Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Checking in with Hello Kitty Fan Robin Kassner

Making a Match: Beauty, Bikinis and Breaking The Rules

Making a Match: A Bachelor's Bachelor

Making a Match: A #Matchmaker First!

Making a Match: The Matchmaker is Always Right

Making a Match: Patti Melts and Bravo Reunions

Making a Match: Speidi, Bad Guys & Playboy

Making a Match: The Real Perez and Sexy Sonja

Making a Match: Making Jill (and Ally) Happy

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

Checking in with Hello Kitty Fan Robin Kassner

Patti's most infamous client from Season 4 lets us know about her current dating life, current apartment color, and her new single.

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Robin on her date in Season 4

Bravotv.com: What was the reaction like after the show aired? Did you have a lot of folks approaching you after the show?

The reaction after the show was crazy. I get stopped on the street 20 times a day. I have people following me around Bloomingdale's. I walk into a packed restaurant and they clear the best table in the house for me. Viewers come up to me and start screaming my name and want to take pictures with me. People keep asking me when my new song "Fantasy" will be out. It's droppin' on iTunes in 2 days and is on CD Baby right now.

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised at how much people seemed drawn to your date/story?

I was very surprised at how many people seemed drawn to me. I think the reason I resonated with so many people is that I am unafraid to be myself. There are so many people out there who are ashamed of who they are. They feel like they need to get extreme plastic surgery and need to act phony to impress people. To see me running Haute PR, Facebook's most popular public relations firm, living in a pink apartment, and loving myself for who I am, was refreshing for people.

I think people realized from seeing me on TV that you can be yourself, forge your own path, and have an amazing life. You don't to change who you are to be attractive and successful.Audrey Hebpurn said, "Happy girls are the prettiest girls." My message for viewers is: be yourself because you are beautiful!

I'm so touched by all of the people who've reached out to me who told me that seeing me on TV changed their lives. I had a fan from Australia move to New York to be near me. I inspired a fan to quit her dead-end job and go to fashion school. I inspired a guy to paint his apartment pink. My confident, fun attitude inspired people to be their best and live their dreams.

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Robin now

Bravotv.com: What did you learn from working with Patti? Did you change the way you date at all? Do you look for different things in a mate?

I learned that Hello Kitty does not get a hard c--k. I had never heard that before. Other than that I did not learn much. I didn't change the way I date at all. I was a pretty great date to begin with. I am the total opposite of Patti, and I am just fine with that. I learned that when negative people are trying to bring you down, the best thing to do is smile and give them back sweetness and light. Nobody has the power to bring you down unless you let them.

Bravotv.com: What's your current dating situation like? Are you seeing anyone special?

I've been dating a former hockey player named Jason for the last three months. We met at a party in Murray Hill. He's seriously cute and treats me like gold. He's really good with my dogs, Bruiser and Paris Hilton. We spent this summer in the Hamptons and fell in love with it so much that we are building a house there.

Bravotv.com: Any especially memorable dates since the show aired? Did you date anyone that saw you on the show?

I've had some cool dates since the show aired, but unfortunately, no more sophisticated dinner cruises. I try not to date guys who saw me on the show. Most of them are wannabe actors. The guy I am dating now has never heard of Bravo and only watches ESPN and MSG. He's more of a hockey/football type.

Bravotv.com: What are you currently up to? Are you still in NYC? Still in the same apartment? How’s your dogs?

I just recorded a new single called "Fantasy" available on CD Baby. I have a new TV show in development. I still live in the Pink Palace and am building a house in the Hamptons with a Hello Kitty theme. It will be the first Hello Kitty house in America! Bruiser and Paris are still happy smiley, doggy dogs. I'm having a birthday party in September with my friend and client Whitney Thompson, who won America's Next Top Model. I am still busy running Haute PR, Number 1 for Beauty PR according to Google. I am busy living the life of my dreams and if I can do, so can you!

Making a Match: A #Matchmaker First!

Patti never dreamed that her couples counseling for Allison Baver and her man would end up in a Clubhouse proposal! 

Season 8 of The Millionaire Matchmaker is one of the most dramatic ever. This time around, Patti Stanger is helping plenty of unlikely clients find love, from Dina Lohan and Bravo's own Kenya Moore to The Bachelorette's Jesse Kovacs!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (a #Matchmaker proposal!), the bad (celeb chef Devin picking the wrong man)—and the surprising (exotic dancing, anyone?). 

This week, she talks about finding the perfect match for Devin Alexander, taking on her first Matchmaker couple Allison Baver and her boyfriend Tommy and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

This week Olympic Speed Skater Allison Baver came to me with her new boyfriend Tommy that has been together with her for ten months.
What they actually need is a relationship tune-up. That’s one of my rules: never move in without some form of commitment. Allison she is an alpha, she is interrupting Tommy a lot and doesn’t even realize it, and she’s bullying the poor guy.

The last thing that comes up is that he happens to be a former exotic dancer.
My second client this week is Devin Alexander she’s a chef to celebrities and a best-selling cookbook author. She’s a cute girl but she’s dressed in a grandma dress, bustling around her kitchen with a dippy smile on her face, so I have a lot of work to do this week. And lose that Batman Joker smile.

It's mixer day at the Emerson nightclub, Candace helped Devin by picking a sexy dress and she’s looking smoking hot but there is a twist, David brings Allison and Tommy to watch. And I can see it on Allison’s face -- watching the process reminds Allison how hard it is to meet a single guy.
I send them off on a surprise field trip, some love lessons. Meanwhile at the mixer Devin’s choices are narrowed down to three guys. I really like Dan and Aaron, but Devin keeps staring at Todd. Todd is great, but doesn’t really seem into her. I can lead a horse to water but I can’t make it drink. If Todd is a great date so be it, but she doesn’t listen.

When I asked if they were still thinking about marriage in the future, Tommy did something I wasn’t expecting. . .


Back to Allison and Tommy, I set up Allison with a class with a champion pole dancer. So Allison can appreciate the work Tommy used to do.

We sent Tommy to a skating lesson and this time it was Allison’s job to cheer Tommy on and support him.

The love lessons were great, when I asked if they were still thinking about marriage in the future, Tommy did something I wasn’t expecting.

Yes! Chalk one more up for the Matchmaker this week, that’s what I live for and now I have another wedding to dance at. Love it!

 

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