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: 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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