Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Don't Settle

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

Don't Settle

Gary gives us an update on his relationship with Jennifer and tells us why he thinks it's fair to have a long list of traits for his perfect mate.

I recently made an appearance on The Millionaire Matchmaker, and oh, boy. . .what an adventure that was! If you watched the show, then you already know what I'm referring to here.

What a whirlwind of a dating experience. Can you say drama?!? I've watched the show from time to time. In fact, before appearing on the show, I was in the process of interviewing other matchmakers and getting my personal affairs in order to bring someone new into my life. After interviewing a number of matchmakers, I finally made my decision.

So, I chose Patti. Always wondered, though, why do the people on that show don't stand up to her?

Needless to say, we didn't hit if off at all. I work hard to conform to Christian values, and she constantly tried to get me to change some of my beliefs. Are you kidding? So, that was when the drama started.

Of course, Patti had to find what she thought were all my downfalls and flaws. She says I have Narcissistic Perfectionist OCD. Are you for real, Patti? She wants me to chop my list of what I'm looking for in a woman down to five. Hello, Patti, this is my future we’re talking about here.

I might have a list of five things to look for in a car, but certainly not my future wife. I definitely hope that I have more than five things to offer a woman.

Narcissistic people are usually very selfish. I have learned what it means to be humble and am proud of being a servant leader. That's not a trait of narcissistic people. Oh, well.

After the TV show, I was actually inspired to create two new programs on dating. They’re titled, "9 Simple Steps to Being an Amazing Man and Making Any Woman Want You," and, "How to Take All the Fears and Freaks Out of Internet Dating." You can listen to some of them on my website, GaryCoxe.com.

Then, Patti thought what I was going to do on my date was, "freaky." OK, ladies: would you be offended if I gave you a French pedicure, massaged your feet, gave you a facial, and wrapped the evening up with some fine dining? Okay, maybe not on the first date.

Well, Jennifer loved it. She felt like a queen! Guys, listen up: ladies are NOT getting this type of attention enough. I think many ladies aren't being treated like queens because they've lowered their standards and are looking in the wrong places. Don't settle! Ever!

While I was in LA after filming the show before traveling off to my next speaking engagement, Jennifer and I went on a few dates. But it wasn't right for either of us. She was a real trooper, though, and lots of fun to hang out with. She even let me take her out to a Jamaican restaurant! I'm from Jamaica, so I thought it would be fun to introduce her to some of our culture. She seemed to really like it.

Now, my reasoning behind using a matchmaker's services is because I travel all the time. It's better if someone else can do the picking for me and narrow it down to good, compatible women. I love delegating so that I can focus on traveling to my events and changing people's lives. Bringing in a matchmaker helps you get through the red tape.

The month after the show, I traveled 20 days out of that month. Doesn't lend much time to dating. That's why I've learned my way around the internet for dating. And, boy, could I share some stories about those experiences, too!

Now, my assistants are dying to take over Patti's job. So, being that it didn't work out with me and Jennifer, my assistants have a new task at hand, and they are all excited. Go figure!

Patti criticized me because I said that the woman that marries me will be coming into my world. If a woman isn't up for that, then we're not going to be good for each other. I think a lot of women would be okay with my world. Getting pampered and massaged by me. Traveling all over the world and changing people's lives. Then some R & R in the Sandals Resorts every month or two. Does it really sound like that bad of a life, Patti? Come on!

She did tell me that my 10-minute meeting with the other girl was like an interview. Okay, I'll give you that, Patti. I do have a tendency to get right to the point, and it sounds like an interview. But here's why: I don't go around having sex with a bunch of women. So, when you're not out looking for sex but looking for your future wife, why waste time? So, I get to the point. Trust me, if my motive was sex, I wouldn't have any questions. Let's just hook up, baby. But, that's not for me.

Oh, and then she tells me there is no such thing as a gorgeous, Godly woman. You're kidding! Now, let's think about this one for a minute. Let's say a woman, who is really gorgeous, finds God. Now what? She's no longer considered gorgeous? See why we didn't hit it off so well. . .

Needless to say, it was a pretty crazy experience. Between the drama, the dating, and the craziness of the whole show, I have to say that the overall experience was alright. Obviously, I'll be letting my assistants and the internet play matchmaker now, but I did end up learning a couple of things.

If you'd like to give me some feedback or want to keep up with all my projects, you can stay in touch with me on Facebook and you can follow me on Twitter.

So, I guess I'll just keep flying my plane, hanging out at Sandals Resorts, traveling from city to city, transforming lives, and looking for my gorgeous, Godly wife. I know you're out there! To your success.

Making a Match: The Matchmaker is Always Right

"Aunt" Patti dishes on what is was really like working with Chris and mama bear Caroline Manzo.

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 Housewife Marysol Patton to Olympian Allison Baver!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (Caroline Manzo's recruiting session), the bad (Chris Manzo's mama's boy ways)—and the hilarious (Jenna Marbles cutting Chris Manzo and Max Hodges down to size!). 

This week, she talks about finding the perfect match for Chris and Caroline, taking on TMZ's Max Hodges and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

First we have Chris Manzo who's come back to visit me with mom Caroline. Here’s the problem: Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child. And I know Caroline will have to approve of her so I’m begging her to come to recruiting.

My other client this week is Max Hodges from TMZ. Max has been around the Hollywood stars and red carpets for years and his reputation precedes him. Well it turns out he’s actually looking for a smart, well-traveled, girl next door, which is great.  

Here’s the problem Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child.


I broke out my rolodex and found somebody from Chris’s and Max’s generation who I thought could help kind of give them advice. Internet guru Jenna Marbles. She’s like me, she’s isn’t afraid to tell it like it is so she gets to these two from the get-go.
It’s time for the mixer Caroline and I start interviewing the women and I have to be honest, it was all about who Caroline liked. My favorite was Amanda and Caroline liked her, too. She had a good sense of humor and had a great job, she gets to dress up as a super hero.
For Max we had a bunch of great contenders, but when we sat down and talked to them he couldn’t take his eyes off Bolivian bombshell Susy. Max took Susy paddle boarding which she got a kick out of; he followed my advice and took her to a romantic dinner afterwards. He actually got dressed up, he looked great.
I told Chris to do something different, out of his comfort zone, he took Amanda horseback riding. Then he took her to a great restaurant by the beach and they got to talk and share.
The Matchmaker is always right.           

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