Amy Schumer Hijacks a Stranger’s Tinder Account and Sets Things On FIYAH (er, Fire)
There are plenty of things we can learn from Amy Schumer, like how to be hilariously awesome and an amazing bestie to pal Jennifer Lawrence. And now that she’s nabbed herself an adorable boyfriend, Amy apparently wants to help others do the same. But simply setting up blind dates is too boring for Amy. So when she hijacked a Vanity Fair staffer’s Tinder account to play matchmaker, things got seriously silly.
Andrea Cutler hands over her phone, then looks on while Amy gets the hang of things, swiping left and right while expounding her dating dos and don’ts. Among them: Never date a comedian, consider that guitar in a guy’s Tinder profile a red flag and don’t post selfies from the gym.
When she comes across a firefighter with a kitten in his pic, Amy is right-swipin’ faster than flames spreading at a tissue paper factory. “How about lightin’ my fiya?” Amy messages on behalf of the laughing staffer (who is such a good sport). It may not seem like the slickest line and Amy agrees. “Don’t worry, you’ll never hear from him,” she says.
But before the swiping is done, he messages back, “Sure, I’d love to!” OMGeeeee! Although we thought he’d end the convo after Amy answered his “How are you?” question with, “Bloated and hemorrhaging.” Poor dude was probably totally shocked and lost. But the persistent fella didn’t give up yet, answering with a helpful, “I’m also a nurse if you need.” But when Amy started asking him about green card help and day drinking, the potential match was outta there.
On to the next! If there was ever any doubt that animals make you looker cuter, Amy moved on from the kitten pic to a guy with a pup. “That’s a cute dog! Do you want to meet that dog?!” she asks Andrea. Amy gets right in there with hip-hop flavor asking, “What’s the dilly wit yo dog? Name? Breed?” Important info to know before you decide whether the match is to your liking.
In the end, there were a few matches, a few messages and so many laughs! Check out the full video below.
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(h/t Vanity Fair, photo via Mike Windle/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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