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What Rosie Wants and a Gay Hugh Hefner

Patti discusses gett Rosie's feet wet in the dating world and matching a gay playboy.

Read Patty's full transcript after the jump!

What a fun week. My first client was gay underwear designer Andrew Christian. I’ve heard all sorts of things about him -- that he’s a playboy, he works with all these hot male models in West Hollywood. Here I’m thinking he’s going to be some gay Hugh Hefner. Well, he’s not.

He has a nice beautiful house in The Hills. And I meet him and he’s a calm, nice, and intelligent man who’s really past that whole time in his life and looking for the one. I couldn’t be happier. I love setting up my gay men.


My other client was a blast. I know Kathy Wakile from The Real Housewives of New Jersey and we spent a lot of time together. Well, she and her sister Rosie are coming to LA and Kathy wanted me to help Rosie sort of get her feet wet in the dating arena.

Rosie’s gay, came out of the closet later in life. So she’s missed out on a lot of the dating stuff. By the time she figured out she was gay, she missed out on being a lesbian in high school and college, everything was over. She hadn’t really met anyone.

I meet Rosie and Kathy and Kathy’s husband Rich. We’re going to Georgetown Cupcakes, one of my favorite places in LA. And we’re talking. I get Rosie alone and we talk about the kind of woman she wants. She wants a lipstick lesbian. But she wants someone her own age, who’s not a player, someone real that can really identify with her.

Now, I may not be able to find Rosie the love of her life for the first time out, but I can introduce her to a few appropriate girls and give her some dating practice and see what takes off.

I had a small intimate mixer dinner for Rosie and Andrew. I wanted to make sure that Andrew was real, not the gay Hugh Hefner, he wasn’t just holding court, you know, and kind of interviewing a bunch of gay models.

I wanted Rosie to spend quality time one on one getting to know her peers in the dating arena. This way she gets to spend quality time because in a big mixer both people would get lost. Rosie was really happy. It wasn’t a huge big mixer and she got to talk to her lesbians at the table and get to know them.

In the end Rosie picked Guinevere Turner, a screenwriter and an actress, and I think it was a really good fit. Guinevere is mature enough to not want to just sleep around and is honest and funny. They went kayaking because Rosie wanted to see how her date reacted to outdoorsy stuff. Guinevere did fine. Then they went to a nice restaurant, they went to the Duplex, and had a wonderful time.

Rosie and Guinevere are probably not a match, but Rosie said she felt so much more comfortable getting back out there after the date.

Meanwhile, with the boys, I love that Andrew picked Daniel for his date. Andrew didn’t pick the guy with the model looks. He picked the guy he liked, who’s goofy Daniel and they had a great time together. No gay Hugh Hefner.

Andrew took his date to San Diego to Old Town and they had a wonderful dinner at Prada. And Andrew had a surprise for Daniel. Here’s where we might have run into trouble.

Andrew took Daniel to an underwear fashion show he was holding that night and asked Andrew if he wanted to get up on stage and model for the crowd. Usually I hate testing your clients, but I hate testing your date worse. I think Andrew really just wanted to have fun and Daniel could not have been happier being part of everything. Who knew? I think those two have a really good future.

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Making a Match: Serving Up Love with Sheree

Patti dishes on working with former Atlanta Housewife Shereé Whitfield and setting up tennis pro Sam Querrey. 

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 Kenya Moore and 'Chili' Thomas to Thicker Than Water's Brooklyn Tankard.

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle everything from picking Mr.Right to psychic readings to one Housewives bossy ways.  

This week, she talks about finding a man for gorgeous former Atlanta Housewife Shereé Whitfield, teaching pro tennis player Sam Querrey a lesson in love. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

The week was great; Shereé Whitfield came to visit, formerly of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I was really surprised that she wasn’t as bossy as she was on the show.

Shereé seemed closed off to new love and I wasn’t sure why, it’s been awhile since she was in a relationship.

I also introduced her to James Van Praagh one of the most famous psychics and mediums in history and gave her a real clarifying reading.

My other client this week was adorable Sam Querrey. Sam is a tennis pro, he’s like 30th in the world, he’s like the guy next door and he wants true love.    

I start recruiting, when it comes to the women for Sam, I’m looking for a beautiful girl, who’s kind of flexible with her schedule, independent, and can keep herself busy.

 

And Shereé. . .well, let’s just say Shereé can be bossy.

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And Shereé. . .well, let’s just say Shereé can be bossy. So I need more of an alpha man for her. And the twist this week is that every person brought in something that represented them. I think that was David’s idea.

I’ve been wanting to do the mixer on a boat for quite some time. I even got to blast an air horn on the boat. So we set up a power dating mixer.

At the end Shereé chose handsome Terry, he’s hot, successful; he even has ties to Atlanta which is really good so he can visit her.

Meanwhile, Sam chose the adorable Kylie she is a ballerina, totally into the home values thing. Sam takes Kylie out for an afternoon of archery and while I was nervous at first, it sounded kind of corny; they actually had a really good time. They went to the Melting Pot, one of my favorite places of dinner and they love each other and are hanging out.

Terry takes Shereé to Paint N’ Sit where you can actually drink wine and paint pictures, it’s kind of a cozy intimate romantic thing. I think what happened with Shereé is that she really didn’t give him a chance and the truth is that Terry is a really good guy and she needed to open up. He dressed great; this is her issue not Terry’s.

All in all, pretty good week. 

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