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Patti's Favorite Episode

Patti dishes on working with Denise Richards' dad and updates us on his status with Sherilee.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump.So, Irv Richards is Denise Richards’ Dad. I love when the kids fix up the parents; this is my favorite friggin’ episode. Irv comes in: I’ve known Irv, I adore Irv, but Irv is like a fish out of water (out of practice). He was madly in love with the love of his life (he’s a widower). Who better than me to fix up my friend’s Dad? I’m so excited!

That being said, we also have Stephanie. Stephanie was my mirror: she dates down, she has douchebag-magnet syndrome, where men who are not good come after her. And she takes them in, like a wounded bird on the road, she cleans them up, and feeds them, she dresses them, she gives them money. She gives them everything, and then they don’t leave. So I completely get that we need to break her of this bad habit.

Because these guys have been out of practice (one dates down, one is not dating at all), I needed to do that two-way mirror, where they could review all the candidates we had and choose wisely, because they were only getting one date.

I also decided that Stephanie needed to break herself of the bad-boy syndrome. Who better than my date coach on-staff, Steve Santagati? He’s the best; he wrote the manual, and he’s a bad boy himself. He knows how to break a nice girl of that habit, and it was fantastic. We brought him in and we also brought actors in to teach her, who is a bad boy at a club, at a restaurant, or even a party? And she got it down; she knew exactly who the bad boy was.

For Irv, I felt like he needed to meet someone who was the living example of what I preach: just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve love.

It’s time to have a two-way mirror! So we threw Denise into the mix, and let Denise coach her father on who to pick. Denise also sat with me and gave me questions to ask the candidates, so that she could review, so that she could choose who the candidates were for her father. Stephanie ended up choosing very against type; she didn’t choose the bad boy. She chose Bradley, who’s sort of a nerdy doctor. At least she didn’t go with the slackers: that was the most important thing.

Irv loved Sherilee. Denise liked some other candidates, but Irv overrides his daughter, which I loved.

Stephanie told Bradley that she likes animals, so he took her to a wildlife preserve. Irv was such a gentleman: he took Sherilee to his house and hired this gourmet chef who fixed this gourmet meal; they had candle light under the stars. It was fantastic.

So Stephanie didn’t pick the bum, but she also didn’t pick that bad boy, so at least she’s on the road to the right guy.

As far as Irv, he did perfectly, and he’s still dating Sherilee now.

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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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