Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

My Hot Co-workers

Making a Match: Crashing Chilli's Date!

Making a Match: Larry Birkhead & Melyssa Ford

Patti Turns NeNe's Bridesmaids to Brides

A Waste of a Good Mirror

Getting a Nice Guy for Rachel Uchitel

Breaking 'Matchmaker' History

Two Millionaires That Shouldn't Be Single

The Critical Dick Goes Home Alone

A Dorky Doc and a Hopeless Romantic

Carson Kressley, the Millionaire Whisperer

Patti's Vlog: Everyone Gets a Valentine!

Patti's Vlog: Patti's the Love Doctor

Patti's Vlog: Stefan Richter Tried to Date Patti!

A Bashful Beauty and a Not-So-Golden Oldie

A Shallow Old Dog and a Sweet River Rat

What Rosie Wants and a Gay Hugh Hefner

Great Expectations and the Running Man

Courtney Kerr and a Swedish Peacock

Sarcastic Cheban and a 'Man-diego' Bachelor

Sweetheart Swayze and a Virtual Phantom

Patti's Biggest, Most Tempting Mixer Yet

A Red-Hot Night for the Millionaires

Time for Some Spice: The Ginger Mixer!

Gaynor Gets the Girl (So Does Allison!)

Adam Gaynor Wins, Allison Baver Skates By

Patti Says Leave Boss at the Business

Chef K Wins One for the Lesbian Team

Mitch Berger, NFL Peter Pan, Grows Up

Johnny Out Sweets Yigit

Sweet Yigit Gets No Sugar on His Date

Just Robin Being Robin

Bye-Bye Bradley, Hello Kitty

Robin Kassner Gets Serious

The Rules According to Aimee

Matt "The Candy Man" Riviera

Time for Patti to Give Me a Raise

Skeet Shooting is a Bad Date Idea

Let the Man Be the Man on a Date

Irv's Nerve

Patti's Favorite Episode

My Hot Co-workers

The ladies of the office from a man's point of view

Chelsea and Alison, oi. My hot co-workers, my little sisters, my problem children, the girls all my friends want to hook up with.

What's it like working with them? Heck, what's it like being the only guy working for the company? Interesting, to say the least. Let's start with Chelsea. Chelsea is a rare breed of person. She's funny, sensitive, spontaneous, adventuresome and loving. But she's also moody, picky and opinionated, but those are things that make her, her. Honestly, she kinda scares me. Matter of fact, she's one of only three people in the world who do, along with my mother and my girlfriend. Love 'em to death, but man, don't say the wrong thing to them or you're done for (I am so in trouble for writing this.)

As for Alison, she's a sweet person with a good heart. She's talented, easy going and fun, but she's also quiet, money focused and a secret vixen. She'll rip your eyes out if you cross her, and she'll do it with a smile. Have you ever seen that episode of Little House on the Prairie where Laura Ingles is being bullied around by that bratty blonde girl? Laura starts crying and we all learn something about life and family once the bully gets her just desserts. Well, that would be Alison, except she'd come back with a baseball bat and beat the blonde girl into a pulp when no one was looking just for dirtying her dress.

If you put the two together in the same room and asked me who the better matchmaker was, I couldn't tell you. They both have such unique styles and abilities that it would be hard to say. Different clients respond to them in different ways. So, between the two of them they have all of our men and women covered. Now, having said that, if you put me in that room too and ask that question, well, that's a different story (wink!)

In regards to that whole raise controversy, I'm a very supportive person to both Patti and the girls. When I was approached about this, my initial feelings were from the old school of "it never hurts to ask," but do it the right way and be professional. So, the train wreck that occurred because of it, well, what did she expect? I would have had the exact same reaction as Patti. If a person feels entitled to a raise, fine, but think it through first. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, which backfires sometimes.

Being the only guy, I have to put up with a lot of moods, girl talk, complaints, randomness and shopping, but I think I handle it well. It's like watching a play to me. I get to see them go off on each other, argue one minute, laugh the next, model outfits, you name it. All I need is the popcorn and I'm set. I'm like a rooster with a mohawk in a henhouse. No, maybe not. That's a horrible way to put it. How about this -- I'm like the male bass player in an otherwise all-girl band. I'm quiet, do my job, contribute and don't let things get to me as long as we end up making great music together in the end, which we do.

-Des

Patti Turns NeNe's Bridesmaids to Brides

Patti thinks it won’t be long before these two are following their friend Nene Leakes’ lead down the aisle.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump!

OK, greatest week ever. We have my friend NeNe Leakes out here from Atlanta and she brought me the gift that keeps on giving, great women who are looking to be set up! So I’m doing NeNe a favor this week and we’re throwing her two eligible bridesmaids a mixer to top all mixers. These girls are gonna get hooked up, and if they play their cards right, they might end up with a handsome man on their arm.

So let’s get this started. NeNe introduces me to Dawn Robinson and Diana Gowins. Diana is the mothering type. Not just a little bit, she could out-mother Mother Teresa. I get where she’s coming from, she’s an ex-nurse, she’s got three kids, she’s a nurturer. But she’s got a problem: she over-nurtures and that gives the guys the wrong signal, especially when they start dating. A man doesn’t want his date to be a mother until they have some children together. Until then, she’s his hot wife and Diana’s got to lead with the sexy and bring the mothering to the table later. That one’s easy.

Dawn is a little tougher. She’s tall, gorgeous, but also really intellectually smart, and she knows it. She’s got a high finance job, and she doesn’t need a man telling her anything. Well, there’s the problem because a man needs to at least feel like he’s worth something. So Dawn doesn’t need to play dumb, but she also doesn’t need to intimidate the guy or drive over the guy like a competitive tank commander. Alpha women are tough to change, but I can sometimes get them to put away the alpha from time to time to lure a man in. And if Dawn listens to me and tries not to compete with the guy right out of the gate, she’ll be happy she did because the guys will come to her like bees to honey.

So NeNe and I have our work cut out for us this week and we set up a recruiting so NeNe could help me pick out fine gentlemen for her friends. It was a really good idea. She knows what they like, but she’s also honest and knows what they tend to do, and what men aren’t right for them.

NeNe helped us pick the right men, and I think it was worth it because we had a great mixer. The mixer was a classy affair at The Mark and everybody had a great time. The men were respectful but they also were having fun. NeNe and I kept an eye on things, making sure Diana didn’t try to mother anybody out of the door and that Dawn kept her man eating claws inside.  Both girls did great, and by the end each had chosen a great guy, Dawn had Isaac eating out of the palm of her hand and Diana had Dante right where she wanted him staring right back at her.

And because these two are best friends, we decided to let them have a little back up. They all went out together on a double date. The guys were told to plan the date, and Isaac and Dante did great. They got Louis Van Amstel from Dancing With The Stars to give them salsa dancing lessons and then they also had a romantic rooftop winter wonderland dinner where they actually made it snow. Which in L.A. is kind of amazing.

At the end of the week, I think both girls had a really great time. Time will tell, but I think it won’t be long before these two are following their friend Nene’s lead and dancing down their own aisles. And they’ll just have me and NeNe to thank. Well, you’re welcome girls. 

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