While she didn't disclose her identity in her dating profile, Inaba told Access Hollywood Live she was frank and direct in her posting.
"I didn't put up a picture, I didn't put anything about who I was," she said. "I was like, 'You need to be sexy. I need to be attracted to you.' I really put exactly what I wanted. 'I love cats!'"
And according to Inaba, 43, her attraction to Sloan, 39, was immediate.
"He was the one they sent me. It just felt familiar... in his picture, I felt like I already knew him. He took a risk because he didn't know what I looked like or anything," she said.
However, Inaba said it still took her several months to reciprocate and share a photo of herself with Sloan, whom she got engaged to on live television in March.
"A few months later, I finally sent a picture. [It was] me in Hawaii with no makeup... we finally went out [on] a supervised date. We went over to my friend's house. It was awesome!"
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