Talk about a Greek goddess. With her powers, Maria Menounos can seemingly do anything—host TV shows (Today, Access Hollywood, Extra), wrestle in the WWE and dance beautifully, as she did on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Want to win her over? We asked her for advice about dating. And Greek food. But mostly dating. (Did we mention her answers are accompanied by lovely pics? Well, they are...)
MADE MAN: What’s the best way to meet a girl? MARIA MENOUNOS: Show her a picture of your dog. That always gets me. I will talk to someone who shows me a picture of their puppy all day long!
MM: Do you have many dogs? MM: I have five!
MM: How important is it for a potential suitor to have a cool name like yours? MM: You know, that seems like a hot topic. It’s becoming increasingly popular where women are like, “No, I don’t want to take your name!” I kinda share that sentiment. If my potential husband had a name I didn’t like, I would probably keep my own! We are living in a day and age where that’s OK.
MM: Let’s say you are taller [Menounos is 5’8”] than a guy who wants to date you. Is that at all intimidating? MM: I know it can be. If I met a shorter guy, I’d invest in flat shoes!
MM: Any other dating advice? MM: If you bring a girl over, make sure your house is clean and organized. You don’t want to turn her off as soon as she walks in the door! I like to follow a routine where I multi-task and do my chores—it really helps.
MM: Where can you get the best Greek food? MM: I just found a place in Los Angeles called The Fire House. It’s small, you don’t have to get dressed up, and it’s my favorite gyro in the city. It’s to die for! Great place to hang out with a date and pig out.
MM: Do you have a favorite Greek dish? MM: I love tiropitas, it’s a really tasty cheese and spinach pie. And Greek salads. And avoglemeno soup! Editor’s note: Avoglemeno soup? Got it.