New to the dating scene: Octomom

How does a busy mother make time for love?

Tabloid obsession Nadya Sulemon, aka Octomom, presumably has her hands full with 14 children. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for romance in her life.

Sulemon recently participated in the series, Celebridate, which debuts in October. The premise of the show is that three civilians are introduced to a celebrity in each episode. The one who makes the best impression is rewarded with a date (accompanied of course by a camera crew).

“I don't perceive myself to be a celebrity, but I guess they do,” says Sulemon. “To a certain degree, I am in the public eye."

Celebridate will air on HDNet, the channel founded by controversial NBA owner Mark Cuban. It will be hosted by Roger Lodge, who established his Cupid creds with 7 years of Blind Date.

Besides Octomom, the only celebrity contestants announced so far are Dean Cain and Tracey Bingham.

Although Sulemon is obviously an old hand at pregnancy, she’s had surprisingly little experience with the stages leading up to that state.

"This is actually the first time I have dated in my life." she says. "I am painfully shy and anxious.”

Now that you’ve broken the ice, Nadya, you might want to try the personals. I can see your Craigslist entry already: “SWF seeks romance. Must like children.”

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