Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Matt "The Candy Man" Riviera

Rachel weighs in on tackling a man that's tough on the outside, but sweet on the inside.

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

If you’re anything like me, you can appreciate a good act and a little bit of crazy characters slamming each other to the mat. So of course, I had to bring in my client Matt Riviera -- just a good ol’ boy, a sand-and-gravel business-owner by day and crazy playboy wrestler by night. I just knew that was going to make Patti want to plummet to her doom out the Millionaires Club window.

Oh Matt: sweet, obnoxious, leopard-robe wearing, sand-hauling lady-killer that he was. Yes the key here is WAS. Quite the surprise: he turned out to be just a sweet kid from the south looking for his honeybee when he really began showing his true nature. How utterly sweet was it when he made candy trails for Shelise? Watching those two was like watching two kids in grade school. I have to commend Matt on choosing something calm and outside the box, but yoga on a first date? Why do guys want us girls to get sweaty on a date? Save the sweat for the bedroom, will ya?

All in all, Matt turned out to be a gentleman and juvenile in a good way. I think he needs to change his name to “The Candy Man,” because after all, “The candy man can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.” I hope those two have little baby wrestlers and live happily ever after.

As for Aimee, seeing as she lives in Sin City, land of booze, gambling, and of course, strip clubs, why not put that human pole skill to good use? Olympic Gardens? Ah well, isn’t my job swell?

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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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