A New York firefighter named Patrick Sullivan goes about his life and receives love advice from a relationship expert on the radio known as Dr. Emma Lloyd. He is looking forward to getting married but his fiancé Sophia begins to receive couples counseling from the same expert. When seeking counseling from Dr. Lloyd, Sophia is questioned about her true feelings for Patrick and is then advised to break up with him.
Upset over this scenario, Patrick decides to get a neighbor of his who is a computer whiz to hack pubic record databases and make a fake marriage between him and Sophia. On the other hand Emma is looking to marry a man named Richard but is told that she cannot. Over the course of the film, Patrick desperately tries to get Sophia to love him and marry him.