Daniel Negreanu's the Real Deal

Destin explains why his millionaire was such an easy sell.

Hello New Year and hello Millionaire Matchmaker viewers! We’re back! Miss us? Well, I guess we’re all not back… sadly 2012 saw the passing of one the most important aspects of the show -- my mohawk.  Yes, the ‘hawk flew the coop, and I decided to settle into something that didn’t make my head look so large. What do you think? Patti and Rachel seem happy with it. It’ll take some getting used to, and at least I don’t look like I just stuck my finger in a light socket… at least for now. Next to go?  Either about 20 pounds… or maybe Mara. I haven’t decided yet. 

On to the millionaires. We got a winner and a, well, cocky British sequel. Yep, Brian Holloway the second. That’s right. The second. Sweet Jesus. Pompous. He even had the ridiculousness (which he mistakes for humor) to call his boat Morning Wood. Glad he was Rach’s guy. God love her patience with this chap. That’s about all the breath I’m going to waste there.
My guy, however, the winner -- Daniel Negreanu -- is the real deal. Sweet guy. Self-depreciating, funny, listens, and genuinely has a good heart.  Couple that with being a world famous poker player… easy sell! And he was! All the girls wanted him. Ultimately he chose wisely and picked Lindsay, the cutest and most genuine of the bunch. He took her out on a great date and they’re still seeing each other!  It’s just a matter of time before they start dealing out little babies! Dealing, get it? Humor.

It’s good to be back in the saddle again.  I’ve got my gorgeous wife by my side, a boss that I work WITH and not for (that’s my best pal), a healthy and handsome son, a hit movie on Blu-ray Feb 19th called Sushi Girl, a jewelry and clothing line debuting with Rachel (DnR Brands), and I’m not only surrounded by beautiful women on a regular basis, but well-off guys that come to me for help (and pray they could have it half as good as me).


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.      

Read more about: