The Millionaires

Hear from millionaire Nick about his experience on Matchmaker! "You can lose a lot of money by chasing women, but you’ll never lose women by chasing money."

Jan 19, 20100

 

You can lose a lot of money by chasing women, but you’ll never lose women by chasing money. When my business partner, Omar Soliman and I were first considered appearing on a show called Millionaire Matchmaker, I must admit that I was quite skeptical. I had never heard of the show or seen a single episode, and it sounded like just another TV show that would be a distraction from our daily grind as entrepreneurs. I had never heard of Patti, but from what others told me she sounded like an abrasive woman who simply decided one day that she would put her hand on a rock and declare herself a matchmaker. My mom was also adamant that the show was a bad idea, but Omar had other plans. He asked me, “When was the last time you actually had the opportunity to define your ideal mate and have her hand selected for you?” He had a valid point. Neither of us ever had difficulty getting girls in the past, but we never reflected extensively about the specific characteristics that we were looking for in an actual relationship. We had been so focused on the growth of our business during the past four years that we rarely took the time to find balance.

I decided to go along with Omar to do the show (without telling my mom), and it actually proved to be a rather memorable, fun and introspective experience. The paths that open up in life when you approach them with an open mind are vast. For example, I never said I wanted to be a trash man when I grew up, but here I am writing this as the President of a national trash and junk removal company.

Omar and I went to high school together in Washington, DC. From the very beginning we were best friends, partners in crime as adolescents, and now we’re partners in business. The summer before our senior year of college, we both decided to make some extra money by hauling junk using his mom’s cargo van and putting flyers around town saying “COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK” (http://www.1800JunkUSA.com). We then wrote a formal business plan and won an entrepreneurship competition during our senior year, which gave us much more confidence and credibility. After graduation, we moved back to DC and got regular jobs, but decided to launch the junk removal service on a full scale. We started franchising our concept in 2007, and we now have over 25 College Hunks Hauling Junk locations across the country (http://www.CollegeHunksFranchise.com) as well as a new apparel line for College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Foxes Packing Boxes (http://www.EffortlessEntrepreneur.com), and we were recently named Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by INC Magazine.

 

21 comments
Pmartinez
Pmartinez

Good god boy, you are gorgeous. I don't think i've ever seen someone so attractive! Geeeeeez

dashboardancer
dashboardancer

Not for nothing----Omar's date idea was legit!! I loved it!!

Midwestgirl
Midwestgirl

I thought you were super HOTT and the best on the show yet...and I've watched since it started :) Down to earth!!

Ali In Tampa
Ali In Tampa

Nick,

I'm jewish, looking good and in Tampa, whaat's UP?! Still single??

mgbuy
mgbuy

Nick, You and Dakota are the perfect match! You guys were vibing and the chemistry was awesome. I'd trade places with Dakota any day. You are a sweet guy with a huge heart! Best wishes on your new relationship and hope that you guys are still seeing each other.

Viewer in Chicago
Viewer in Chicago

Hey Nick!

I just caught the repeat airing of your episode last night. I agree with Cocoa 123 Question: do you date black woman? You are such a doll! You looked great before the haircut and after well OMG HOT that is all I can say. I love those dimples and smile of yours!

If you guys ever want to start a business in Chicago I will be there just to see you. I will find some junk for you to remove.

Take care and much success in your business.

Trish1970
Trish1970

I have to disagree with your first sentence. Chasing money can cause you to lose a woman if you dedicate too much time to it and not enough time to her. My ex-BF made that mistake. Sure, he's a millionaire now, but he's living alone.

Joo
Joo

Ohh my goodnesssss u are suchhh a cutiee .. and the way you talk is definetly soo sexxyyy! Your very impresive;)

Amberiam
Amberiam

Omar, shame your not in MPLS... your quiet impressive.. :)

AmericanMama
AmericanMama

Hi You are very nice guy, but all your appearance says this is an ad for your company You talk only about your business - how you did, what you did... boring for all of us (watchers) and very exciting for you and Omar. I think you don't have problem to find a girl, just helping your friend and your business Good luck!

Cocoa123
Cocoa123

Just one question nick, have you ever dated a black girl? I really liked your positive attitude on the show. On the blog, you mentioned that you grew up in DC (lots of black chicks are there), but you're only into blondes and the occasional white/latina brunette??

Anyhow, good luck to you and omar. I'm in the process of launching an internet business with a dear friend. It's a rough rode, but I know that the benefits (in the long-term) are quite plentiful.

Somebody Says :)...
Somebody Says :)...

First of all, haircut was an extremely necessary thing to do..way to clean up. 2nd of all, you and Dakota are perfect together!! Are you guys still talking?? I think Omar really needs a lesson from you..seriously Omar, hauling junk? You look like a really sweet guy who would be fun to hang out with! Hope you continue on your successful buisness and life =]..

wrldtvlr2
wrldtvlr2

Hello, Nick!

It was refreshing to watch one of Patti's clients finally interact with her in such a way that was not defensive or resistant, and that you trusted her advice. Also, I have to tell you that your looks along with your swagg and head for business are such a SEXY combination. I was really happy for Dakota (and maybe even a little jealous)! All the best to you!

Mara510
Mara510

Nick- A haircut was line and it served you right! Your eyes and checks stood out instead of the long curls. I also think you and Dakota looked very cute together and seems like you had a great time. Are you guys still in touch??? It was obvious that you both were digging each other.

Good luck on you business and love endeavors

LindaW
LindaW

First of all Nick the hair cut was fab! It really brought out your eyes and cheekbones. Something that I didn't notice with all that bushy hair.

Second, love that you picked Dakota! I think the two of you looked really good together and I believe you can handle a woman such as her. I hope the two of you work out and try to keep in touch.

Enjoy the ride!!

Just Me!
Just Me!

Much better with the haircut!!! What happened with the puertorican??

Hannah1987
Hannah1987

I also thought you cleaned up very nice! Let's be honest-you are smoking!! I love your sweet and fun personality. It was very refreshing! I really doubt you will be single long after your show airing last night. Even Patti said if she was twenty years younger that you would be hers! Haha... Never heard her say that before! I wish you luck with your business and personal life!!

Dana Leigh
Dana Leigh

I think your friend Omar should take some advice from you. You handled your date very well!

steph297490
steph297490

Ditto! You sure cleaned up nice! You looked hot and you really opened yourself up to all the girls which is exactly what it takes to meet someone. I think you will do just fine at finding your someone to shar your life with. I think your friend needs some serious counseling though!

C.J.
C.J.

Hi Nick! Loved you on the show! You are just so cool and so handsome! You had me laughing when you said the long hair was your "Greek God" look! Personally, I think you looked good both ways! Wishing you continued success in your business as well as your love life!:-)... and keep up that "swagger" baby!!!!:-)

Elisa
Elisa

Nick

New hair looks GOOD!!!!! Loved your pick. Cute, sexy and smart