It’s no secret that the women of The Frisky are obsessed with Patti Stanger from “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” But last night I found my devotion to her screed rise to a new level, as I found myself yelling at the screen, “Yes, Patti, YES! Preach sister!” Sure, I disagree that men and women should stick to traditional gender roles and hate her staunch anti-curly hair stance, but Patti’s got gems. I was cheering when she touted just how far a guy can get by showing a little chivalry. “Chivalry is free and it gets the girl.” Indeed, Patti, indeed. You see, my current dating situation — with Chicken Parm, for those taking notes — is kind of lacking in that area, and while he’s practically perfect in every other way, this has become a major stumbling block. Patti and I disagree a little about what kind of chivalry is really necessary and will get the girl (at least this girl) — Patti’s big into door opening and meal ordering, but I don’t care so much about that. After the jump, five chivalrous moves I think Patti and I would co-sign. Chicken Parm better take notes. Keep reading »
Every Thursday, we watch “The Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo, mostly for Patti Stanger, the matchmaker herself. Stanger runs the Millionaire’s Club, an LA-based matchmaking service for, you guessed it, millionaires. Since we’re not trying to land in a millionaire’s bed, or get a 1,000-karat diamond ring on our finger (though we wouldn’t protest), we mostly watch for Stanger’s crazy/funny/often true advice, which is exactly what her book Become Your Own Matchmaker: Eight Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate contains. [$19.95, BravoTV.com]
We’re giving away five copies of Patti Stanger’s book, but you have to work if you want it. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
The second season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo (who else is excited?!). In anticipation of another season of matchmaker Patti Stanger’s stellar advice for hooking a millionaire, we thought we’d reminisce about the show’s first season. After the jump, five of our favorite dating tips from Stanger. Currently, we follow none of them, which could explain why our dates consist of cheap beer rather than helicopter rides. Keep reading »
I had been feeling lost without the weekly wisdom (ha) from The Millionaire Matchmaker‘s Patti Stanger. Luckily, there are some exclusive interviews online, including the one above, in which Patti discusses how gay and lesbian dating is different from heterosexual dating. In it, she pontificates on how rich, ugly gay men date hot men, and how lesbians are mostly just looking for their best friend. Does this woman know how to stereotype or what? Keep reading »
Heads might roll in Patti Stanger’s office today. It seems that she or her Millionaire’s Club staff did not vet all of the women who they set their rich clients up with for The Millionaire Matchmaker, and TMZ reports that Cidney, the women who was proposed to on Tuesday night’s episode, has modeled for Playboy. Another woman, Marcela, bears an uncanny resemblance to “Victoria,” an escort who charges $300 per hour. It suddenly makes sense why all the women on the show look like cheap hookers! Keep reading »
Last night was the season finale of The Millionaire Matchmaker (sadness!), and, of course, it ended on a positive note. While having a romantic evening in Las Vegas, Paul, a Jewish, self-made millionaire from Azerbaijan, proposes to his shocked date, Cidney. Her response is, “I’ll consider it,” because she wants them to get to know each other better. Uh, we would hope so, considering this was their first real date. While Patti seems to be happy about this, rushing into things goes against advice she gave out on the above web-exclusive video. In it, Patti says that you need to date someone for four seasons, which would make it a little tougher for someone with seasonal affective disorder to find love.
While you’re waiting for season two, take the “Are You Millionaire Material?” personality quiz. I took it and am not millionaire material. [BravoTV] Keep reading »
Last night’s Millionaire Matchmaker featured Brendan, a young (26!) New Jersey millionaire, and Robby, aka “The Roller Rapper,” who is 39 and just finished roller-skating across the country on what he calls his “Love Tour,” raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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There are times when I struggle being a person of limited height, i.e., when I want a box of cereal on the top shelf at the grocery store, when I need to replace the battery in my smoke alarm, or when I want to kiss a guy who is 6’4” and I’m not wearing heels. It’s tough being a bit of a shortie, and I’m a girl, so I can only imagine what men must go through, especially when it comes to dating.
On last night’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Joseph, 5’8″, struggles to find a woman who would date someone shorter than herself. Well, Joseph is most likely not 5’8″. Guys lie about their height more than they lie about the size of a particular body part. In our opinion, the problem with Joseph is not that he is short, or even that he lies about his height, but that he sees himself with a tall, model-esque woman. We have nothing against short guys dating tall girls — hello, Tom and Katie, not to mention every guy who dates a model or a Williams’ sister — but the fact that he’s ruling out the possibility of dating a short woman is disturbing, mostly because I don’t want anyone ruling me out. [Bravo] Keep reading »
Last nightâ€™s Millionaire Matchmaker featured Peter, who designs and markets cosmetics, and sells videos of himself doing Qi Gong, along with buddies Tai and German (pronounced â€œHair-Monâ€) who want to do everything together, including meet their dates shirtless. (They should become friends with Matthew McConaughey.)
Peter is an Aquarius, new to Malibu, and, through his charitable contributions, “fed 20,000 families last year.” He tells Patti that he doesnâ€™t want a model actress and is more interested in someone whoâ€™s over 30 and into nature. (Also, from our observations, she would have to be very willing to practice Qi Gong. Heâ€™s very into it.) But when it comes to actually picking a woman, Peter, of course, goes for the model/actress who is young and stupid. The date really goes downhill when he meditates before eating dinner.
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