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Leading with Money, Leading with Abs

Ep 3: Patti explains that the mistake of leading with wealth or a hot bod is that you'll get what you give.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump:

This week we have Jimmy G and Jim: Jimmy G has got this amazing, cut body. Face of a grandfather, but the body of a 25 year old—drop-dead gorgeous, lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, very successful. His house is known as “The Museum” because he’s so OCD, and a perfectionist; nothing can be moved, everything’s clean, and that’s the way he likes his women. That’s a really hard thing to do.

And then we’ve got Jim, who is uber-successful, marries his women—there’s just one problem: he never gets a pre-nup. So he’s the mis-leader: he leads with his money, then gets pissed that they only want him for money.

Now my job is to fix them up, and our mixer this week is our traditional, state-of-the-art, Millionaire Matchmaker mixer. I wanted Jimmy G to realize that perfection is what’s blocking him from the right girl, so I brought in one of my best friends, Kara Mooney, who happens to be one of the ultimate Theta Healers in Los Angeles. Now, Theta Healing is supposed to tell you what blocks you’re dealing with on a daily basis. If we know what our blocks are, we can remove them. Kara’s going to heal him of all of his OCD-perfectionism.

Now, Jim AND Jimmy G. love Charlize Theron. Well, who wouldn’t? But I feel like something’s not quite right with Jim. Jim was married to an Asian. Now, I’m sorry, but you don’t go from Asian all the way to Caucasian in one fell swoop, ok? So Selma comes in: she’s Asian, she has a job, she’s smart, she’s intelligent, and he picks Selma at the mixer!

I tried to get Jimmy G. to pick school-teacher Mary but he picked Nasia, who happens to be German. Now that would be great if she were American-German, but she was full-on German and there was an accent problem; he couldn’t understand what she was saying. And this was going to be a disaster. I knew from the get go that he picked the wrong girl.

Jim had a great date because he took her to his comfort zone: they went to his building that he rented out from ICM, about 80,000 square feet. He created this private movie club, where you can create your own movie in his space, and they had a great, great time. Selma was pampered from head to toe. She got make-up, she got a massage, she got a fabulous dinner that Jim had ordered for her. This was a great date—clearly these two were going to fall in love.

Jim decided to do iFLY. Now, personally, iFLY is like a third, fourth date. I wouldn’t personally recommend that on the first date because it’s indoor sky-diving; it’s a little bit risky, and I know that a girl would not like this, especially if she got dressed up for the date and she didn’t know where she was going. That was his biggest mistake. But the language barrier! He took her to dinner and couldn’t even communicate, and there was no romance, and clearly neither one of them liked each other. He didn’t speak German, I don’t know why he went back to his roots; she couldn’t understand him, he couldn’t understand her. It was a disaster.

Jim followed my advice: he relaxed, he knows to sign a pre-nup, and he fell in love. He did everything I told him to do. Jimmy, on the other hand, was not exactly following my rules. He picked the wrong girl, he started to get a little perfectionist-y and OCD at the mixer, however, I do think that Kara has transformed him because he said that there are a lot of things he’s “letting slide.” So it’s going to be a process; this won’t happen in a day.

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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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