As a small-town Chicagoan, utilizing the services of The Millionaire Matchmaker meant leaving my comfort zone in more ways then one. As soon as I hung up the phone on Patti (she stayed on until I hung up first, a class-act move in case a client has any last minute questions), I threw together my personal night-bag and boarded upward for a lengthy puddlejump to "The City of the Sea"--of course I'm talking about America's glitter basin, Los Angeles, California.
Founded by Spaniards (?) in the late 1600s (??), Los Angeles is now better known as Hollywood, due to its continuous outpouring of Cinema's Top Hits. As soon as I stepped onto the tarmac, and that dry, brittle desert breeze rolled over my face like a scouring pad left on the hood of a toaster-oven, I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore, or at all, because it was a direct flight from Chicago ("The City of the Lake"). I was off on my first adventure.
After meeting Patti at Pink's Famous Hot Dog Store, she gave me my first batch of manliness advice: To get the Gossip Girl, you must first become the Gossip Boy. I was instructed to watch the first episode of Gossip Girl and pattern my behavior after smoldering sour-boy, Dan Humphrey (played by Paget Brewster). However, unable to secure a high-speed ethernet connection, I was forced to download the first episode off iTunes via the hotel's shared Wi-Fi. It arrived the next morning. I skipped around, jotting down the important parts and caking my hair flat with hand-saliva before knuckling down on my next homework assignment.
Yours was seriously my favorite segment on matchmaker EVER. I rewound your soundbites and visuals with my sister and we just laughed our asses off! Thanks SO much! You deserve a million and more! Rock on! :)
To preface: I have never done this before and it feels really weird and is the most forward thing I've ever done. Daniel, you and I would be a great match. I wrote about 3 paragraphs explaining why before I just erased it all. Brevity is best here in a public forum, IMO. Please find a way to contact me via Email. You won't regret it! =) ~ Courtney
Daniel ...I loved your episode. I thought you were such a good sport to take all of Patty's advice and actually employ it! Just when I thought you were the sweetest man ever...I read your blog and actually laughed out loud. Sweet,funny AND successful! Alas, I'm old enough to be your mother. Good luck! The right one is out there and you,fortunately, are smart enough to know it when you meet her!
You have a wonderful sense of humor. I hope one day soon, you find a girl who appreciates that more than style.
Douglas Donehoo was in season 3 of Millionaire Matchmaker. I think I found the perfect guy for him! I am watching Tv and his name is Joshua McKinley and is currently on Season 9 of "Project Runway". He is a designer and gorgeous!
My husband and I think you definetly deserve your millions and a love of your life! We have enjoyed your work on Groupon.com!
Daniel, you made Chicago proud! You cleaned up fine but I liked you better before. My guess, is that after MM you will have many women looking for you.
Smart, funny and talented.
Daniel -- When Patti took you shopping, there was a salesgirl in the store who was helping you. She was sweet, attractive, and had a great vibe. She seemed like a good match for you. Why don't you give her a call!
Daniel, you're the most genuine guy Patty's ever shown us. Love your humor and your naturalness (is that a word?). I'm twice your age, but when I WAS your age, you'd have been on my radar, big time, even without money. I have found that a sense of humor is the sexiest quality anyone can have. I hope yours takes you into the arms of a wonderful woman.
Daniel pre- makeover was exactly my type lol. He seems like a really nice guy and i hope he finds a great lady to share his life with!
Daniel, You shouldn't have to change your style to meet the right girl. You are a sweet gentleman all on your own. You may not remember, but I am a Chicago girl as well and we met at the airport. I felt so icky and musty having just came back to clean out one of my homes and had my little dog with me. You asked me to sit in first class with you.....insisting it would be fine. I was so taken aback and felt so unlike myself in my icky jeans and cleaning clothes I told you no thank you. I do want you to know that I really wished I was dressed like myself and could have said yes. It would have been so nice to talk with you not knowing many people here out west either. You will have no problem meeting a nice girl Daniel. You don't want one of these gold diggers from Patti's anyway. (sorry Patti, but this one is special)
My famiy laughed out loud watching you Daniel - your intellect, your spirit, and your great sense of irony and humor. Bravo - did you ever think of a show for Daniel? We don't need need Dallas' Most Eligible - we need Daniel!
I just caught the episode last night. Funny enough, I was watching wearing my Superman T-shirt, plaid long sleeve, and hoodie. I'm 35, a comic book fan, artist, and former journalist, now more in the communications/public relations field.
I thought you looked fine the way you were and can tell you there are other geeks out there who will like you the way you are - no fancy suits, hats or nightlife experience required.
I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for - just be patient. I still have hope my geek match is out there and wouldn't think of changing who I am. And I can't imagine you finding your match with the slate of women on that episode - what was Patti thinking???
And I know other women who would love a date that included a visit to an art gallery or showing!
Good luck in your search for love. You'll know when it's right! ~ Maggie
Daniel, I am watching rerun of the episode as we speak. I don' t know if you found your match - maybe Patti will help me be a matchmaker for my sister. You may actually be a great match for her. She is very intelligent,kind and cute. She loves arts, different cultures, museums, photography. Patti, would you please let me know how to get in touch with Daniel?