Patti Stanger is the star and executive producer of Bravo’s hit docu-series The Millionaire Matchmaker. Going into its seventh season, the show has gained record-breaking viewership and captured a worldwide following for Stanger. She is known for navigating her business dealings with intense passion, and for those that turn to her for help in the love department, she gives them nothing less than her soul in the quest to find them their perfect match. Her bluntness continues to garner her infamy, but no one can deny that Stanger has one of the biggest hearts in the matchmaking field and is often sought out for advice by other matchmaking professionals.
An experienced third-generation matchmaker, Stanger founded her company, the Millionaire’s Club, in January 2000. Introduction services in the new millennium were no longer only for the dateless and desperate, they were becoming far more acceptable and mainstream. Patti realized that busy, upscale men simply didn't have the time to go looking for a relationship and weren't meeting the kind of women that they dreamed about. These men needed a private, exclusive club where they could be introduced to exceptional women in a relaxing, discreet, and confidential manner. She also saw that, in the dating service industry, the odds of a woman joining a premier dating service on her own were very low so she set out to recruit women from across the country and around the world through advertisements, magazine articles, dating scouts, and television appearances.
From the initial meeting through the marriage proposal, the Millionaire’s Club works with clients on an individual basis and coaches the particular member through each stage of the dating process by providing them with highly tailored feedback every step of the way. Stanger and her highly trained staff personally match every member according to their exact preferences and requirements, and follow up with each one on a regular basis. The club also works closely with leading psychologists, relationship counselors, date coaches, hypnotherapists, and image consultants, as well as with a variety of top-notch personal trainers and hairstylists. The Millionaire's Club knows that chemistry is everything, which is why catering to its members' precise standards remains its top priority.
The Millionaire's Club currently has more than 40,000 women available for its members, catering to men and women all around the globe. Their contemporary approach sets it apart from those of traditional matchmakers and it is the original matchmaking/consultation service that allows most women to join for free, while charging most men $45,000 to $150,000 per year. Her format has been copied by many other organizations, but none have equaled Patti’s extraordinary success.
Prior to starting the Millionaire's Club, Patti served five years as the Director of Marketing for Great Expectations, one of the oldest dating services in the United States. Early in her career, she spent 10 years in the fashion industry working for well-known companies such as Union Bay Sportswear, JouJou Jeans, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Stanger’s business and acting ventures also continue to flourish. She has successfully branched out into television and film acting with such appearances as Drop Dead Diva and Days of Our Lives. She recently launched her own website, pattistanger.com, in which she features the latest advice on love, dating, and relationships. The site includes a special "celebrity guest columnist" section for fans to follow and get a sneak peak into the world of love.
Stanger’s Simon & Schuster books, Become Your Own Matchmaker, Find Your Match, Seal the Deal, and Raise your Desirability Factor and DVD Married in a Year, have a loyal, devoted following, and continue to brand Patti as the ultimate "matchmaking expert." She also has had a series of her own columns on People.com and in Star Magazine.
As a Sensa brand ambassador, Patti recently lost 35 pounds, and is featured on Sensa’s national television campaign. She is also part-owner and brand ambassador for TY KU Sake & Spirits, for their special low-calorie gluten free sake, and her imaging is featured in health food and supermarket giants such as Whole Foods, Gelson’s and Ralph’s. She has also endorsed such products as Cottonelle, Pucker Vodka, and more.