Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

Sarcastic Cheban and a 'Man-diego' Bachelor

Patti discusses matching know-it-all Jonathan Cheban and Eric Berman, who's always looking for the next best girl.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump:

My first client this week is my friend, Jonathan Cheban, he does PR and has a bunch of companies he invests in, but most people know him as Kim Kardashian's best friend. Since he loves fashion, loves looking good, I thought, this is the perfect time in his life for me to fix him up.  Now's my chance.

Of course, I can always use the opportunity to take Jonathan down a notch. He's sarcastic and always knows it all. Well, if he knew it all, he'd have a long term girlfriend or relationship by now.

Johnathan came in and we talked it out. I don't know if I can keep him from being sarcastic and know-it-all, but maybe I can keep him quiet long enough to meet a girl who might like him for him.

My other client was from 'Man-diego,' Eric Berman. He has the typical problem I see when a guy has money and think's he's the big fish in a little pond. He's got bigger, better deal syndrome. Everyone he dates he thinks there's someone better right around the corner.

 

Because Jonathan likes a high class life style, and I wanted to spruce Eric up, me and my new team decided to throw a black tie mixer at The Marq in Hollywood. This was great. The guys were in black, my team was in tuxes and dresses, and for the girls, we got my friends at Rent the Runway to overnight us a bunch of long formal dresses. And the mixer was fabulous.

I also did a mixer a little differently this time. I didn't want those guys holding court like usual, so I had them meet the girls one on one and make their decisions for a master date afterword. I think it worked well, they're both so used to talking to crowds of women this made them stop and think. And it worked really well.

Jonathan took his date to Aventine in LA, a hot spot restaurant; cleared it out and they got to know each other and even found out she is studying to be a forensics expert. I'm glad he didn't just talk through the whole thing.

Eric had a great date with Ashley, who's also from San Diego. They went to Del Mar race track, met his horse, watched the races before going to a beautiful dinner at a restaurant he is an investor in. So the good news is he didn't bigger, better deal it; he didn't look at other women. But he also didn't go in for the big kiss. I think he could have turned this around with Ashley if he had gone in for the big kiss. I wanted him to do it and I know next time he'll seal the deal. It's not sex it's kissing and a girl needs to feel it if she's gonna like you.

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Making a Match: The Matchmaker is Always Right

"Aunt" Patti dishes on what is was really like working with Chris and mama bear Caroline Manzo.

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 Housewife Marysol Patton to Olympian Allison Baver!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (Caroline Manzo's recruiting session), the bad (Chris Manzo's mama's boy ways)—and the hilarious (Jenna Marbles cutting Chris Manzo and Max Hodges down to size!). 

This week, she talks about finding the perfect match for Chris and Caroline, taking on TMZ's Max Hodges and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

First we have Chris Manzo who's come back to visit me with mom Caroline. Here’s the problem: Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child. And I know Caroline will have to approve of her so I’m begging her to come to recruiting.

My other client this week is Max Hodges from TMZ. Max has been around the Hollywood stars and red carpets for years and his reputation precedes him. Well it turns out he’s actually looking for a smart, well-traveled, girl next door, which is great.  

Here’s the problem Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child.


I broke out my rolodex and found somebody from Chris’s and Max’s generation who I thought could help kind of give them advice. Internet guru Jenna Marbles. She’s like me, she’s isn’t afraid to tell it like it is so she gets to these two from the get-go.
It’s time for the mixer Caroline and I start interviewing the women and I have to be honest, it was all about who Caroline liked. My favorite was Amanda and Caroline liked her, too. She had a good sense of humor and had a great job, she gets to dress up as a super hero.
For Max we had a bunch of great contenders, but when we sat down and talked to them he couldn’t take his eyes off Bolivian bombshell Susy. Max took Susy paddle boarding which she got a kick out of; he followed my advice and took her to a romantic dinner afterwards. He actually got dressed up, he looked great.
I told Chris to do something different, out of his comfort zone, he took Amanda horseback riding. Then he took her to a great restaurant by the beach and they got to talk and share.
The Matchmaker is always right.           

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