Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Time for Patti to Give Me a Raise

Destin thinks his son's idea for a pay increase is a good one... especially when he babysits Alpha Females.

Patti Fired, Sin Hired!

One of my favorite days in the world is my self-created “Bring Your Son To Work Day” – where Rachel and I get to have our little man come to the office with us and hang out. He not only brings so much life and happiness to Millionaires Club, he takes less babysitting and work than most of our clients. Today was that day! But boy oh boy was he being a little devil… and his favorite seat? Patti’s, of course.

Sin decided to hang out with us while we showed Patti the videos… starting with my MILLIONAIRESS, Shonda. Now Shonda is a cool girl with a great attitude. When she was younger, she was a little on the chunky monkey side, so she kicked herself into gear, got herself into major shape and went on to win an Arnold Schwarzenegger female fitness contest. I’m not 100% sure what the challenges were, but I like to imagine one of them involved running in slow motion on the rooftop of a building while uttering the line “Get to the choppa!”

Shonda claims she wants to be swept off her feet by a man with power.  She loves Superman, Kevin “Waterworld” Costner, and of course, Donald Trump.  She likes walks on the beach, making drinks, and Donald Trump’s hair.  She also likes… Donald Trump’s hair.  Did I mention Donald Trump’s hair?  WTF? Who likes Donald Trump’s hair?!  Sigh.  Well at least she’s not as bad as Rachel’s mega-alpha millionairess – who’s just dying for a real man (and by ‘real man’ she means one that won’t bend over for her strap-on).



We do a recruiting session with the help of Rachel’s millionairess’s ex – who ultimately gets thrown into the dating pool for Shonda.

At the mixer (which is just a small dinner party this time) the guys schmooze the girls, the ex fails, and both girls don’t listen to us and pick the wrong guys.  For Shonda, it’s a British guy that wins her hand… well, her date anyway.Shonda and the British guy go to a place to make cocktails where he gets to play older cool foreign dude.  She buys into it a tad, but he blows it at dinner by playfully insulting religion.

In the end, Shonda falls victim to her Superman complex, Rachel’s gal can’t figure out her power trip, and Sin takes over Patti’s job and gives me a raise.

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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