Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

That's A Lot of Guys

Destin explains what the straights should learn from the gays and discusses his "slip 'n' slide."

This week we had an all gay extravaganza -- featuring two epically different gentlemen. Madison, as some of you may know from Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, is a stud, but a lazy stud. His chiseled features and flowing locks have not been able to overcome his complete lack of interest in giving much effort to the world of dating -- hence, SINGLE. Then we had my client Eric -- a sweet, albeit slightly nervous chap who has a bad habit of rescuing stray dog. . .and by stray dogs I mean guys that have issues he takes home that use him. Oh, Eric.

Eric likes being hands on in his house. . .he also likes to get his hands on "manly men." Madison likes himself, but the Latin version of himself. Fantastico.

We end up having a poolside recruiting session (um, how come we never do this with the girls?). There's a lot of "meat" around. . .and a least one banana hammock. Rachel and Patti are having a blast, sipping on margaritas and checking out the dudes. I just look hot and pasty.

My co-workers ask the guys to take off their shirts a bunch of times (again, how come we never do this with the girls). . .and I end up jumping in the pool. And no, I don't have a slip 'n' slide. Wait, hmm, should I?

The mansion mixer starts off slow -- but the guys that needed makeovers actually listened and are better for it. We learn about where guys can go in, in and. . .well, not in (thanks Rach!) and the guys get separated. I have to kick Eric's ass into "How to have a proper conversation class." Madison is in need of a good shaking, and Patti is starting to look annoyed. . .as are Rachel and I. Then suddenly. . .BOOM! Eric is on a roll, Madison is trying and the whole thing ends up going great!

The guys pick their dates and go off into the first date sunset, which are AWESOME. Sweet, romantic. and real -– not douchy or over the top. These guys put forth EFFORT. Bravo!

In the end, the guys are happy, we're happy and I gotta say. . .I wish our straight clients would take some notes, cuz these gays know how to do dating right!

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Making a Match: Brooklyn Chooses Sizzle vs. Substance

Patti dishes on what it was like working with Thicker Than Water Brooklyn Tankard and getting a New York player to start take matchmaking seriously.

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 RHOA’s Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield to rap royalty Romeo Miller.

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (Brooklyn on French kissing), the bad (Amit’s beard)—and the hilarious (Patti’s New York accent!).

This week, she talks about setting up Thicker Than Water's Brooklyn Tankard and teaching this Long Island divorcee to stop looking for love at the clubs. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

Brooklyn Tankard the star of Thicker Than Water is up this week. Brooklyn is pretty funny and exciting, she’s a little bit off though. She’s basically a single mom with a daughter and you know she doesn’t get to meet quality men, she really hasn’t found her equal.

My other client this week is liquor entrepreneur Amit Ram, he’s from Long Island. He’s got this awful f---ing beard on his face. Girls in the clubs like his beard, yeah, yeah in 1959 they do, not in 2015.

For those two we chose to do a Hot Seat Mixer. That means Brooklyn and Amit interview potential dates and if they don’t like someone they can kick them out of the hot seat, but if they like them, they get to stay. So it’s kind of like musical chairs.

Brooklyn goes through a bunch of guys and some of them are really awesome. I personally love Jason, he’s tall, he’s older, he’s been divorced, he has kids, he’s a very solid guy. But Brooklyn’s got her eye on Michael who's a bit younger, really hot, super sexy, has sort of a football player look -- and she can’t take her eyes off of him. Instead of going for the substance she’s going for the sizzle.

Meanwhile, Amit chose a great little petite girl named Daniella, she’s also a gym rat like him, they have a lot in common. He’s taken her on an interesting date, free-running training, you know when run and when you jump and you climb, it’s kind of extreme dating. They’re both pretty bad at it, but they love working out so they have a really great time. Then he takes her to a nice dinner at a classy place, Miceli’s.

I just hope Brooklyn took some of my lessons with her back to Nashville, because she needs a lot of work.

Patti Stanger

Brooklyn had a really nice date with Michael, they went peddle boating. But Michael didn’t ask much about Brooklyn, and this didn’t really work out for her because she likes to be the center of attention. So I don’t think that she chose well. I think it should’ve been Jason, which is the one I wanted her to go out with all along. I just hope she took some of my lessons with her back to Nashville because she needs a lot of work. I bet she'll be back again next time.      

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