“The Bachelor” Star Finds Love on Match.com

“I didn’t find love on The Bachelor, but I did find love on Match.com!”

Elizabeth Kitt, "The Bachelor" Season 14 & "Bachelor Pad" Season 1

Hey everyone! Elizabeth Kitt here. You may know me from Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor” and season one of “The Bachelor Pad”. I’m here to tell you my story of how I found love… but not on national television! Instead, I met my soul mate on Match.com. Here’s how it all went down. 

2010 was a pretty emotional year for me. In January, I was on “The Bachelor” taking a shot at finding love with Jake, and in August, I was on “The Bachelor Pad” getting my heart broken by Jesse Kovacs. After the shows ended I went back to my regular life living alone and working long hours. I soon found myself feeling more alone than I’ve ever felt. I decided I could waste away alone and overworked in my Los Angeles apartment, or I could get myself out there! So, I decided to purchase a 6-month subscription to Match.com.

Starting off on Match.com was an immediate thrill. I decided to have fun with it and not take each date too seriously. When I got a message from someone who seemed interesting, I immediately set up a time to meet. I went on tons of dates in those 6 months!

Toward the end of my 6-month subscription, I got a message from a guy that read, “In case you missed the first one”. The note jumped out at me because I had, in fact, missed the first message. I took a peek at his pictures, I read a little bit of his profile, I made sure he met my height requirement, age requirement, etc., and then I sent him a message back: “Let’s meet up! Just tell me when and where, and I’ll be there.”

When I met up with Joshua at a trendy little bar in Santa Monica I had no expectations. I can’t even remember the conversation we had that night, but I do remember thinking, “I am having so much fun talking to this guy!” When it was time to call it a night he walked me to my car. It was obvious that we were both excited about how the night had gone, and that’s when he asked me… “So how does this work? I know you said you don’t kiss on the first date, so how do I get a second date with you?” I paused for a minute and asked him, “Well, how many dates have you been on from Match.com?” To my surprise he told me I was his FIRST DATE on Match.com. I was shocked! We called it a night, and as soon as I got home I sent him a text that said, “You will get your second date with me as soon as you have gone on 5 first dates from Match.com. So I guess I will see you in a week, or a month, or two months. It depends on how quickly you can go on 5 first dates!” I knew this was risky for me since he could possibly go on a few more dates and fall head-over-heels for someone, but if that happened, I would have been happy for him. He was a good guy and deserved a really good girl.

To my excitement, he accepted my challenge… and sent me a synopsis of how each date went!

When it came time for his 5th and final date, I had one more date to go on too. I now realized what I had been putting him through. I was on a date with one guy, but I really just wanted to be with Joshua! After our dates ended, I ran to be with Joshua. At that point I knew and he knew that there wasn’t anyone else out there for us. We had found our soul mates. All thanks to Match.com!

Elizabeth and Josh

Elizabeth and Josh

Elizavice: Dating isn’t an exact science. Although it took me a while to find love, it may take others only a moment.. Match.com gave me the greatest gift of all, and I can only hope that others get out of their comfort zone enough to give love a shot in the new media age.

Try Match.com for free today here!
Note: Elizabeth Kitt was financially compensated by Match.com to provide her story here.


  1. Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful story. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Josh.

  2. Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    how much did you pay her?

  3. Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    Tempted to do a Larry David suspicious-face at this…

  4. Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is too cool! I wonder on what date it came up: I was on The Bachelor.

  5. Bill T
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    i cant say as to whether she got paid or not, but i doubt that it matters. i know her and i know she’s head over heels for this dude. she used match for months before finding the guy, but eventually found him.

  6. beck
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    i love reading the story that i’ve been hearing about over the phone for MONTHS!! couldn’t be happier for you and joshua!

  7. Polly Rothwell
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Elizabeth Kitt is my daughter and I have never seen her this happy. SHE HAS TRULY FOUND LOVE ON match.com……I get to meet her Joshua in August for the first time and am soooooo excited……

  8. Andrew
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been thinking about joining match.com but I’ve been hesitant. Maybe I should give it a try …

  9. Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Josh and I are great friends and I can say this story is absolutely true. I remember when Josh first told me about this girl he met on Match that told him to go on 5 other dates before they went on a second one and I remember being skeptical for Josh about the idea. I’m very glad it worked out!

  10. Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Elizabeth! I’m so happy that you put yourself out there and met Josh. Y’all are great together ❤

  11. Kristi
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    On my honeymoon right now! We met on match as well. Best thing I ever did. He “winked” at me the first night I signed up and was the only person I even talked to on there. I just knew he was the one. Told all my friends how great match was and now one of my bridesmaids is engaged to a guy from match as well!

    • Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Awesome, Kristi! And tell your friend congrats from Match.com too 😉 Thank you for sharing!!

  12. brooke leblanc
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    you guys give all of us so much hope!!! i love you both!

  13. Lori
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I know Joshua very well and this is exactly how it happened. I remember his reaction after their first date and it was an awesome move on Elizabeth’s part to make him go on other dates. It just goes to show when you have a connection, nothing else really matters. It’s a wonderful story that should be shared. Congrats to you both. =)

  14. Kathleen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congrats, Elizabeth! Cute story. Match.com really works–I should know! A very special guy first wrote to me on Match.com in 2007. Well, guess what? He’s been my husband now for the past 3 years. We got married in 2008 and we welcomed a beautiful baby boy in 2010. 🙂 Yay for Match.com

    • Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Congrats to you and your hubby (and baby boy) Kathleen! Thank you for sharing the love 😉

  15. Ian Kitzmiller
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great story! Congratulations on what sounds like a perfect “match”…

  16. Elisa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink | Reply


    So happy that you found love. You have always been one of my favourites and you deserve it! I know a few people that have found their soul mates on-line! ❤

    London, Ontario, Canada

  17. Gin
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    cute story! Glad you found love girl 🙂

  18. Judy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations young lady. I’m so happy for you. Joshua got himself a good one! I hope I get to meet him when you come for fair.

  19. yaya lamoondi
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    way to go elizabeth!! hes so much better than jesse! (and cuter too)!!

  20. Lila Rose Lively
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Jake Jesse AND Joshua… you really like boys with J names 😉 congrats!

  21. Ann csincsak
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So happy for Elizabeth! This is a great story so happy they both found each other on match.com

  22. Jo George
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful story! Best of luck to both of you.

  23. Beverly
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Good to hear there is hope out there for the rest of us.

  24. Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations!!!! so nice to read and hear of love again beating the odds. The word says….”Without LOVE we have nothing”…..Nada….
    I met my husband on a christian dating site after giving God a LIST……The dating sites work as we live in such a busy time….who has the time to spend sifting….the dating sites can and will do alot of thatv for you.
    I hope you and Joshua are as happy as my husband and I . As for me and my list….I got far more than I could have ever askd for or imagined….<3

  25. Ann
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Elizabeth!

  26. Lorie ONeil
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ahhhhhh!!!! So happy for you both!

  27. Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    she really enjoys playing games with guys….the fact tht he’s okay with it proves he’s percect!

  28. Ann Rowley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Joshua is my grandson and a grand guy he is. I know he is serious about this relationship and it makes me so happy to see him so happy. I have met Elizabeth and I love her, to. So proud they found each other. It’s a beautiful story.

  29. Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I met my guy Theo over 3 years ago on Match.com. And we just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! We honestly knew the moment we met and after only a month of dating he got a job across the country in CA. So I took a chance, moved with him, and never looked back 🙂 We couldn’t be happier. We just moved to FL and bought a house to be near our parents and are working on starting a family of our own 😉 Recently we convinced his mother to sign up since she has been single for a long time. She met her new boyfriend and is so happy. Best thing that ever happened to any of us!

  30. Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful story Elizabeth!! I’m soo happy you have found each other!! Congrats to you and Josh!!!

  31. Brooke Derby
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 12:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    PRECIOUS! So happy for you both! Wishing you all the best! I married a Josh 3 years ago and he is my soul mate too! There is nothing more wonderful! Aloha from hawaii!!

  32. kat
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    this is nice, i loved you on bachelor pad and happy to see you are happy in love…. best of luck to you!!!! XOXOXOXOXxo

  33. Alicia
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for sharing your story. It gives me encouragement. Wishing you the best!

  34. Kristi
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love you Beth and I am so glad that Joshua has come into your life, I pray that everything keeps going good for the 2 of you we can’t wait to meet him. Miss you and we will see you soon. Thanks match.com for this great relationship that has developed for my sis!

  35. Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:10 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh man, I couldn’t make it half way down the page without tears of joy running down my face. Oh cupid, you got me good this time, right in the heart……. The heart!!!!!!

    Anyway enough about you, I’m glad Josh was able to find the love he has longed for so long, and oh what a gem you are ms. Kitt. Any man would be lucky to have you, and any woman lucky to have Josh, Boom!!! Explosion!!! Its too bad my favorite man is straight (cue sigh) thanks for always being there bro.

  36. Julia
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am so happy to hear you found your soul mate! I was one of the lucky ones to find mine through random chance! No matter how it comes about, once you’ve found your perfect match you treasure and value every moment together!

  37. jeremy doyle
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 2:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Beth,

    I’m happy for you. You’re a bright lady (I know for a fact), and obviously lovely… so Josh is super lucky too. My best to you both.


  38. jana
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You two deserve the best! Loved you on both TV shows. Saw this on the lulu chronicles.

  39. Jessica Hunter
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 1:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    Saw your story on The LuLu Chronicles! You are a very cute couple and I hope that you have found the happiness you are looking for! I have tried eHarmony and will now give Match.com a try also!

  40. Barbi
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Such a sweet story! love it!! Can’t wait to meet him next time I’m in LA.
    hugs to you both!

  41. Posted December 29, 2011 at 1:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    Happy…no I take that back… Ecstatic to say, I too found the love of my life on Match.
    I was married 28 years so when I found myself divorced and ready to date again it was quite a learning experience to do online dating being over 50. What an adventure to say the least! I could do stand up comedy about my online dating experiences. I definitely learned lots including lots about myself. I see dating and the people we connect with along the way as part of my personal evolution. And I think all that dating helped me to keep growing and refining what I was looking for. Finally I realized how and what to write for the best way to attract what it is I was seeking. I believe I discovered a secret that has worked amazing for me and for a few others I know.
    I learned so much that I have a passion to be a dating coach to others. Oh and did I mention I am engaged to the man of my dreams who I met on match 6 months ago?

  42. DaisyMoon
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Never understood Elizabeth’s attraction to Jesse or Fake Jake.
    So glad she’s moved on, AND with a guy hotter than both those knuckle-heads combined!
    You Go Girl!!

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