Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Spill the Wine

Episode 11: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor pours a glass of wine out for Frank's drunk date and for Jason's ill-fated raft trip.

Oh my, wasn't there much to learn this week from our millionaires? We learned the importance of drinking before zip-lining -- but not drinking too much after. We learned never to raft on a date. We learned that drag queens are great at bingo. Really the lessons roll on.

Do: Loosen up the dull with dance classes -- eyebrow dance clases
Patti's first millionaire was Jason -- a Ryan Seacrest type trapped in the wilds of Philadelphia. He wants a lady who can live an active lifestyle with him, and possibly make him a big more active. Patti asks him if he's a city boy or the country type and it takes him roughly 25 minutes to formulate an answer. This level of dazzling conversation skills leads Patti to send him to a dance class to loosen up.

Well his eyebrows are definitely loosened. Here's hoping.

Do: Meet your matchmaker at drag queen bingo, and give her a signed photo of you dressed as her
Oh Frank. How quickly you stole my heart. You are a man among lady-men. You do a mean Joan Rivers -- and an even more amazing Patti. You have an incredible dog and you meet Patti at drag queen bingo. There's something delightful about Frank. He seems so passionate and just open-hearted. He puts it all out there, and it seems like finding someone who could love him would be a breeze.

Don't: Get drunk
There's a reason that Patti keeps it to a two drink minimum. And the reason is the way that Paul's date with Frank shook out.

 

Let's hope he had plenty of Advil on hand in his hotel room.

Don't: Take your date on a raft.
Poor Jason. He tried to loosen up a bit, but loosening up on a raft was the worst place to do so. His date was so incredibly disinterested in getting them to dry land, and then when they got there things were epescially -- dry. The conversation flowed like water from a rock. This was not the woman to unearth Jason's inner chatter box. If only he had gotten as drunk as Paul, there might have been some conversation.

Needless to say, not the finiest week in millionaire preformance -- however, I have high hopes for  next week. Marcellus Wiley looks to be about the cutest man I've ever seen. Here's hoping Patti finds something that does indeed, "give him wood."

 

 

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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