A famous playwright once wrote, “It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything less than the best, you very often get it." This is the way I’ve approached most things in my life. From an early age, I have been very ambitious and started several business ventures while still in school. I’ve traveled internationally since the day I was born, and even until this day I never stay in one particular place or state for more than a couple of weeks. This was has been my attitude towards my personal life as well. That ambitious streak extended to the women I dated. I’ve dated many amazing women, but each time, there was a voice inside of me saying that "I was meant for so much more.” Needless to say, I haven’t had much experience in the long-term dating department. Hence, I’ve been given the opportunity to present this blog to all of you.
I am an Advertising and Celebrity photographer by profession (http://www.kevinouphoto.com) and very much an entrepreneur at heart. Much of my time is taken up by the celebrity branding and marketing agency, The Forum Agency (http://www.theforumagency.com) which I co-founded in 2008. In spite of it all, I have a lot of fun living my life and doing what I do. I guess I can’t really complain being surrounded by beautiful women, fun parties, fast cars, yachts and planes. In the lifestyle of the entertainment industry, parties are very much part and parcel of the job (well, that’s my excuse anyway). But up to a certain point, I began to ask myself if this was all life had to offer? I was sure that there was much more behind all this superficiality of the Hollywood glamour lifestyle I was living.
My team and I are currently in the process of launching a new brand called Modern Home and Living (MH+L) (http://www.mhlmagazine.com) . It features celebrities, athletes and entrepreneurs and their homes. The magazine component isn’t merely a surface level look at their wealth and their toys, but a look into their individual personalities and how it is translated to their living spaces and designs. It is an intimate peek into the lives of your favorite celebrities behind closed doors. Look out for the Modern Home and Living magazine, TV show, furniture stores, themed parties and network launching in phases over coming the months. My team and I will strive to make home living fun and hip again.
I love Patti and her millionairs, but have a question. On the opening of each show Patti says she has a 99% success rate, but in all the shows I have watched, and I must qualify that with the fact that I DVR all the shows, I have only seen one cpl really click. Trouble with that couple....He asked her to marry him on their date and come to find out, it didnt work out. So......where are the 99%????? I dont doubt her matchmaking skills, I would just like to see the couples that make it work
Seriously? You spent more than half of this blog plugging your professional life. Maybe this shows something about your forlorn love life... you don't have focus on the things that matter in order to find love. Just because Patti isn't a huggy-lovey person doesn't mean that she isn't good at what she does. Due to your attitude, I wouldn't date you if you were the last male on earth, and the entire future of the human race was depending on our procreating.
Here we go again- another bravo contestant promoting their company. Ok we get it- guys or gals only go on Matchmaker to promote their business. Clearly you had no intention of attempting to find a relationship- you only wanted to promote your magazine.
I am over all the self promoting on all the show. And can't we have thier blogs be about the show with out all the plugging!! I might have to fine some new entertainent!
that "go with the flow" mess that some guys use is just another way of saying "so I don't have to do any work", "so I can always have one leg out the door", and "so I don't have to really respect the other person's needs" or " 'cause I'm not ready yet". I saw the psychologist with you, and respect that you seemed to be trying to open up. But it's REALLY not cool that you've never dealt with someone more than 2 weeks. Relationships take a lot of work and self discovery. You may as well get started now, there will be a lot of screw ups dude. Don't wait until The One to make all your mistakes.
Best of Luck
Oh, and your work is DOPE!!
Bravo has become a commercial for all their celebrities. The show and the most of the blog content. Housewives of New York is all about Jill, Beth and Ramona's businesses. PLUG PLUG PLUG
I thought I was going to read from one of the millionaires on Patty's show and hear some behind the scenes information and what someone who goes through the process has to say, but it seems this is just an advertisement for someone's businesses. What an unsurprising disapointment.
Based on every episode of this show the success rate must be 2 percent. Also given the fact that Patty doesn't like any women for these men unless that are Jewish and have dark hair. She gets nasty to them when they are blondes and not Jewish.
I HAD FUN ON THE SHOW WITH KEVIN BUT THE ATTRACTION WAS NOT THERE. I WAS REALLY SHOCKED WHEN THEY ENDED THE SHOW SAYING THAT KEVIN AND I ARE WORKING OUT A RELATIONSHIP. I GUESS THATS HOW THEY WOULD LIKE THE STORY TO GO. THANKS TO ALL THAT WATCHED THE SHOW AND FEEL FREE TO LOOK ME UP ON FACE BOOK OR MYSPACE. RESPECTFULLY,
I too am starting to wonder about that 99% success statistic. Where are the couples that ended up together?
I was also surprised by Kevin's statement that he was "asked" to participate. Are the people on the show ones who have initiated this process or are they brought in because they make good TV?
I don't mind the participants talking about their businesses. It is interesting to see the creative ideas that got them where they are. I did have to laugh as I was reading about the magazine launch I mistakenly read there would be a Modern Home and Living THEME park, (rather than parties). All I could think was "Wow! This guy really has confidence in this idea." Anyway, I believe when Kevin meets the right girl, he will take her with him after two weeks rather than leaving her behind.
I like watching the show.I learn that some of these men looking for love have no clue what love is.The barrier they put up in their lives is disgusting..They need to prayer,and learn to know who they are..Money is good to have,but they let it get to there heads that they cannot see the inside of a good woman..Patti,is a bit too aggressive for me and treat the girls shabby.Patti be different,your tough love is embarassing and will cause a fight;be nice if someone doesn't look the part you want them to look.You yourself is not look good as how you want the girls to be..
I think the whole process with Patti's service is too strict and too forced. There hasn't been any marriages yet and one couple are living across the US from each other. He's in Florida and she is in LA and neither one wants to move, so that relationship is also doomed. Your date was not the right girl for you. She was a very nice person and will make someone a great wife. Honestly, you are too young to get married and you need to experience more of life and play the field for a while. Why rush into a permanent relationship? You have plenty of time.
Patti has stated that the show is very different from the service she provides off air. Off air, millionaires come to her and desire discretion.
The show is entertainment. It is millionaires who are either solicited or want to plug a business. When you read their blogs, you will CLEARLY see they are plugging their brands.
I very much enjoy the show. I have to say that I have learned a lot from Patti in the process. I just have one question, Is there any hope for those of us that are just normal girls with flaws. (no we are not trolls by any means) What about us plus size women. We can and are great catches. Does Patti do any matching for women like us?? We could use your help also Patti.
I love this show... I would like for Patti to give up an update on those couples tha stay in touch after the show. Who got married or who ended up breaking the relationship (if there was one).
I thought the gay clips were disgusting to view on TV; if they had to show something it should have been more hand holding or embrace than mouth-to-mouth. Remember 85% of Americans are Christians or believe in judeo-christian tenets. These clips showed no morals.
Also, that Patti Stanger said in one of her tirades "the freaking? Pope" is bad mouthing on her part. She doesn't have to offend the tv audience with this either. She will lose the audience participation if she keeps this up. I liked her from the jumpstart but the last show made me wonder what I'm looking at. Not surprisingly, many of my friends and family felt the same way.
I love the show! It's hilarious to see these poor of character people forking over their hard-earned money to a wanna-be like Patti. Patti: quit doing the "I could vomit" routine - it's not 1985 anymore!
Most importantly, I'm wondering how Patti determines her "99% success rate?" What is the criteria? Are there external evaluators supporting this claim?
The reason I ask is because of the captions Patti puts up at the end of the show which typically depict the relationship going slow, ending abruptly, hanging up on each other, etc... Patti clearly states and trains her millionaires that the goal is to "seal the deal." Not many have been "sealed" by the ring on her show so far.
This doesn't sound reasonably successful let alone the staggering bogus statistic Patti quotes for herself. Maybe this level of dishonesty and embellishment keep her from her authentic voice and the relationship she desires. Well that and her ginormous belly! he he he
Happy in love April C.
Kevin, Kevin, Kevin - I dated many men like you only they weren't millionaires. You are never going to find "Ms Perfect" and it doesn't sound like you really are willing to give any girl a real chance. Relationships are very complicated and take time and effort. You want to party and have a good time, not conducive to finding lasting love. Too much alcohol and chicks willing to do anything for your money. You won't settle down until you get it out of your system. Being a millionaire I don't think that you will ever have to worry about being alone, but that doesn't mean you won't be lonely. I think that ultimately you are a typical egotistical male who only thinks about material things, physical appearances and "scoring".
Patty! I love the show! But, in 1st season and the second I find myself nagged by a little issue. I'm a resident of Los Angeles, and I personally feel your staff can do a much more thorough job of both promoting your business and finding much more versatile women looking for love! Everytime I watch the show I find myself asking why there is not a much wider range of women available. Is that really the best that this town has to offer in terms of women? I know mature, young at heart and very young in years women in this town that not only are open to love and relationships but have a rather healthy approach to the dating scene in this town. I have approached this subject with some of my girlfriends and they seem open to meeting with a matchmaker. I trully feel that friends are a great way to meet future significant others. Recently my boyfriend and I hosted a little dinner/cocktail party with the intention to just gently introduce out groups of friends gals and guys to each other. We both realized we have some trully amazing across the board friends and they are still single. Couldn't think of a better way to support them in their "search" other than to introduced them to like minded amazing singles. We just introduced and let them take it from there. However I would love it if you showed a wider range of women on your show. I realize the focus is on the millionaires purchasing your services, but your "product" sort of say is the women you bring into the mix. This town has the population of a small country all by itself, and there are some "so great it will blow their minds" women living here. I can singlehandedly introduce at least 10 ladies to you for your "roster" that are sure to increase your success rates as you will be presenting trully grounded, attractive and successfull women. I see this as not being about money and I wonder if you considered that a self made man appreciates a self made woman. None of these men wish to be desired for the money they make and the security they can afford! Its hard to hear men saying there are "no quality" women in LA. Makes me wonder where and with whom they are hanging out!
Dating and relationships are like every other goal in life - one must be proactive about it, and must be CLEAR about what works and what doesn't! You do a great job of coaching the men, and surelly you can take it to a different level. Before introducing the women perhaps you can spend more time on coaching to help them get clear about their wants and desires as well as what they specifically bring to the coupling. Creating value in the interaction is a great way to receive value from the interaction!
I would love to introduce you and your clientele to these amazing attractive women!