Wife-seeking ophthalmologist appears on dating show

March 8, 2014

An ophthalmologist who shot to fame earlier this year after an email he sent to colleagues detailing his quest to find the perfect spouse became a viral hit, upped his search by recently appearing on a popular reality dating show.

Dr. Chynn (Photo courtesy of Park Avenue SafeSight)

By Rose Schneider, Content Specialist, Ophthalmology Times

New York-An ophthalmologist who shot to fame earlier this year after an email he sent to colleagues detailing his quest to find the perfect spouse became a viral hit, upped his search by recently appearing on a popular reality dating show.

Emil Chynn, MD-who is in private practice at Park Avenue SafeSight, New York-appeared this week on Bravo TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker, a reality show which claims to be able to pair-up millionaires with eligible singles, in an attempt to find love.

Explaining why he decided to take his journey to reality television, Dr. Chynn said in a written statement-posted on his practice’s website-while he “was apprehensive when the idea was first broached, (I) decided to embrace the experience and make the best of it.”

Dr. Chynn’s love quest previously made headlines this year, as many news outlets-such as the Howard Stern Show, the Huffington Post, NY Post, ABC, Fox, and CNN-chronicled the eye surgeon’s journey after someone posted Dr. Chynn’s email online.

According to PRWeb, “Dr. Chynn’s dating life has long been the subject of intense media scrutiny due to his high profile as one of the country’s top laser vision correction surgeons . . . (and) media outlets around the world have shown an almost-obsessive interest in the eye surgeon’s search for a wife.”

Prior to his dating checklist email, Dr. Chynn attempted to find a relationship by posting a personal ad in the Spring 2012 issue of Columbia University’s alumni magazine, offering a $10,000 charitable donation for an introduction to the right woman.

 

 

Following the Thursday airing of Dr. Chynn’s "Millionaire Matchmaker" episode, he appeared Friday on the Connecticut radio station 99.1 PLR, in which he sought further relationship advice from Patty Ann Tublin, chief executive officer and founder of Relationship Toolbox.

During the on-air interview, Tublin and Dr. Chynn examined his antics and behavior on the reality show, as well as various love tips, as the ophthalmologist was unable to obtain a girlfriend from the dating show.

Dr. Chynn is currently offering-through the website, Chynnmatchmaking.com-that if someone sets him up on a date, he will sell his Ferrari and donate the proceeds, about $100,000, to the charity of that person's choice.