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; 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

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


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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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