Donny Deutsch is a major media player, a successful advertising titan, and a trusted voice in the business world. But most importantly -- for our purposes, anyway -- he's a "guy who loves women." So who better to serve up advice on Bravo's Love Calling than Donny?
Donny took over Bravo recently to field your burning questions on love, relationships, sex, and the delicate chemistry that drives all three. Now with Valentine's Day fast approaching, meet the man offering to "take you inside the mind of a man," then check out his essential advice in our Love Calling clips.
Q: I think some people might be surprised at how knowledgeable you are about relationships. What's your professional or personal experience with giving love advice?
A: My main credential is that I'm a guy - a guy who loves women, has three beautiful daughters and been married and divorced twice. I've have tons of great relationships with women and certainly have made my share of mistakes. My best friend is a woman and most of the partners at my advertising agency have been women. I actually think women are the superior sex and I wrote an entire chapter about this in one of my books. But the mistake women make is they go to their girlfriends to get advice on their relationships when they should be going to a guy - a guy like me who's been there/done that and will take them inside the mind of a man.
Q: Can you walk us through your career trajectory a bit — from advertising mogul to here...
A: I've spent most of my career building a multi-billion dollar advertising agency. The last six years, I've been a TV personality most notably hosting the business motivational show The Big Idea on CNBC where I gave advice to budding entrepreneurs. I love helping people and giving advice and now I'm doing it to help people in their relationships.
Q: What is the No. 1 question you get about love and relationships?
A: How do I know if I can trust my man?
Q: What is the best advice you can give people?
A: Trust your gut and be very open, honest and direct with yourself and your partner about your own needs.
Q: What are the biggest mistakes people make in relationships?
A: They don't say what they need and want, and they expect the other person to figure it out. People aren't mind readers.
Q: Anything you'd like to share about your own personal relationships? :)
A: Hey, I've made my share of mistakes, but I love where I am now and I think my insight is going to help others.
Q: What do you look for in a mate? And how has your taste changed since your 20s?
A: More than ever, I look for someone who can make me laugh. Also I'm a dad and that affects every decision I make.
Q: What celebrity couples do you think are solid?
A: I love Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. They've clearly done it their own way, on their own terms and they seem to have a wonderful life-long partnership.
Q: Who is your favorite Housewife and why?
A: The New Jersey Housewives...they've got a little street in them!!
Q: Valentine's Day is coming up — what's the best way to celebrate?
A: I'm fairly old school, so I'd say a great dinner.
And in case you missed it, Donny weighs in on...
porn, ex talk, junk adjusting, and sexual surprises in this speed round...
why you gotta be who you are on a date...
on whether or not the ring's the thing...
and the age-old debate, to three-way, or not to three-way...
Donny is a misogynist who suffers from inflated self worth. He comes on Morning Joe and I change the channel. He is an emotional child of 19, in psychiatric terms, he is self involved and immature. What fool chose a man with a boy's name to dispense advise? If you sought ratings due to his harsh nature, congratulations, but I will not sit through a single second.
Really, bravo, I am so surprised at you! This is the last man from whom I would seek relationship advice! I see him frequently on "Morning Joe" as a guest and I cannot stand him! Truly, he is intolerable, is often disrespectful to Mika, the co-host, and speaks very condescendingly about women. It's almost as if he believes his own hype about understanding them, yet his actions betray him. I change the channel when he is on the aforementioned show, and believe me, that's a big deal, as I love the way they run the gamut in their coverage. I simply cannot stand the man, and I know I'm not alone. You are doing yourselves a disservice. Please know this comes from a women who has been happily married for 18 years, has 2 sons, 2 brothers and who has had many male friends. My husband has 3 sisters and has always related well to women, and he is nothing like Donny Deutsch! My husband knows how to treat women with respect. I doubt that Donny does.
Love Jayde, Lose Donny! I saw this show when it was on last week and I gotta say, Donny did not engage me at all. It looked like Jayde had a lot more to say from her relationship history and Donny just came off as another dumb guy talking about his own opinions instead of listening to others. Why do we want to hear advice from a guy who self-admits he's been divorced twice? If he's not making it work, who should we listen to him in the first place?
Would love to talk with Donny regarding my fragrance startup company: LOVE, THE KEY TO LIFE and my dating life. Thank you.
I can not believe that this guy is giving out relationship advice. I think he should be the last person giving out this type of advice. He must be a good friend of Andy's in order to get this show on the air.
PLEASE bring Donnie back! He is so honest, open, and easy to understand. So many women are in terrible relationships. I have a great brother who gives it to me straight and has saved me a lot of heartache. That is what Donnie can do for millions of women. Advertise the show and give him some time. The show will be a huge help to women.
Angry? Simply because I express my opinion about this misogynist? Really, I can't believe that having a strong opinion about someone who has frequently displayed less-than-stellar behavior classifies me as an "angry woman" whose marriage is in question. Isn't that a backwards assumption?
Perhaps you haven't seen Donny frequently enough. I have, and I really don't take stock in what he has to say. In strictly American tradition, I stated my opinion passionately.
And yes, we really are happy, and my husband loves that I feel strongly about certain issues (just as he does).