Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Surf's Down

Patti explains why surfing is a bad date and how a redhead was invited to a mixer.

Full transcript after the jump

So this week I've got two motivational, helpful, spiritual people. One is Steve G. Jones and the other is Gary Cox. Steve is a well-known hypnotherapist, and Gary is a motivational speaker.

Both guys want their soulmate. They're in their forties. Gary wants to get married and have children, while Steve has been married and just really wants his soulmate. He doesn't need to get married again. It's going to be in interesting week. Steve is the guy who dates down. He dates the waitresses and the hairdressers, and he's getting his doctorate so she shouldn't be dating that at all. And Gary although he didn't really talk to Destin and Rachel about being Christian, he's all born-again on me. I don't really do Christian dating. I'm going to see if I can practice this, and we'll see what happens.

Recruiting session was very interesting. A lot of women for Steve, educated, over 40, in shape, really looking for their soulmate, would move to Savannah, Georgia, where he's from if they hit it off. A lot of them travel. A lot of them are on the open road. They get his lifestyle. Really good fit, he had a lot to choose from. Gary not so much about four or five showed up.

Mixer was very interesting. The girl that we thought was the most conservative who showed up turned out to be the most out there. I mean the boob-alicious. Jennier shows up and she basically wears Jessica Simpson’s dresses from two years ago with that tatas out there to china and she's all flirty myrty. And at first Gary's like, "well she’s too over the top for me." And I'm like, "Did you not ask me for Jessica Simpson, born again. That's that girl." So he kind of realized in the end, yeah I'm right, and that was probably the best pick for him. And after several mini-dates he said, “OK this is the one I’m going to go with.” And that was fine I sealed that deal.

But then had so many women to choose from, I was kind of surprised he picked a redhead. Destin's choice, which was a little odd, because I don't usually let redheads come to the mixers. But I gotta go with the client. He chose Sally

On their date, Sally and him went surfing. Not my usual date. Neither one had tried that before. It's kind of cold in the water. They had to wear wetsuits. But in walks in Alex, the fun, 23-year old, hot surf instructor that Sally can't take her eyes off of, and there goes Steve. And she was rude. Very dogmatic. Found out about his five-year daughter being given up 19 years ago and was kind of pissed off about that. Who the f—k is she? She's got red hair. She shouldn’t be talking, let alone getting a date.

Making a Match: A Bachelor's Bachelor

Patti Stanger dishes on getting dog out of of Bachelor star Jesse Kovacs and getting AJ Johnson to let go of control. 

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 Perez Hilton and Bravo's own Sheree Whitfield to musician Adam O'Rourke!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (ditching the douche), the bad (AJ standing up his second date)—and the hilarious (did Patti just say she loves porn?!). 

This week, she talks about finding the perfect match for The Bachelor's infamous Jesse Kovacs, Candace Smith's pal and perfectionist AJ Johnson and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

This was a fun week I had two clients, AJ Johnson from Chicagolicious and Jesse Kovacs -- he’s been on several versions of The Bachelor.

I’ll start with AJ: he wants the perfect partner in business, life and love. Candace tells me he is a control freak and she is not kidding. I call him Mr. Cuffington because he likes putting girls in cuffs and he wants to control their look, what they say, how they act. He is a mess, but he is a nice guy. If he continues to put the cuffs on the girls he’s going to drive down lonely lane. I have an idea of how I’m going to do this mixer, but at first I introduce AJ to a fellow stylist mister blow out himself Jonathan Anton. He is in the same business as AJ and he’s had a lot of success.

On to my other client, when I meet Jesse Kovacs he’s nice and he’s handsome, so why does he have trouble finding love? Because he has a terrible reputation. He just wants to meet a nice girl who likes him for who he is and isn’t pre-judging him, but I need to get deeper. He knows he’s screwed up and he’s willing to change.

Jesse Kovacs is nice and he’s handsome, so why does he have trouble finding love? Because he has a terrible reputation.


For both these guys I want to do a special mixer. In this mixer were going to play a little game and my clients aren’t going to be able to see the girls. This works out great and AJ whittles his choice down to beautiful pageant girl Melissa and Jesse chooses cute little Kate.

AJ takes Melissa on a very romantic day of wine tasting in Malibu, they even get to stomp around in the grapes and they ended up having dinner at Geoffrey’s overlooking the water. I hope they will see each other again and I know

AJ has learned a lot from this.

Jesse also had some success. He and Kate had a playful date go-kart racing and I think they really hit it off, we’ll see. But I think both of my guys have learned a lot about themselves and about love.

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