New York-based TVNZ correspondant Jack Tame says he's so keen to meet a special someone, he signed up to Tinder.

Tame, who is rumoured to be returning to New Zealand to co-host Breakfast alongside Hilary Barry, tells Woman's Day he recently signed up to several dating sites.

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"I joined Tinder and OkCupid briefly, but it's just not me, eh," he tells the magazine.


"And I've just got Bumble, but the only time I remember to check it is when I'm in South Carolina or Iowa, then I'm like, 'This is hopeless. Even if I find the girl of my dreams, I don't think I'll be commuting between Des Moines and Harlem."

The 29-year-old, who is back in the country filling in for Mike Hosking on Seven Sharp, admits he'd be a terrible boyfriend because he's "a workaholic".

As well as being TV One's US correspondent, he also hosts a Newstalk ZB show on Saturday mornings and pens a weekly column for the Herald on Sunday.

"My life is totally imbalanced," he admits. "Whether it's dating or friends, so many times I've had to cancel for work. It's a selfish life ..."

Earlier this year, Tame was named among's 41 Most Eligible Bachelors.

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If it does happen for him, Tame says he's looking for someone with "a bit of quirk and wit".

It is believed Tame and Hilary Barry are set to host a revamped Breakfast show on TV One.

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It's understood current hosts Rawdon Christie and Nadine Chalmers-Ross were told the news on Friday, and were later seen drinking at an inner-city bar with newsreader Peter Williams.