Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

A Bashful Beauty and a Not-So-Golden Oldie

Making a Match: Patti Melts and Bravo Reunions

Making a Match: Speidi, Bad Guys & Playboy

Making a Match: The Real Perez and Sexy Sonja

Making a Match: Making Jill (and Ally) Happy

Making a Match: Crashing Chilli's Date!

Making a Match: Larry Birkhead & Melyssa Ford

Patti Turns NeNe's Bridesmaids to Brides

A Waste of a Good Mirror

Getting a Nice Guy for Rachel Uchitel

Breaking 'Matchmaker' History

Two Millionaires That Shouldn't Be Single

The Critical Dick Goes Home Alone

A Dorky Doc and a Hopeless Romantic

Carson Kressley, the Millionaire Whisperer

Patti's Vlog: Everyone Gets a Valentine!

Patti's Vlog: Patti's the Love Doctor

Patti's Vlog: Stefan Richter Tried to Date Patti!

A Shallow Old Dog and a Sweet River Rat

What Rosie Wants and a Gay Hugh Hefner

Great Expectations and the Running Man

Courtney Kerr and a Swedish Peacock

Sarcastic Cheban and a 'Man-diego' Bachelor

Sweetheart Swayze and a Virtual Phantom

Patti's Biggest, Most Tempting Mixer Yet

A Red-Hot Night for the Millionaires

Time for Some Spice: The Ginger Mixer!

Gaynor Gets the Girl (So Does Allison!)

Adam Gaynor Wins, Allison Baver Skates By

Patti Says Leave Boss at the Business

Chef K Wins One for the Lesbian Team

Mitch Berger, NFL Peter Pan, Grows Up

Johnny Out Sweets Yigit

Sweet Yigit Gets No Sugar on His Date

Just Robin Being Robin

Bye-Bye Bradley, Hello Kitty

Robin Kassner Gets Serious

The Rules According to Aimee

Matt "The Candy Man" Riviera

Time for Patti to Give Me a Raise

Skeet Shooting is a Bad Date Idea

A Bashful Beauty and a Not-So-Golden Oldie

Patti discusses getting her shy extrovert to blossom and trying to set up a self-obsessed older millionaire. 

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump!

Oh my God, what week! Our first millionaire came to me via an old client, Mitch Berger. Mitch is an NFL player who met his wife Mandi when I set them up together.  He recommended his friend Fiona Forbes, a Canadian talk show host. She’s intelligent, beautiful and there’s no reason she’s not with some great guy. But when I meet her, she’s kind of shy and I think she’s just out of practice. But I have a some ideas on how to get her to meet some men without any pressure. 

Meanwhile, my other client was a complete handful. Marisa liked him because he was from Cleveland, where she’s from. But I took one look at Jack Roddie and I knew he was going to be trouble. He’s 57, but looks 10 years older than that, try grandpa, like 87. He’s dating girls in their twenties and if I can’t get a client like this to stop dating younger women, he’s not going to end up in a relationship. So I get him to promise to choose someone in his own age group.  Well that didn’t work or go very well. . .

I decided on a marriage mirror for two of my clients. That’s when I interview daters for them and they’re watching from the other room and helping me pick. I thought it would help settle Fiona’s nerves, not having to have a big mixer. That would overwhelm her and it’s not a bad idea for jack so he can’t scare the girls away.

Well this turns out to be a good idea for Fiona. She picks two English guys and finally pares it down to James. He’s a nice guy, handsome as hell, and he will be a great starter date for Fiona. But with Jack, I knew I had to test him, to make sure he wasn’t still trying to go for younger women.  So among the age appropriate women we interviewed, I stuck Marisa in there and she pretended she was a dater. Well, the trap worked a little too well. He wouldn’t stop asking about Marisa, for like an hour. I eventually got him to choose a lovely girl named Anette, and they went out on their master date.

So Fiona does great. James takes her to Ojai: hiking, wine tasting. And she loves it. I don’t know if it’s a love connection, but they certainly parted as friends and Fiona doesn’t feel as shy and uncomfortable going out on a date anymore.

But Jack is another story entirely. Look, maybe you just can’t teach an old guy new tricks. I saw he was trying. He rented out a yacht. Good. He had flowers and sushi for the girl. Good. But in the end, he only talked about his-freakin’-self. And stuff like that wasn’t even appropriate on a date. You have to bring the romance, you have to talk about what the girl’s interested in. It just didn’t work.

At the end, Jack even told Anette that she wasn’t his first choice. Can you believe he said that? She was pissed off, she’ll never seen him again. And to be honest, I hope I don’t either!


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Making a Match: The Real Perez and Sexy Sonja

Patti strips Mario Lavandeira of his Perez Hilton persona and takes Sonja Morgan's love life into her own hands with a secret weapon.

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 Larry Birkhead and 'Chili' Thomas to Stephanie Pratt.

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (crashing Chilli's date), the bad (Sonja's fast-burning match Thomas)—and the hilarious (kicking Jill Zarin out!). This week, she talks about setting up RHONY's own Sonja Morgan, Perez Hilton, and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

 So this week I’m setting up Perez Hilton. I met Sonja Morgan and she’s from The Real Housewives of New York City. She’s got a high profile divorce from American royalty, aka J.P. Morgan. So Sonja wants a down to earth, really strong guy with money who can travel at a moment’s notice to New York. And Perez wants the ultimate husband. So this is a big deal. And because his reputation is so bad, I gotta find guys who will date him.

 We get down to Sonja’s guys and there’s Thomas and Kent, which end up being the last two guys that I really like. Thomas is super sexy and hot, a little overt, too much wanting to get into her pants. And then there’s Kent who’s so steady, he’s got four kids, he’s really rich, and more importantly, he’s kind of a slow burn -- whereas Thomas is a fast burn. 

 Now, we grab David and we go through the guys for Perez. It’s a blind date. So Perez and his date meet for the first time. I knew this was going to happen, everybody in the gay community, it’s such a small town, and everyong knows eachother. I was like aw, sh--. But, the good thing about it, Perez had a I really good time. I think that after Greg accepted Perez and didn’t make him feel bad about his past, and Perez realized that Greg was a really nice guy, they became friends. It wasn’t a love match, but his confidence soared. I think this was a real learning lesson.

Perez wants the ultimate husband. So this is a big deal. And because his reputation is so bad, I gotta find guys who will date him.

 Sonja chooses Thomas at the mixer and I was kinda bummed because I knew that Thomas was all sex and all talk no action. I had something else up my sleeve. Just to protect myself. So the secret weapon I had was Rocco Dispirito. Rocco Dispirito is a good friend of mine. He just had a new cookbook out and I thought, ‘What a great way to get to know someone if you cook with them!’ So me and Rocco were on a date, and Sonja and Thomas were on a date. And before I knew it, they were flirting and touching and kissing, and I was like, ‘Oh sh--, oh sh--.’ I decided to pull a switch.

 So I pull Kent in and Sonja’s in shock because she didn’t know she was getting two dates and not just one. And of course, Sonja being the flirt and Sagittarius that she is, she just rose to the occasion. Before long, they’re on a date and Thomas is out. It was romance dujour!