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Celebrity Dating Tips

Patti Stanger gives her take on celebrity break ups.

By Patti Stanger

Hiya Patti, I suppose I don't have a dating question per say, as I am happily engaged at the moment and my fiance is a very talented hair stylist with his own business (okay, am I gloating?). But I couldn't help but think, while flipping through this week's People magazine that celebrities never stay together. What gives? Can all the single girls (and hey, I used to be too) get any insight from Justin and Cameron's break up? Or Jennifer Aniston and anyone she happens to be dating? I'm mean! Don't mean to be but just thought, since you are the "queen of the D-list dating scene," maybe you had some special thoughts on all those Hollywood couples and their messy love lives? Carla, San Francisco, CA

To Carla, Well, if this isn't just right up my alley? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why most celebrity couples don't work out -- can you say "DATING A.D.D."?

*Brit and Kevin -- As long as you date men beneath you (financially, emotionally, etc.), you'll always feel like their mother...not their mate. Plus, come on Brit, FOCUS! He left his ex while she was pregnant -- do the math!

*Richie Sambora/Denise Richards -- Karma's a bitch. Rebounding to your friend's husband? Give me a break, please.

*Cameron Diaz/Justin Timberlake -- Two egos fighting it out for the limelight. Not good. Especially when the woman is older and that biological clock is ticking (Aww, can't a man just party without the commitment? -- Pshaw).

*Pam Anderson/Kid Rock -- Some people just never let their ex's go (ahem, Tommy). Love is an addiction, especially for a drama girl. Plus, when poised with the choice to stay in Malibu or move to the MIDWEST...? I'm sorry, but that tan-orexic is not trading her "Baywatch" gear for skis.

*Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillipe -- When a man's career falters ever so slightly, and the woman's excels, there's a power shift. The man tends to rebel by looking elsewhere (see: Chad Lowe/Hilary Swank). At least he's not asking for spousal support..

. -Love Always, Patti

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