When I was presented with the opportunity to be on 'The Millionaire Matchmaker,' I immediately accepted with great excitement and enthusiasm. I had remembered watching previous episodes and found the show interesting. I also recall seeing Patti for the first time and enjoyed her approach and no nonsense attitude.
It's extremely difficult today to find a woman that you connect with on every level that meets your criteria for an ideal mate. I had not found the person in my life that I would consider my "soulmate," so I figured if I were to try this new avenue, I would go to someone who is experienced and at the top of their game.
When I first met Patti, I instantly noticed that she was exactly as she comes across: blunt and straight-forward, but someone who could get the job done. Initially, we clashed with some issues regarding dating nowadays. We also had some differences when talking about today's women, dating styles, and alcohol consumption on dates. I think the outcomes of other episodes where lots of alcohol was involved illustrate my point exactly, and proved that I wasn't far off in my observation.
Nonetheless, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. I said I would listen to her and take her advice and see what happens. She met me with some trepidation at first and called me a commitment phobe. I figured that since Patti is the type of woman I would go for, then I should really take her opinion into account (plus she's very easy on the eyes).
When the mixer had first begun, I was a bit overwhelmed. I remember that Rachel was very sweet and professional during the process, and I just tried to follow Patti's advice. I was very excited about all of the wonderful girls that Patti had there for me. During the mixer, two girls stood out to me: Annie and Dana.
Both were very beautiful, fun, sweet and attracted me in their own way. Ultimately, I decided to choose Dana because I felt like we had more in common.
My date with Dana was fantastic in every regard. She was very fun and outgoing, and I really enjoyed her company. She did a wonderful job riding my horse Buster for someone who had never ridden before. We had a fantastic and romantic dinner with wonderful conversation. I felt very comfortable with her throughout the whole date. It felt as if we had been on several dates together, and I was happy that Patti had found such a great and genuine person to match me with so that we could connect.
Dana and I still remain very good friends and talk all the time. I'm glad to see that genuine women like her with old fashioned values, morals, and beliefs still do exist. Thanks again to Patti and everyone who was with me throughout this fantastic journey, especially my close friends John Moshos and Frank Wainwright.