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Patti Says Leave Boss at the Business

Patti is bummed that Shawn treated his date like an assistant, but praises Chef K's soft side (and sandwich!)

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump:We’re at the rose café, and I decided to tell Rachel and Destin about the guy I’ve been seeing. I met David online, and it’s going great. Rachel and Destin are happy for me.

Rachel pitches Chef K. Chef K owns her own catering company, she’s a personal chef to the stars, she’s a bad-ass in the kitchen at the height of her career and she wants to share it with someone: she wants it all. The picket fence, the house, the baby on board, and she’s got a celebrity crush on Natalie Portman. She’s an edgy egg: hard on the outside, and soft on the inside.

Shawn Thomas started his business when he was broke, and now ten years later, he’s worth $20 million (high achiever type). He’s 42, never been married, no kids, but wants a family. Celebrity crush: Jessica Biel. I pick up right away that he’s Mr. Bossy-Pants. When he says he’s been accused of treating his girlfriends like an employee, he ain’t kidding.

Chef K meets me at the Rose Café; age range she wants is 25 to 35, and someone who wants to settle down and is very serious about marriage and wants children. But the wife has to have the kids, not her. Chef K really wants someone to come home to.

I meet Shawn at my office; he needs a girl who has her own thing going on, is in shape, and is ready to start a family right now. He admits he’s bossy, so I tell him he cannot boss the girl around, and at the end of the day, it’s a two-way street. We’re at the mixer at the Reef in Long Beach. Chef K chooses Rocio over Jillian. Rocio was able to put Chef K at ease, and she loved that Rocio's favorite comfort food was something simple: and peanut butter and banana sandwich. Chef K meets Rocio at a boat; they have fishing poles and it looks like they’ll be fishing for their lunch. Good thing Chef K has a back-up plan if they don’t catch anything! They open up to each other about control, and eventually it’s time for a quick bite. They have a champagne toast, and share a kiss at the end.

Shawn picks up Alison in a limo. They ride around town, drink wine, and nibble on food. For dinner, Shawn takes her to a restaurant where they have more wine, and Alison opens up to him about her fear of getting hurt, and Shawn calls her naïve. This quickly goes downhill, until it’s time to just stop the bleeding. Chef K says the date went well; she wants to call Rocio. After they get her on the phone, Chef K asks Rocio out for brunch: it sounds like a good plan! Alison calls and she wants to talk with me and she’s upset: she didn’t like her date with Shawn. Alison tells me that part of the date was good, but then things got heated and he got controlling. We bring Shawn in, and Alison tells him that he made her feel uncomfortable.

Shawn says he’s sorry. So I ask him: “Do you treat girls like assistants?” because that was his problem in the past. He needs to get therapy and work on himself. When he’s ready, I will set him up again. 

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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