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The Rules According to Aimee

Patti's proud of Millionaires Aimee and Matt: both let their guards down and had great dates.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump!Aimee is a controlling freak and has way too many rules. Matt, on the other hand, is wild Matt versus real Matt. He's all over the place. Aimee is a northerner, a self-made millionaire, she loves dancing... but here's the key: she doesn't like to be touched. She has a lot of weird rules.

Matt's an heir to a sand and gravel company, he's a pro-wrestler, and he loves when girls fight over him. I met Matt at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles (what a place to go to meet Matt; he loves waffles). He's a super nice guy, and he pretends to come off as the opposite. Wrestler Matt isn't real Matt: there's a Southern gentleman underneath.

I met Aimee at the office. I figured that all those rules lead to control issues. For Aimee, I needed a man that doesn't mind controlling women, likes to dance, and doesn't come on too strong. For Matt, I want someone who's sweet, can deal with Matt's crazy-wild side, and is great to take home to mom.

Our mixer this week was at Cinespace. Aimee was a bit controlling at the mixer, but eventually calmed down. I tried to steer her in the right direction (I picked Ken for her), and she liked Paolo. So, she picked Paolo.

Matt liked Vanessa, but eventually chose Shelise, which was a really good choice for him. Matt took Shelise to a yoga lesson and a facial. He went all out: he had flowers and candies for her. He had a great date where he called her dad and asked him to go hunting!

Paolo took Aimee to salsa dancing at 3rd Street Dance and to dinner at Sadie LA. They had a really nice date, but it wasn't a match; they had too many differences. Although Aimee and Paolo weren't a love connection, Aimee did great: she's feeling more comfortable with the touching, and doesn't think the world is going to end if she kisses a frog. Matt followed my advice and acted like a super Southern gentleman. He and Shelise have already gone out once and will go out again. 

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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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