Cast Blog: #MATCHMAKER

What Rosie Wants and a Gay Hugh Hefner

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 Bashful Beauty and a Not-So-Golden Oldie

A Shallow Old Dog and a Sweet River Rat

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

Let the Man Be the Man on a Date

Irv's Nerve

Patti's Favorite Episode

My Favorite Client Ever

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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Getting a Nice Guy for Rachel Uchitel

Patti teaches Rachel to ditch the uber aggressive macho men and helps tough teddy Steve go for the beauty inside.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump!

OK, this was a doozy of a week. My first client was Steve Lobel. Steve’s a tough guy from Brooklyn who made his money managing and producing rap artists. In fact, Steve even got me to rap a little bit this week, and I have to say -- I wasn’t that bad!

The first time he came to me, he picked a great girl and I thought everything was perfect. But a couple of months later he told me that, you know they went in separate directions. He decided she was a little too young, shocker!

My other client was Rachel Uchitel, who I know from New York from years ago. Her true love fiancé died in 9/11. She’s dated since then and had her ups and downs. She used to run expensive clubs in New York. Since then, she’s had a daughter and parted ways with her ex-husband, and she’s turning to me for help.

Look I know Rachel, so I know what she needs. She usually picks uber-aggressive guys, macho guys, and then she locks horns with them because she’s much more successful than they are. She’s what I call a shredder. She’s got an aggressive personality. She needs to open herself up and determine that it’s OK to be with a guy that treats her well, that’s nice, and that they don’t need to be domineering to be confident and strong. That’s what I think. I’m going to do my best to get her to think the same thing.

So because Steve’s a little picky, I decided to go with my two-way mirror for recruiting. That’s where the millionaire actually gets to watch as I go through perspective dates and he gets to chime in and get me to ask them questions. I thought this would be better than letting Steve out in to a mixer again to hold court. I think it was a good idea. Steve also brought his dad out from New York. So it was me, Justin, David, Dad, trying to find a perfect girl for Steve. In the end, I was down to two girls. I thought Steve should go with Masika. But Steve and his dad both picked Allie. Probably because of her giant. . . ‘personality’. No she was great, and cute, and there was nothing wrong with her. But I didn’t think she was as mature as Masika for Steve.

Rachel comes in, and I start meeting guys, and I every time I go back in to the other room, she’s shredding through them. This one’s too this, and this one’s too that, so I talk to her and I try to get some of the nice guys in front of her. Look, maybe I won’t set her up with mister kingdom come, but at least she can see that a nice guy with confidence has a place in her life. She deserves a guy who treats her well and respects her.

In the end, she chooses Brandon. Brandon’s great. He’s nice, he’s confident, handsome. He’s just the kind of guy Rachel would never have chosen on her own. I’m just so happy she’s trying him. Even if they don’t end up together forever, at least she can see what it’s like to have a good guy on a date. 

So Steve plans a date that shows his tough and teddy bear side. He takes her shooting for the first part of the date -- not for everybody -- but she seems to really enjoy it. Then he takes her on a great romantic gondola ride with a picnic basket. I think he really wanted to show her his softer side. And Allie had a great time, but here’s what’s interesting: by the end Steve says he wasn’t going to ask her out again. Not because she wasn’t great, but because he wanted someone more his equal, as in the same place in the same time.

He should’ve listened to me. Masika was a better choice for him. But here’s the important thing: Steve is learning not to just go for the booty, but to find the girl inside. I think Steve has come a long way and is learning to be picky not just about girls’ looks but about what’s under the hood of the car as well.

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