Meet Matt Wurnig
It all started when the first COVID-19 lockdowns began in March of 2020, Matt tasked himself with a goal of going on a virtual date with a girl from every state. Along the way, he put out highlights of his virtual dates on TikTok, where he accumulated millions of views and likes across his videos all while growing a following of over 100,000 followers!
After completing all of his virtual dates, Matt’s followers were asking whats next. Matt wasted no time and decided to take a big jump and travel to all 50 states to go on in person dates with all the gals he met virtually. He got his 2001 Ford F150 (with almost 200,000 miles on it) wrapped with his logo and hit the road.
After 5 1/2 months on the road Matt officially completed his 50 Dates 50 States journey and what a wild adventure it was… He went zip lining, bike riding, go kart racing, traveled to national parks, went on hikes, took cooking classes, dancing classes and did so much more! He’s been able to grow a following of over 345,000 followers on TikTok while surpassing 12 million total likes and close to 70 million views on the 50 Dates 50 States hashtag. He’s been interviewed by News, Radio, Magazines, and Podcasts in the US and overseas throughout his entire journey.
When Matt’s journey concluded he developed a podcast to share all the fun stories he went through discussing dates, hotels, food, traveling, and everything in between. After publishing 52 episodes of his podcast Matt waited for his year anniversary of 50 Dates 50 States for another big announcement… Season 2.
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Season 2 was on another level compared to Season 1. During this Season, Matt traveled across the country again to go on a date with a different girl in each state but this time he had a full team behind him. He was picked up by a management team who helped him acquire a cameraman, editor and PR team to take the brand of 50 Dates 50 States to new heights.
Not only did Matt have a helpful team backing him, he also upgraded his ride. Instead of being in the old 2001 Ford F150 truck he took across the country in Season 1, he upgraded to a brand new 2021 Dodge Challenger.
Season 2 took Matt around 6 months to complete and boy was there some wild adventures he went on. Riding in a helicopter in Alaska, parasailing in Hawaii, hot air ballooning in New Mexico, and so much more.
At the end of Matt’s endeavor he was contacted by Good Morning America to come out to New York City with his top 4 dates and select his favorite date LIVE on air. He ended up picking his Illinois date – Cassidy.
Throughout Matt’s Season 2 endeavor he was featured on over 40 TV outlets, highlighted in over 35 online and written articles, appeared on his first talk show in New York and was contacted by multiple producers trying to develop it into a TV Show.
Now, Matt takes a new role as the host of 50 Dates 50 States while a girl will hit the road and go on a date with a different guy in every state during Season 3.
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One day Matt opened up the dating app “Tinder” and a notification popped up that said you could place your location anywhere in the US for free. A light bulb went off in Matt’s head where he wanted to get a match with someone in each state and go on a virtual date with them.
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The date application for guys to apply in Season 3 will be announced soon!
A really important thing Matt looks at when choosing a date is the date idea. If you have an awesome and creative idea for a date in your state when you apply thats a plus. Besides that having a fun and outgoing personality!
Cassidy from Illinois