Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Just Robin Being Robin

Destin is bummed that Robin Kassner didn't find love with the real Superman of the day, Joe.

HELLO (AGAIN) KITTY

It was bound to happen. Robin Kassner has returned to the offices of the Millionaire’s Club, pink and all.  You may remember her from our New York time: you know the, um, BBW who drank too much and gave a little tickle to a sugar-boy plumber under the table?  Well, this time she’s come to LA, equipped with her own rap song (yes, that’s right, RAP song) and a longing for a REAL man.

Patti, Rachel, and I do our recruiting session for Robin (and Rachel’s client, J-date billboard guy Bradley) and meet all sorts of nice young men –- including a stripper who let Patti rub his "slip'n'slide", a superman-wannabe lookalike and a pleasantly plump nice-guy named Joe.

At the mixer, Robin shows up fully made over (no pink, no blonde, no clown make-up) and ready to party.

Patti plays Cyrano and has me put a listening device in Robin’s ear so she can give the girl advice on the way.  That only lasts so long before she’s dancing with strippers, rapping her song and choosing… poorly.  Yup, the obvious best choice Joe gets trumped by Clark Kent.  At least Robin didn’t pick Magic Mike.

Sadly, Superman is really nothing more than Chickenman and stands Robin up.  I kick into high gear (wearing a snazzy DnR brands t-shirt I might add) and fix things before they become too disastrous and invite second fiddle Joe to save the day.  Faster than a speeding bullet he does, and the two have an incredible date thanks to the incredible Joe.

Of course, Robin, being Robin, can’t see a good thing when it's sitting in front of her and decides not to date poor Joe again.

Well, at least she’ll always have her song… “Come to me.. I’ll be your fan-ta-sy”

YIKES!

Making a Match: Beauty, Bikinis and Breaking The Rules

Patti dishes on helping Julissa Bermudez pick the right guys and why she almost had to throw Adam O'Rourke out!

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 Dina Lohan and Bravo's own Sonja Morgan to rap legend Romeo Miller, aka Lil' Romeo!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle everything from picking the right guy to calling vs. texting. Hint: real men call. 

This week, she talks about finding Mr. Right for gorgeous TV host Julissa Bermudez, teaching rocker Adam O'Rourke a lesson in starting over and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

I had really interesting clients this week. First up Julissa Bermudez, she is a TV host and she’s been on tons of networks all over the place she is drop dead gorgeous. I don’t know why she’s coming to me to find a relationship but I figure out right away it’s not about meeting the guy, it’s about meeting the right guy.

She is starting to realize that while the alpha guys are hot, they don’t really want her for her. She’s got to shake the habit of going with these alpha guys so I set her up with Tiffany Haddish who’s a famous comedian. She’s Arsenio’s sidekick, a no nonsense girl. She’s hot, she dates in Hollywood but she is not afraid to tell it how it is. Julissa gets it, Tiffany is smart.

My other client this week is Adam O'Rourke. He’s gotten to the point where he wanted to settle down and he wasn’t meeting any quality women, so he pretends to be a tough guy when he’s actually really nice. And I’m actually happy to set him up.

So we do some recruiting at the Leica Gallery in West Hollywood. A museum or a gallery is a great way to find young, sophisticated singles and we size up a bunch of guys and girls for a classy dinner mixer with Julissa and Adam.

The next day we introduce Julissa to four great guys and Adam to four great girls. They all sit down at the private club and get to know each other.

Julissa ends up picking a great guy named Sam; he’s a successful real estate entrepreneur. He is handsome but laidback and isn’t the guy who needs to be alpha all the time. If Julissa can get to like a guy like that, then she might be on her way to true love.

Meanwhile, Adam chooses a beautiful blonde named Hailey. She and Adam certainly have chemistry so I am happy with this choice.

Sam takes Julissa out to paint some pottery, which is actually a cool move, they get to talk and do something creative together. But then he also brings the romance with drinks and dinner at the Georgian at the beautiful Santa Monica Hotel. Julissa gets to feel cherished; I hope she likes the feeling.

Meanwhile, Adam makes his first mistake of the week; he invites Hailey back to his house. Usually I’d kick him out of the club for things like this, but it turns out he heard her say she’s never had her man cook for her and he wanted to fulfill her wish. Okay, I’ll let him slide on this one. He was a gentleman even when she put on her bikini to sunbathe in the backyard. Good job, Adam.

At the end I think Julissa learned to go for the guy who lets her be the star and Adam got a lesson in starting over. I hope they both take what they learned into the future. We will see.

 

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