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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. 

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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: 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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