Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Outside Lives

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

Outside Lives

Destin shares how he collects strange characters -- and his thoughts on how matchmaking them went this week.

I admit it, I hang with a weird crowd. Sure Patti, Rachel, and I are top tier matchmakers –- but we also have lives outside of our "business." Patti is a great screenwriter and loves to go out and let her hair down -- leaving "Business Patti" at the office. Rachel is a talented actor, amazing mother, and live music fanatic. And me, well I’m a filmmaker (see those Sushi Girl posters in the office?), entertainer, father and --  well, random people collector. In this collection of friends I have, there is a small group of former child actors. I love 'em, but they're a strange bunch. Some of them have entitlement issues, trust issues, ego problems, and/or sexuality disorders. Why am I sharing this?

Meet Emma, my client this week. Emma was a big time British child actor who became known more for parting ways, than her acting chops. She was Britain's "Wildchild." Think Lindsay Lohan's twin sister -- but back in the day. She's a handful. . .and a hotmess. She also got married three times, the first when she was 13. . .to a guy multiple decades older than her. Yep.

She now has "her act together". . .as a pole dance instruction business owner in the Valley. Yep. 'Nuff said. (See first paragraph.)

Rachel's guy is Frank, a control-freak plastic surgeon with a slight god-complex. He wants his future girlfriend to wake up everyday with him by 5 am and start the day running. . .even on weekends and holidays. He doesn't think this is a problem. Sigh. 'Nuff said.

We watch the DVDs, and Patti is bugged by both clients' attitudes and wants to kick their asses.

Emma needs a makeover. . .but refuses. Frank sees the awesome life coach Matt Bennet -- who gives him some good ego advice -– but lets see if it sinks in.

We do our recruiting session utilizing the one way mirror, so Emma and Frank can watch as we talk to their potential matches without them knowing.

Frank takes notes, and actually cares. Emma pays more attention to Frank than her possible suitors ("Men like dingy, right?"). Rachel roots for one of the girls, Natalie, for Frank. I look generally annoyed. And Patti thinks "rockstars date trash." Sigh.

Eventually, the goddess Emma picks Kelly the surf shop owner. On their date, she frightens him with a scary strip-o-rama at her school. . .and not just featuring her, but multiple ladies. Kelly looks horribly uncomfortable, as if he was just talked into going to leather thong night at Jumbo's Clown Room (look it up).

The date ends with dinner -- but Kelly is now scarred for life and can barely function. Cue pole-cam.

Frank decides to take his date, Natalie, out MMA fighting at the crack of dawn. She gets hit in the head a few times while Frank cheers for her. Yep, good idea for a date.

In the end, we did successfully match Emma with Emma –- as that's the only person that "gets her." Frank got some sense pounded into him that will hopefully help him out in the future. And me. . .well, I'm glad I wasn't a child actor.

Making a Match: Larry Birkhead & Melyssa Ford

Find out what Patti really thought about sexy Melyssa and shy guy Larry's dates.

This week I got to meet one of the sweetest guys in the world, Larry Birkhead: the boy from Kentucky. There’s just one problem: he hasn’t dated in like a decade. This guy needs practice. I mean, he’s drop dead gorgeous and he can’t do anything. I can send him out into the world and the world of a mixer and a date, but he could botch it. Candace and I will give him some mock dating experience and I will pick his date for him. The first time he’ll meet her will be when they go out for the first time. No chance for him to get nervous, and more importantly, no time for the girl to look him up and see who he is. He can stand on his own two feet and just be himself, not Anna Nicole’s ex.

He can stand on his own two feet and just be himself, not Anna Nicole’s ex.

My other client this week is drop dead gorgeous: Melyssa Ford. She’s the star of Blood Sweat and Heels, she used to be in a bunch of music videos, and she was nicknamed the "Video Vixen". I know it’s hard to turn off the beauty and the booty, so I bring her to doctor Pat Allen. Doctor Pat and I have worked together for years. Doctor Pat told Melyssa that she should be leading with her brain. Melyssa can be sexy no matter what: but can she look for the guy who’s interested in what she has to say, not what she looks like?

So I’m doing something new: I get Candace and David to bring a bunch of good appropriate men and women to the mixer. I just want a handful of guys for Melyssa, and a handful of girls for Larry. I introduce the best ones to Melyssa for her to choose from, and I’ll pick the best girl to set up Larry with on a blind date. Melyssa picks Jay. Jay listened to the conversation, and remembered Melyssa liked bowling and cigars. And he took her on a perfect, fun, get-to-know-you date. Meanwhile, Larry met up with his date at Universal Studios. He had a private tour set up, and he and Michelle met for the first time. They had a blast. She knew who he was, but they got past that and they got to know each other. And he took her for dinner and even got a kiss at the end.

So in the end, I’m so happy that both Larry and Melyssa got to learn something. Larry got to know he can be himself and there’s no need to be shy, and she knows (Melyssa) that there are guys out there who can look past her booty and see the great girl underneath.

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