunn eliminates one man at a time, and one elimination did not go so well.
"Something dramatic happened while he was exiting that you definitely don't want to miss," said Dunn.
In the end it will be up to her to decide who gets her heart.
"It was a wild ride, but it was definitely one for the books," Dunn said.
You can find out if Dunn found love on her hour-long episode of "Five Guys A Week," which airs on Sept. 14, on Lifetime.


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