So why'd I do it? That is the question that most of my friends and family have been asking, since it's totally out of character for me to expose my private life so publicly, and on a reality show. I certainly didn't expect to find love on The Millionaire Matchmaker, and I have never been interested in drawing attention to myself. So why?
My decision to go on the show boiled down to one word: risk. Life to me is about taking honest, ambitious, and ethical risks. My risks don't always end up as I expect or hope, but at the end of the day, I am always able to look into the mirror, and at my kids, and be proud that I went for it! To me, allowing yourself to fall in love is the biggest risk of all because it more often than not, ends in heartbreak.
But that risk is always worth taking. . .And so was the risk of looking like a doormat, or a dumbass, or a douchebag on Millionaire Matchmaker.
I'm glad I did it, and we'll see what this risk bears. If the end result is simply the fun I had during the show and during my viewing party, I'm perfectly satisfied. I met some really good people from the experience. Tova was a very pleasant surprise, and we sincerely did have a fun time together on this date on the show and on our ensuing dates, too. Ayinde's a great guy too.
Patti is no Steve Jobs and the show is no iPhone, but I'm here to tell you that it's legit and everyone takes the dates seriously. The secret sauce of the show is definitely behind-the-scenes though. These are some of the most talented and smart professionals in the business, especially the producers and the crew.
So remember. . .big rewards only come with big risks. Take 'em when you can.
If you're interested, feel free to friend me at Facebook; or register for free on my clever and fun new venture promoting Patti Stanger-like honesty at FYIDotDotDot.com; or read about my relationship with my ex-gf in the last chapter of her honest and hilarious book called Jock Itch; or finally, donate to my community's never-ending battle to give our kids the best education possible at HBEF.org
Thanks for your interest in my story. I hope you enjoyed the episode.