The mixer was probably the most fun experience of the show. I am used to going out to a bar and being one of many guys with only a limited number of girls to talk to. The mixer was the complete opposite. Over 25 girls surrounded Nick and me. I have NEVER been in a situation like that -- it was like a merry-go-round of females vying for our attention. It actually was a little overwhelming trying to pick a girl out of that many. I picked Rachel because she seemed very sincere and down to earth and she also seemed like she wouldn't walk out on me if I were to pick her up in a trash truck for our first date. The date started out pretty funny. Rachel was standing outside looking HOT in this sexy blue dress and heels. I pull up in my company's bright orange and green trash truck and her jaw dropped. I knew the date was doomed from the start when she slipped getting into the truck. I made Rachel put on the College Hunks Hauling Junk shirt and hat and told her we were going to go on a junk job. I specifically had told our call center reps not to book anything hard for the Los Angeles franchise that day. But I think someone wanted to throw me under the bus because the job was TERRIBLE. It was nasty carpet and renovation debris and this huge TV. At that point I realized two things: First, I made a huge mistake picking junk removal as the mega date idea. Second, I actually had to complete this horrible job. Patti was right.
All in all it was a fun experience and I got to learn a lot about myself. I thought I had game and could win a girl in ANY situation, but I guess my game is weaker than I thought! At the end of the day we met lots of cool people, Nick got a haircut (finally) and I fulfilled my dream of valeting a dump truck at a 5 star restaurant. I can't hide the fact that I love what I do and I love College Hunks Hauling Junk (www.1800JunkUSA.com) If there are any girls out there that want to go on a junk hauling date with me and at least pretend to like it LET ME KNOW! I still want to prove Patti wrong and show her that there is a girl out there that loves junk as much as I do. Call us at 1-800 Junk-USA or find me on twitter: twitter.com/omarjunkman.
I dont understand what the problem was with the 'junk hauling' first date.I totally see where Omar is coming from'.If hauling junk that we all make is too beneath someone I dont think they are worth knowing. I think it shows the side of Omar that is far better then an awful lot of people.I would be more then happy spending the time getting to know Omar.Alas im just me.Tanya
Oh my gawsh... that is the dumbest idea. What were you thingking?! lol And all because you wanted (and still want) to proove Patty wrong? Dude, let it go. And don't subject any more poor victims to your junk truck for a date. yikes. No wonder you are still single.
Omar, you are a trip...hahaha sorry but it was hilarious taking your date & doing that....I understand what you were trying to do, but next time you have a first date, maybe I could help you come up with a different idea than Patti's, that could still be just as fun..
I am not sure if it is the Scandinavian in me, but I like to be rugged and worked. No matter how women have modernized themselves, our ancestors and their past for the most part was a lot more physically demanding than it is today. I am not advocating that we revert to past but I do appreciate hard work in any form whether it be: helping to build a sauna, starting a garden, or landscaping. I am someone who would not mind spending a day hauling and moving because physical work like working out can be simply a release. Plus getting dirty only makes being clean that much better and gratifying.
I just have to say I LOVED your idea!! I feel the same way you do. It weeds out the prissy, materialistic girl and helps you find the down to Earth girl that doesn't mind getting dirty to help her man. I have helped my ex build decks! LOL
Her face was priceless at dinner when you mentioned her helping if the business went awry.
I think you should stick to your convictions and you'll find the woman of your dreams. :)
I agree that pulling up in the College Hunks Hauling Junk dump truck was not the best idea. Most girls would choose the hot air balloon but she should have made the best of it. Have fun, go with it cuz you never know. It’s about making a connection.
Omar…..I hope you find that down to earth girl. Seems you’ve worked hard for all you have. You need someone that will help you grow not spend your money.
Well I just want to say, as a very independent girl from Texas who has moved many times, I don't think its that awful to ask a girl to haul junk on a first date. Like Omar said... first dates suck and they all tend to be the same. Spice it up a bit. He may not want to date some tiny waif of a girl who needs to be constantly pampered! Go Omar! Hope it works out for you...
Omar I cannot believe that you actually took that beautiful women on a date to pick up garbage despite being warned that it was a bad idea. Being cautious about protecting yourself from the wrong kind of women is understandable but paranoia is a sign of weakness. Besides in the millionaire world your at the bottom of the totem pole, so get over yourself and your money. Treat a lady like a lady and try to get some pointers from Nick.
I didnt think the hauling junk date was a bad idea. Maybe for a girl looking for her million dollars, but not to someone searching for the soul of the person. Obviously Omar was trying to show her what his life was really about. And I think the best part is when he reflected and admitted he was wrong, and it wasnt the best idea.
My roommate and I watched this episode and laughed our asses off! :) If that was me, I would have said "Hold on, I'm going to go change first" and then went inside and put on some shorts and tennis shoes. I would have laughed the whole time. A hot air balloon ride I would not have been happy with, since I am afraid of heights...bet Patti never thought of things like that! I don't blame you for being cautious of the person you are with only wanting you for your money, as most people would be, especially in this day and age with all the gold diggers and cougars out there. We really weren't sure what Patti was thinking when she acted like the qualities you were looking for in a girl were ridiculous, because in the midwest there are lots of girls with all of those and more! GOOD LUCK in your search for a girl to be happy helping you haul junk! :)
I absolutely understand why Omar chose the type of date that he did. I think it was different and looked like fun and a good way to check each other out. Contrary to popular opinion, hot girls will go on dates like that, especially if there's a hot guy with them.
I must say I get why you would go for the hauling date...I work in investment real estate but grew up in construction/development. I was on a job site almost since birth. I work with men in suits and ties and always think the same "Can this guy be down to earth, get his hands dirty and get things done." I think you are adorable and think it's refreshing to see a person with passion about what they do..... :). We renovate all over the country maybe I will send some business your way....and I will even help ;)
Although your hauling junk date did not work for you, I think it was a pretty good idea.. If that is your passion and what you consider a good idea for a date then I think you need to find that girl that will haul junk with you. On the other hand, I think your company was completely innovative and creative. I recently graduated and am starting with a new business and you guys give new graduates inspiration in business. Maybe you can give us some insight on turning a creative idea into a successful business.
I've got to say...I LOVED your idea for all the reasons you stated. I also own my own business and you've inspired me to make my next blind date a "work date". Let's see if he can keep up with me when I'm installing a sign, or lettering a garbage truck!!! My Ex-husband was not a motivated worker, which is why we ended up divorced. If I would have put him to work at the start, I would have discovered it before saying "I do"! You know better than anyone (including Patty) what it takes to win your heart! Good luck Omar. I hope you find what your heart desires!
I don't think your date was that bad....I think it DOES help you weed out the prissy girls.... you don't need someone who would bail the second your business MAY go sour and then have to help you out. I think you figured her out pretty easily! Good luck in your search...there ARE some of us nice, down to earth girls left...you've just gotta look!
You're concerned about a woman only wanting your money...so why join the MILLIONAIRE match maker club?? Because you want a beautiful girl. So she's into your money, and you're in her looks. Funny how that works.
Not only was your date idea pretty horrible, but when you and Rachel were at dinner your conversation seemed forced and not natural. If you wanted to do a date that did not scream money like you said you could have hiked as Rachel kindly suggested or did something that us middle class folk would enjoy as well. Maybe go to a zoo. No girl wants to dress up and be told they are doing hard labor.
I think that was disrespectful to the girl to do that Omar. She went out of her way to get a manicure and wear heels. I can tell you even if that did lead to something down the line, she will most likely hold a grudge from her first impression of you. There are other ways to find out if someone is compatible with you and whether or not they are a genuine person. Not everyone is out to get your money. In this day and age a lot of accomplished women have their own money and need to be impressed in many other ways. Looks like you have a lot of growing up to do.
Omar, If you want a hot chick that doesn't care about money maybe you should go hang around your old college campus and go to a Frat party for a first date.
It is foolish to think that money is not part of the equation of any successful relationship. If someone were not interested in money, than I would assume they are naive.
As Patti explained, she does her best to weed off the gold diggers and if you didn't trust her, why did you pay her the money to find you someone? To me it makes more sense to find a hot woman to enjoy that money with.
You need to learn to share a little better.
Omar, I would haul junk with you any day. I think you are an attractive laid back sort of man. Just the kind I like.
HAHA, every one is funny- he owns a junk hauling company and everyone seems shocked that he did the junk date? HE wanted to showcase his business.. There is nothing wrong with that..
Omar.....your ideals and wants are not unrealistic and someday you will find everything you want in the right woman. I agree with others that have said that the kind of woman you are looking for is not going to be found on Millionaire Matchmaker. 1st....Patti never really lets the girls or guys be themselves. They always have to change their hair or what they wear which screams superficial. 2nd....most of the women are still very young and barely making it on their own. Many of them are practically broke and looking for a guy to support their shopping habit. Girls on that show date guys all the time that they wouldn't normally be attracted to simply because they have money. Last.....you won't likely catch something genuine and real if you fish in pretentious waters. Reality tv shows(while great for business publicity) are stocked with nothing but girls who are trying to make it as models and actresses and just want to get noticed. I sense that most of the guys are just trying to promote their business. You will have much better luck finding the right woman if you introduce yourself to women in the environments that you are the most comfortable in and who are not on display themselves. Introducing yourself to a waitress, bartender, flight attendant, etc would be an example of someone who might be a great fit. It is not beneath them to do their own work and serve others and they understand what it means to earn the money that they make. They would be less likely to take you and your money for granted and more likely to help out if your business ever went south.
I understand completely what you were going for with the hauling junk idea but for someone trying to get to know someone hauling nasty moldy carpet is not the best way. I wouldn't mind it but I am not most girls. I am Texas bred use to a hard day's work and satisfaction of see result or your hard work and effort. In LA most girls are about glitz and glamour not about the work it takes to get the glitz and glamour. On the other hand what girl doesnt want to have a princess/ Cinderella type date. Just gotta find a balance of the two. One thing I think you have to remember is that you kept saying you wanted to do something different for a first date, did you ever think that the girl going out with a millionaire anywhere was different to her?
I think your date idea was great. Make your date work, no real date should be worried about their hair or nails, just having a fun time, and getting dirty. Best date I ever went on was rockclimbing. No wimpy men for me. I loved your haul junk date, shows your passions, and what your truly looking for. I hate the sterotypes of woman portrayed, not all of us are afraid of work. Also hated Pattis comment about how "only women who would haul junk on a date would be a zero" Life isn't always about money and the next big thing, its about family and life. You should be able to make millions with your partner, or loose it all and they still be there for you. That true commitment.
Some people probably think you're single because of this date. I'd have to disagree, I watched this episode and one of my fav. parts was when Patti said "the cooch is not going to get wet" and your response to that just made my heart melt. And I think that's the real reason to why you're single because you're not looking to get laid. You're smart(maybe not when it comes down to date ideas lol) and a cutie, you'd have no problem with that. It shouldn't matter what you're doing, as long as you're enjoying the company of one another. Who knows maybe you'll find the perfect girl on the West coast :P
That episode was funny, great. Nick looks better with short hair haha...Omar, your date idea was great, I loved how Patti's face was priceless!! I would go on that date with Omar any day. Just come to Southern California!!! I will be waiting!!!
I think it was a long shot for a first date in LA, but I like the meaning behind it and I totally agree with you Omar. Had that been me I probably would have had a cometition with you to see who could do the most! I like Patti for being honest and wanting her girls to be treated like women but if you are looking for your perfect mate then I'm glad you stuck to your guns and went for what you wanted. Maybe I should make the guys I date try to play beach Vball on my first dates to see how they deal with a girl beating them at a sport. ;) Stay true to yourself and don't ever settle for anything that is not exactly what you want. Impressive company by the way...I will have to keep you in mind for my next move. Maybe I need to join Patti's service...it sounds like she needs women who are more diverse.
One of my first days with my husband of 6 years was painting siding. So hang in there Omar there is a woman out there who doesnt mind getting dirty. Its not where you go or what you do but who you do it with that should be top priority.
Omar, I guess when you brought up the idea of taking her on a date in your junk truck it didn't surprise me. This is your baby!It's something you feel passionate about. Why would you not share it. If a girl likes you..it shouldn't matter if you pulled up in a Royals Royce or a dump truck! I'm glad you stayed true to yourself even thou Patty begs to differ! This way Omar you weed out the bad seeds.. good luck!
Ok, you don't think a girl should search for money in a man, really? When you "millionares" quit searching for 19 yr. olds who look like penthouse pets, then women will take your advice. Sound fair?
I've watched this show from the beginning and I have to say the two of you were the most endearing out of any of the men. You had a wonderful business idea and haven't become too full of yourselves (like that idiot Italian kid from Chicago last year). I understand the wanting to be liked for yourself but (and obviously you know this now) hauling junk wasn't the best plan. And it IS the Millionaire's club. I agree with one thing you said completely; if business goes south you want a partner to support you and help not pout, whine and pull the princess card.
omar, you were right on with your date idea.
you stayed true to yourself and that's exactly what you need to do to find the right partner. you're super cute and seemed sincere and don't seem to be affected by your money--stay that way and you'll find the girl with those same qualities.
you probably should have expected that your date idea would be received the way it was by patti and your date, considering how the show usually goes;) but know that there are girls (like me!) who are beautiful and a total package but not above getting their hands dirty to experience something real with you.
you can tell a lot about a person's character and attitude by how they handle unusual situations, so don't second-guess your choice! i say do it again!! the right girl (like this one in chicago!) will see the fun and the charm in a date like this--and in you;)
Watching you on this show left me feeling sad for you and for your date. You seem like such a caring and sincere man and yet you approached this entire situation with this attitude that you are beyond reproach, and entitled to break your date down to a shallow money hungry priss, simply because you have "money"? Stop using your income as an excuse. What upsets me is that you so obviously wanted a heartfelt connection with this girl but instead walked away from this exchange feeling like a schmuck. I wonder if you do this a lot...set yourself up for rejection and then feel bad about yourself when you are then rejected? Even the shallowest of us, men and women, have a heart and even the seemingly purest of us have our vices. Here's to hoping you can come to terms with you're past so you can move forward better able to be your own self...let go of what ever it really is that is holding you back! You are adorable!
OMAR..I THINK THE FIRST DATE WAS FUNNY BUT CUTE(HAULING JUNK) JAJAJA..BESIDES I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU "IF YOU CANT HAVE FUN AT WORK-YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE FUN OUTSIDE OF WORK"...AIR BALLOON RIDE TOTALY BORING....KEEP ON BEING DOWN TO EARTH-FUNNY-SMART.... :O )
i loved your idea for a date, omar. i thought you were awesome actually, haha. thats something i could go for on a first date. some girls just aren't down with that. keep your chin up.
it was funny date! it doesn't matter where and what you doing itis matter with who if you have good time and like the person. good luck!!!
Omar, I just watched Millionaire Matchmaker and did a search about the episode since I was hoping to comment on it somewhere. I watch that show since it is a window into a world I know nothing about. I am fascinated by the rich people (often times they are strange and/or obnoxious) that are looking for love. Being single myself, I can relate to the search part. You stood out in this show. You are down-to-earth, funny, strong-willed (loved your opinions on Patty), hard-working and just "normal". I am shocked you have not met someone! If you lived in the Boston area, I would be thrilled to date someone like you. I grew up in a working-class area of Boston and watched my parents work multiple jobs to keep ends meet. As a result, I have a strong work ethic and can relate more to people who share that same value. The kind of car a guys drives or the size of his wallet are secondary to his character and personality. I totally understood why you mentioned that you'd like to meet someone that would be around if you lost all your money. You know what is important in life. Anyway, it was refreshing to watch your episode. Best of luck on your search!!
Do you know what a regular date would be? Go to the movies, buy popcorn and soda. Then after that go to a dinner. Yoy don't have to be a millionare to to that and it's a simple way of getting to know somebody.
You are handsome and it's obvious ur fun 2 B with. Don't underestimate yourself. You have a lot to bring to the table. And don't underestimate puertorican women, we know who's a good man when we see one. ;)
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, if you wanna a date here... call meeee!!!! hahaha ;p
Omar - I totally get where you're coming from with the Junk Hauling. You want an attractive, fun, REAL woman who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. I'm a good solid 8/10 (not a desperate 0) and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to hop in the truck and haul junk with you. You're an attractive, charasmatic, tenacious man with a great sense of humor. You shouldn't have a problem finding a woman. Good luck!
Omar let me just say when I saw your idea for the first date on TV I thought, yea why the heck not? It's a weed out process, and its different than the normal dates. If a girl is up for hauling junk, she is up for anything. I wouldn't mind a date like that, or taking me to a football game. It's down to earth and fun. The conversations on the show all seem the same, like pulling teeth haha. Anyways, you are a genuine guy, hope you find a girl just as honest.
I get the reasoning behind your date, but it seems like you didn't think it through. You want to do something fun and active and see if the girl can get dirty - give her advanced notice, do some Habitat for Humanity or something, then go someplace nice afterward. But you essentially made your date work for you. She's not your slave. She isn't getting paid a salary, the way your workers are. Making the girl haul junk for your business when she's expecting a romantic date sends a really unfortunate message. I like fun, active, get your feet wet kind of first dates, but if a guy wanted me to do his job for free on a first date I would have politely refused.
I think Omar should go with his instincts and agree to do what he wants to do on his date. The opionion of his "dating helper" should stay an opinion. I have gone on dates and made men lay cement with me (since I am a real estate investor). I am very skeptical of them as well and some men ARE gold diggers. I am also half Egyptian like Omar so maybe it is in our blood....
If you want to go out sometime, send me an email...
I think it was an insult to take your date on your "job," especially since you are now behind the desk. You're really missing the POINT. To really get to know someone is to have mutual respect and trust. Right off the bat any women entering your life has to prove something to you. If you ever get lucky enough for a woman to say I do get a prenup and get over yourself. Money isn't everything. Your health, family and the love of someone who will forever be loyal, and be by your side. The success of your business has hindered your personality and you make it very conditional. I feel sorry for you. If you want to meet someone start volunteering and doing some kind of peace corps. You've lost reality as the Benjamins are what motivates that attitude. Goodluck
Omar, it is obvious you didn't give Rachel a clue about the dress attire for your date. She was wearing a dress and heels! She got her nails done! Why? To look her best for YOU. She was not prepared. You ambushed her. How inconsiderate and unfair of you. I give her high marks for even going. I surely wouldn't have. Had you done the "haul junk" date maybe on the 3rd date where you had prepared her, I'm sure it would have turned out better.
I think your date was a great idea!! Maybe you should've had someone there to help, but in all--you were going after what you wanted. You made your money doing physical labor I see nothing wrong with letting someone know how hard you work to earn that money and if they are going to be going out to nice dinner's and hot air balloon rides (thumbs down from me), they need to know that the money doesn't grow on tree's. After all, it's easy to date a millionaire but how happy are those women? Just look at any of Bravo's "Real Housewives..." It's an unfortunate state of affairs when we berate a man for wanting a woman who is going to support him and work with him to accomplish a goal and instead, commend and hype a woman who has no sense of humor (and insists on those tacky gold heels) and can't handle things not going her way i.e., being spoiled rotten.
You keep doing your thing and you will find a woman WAY better than what Patty got you.
Omar....I would so Haul junk with you. I Am a girlie girl but. At the same time trash Is my business so that makes you my dream guy How does that sound?
Omar, I just watched the show and the whole way through I was agreeing with your thought process only to see it fall through at the end. I came straight to the computer and registered on bravotv.com just so I could post this. You are absolutely right! Why would you consider spending your life with someone that you can't feel comfortable with doing every day jobs? That's what your REAL life with a person is about! Every day simple things. That's where tragedy strikes after marriage. When you can't come together over mundane things! If a girl can haul junk with you, have a great time, and forget about life with a millionaire just being easy, you have someone that can potentially work through anything in life with you. Ok, to continue being honest, I will say that you should have at least let Rachel know that she didn't have to be so dressed up. That really put her in an uncomfortable spot. NO ONE wants to do hard work in a fancy dress (that was a little bit inconsiderate). There is one thing I don't understand though; Why join the Millionaire Matchmaker if you want to AVIOD women who are looking for a millionaire??? I have to hand it to you. You are good looking and charming, you have a great sense of humor, you have obviously done great in your business, and from what I saw on the show you have a logical, sensible head on your shoulders (something very few people actually have these days), BUT the one place you tripped was in your method of finding the perfect girl. A dating service is not the place to find the kind of girl you are looking for. It's not fair to you OR to her. Your common sense failed you only in that one spot. Find a girl that REAL and GENUINE like you! Hauling junk was a great way to peel off those fake layers of a person (which can be worn for a long time if all you do is stuff to please at fancy dinners) and get to know the real person without wasting time. For your own sake, don't change. Let other people be shallow, don't become superficial yourself! I say all this as a girl who knows quality. All the best to you!
I just had to contact you after that show...Brilliant! Patti is wrong, and if you're ever in Michigan let me know and I'll haul some junk with you...just give me notice so I can wear jeans!
I just had to contact you after that show...Brilliant! Patti is wrong, and if you're ever in Michigan let me know and I'll haul some junk with you...just give me notice so I can wear jeans!
The only woman who would actually be enthusiastic about picking up junk with a millionaire after getting her hair and nails done and getting 2 hrs to get ready for you is a very very desperate woman. There are better ways to figure out whether someone is sincere- it takes time, not a test on the first date.