Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Sowing My Oats

Making a Match: Finding Romeo's Juliet

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

Sowing My Oats

William explains the evolution of a playboy and where he is with Fahara now.

When you aren't born into money, having it can be quite problematic. For me, having money aroused feelings of uncertainty about who I was and why people chose to include me in their lives. Being wealthy in my early 30s certainly has its pluses: girls are easy and plentiful, invitations to parties and events are expected, but what about love? Love is a component of my life that I took for granted for years. I had the most amazing girl for almost five years and she walked. There was no putting Humpty Dumpty back together again -- she had made up her mind. What was her reasoning? One morning we woke up and I leaned over and said to her, "Let's get an agent and buy a house together." I knew I was neglecting her, and I thought this might be a good solution. She replied that she didn't love me and didn't want to be with me any longer. She explained that I didn't show her that I loved her, and, in turn, we became roommates, not lovers. I didn't fight for her. I just let go. I was devastated. When I lost my love, Christine, I was at a crossroads in my life -- something of an early mid-life crisis.

After having two failed long-term relationships in the past, I thought that I needed to go out and sow my oats and so I did. I did the online dating thing for over a year and took advantage of girls. I made rules: first date equals cocktails, second equals dinner, and third is dinner and sex. Anyone who didn't conform to that was never called again. For over a year, I manipulated women into sleeping with me, it was easy. I just told them what they wanted to hear and we were off to the bedroom; theirs, never mine (which made leaving after sex easier). Business was good.

After a year of not bringing girls home to meet the folks, I caved to pressure from friends and family who were disgusted by the way I was living my life. Karma is a mother, and they warned my actions would eventually backfire on me. I therefore came to Patti for guidance. I wasn't even open to possibility that I could love again, but I wanted to see if it was what I heard about her service was indeed true. It is. She really does see past the facade and hone in on what her clients need. I needed a woman who loved me for me, not the money, not the career. Sound trite? It's the truth. Her stable of girls is as diverse as they are amazing; enter Fahara. Since the show, she and I have continued to date. We travel together, dine at amazing restaurants, and have "shared" some interesting experiences. Though I'm not clairvoyant, I imagine that we will continue to enjoy each other's company, and for that I have Patti Stanger and The Millionaire Matchmaker to thank.

What you didn't see watching my episode is that I poured out my heart to Patti and Dr. Pat. I explained how I took Christine for granted and that I chose to focus on my own financial turmoil and once home, couldn't come to appreciate what I had: an amazingly beautiful, warm and giving fiancee who loved me unconditionally.

You the viewer will make your own determination on what you saw and who really is out for love -- who was genuine and who was as false as water. Throughout the making and filming of the show, I vacillated back and forth between who I wanted to be. In my casting tape, I tried my best to be my own hype man. During my background interview I tried to showcase my company, Commercial Finance and Leasing Bank of Cardiff (www.cflbc.com). At the mixer, I lost my confidence in Patti and decided to make the event entertaining (I said things to Patti's girls which would shock and awe a stripper; maybe even make them cry). In the end, I hope you'll remember that when it came to meeting Fahara, I cut the crap and treated her like a woman deserves to be treated. Had I done that with my ex, we might still be together. Guess, I'm learning.

Cheers!

Making a Match: Beauty, Bikinis and Breaking The Rules

Patti dishes on helping Julissa Bermudez pick the right guys and why she almost had to throw Adam O'Rourke out!

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 Sonja Morgan to rap legend Romeo Miller, aka Lil' Romeo!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle everything from picking the right guy to calling vs. texting. Hint: real men call. 

This week, she talks about finding Mr. Right for gorgeous TV host Julissa Bermudez, teaching rocker Adam O'Rourke a lesson in starting over and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

I had really interesting clients this week. First up Julissa Bermudez, she is a TV host and she’s been on tons of networks all over the place she is drop dead gorgeous. I don’t know why she’s coming to me to find a relationship but I figure out right away it’s not about meeting the guy, it’s about meeting the right guy.

She is starting to realize that while the alpha guys are hot, they don’t really want her for her. She’s got to shake the habit of going with these alpha guys so I set her up with Tiffany Haddish who’s a famous comedian. She’s Arsenio’s sidekick, a no nonsense girl. She’s hot, she dates in Hollywood but she is not afraid to tell it how it is. Julissa gets it, Tiffany is smart.

My other client this week is Adam O'Rourke. He’s gotten to the point where he wanted to settle down and he wasn’t meeting any quality women, so he pretends to be a tough guy when he’s actually really nice. And I’m actually happy to set him up.

So we do some recruiting at the Leica Gallery in West Hollywood. A museum or a gallery is a great way to find young, sophisticated singles and we size up a bunch of guys and girls for a classy dinner mixer with Julissa and Adam.

The next day we introduce Julissa to four great guys and Adam to four great girls. They all sit down at the private club and get to know each other.

Julissa ends up picking a great guy named Sam; he’s a successful real estate entrepreneur. He is handsome but laidback and isn’t the guy who needs to be alpha all the time. If Julissa can get to like a guy like that, then she might be on her way to true love.

Meanwhile, Adam chooses a beautiful blonde named Hailey. She and Adam certainly have chemistry so I am happy with this choice.

Sam takes Julissa out to paint some pottery, which is actually a cool move, they get to talk and do something creative together. But then he also brings the romance with drinks and dinner at the Georgian at the beautiful Santa Monica Hotel. Julissa gets to feel cherished; I hope she likes the feeling.

Meanwhile, Adam makes his first mistake of the week; he invites Hailey back to his house. Usually I’d kick him out of the club for things like this, but it turns out he heard her say she’s never had her man cook for her and he wanted to fulfill her wish. Okay, I’ll let him slide on this one. He was a gentleman even when she put on her bikini to sunbathe in the backyard. Good job, Adam.

At the end I think Julissa learned to go for the guy who lets her be the star and Adam got a lesson in starting over. I hope they both take what they learned into the future. We will see.

 

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