Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

The Risk Taker

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

Bye-Bye Bradley, Hello Kitty

Robin Kassner Gets Serious

The Rules According to Aimee

Matt "The Candy Man" Riviera

Time for Patti to Give Me a Raise

Skeet Shooting is a Bad Date Idea

Let the Man Be the Man on a Date

Irv's Nerve

Patti's Favorite Episode

The Risk Taker

Mitch explains why he decided to try The Millionaire Matchmaker and why it was worth the gamble.

So why'd I do it? That is the question that most of my friends and family have been asking, since it's totally out of character for me to expose my private life so publicly, and on a reality show. I certainly didn't expect to find love on The Millionaire Matchmaker, and I have never been interested in drawing attention to myself. So why?

My decision to go on the show boiled down to one word: risk. Life to me is about taking honest, ambitious, and ethical risks. My risks don't always end up as I expect or hope, but at the end of the day, I am always able to look into the mirror, and at my kids, and be proud that I went for it! To me, allowing yourself to fall in love is the biggest risk of all because it more often than not, ends in heartbreak.

But that risk is always worth taking. . .And so was the risk of looking like a doormat, or a dumbass, or a douchebag on Millionaire Matchmaker.

I'm glad I did it, and we'll see what this risk bears. If the end result is simply the fun I had during the show and during my viewing party, I'm perfectly satisfied. I met some really good people from the experience. Tova was a very pleasant surprise, and we sincerely did have a fun time together on this date on the show and on our ensuing dates, too. Ayinde's a great guy too.

Patti is no Steve Jobs and the show is no iPhone, but I'm here to tell you that it's legit and everyone takes the dates seriously. The secret sauce of the show is definitely behind-the-scenes though. These are some of the most talented and smart professionals in the business, especially the producers and the crew.

So remember. . .big rewards only come with big risks. Take 'em when you can.

If you're interested, feel free to friend me at Facebook; or register for free on my clever and fun new venture promoting Patti Stanger-like honesty at FYIDotDotDot.com; or read about my relationship with my ex-gf in the last chapter of her honest and hilarious book called Jock Itch; or finally, donate to my community's never-ending battle to give our kids the best education possible at HBEF.org

Thanks for your interest in my story. I hope you enjoyed the episode.

Mitch

Making a Match: Larry Birkhead & Melyssa Ford

Find out what Patti really thought about sexy Melyssa and shy guy Larry's dates.

This week I got to meet one of the sweetest guys in the world, Larry Birkhead: the boy from Kentucky. There’s just one problem: he hasn’t dated in like a decade. This guy needs practice. I mean, he’s drop dead gorgeous and he can’t do anything. I can send him out into the world and the world of a mixer and a date, but he could botch it. Candace and I will give him some mock dating experience and I will pick his date for him. The first time he’ll meet her will be when they go out for the first time. No chance for him to get nervous, and more importantly, no time for the girl to look him up and see who he is. He can stand on his own two feet and just be himself, not Anna Nicole’s ex.

He can stand on his own two feet and just be himself, not Anna Nicole’s ex.

My other client this week is drop dead gorgeous: Melyssa Ford. She’s the star of Blood Sweat and Heels, she used to be in a bunch of music videos, and she was nicknamed the "Video Vixen". I know it’s hard to turn off the beauty and the booty, so I bring her to doctor Pat Allen. Doctor Pat and I have worked together for years. Doctor Pat told Melyssa that she should be leading with her brain. Melyssa can be sexy no matter what: but can she look for the guy who’s interested in what she has to say, not what she looks like?

So I’m doing something new: I get Candace and David to bring a bunch of good appropriate men and women to the mixer. I just want a handful of guys for Melyssa, and a handful of girls for Larry. I introduce the best ones to Melyssa for her to choose from, and I’ll pick the best girl to set up Larry with on a blind date. Melyssa picks Jay. Jay listened to the conversation, and remembered Melyssa liked bowling and cigars. And he took her on a perfect, fun, get-to-know-you date. Meanwhile, Larry met up with his date at Universal Studios. He had a private tour set up, and he and Michelle met for the first time. They had a blast. She knew who he was, but they got past that and they got to know each other. And he took her for dinner and even got a kiss at the end.

So in the end, I’m so happy that both Larry and Melyssa got to learn something. Larry got to know he can be himself and there’s no need to be shy, and she knows (Melyssa) that there are guys out there who can look past her booty and see the great girl underneath.

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