EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Who Should Kate Gosselin Date?

Sep. 3 2009, Published 7:06 a.m. ET

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With her marriage basically over, Kate Gosselin is now the most famous single mom in America.

It doesn’t look like the mom of eight is going to work things out with her estranged husband Jon, since he spends time with girlfriend Hailey Glassman and the nanny and possible gal pal Stephanie Santoro.

Lissa Coffey, a Lifestyle and Relationship expert told that “any woman in her position is going to have trouble finding someone to date.”

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“She needs somebody who is the exact opposite of Jon,” said Coffey. “I think that’s what she’s looking for is a partnership. And Jon couldn’t live up to that. I think she tried to have that with Jon, but he’s just not on her level emotionally, he couldn’t handle it, he’s too much of a kid.”

“People know her history so that’s going to be hard,” said Coffey.  “But what she’s got going for her is she’s really intelligent, she’s beautiful and committed to her children, she’s clearly a good mother so she’s got a lot of good qualities and if she can get a guy who can handle all of that then he would be a pretty remarkable guy and good for her.”

So who should Kate date? Lissa Coffey tells what Kate’s perfect mate’s profile should be:

Age: An older guy.  A little more experienced, a little more Zen and a little more laid back about things, not so trying to grab that brass ring. Somebody who is really comfortable in his own skin who is going to let her be herself and not try to change her.

Marital Status: It can be someone who is divorced, so that it’s someone who knows what he’s getting into with marriage. A man who is very committed, stable and present in their relationship. 

Hailey Glassman
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Kids: A guy who doesn’t have any kids or if he does they should be grown, or in college so they don’t need his full attention.  These little ones are going to need his full attention. That’s a lot of kids. Eight kids is a lot of kids. 

Career: Somebody who has a really strong business sense because she is becoming a brand herself. She’s going to be co-hosting The View, writing a book and all this kind of stuff so if she had someone who was really supportive of that.  Somebody who is a contractor or an architect, maybe even a fashion designer.  They could work as a team and she could go a lot further. It wouldn’t be like she was working against someone or in competition with someone or taking something away from somebody’s career.  It would be more a supportive partnership.  

Celebrity Status: I don’t know if a celebrity could handle Kate. Sometimes when you get two celebrities together it’s competition.  I think it would be better for her to have someone like a successful business man whose business is running itself where he could devote a lot of time to her and her career. Somebody who is not in the public eye and who is already established.

How will they meet: The best way for her to date is by people who are friends with her. Word of mouth introduction. How is she going to be anonymous on She’s going to attract all kinds of loony toones. For her that would be ridiculous.  The best way is through people she knows and then that way it gives her a jump start, this person has a reference and a back up. Somebody that knows somebody. Through her church or through volunteering at non-profit organizations, finding people who are passionate about the same things she is.  She might not have time to volunteer but she can go to their events and meet men there.

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