Pursuit of Love

Hear from Millionaire Uri about his experience on Matchmaker!

I had a wonderful experience on the Millionaire Matchmaker. Of course having a typical Jewish mother, I am always nagged about finding someone to settle down with. I’ve been looking seriously, but I just haven’t found the right person just yet. Given my schedule working on a variety of projects at the same time, I don’t have much time for dating. Family and friends have often tried setting me up and recently recommended I try working with a matchmaker. Who better to work with than Patti, certainly one of the world’s greatest. When I had the opportunity to become her client on the Millionaire Matchmaker show, I held my breath and jumped, hoping for the best. I was obviously a bit nervous about the public aspect of being on a reality TV show, but I do work in the entertainment world, so I felt like I could handle the potential risk of embarrassment. After all, I think the pursuit of love always involves some risk.

Some memorable moments during my experience included meeting Patti. I remember walking into her office for the first time. I’m 5’8” and Patti towered over me interrogating me before I even had the chance to sit down. She immediately asked me if I was a commitment-phobe and wondered why I was still single. At 34, I often ask myself the same thing. I suppose meeting the right person happens earlier in life for some people, and later for others. Patti dug deeper and insisted on knowing why my last relationship failed and I was forced to reveal that my ex-girlfriend dumped me because she felt she didn’t love me as much as I loved her. I think it was probably a good thing to have been so honest, as it disarmed Patti, and most of the rest of the interview seemed to continue smoothly.

Patti asked me what I was looking for in a woman and I gave her a laundry list of important characteristics… family oriented, smart, educated, fun, interesting, Jewish if possible, a dancer. Patti seemed to agree I had reasonable expectations. I know Patti listened well, because she found Tatiana, one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Tatiana is all of those things and more. I enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her over the short time we spent together. Ultimately, the chemistry just wasn’t there, and we became friends, but I can tell you that Patti impressed me, introducing me to a quality girl like Tatiana with similar interests. If you’re in the market for a matchmaker, I would highly recommend working with Patti!

By the way, for those of you who would like to reach me, this is Oz, the entertainment district I am developing in Florida, which promises to be a world class tourist destination with Broadway theatres, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, office towers and residential luxury towers: www.CityofOz.com. Perhaps your store or restaurant would like to be considered for the first phase of our entertainment district? Or perhaps you'd like an exciting place to locate your corporate office? Please contact me at uman@cityofoz.com.

If you’d like a copy of the ebook I wrote, you can download it here www.GettingGoodJobsinToughTimes.com. And of course, if you’re in South Florida, please stop by the arena for a concert or show www.BankAtlanticCenter.com or visit one of my dance studios: www.AventuraDance.com in person & or online at www.TheSecretofSalsa.com. Lastly, if you know of someone that I should consider dating, please send me a note on facebook :)
- Uri Man

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