Our favorite little “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Patti Stanger, announced yesterday that her engagement to Andy Friedman is off, writing, “It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables.” The two have been together for six years and just got engaged on Patti’s b-day last year with a gargantuan heart-shaped ring … which hopefully she got to keep. We’re bummed for Patti, but totally support the idea of a mini Patti to carry on the matchmaking tradition. So, to help her out, we’ve found some eligible men for her to make babies with. [People] Keep reading »
“Forget the marriage issue! Can the guy get a job? Now he’s after her money, and that girl is rich! Really richy, rich.”
– Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger isn’t impressed by the apparent love that has developed between Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson in the seven weeks they’ve been together. An unnamed source agrees with Patti, telling Us Weekly, “He does have a lot to gain from being with Jessica. He wants the limelight. He may be manipulating the situation.” [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Good news! Our favorite matchmaker, Patti Stanger, is ditching la-la land and heading to the Big Apple for the next season of “Millionaire Matchmaker.” It’s about time, Patti! We — the vast majority of The Frisky lives in NYC — desperately need your help. You may be our last hope for a strong woman capable of schooling all the single NYC weenies in the ways of love. But before you get started, we should probably warn you about the some of the difficulties you may encounter. And they will be bountiful. We know—we’ve been out there in the trenches fighting the good fight and it’s not cute. [NY Post]
After the jump, some things Patti needs to know about New York men. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Keep reading »
Holy Bravo Crossover! It turns out that Patti Stanger is “old friends” with Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” so on the upcoming season of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Manzo’s sons Christopher and Albie will be set up. I can’t imagine the boys are millionaires, but maybe with their burgeoning reality TV careers, they’ll get there soon enough? Apparently, the boys are looking for “brunette, Italian-Catholic girls” and since this season is filming in New York, there should be no shortage of those. Since Patti is from New Jersey, I already suspected this season will be all about tricking New York ladies into dating guys from the Garden State, and now Patti’s confirmed this theory. “There are five women to one guy, so what do you do if the city is metrosexual, gay, with not enough men? Carpe diem! You go to Jersey!” Maybe we could combine three shows at once and throw the ladies of “Jersey Shore” in as bait for the Manzo man-boys? [NY Mag] Keep reading »
On “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” Destin Pfaff does his best to pair wealthy clients with the mates of their dreams. Since we aren’t exactly millionaires (ha, not even close), we’re excited that Destin offered The Frisky a couple tips for finding a match. You asked Destin questions, and here’s what he had to say about employing friends as matchmakers, dressing for dates, and working with Patti Stanger. Keep reading »
“John Mayer — he needs to own up to his mistakes because karma’s a bitch, baby. Let me tell you something. He’ll be one of those 45-year-old men still searching for the perfect girl and abusing and using. Then one day, the pee-pee’s going to go limp and Cialis and Viagra ain’t going to help him. I’d put him into singles boot camp right next to Jennifer Aniston. The two of them, I’d like to put into boot camp.”
– “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger couldn’t help but give some advice for lovelorn celebs in her interview with People.com. If Jen and John do end up in singles boot camp, let’s hope they don’t rekindle their romance. Keep reading »
On my way to meet Patti Stanger, third-generation matchmaker and crazy-successful businesswoman, I imagined that she might know of a tattooed, emo millionaire who is just perfect for me. That, of course, didn’t happen. But she did greet me with, “I love The Frisky! I get Google alerts!” Overall, Patti was immaculate, tiny, and well-spoken. Like a Jewish mother, she offered up the sushi on her plate, saying, “Try one. Don’t worry; there are no calories in them!” One thing was exceptionally clear from our chat—home girl is crazy busy these days. She not only stars in but also executive-produces her Bravo show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” which begins its third season on January 19. She is still running her now decade-old matchmaking service, Millionaire’s Club, and recently wrote a bestselling book, Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate, out in paperback on December 29. Plus, she has a radio show on XM Pink 24 called “PS I Love You,” every Thursday at 7 p.m. (EST), and has launched her own online dating site, PsXoXo.com.
After the jump, hear what Patti has to say about attracting the right dudes and letting go of the wrong ones. Oh, and the secret to dating in your 20s! Keep reading »
Patti Stanger, aka Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” is finally engaged! After five years of dating her real-estate executive boyfriend, Andy Friedman, he finally proposed to her while on vacation in Maui for her 48th birthday. Surprisingly, the third generation matchmaker, with a self-proclaimed 99 percent success rate, met Friedman––click here to see a picture of him––through another matchmaker! Stanger and Friedman haven’t yet set the date, but in the meantime, Stanger will be rocking a four-carat diamond engagement ring. She told Us Weekly, “I have a rule, if you go out a year and he doesn’t propose, it goes up a carat a year.”
To celebrate Stanger’s much deserved happily-ever-after, here’s why I love Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger: Keep reading »
When it came to my dating life, I wasn’t sure I should listen to Patti Stanger, host of Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and author of the book Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate. Could someone hoisting a gold, ruby-encrusted Cupid’s arrow on her book cover, whose ample bosom was jammed into a white Liberace pantsuit, help me, an outdoorsy New Yorker with an A cup seeking a sweet, humble, non-cologne wearing guy with no roommates?
I was doubtful. But as an early thirties lady swinging and missing on the New York dating scene, I figured, “What have you got to lose, Singles McGonigle?” See if she’s got some news you can use. Keep reading »