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: Making Jill (and Ally) Happy

Patti finds the perfect match to suit both Ally and Jill's needs and tries to take the pink away from her Prince.

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 Perez Hilton to RHONY's own Sonja Morgan.

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (crashing and saving Chilli's date), the bad (pink speedos)—and the hilarious (again, pink speedos). This week, she talks about setting up Jill Zarin's daughter Ally, matching a real Prince, and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

Read the full transcription below:

I summer with my good friend Jill Zarin every year. She spent four seasons on The Real Housewives of New York and just asked me to set up her daughter Ally. Ally is like my niece, so how could I say no? Now she's out of school, starting working and living her own life, which is important because until now she's been in the shadow of her mom, overprotective. It's now time for Ally to cut the cord and just be Ally. Ally's 22, cute, sweet and intelligent. I told her I could set her up, but it has to be the guy she wants and not what Jill wants.

My other client this week is a German prince, an adopted prince, and his stepmother happens to be Zsa Zsa Gabor. Oo la la! The first thing I notice is he leads with his princely ways. He's got a sash and medals, not to mention pink pants. That's gotta go. I start with some rules: don't tell the girls he's a prince, don't wear anything pink -- definitely straight -- that's not rugged. Instead of being the Prince I told him to be, "Yo, Max, from New Jersey!" Surely I can make him a man. Will it work? We'll see.

Because Ally can use a little confidence, I set up a meeting with Kristin Cavalarri. She's the perfect big sister that Ally can relate to. She's around the same age, grew up on reality TV and can advise her.


So it's recruiting time and I'm shakin' it up! After Candace and David have chosen appropriate daters, they get dressed to the nines and we have a party while Ally is upstairs watching. Jill and I go around the groups of guys and vet the daters. In the end, Ally chose James, a good choice. And he's Jewish -- that'll make Jill happy.

I told her I could set her up, but it has to be the guy she wants and not what Jill wants.


Now it's time to find a curvy blonde princess for the prince. I go around to all the groups of girls and make selections. I end up with four hottie patotties. The prince meets with all four girls and gets to know them. But ultimately Emily was the girl to teach the prince some masculine moves!

For their date, James and Ally met at the Wildlife Learning Center -- they get to know each other, check out some of the animals. Afterwards they have some stiff drinks as the bar.

Meanwhile the prince makes a grand entrance on the beach for his date. He comes out of the water  in a pink speedo. He did bring champagne, though. Emily showed him some yoga moves. Then they had a lovely conversation on a yacht. He told her his secret. She barely batted an eye. But she was up for the swim. When the prince moved in for a kiss, he was rejected. Maybe it was the pink speedo, or the flabby belly, maybe next time, no prince.

Both my couples learned a lot. But I will be following up with Ally. I really want her to end up with a great guy.

 

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