Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Rippling Biceps on Dates?

Ep 3: Rachel explains how she and Destin have updated their look... but knows that looks aren't everything.

JIM SQUARED

Yes, the vampire couple has embraced the almighty and powerful sun! Correction: the fake sun that we call Spray Tan.  We are not advocates of basting, skin cancer, and skin looking like old leather handbags.  Destin was a trooper, however, by entering the dark and mysterious “Tan Tent of Doom” and achieving that nice Oompa Loompa glow.  I bet he sure is going to miss sparkling though.

This week we decided to make things really difficult by bringing in two millionaires named Jim.  Not only did we have Jim squared, but they both liked Charlize Theron; wacky times at the Millionaires Office!  Jimmy was, of course, mine, because I tend to like guys with twelve-pack abs.  Doesn’t every girl?  Jimmy was quite typical as a run-of-the-mill client, in that he wasn’t too bad looking, mild mannered, and had some sort of neurosis. All must be perfect and in its place. Would you expect any less from a man built like Atlas?

It came down to Mindy and Nasia: one blonde who can have a boob-off with Jimmy, the other a broken-English speaking hot brunette with a name that requires an antacid.  He should have listened and picked the sweet Sonya. Ah well, such is life.

The date with Nasia, was, well, nauseous.  Where does it say skydiving is great for a first date?!  We girls get all dolled up for you gents and get to jump into a wind tunnel? I don’t’ think so!  The dinner was nice and romantic, however, at the fabulous Beso, but no rippling biceps in the world could make those two connect.

Auf Wiedersehen Fräulein Nasia! Hope you find love amongst your shoe collection and cutlery sword fighting.  Jimmy, I guess you’ll just have to stick to watching cactus grow, lining up your pantry, and your abs.

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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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