Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

When Good Guys Go Bad

Destin explains how Mitch got his swagger back, and tries to pinpoint where Ayinde's good side has gone.

Rachel and I are getting married this year. I know, I know -- it's about time. We've been going back and forth on where to have it for months and finally settled on a city we love –- NEW YORK! It's going to be a intimate celebration with a few friends and family, and of course our son. . .who is my best man.

Speaking of best men, my client this week is one my absolute favorites -– Mitch. Mitch is a technology guy who's ex left him for drug dealer. Ouch. He's a "soccer dad" who loves his kids to death. When it comes to women, he loves J. Lo and Brittany Spears. . .as in their look, not their music.

Also this week, Rachel has decided to bring back another favorite, Ayinde. Ayinde is a good-looking, former pro-volleyball player that has charm and charisma in truckloads. He recently started an internet radio station and has once again found himself single. He thinks he's the whole package, so he wants the whole package -- good schooling, good height, good looks, good personality, good family. . .good grief.

Mitch needs to work on his swagger. He needs to bring the bad boy out a little and not over share his feelings. He needs to butch up.

Ayinde needs to pocket his business talk and stop flapping his lips on how great he is. He needs to unarm that bad boy that's got the knife to throat of the good boy inside we used to know.

We decided to have an intimate mixer this week and give each guy five or six mini-dates instead of a whole room of women to choose from. We had our recruiting session that went amazing and were beyond prepared for the night.

After a prep talk between Mitch and I, our millionaires met and nervously prepared for the evening's event.

Mitch's dates go great. He's empowered and not as wounded. He's engaging, funny, and he found his inner swagger!

Ayinde can't get off the business tit and seems to not understand that the girls just don't care about his damn radio station.

Mitch chooses the perfect match, Tova -- a beautiful, sweet girl he takes on an amazing first date –- filled with car service, exotic animal feeding, and private chef prepared meals. They talk and connect. And even though Mitch slightly reverts back to his old ways of oversharing his feelings, Tova takes it with a grain of salt. A "wrinkle that can be ironed out," I like that.

Ayinde chooses Bracha -- a culinary instructor who has it all going for her -- brains, body, and talent. He takes her (without telling her mind you -- so she's all decked out) on a crappy first date planting a tree, followed by a diner where he grills her on food choices, education, and everything else under the sun. Ultimately concluding that she's not a good enough for him -- because she's got an up and coming business! Yep, throat officially slit of the good boy. Sigh.

In the end, Mitch balanced his good and bad -- and came out on top. Ayinde, on the other hand, didn't. Instead, he got kicked out of our offices. . . dragging his dead good boy behind him.

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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