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Patti's Favorite Episode

Patti dishes on working with Denise Richards' dad and updates us on his status with Sherilee.

Read Patti's full transcript after the jump.So, Irv Richards is Denise Richards’ Dad. I love when the kids fix up the parents; this is my favorite friggin’ episode. Irv comes in: I’ve known Irv, I adore Irv, but Irv is like a fish out of water (out of practice). He was madly in love with the love of his life (he’s a widower). Who better than me to fix up my friend’s Dad? I’m so excited!

That being said, we also have Stephanie. Stephanie was my mirror: she dates down, she has douchebag-magnet syndrome, where men who are not good come after her. And she takes them in, like a wounded bird on the road, she cleans them up, and feeds them, she dresses them, she gives them money. She gives them everything, and then they don’t leave. So I completely get that we need to break her of this bad habit.

Because these guys have been out of practice (one dates down, one is not dating at all), I needed to do that two-way mirror, where they could review all the candidates we had and choose wisely, because they were only getting one date.

I also decided that Stephanie needed to break herself of the bad-boy syndrome. Who better than my date coach on-staff, Steve Santagati? He’s the best; he wrote the manual, and he’s a bad boy himself. He knows how to break a nice girl of that habit, and it was fantastic. We brought him in and we also brought actors in to teach her, who is a bad boy at a club, at a restaurant, or even a party? And she got it down; she knew exactly who the bad boy was.

For Irv, I felt like he needed to meet someone who was the living example of what I preach: just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve love.

It’s time to have a two-way mirror! So we threw Denise into the mix, and let Denise coach her father on who to pick. Denise also sat with me and gave me questions to ask the candidates, so that she could review, so that she could choose who the candidates were for her father. Stephanie ended up choosing very against type; she didn’t choose the bad boy. She chose Bradley, who’s sort of a nerdy doctor. At least she didn’t go with the slackers: that was the most important thing.

Irv loved Sherilee. Denise liked some other candidates, but Irv overrides his daughter, which I loved.

Stephanie told Bradley that she likes animals, so he took her to a wildlife preserve. Irv was such a gentleman: he took Sherilee to his house and hired this gourmet chef who fixed this gourmet meal; they had candle light under the stars. It was fantastic.

So Stephanie didn’t pick the bum, but she also didn’t pick that bad boy, so at least she’s on the road to the right guy.

As far as Irv, he did perfectly, and he’s still dating Sherilee now.

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Making a Match: Finding Romeo's Juliet

Patti talks working with rap royalty Romeo Miller, aka Lil' Romeo, and helping him master the love game. 

Season 8 of The Millionaire Matchmaker is one of the most dramatic ever. This time around, Patti Stanger is helping plenty of unlikely clients find love, from Perez Hilton and Larry Birkhead to Bravo's own Real Atlanta Housewife Sheree Whitfield!

Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive blog. She'll tackle everything from the good (Lil' Romeo's all grown up!), the bad (a shirtless first date?!) and the hilarious (Patti talks using tongue!). 

This week, she talks about finding love for Master P's son and rapper Romeo Miller, teaching us all about first dating kiss etiquette and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.

Okay this week I had a really fun client, 25 year old Romeo Miller. He comes from rap royalty, he’s the son of Mater P. and he was famous as a little kid, you probably remember him as Lil’ Romeo. Well, Lil’ Romi is grown up and is looking for love.

Romeo has got a posse of friends and they all go out together at the clubs and they hid on all these women and I think if I can break him of the friend’s habit then I may be able to help him find a partner. He’s young and he’s got a lot of bad habits.

Lil’ Romi is grown up and is looking for love.

The next thing we do is a figure out a mixer.I sit on one side of him and Shaun sits on the other, and we help him go through various different women. He ends up with two really great women to go out with.

He’s got this nice, intelligent, beautiful woman and he takes her to body painting. Right -- it’s like he just wants to see her in a bikini. She’s a nice girl and she’s into him but he won’t kiss her, and she kisses him. Eh, not a good date.

I meet with Romeo and tell him he’s got to court a girl, woo a girl, not just put himself in a situation where they come to him.

He goes on a second date and this time I think he does a lot better. He takes Mica for a romantic dinner, they have some conversation, and he’s being a gentleman, courting her, doing the right thing.

He comes in to talk to me the next day and he’s learned a lot. He didn’t end up hitting it off with Mica, but I think he finally knows what he wants.

He remembers Taliah the girl that got away, the perfect girl from the mixer. So we call Taliah and she comes down to the office, I see the love connection and I immediately say it’s okay for them to go on a date but I want him to kiss her right away. It’s the perfect date for him.

 

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