Patti Stanger did not make many friends this week when she argued that gay men aren’t into monogamous relationships. “There is no curbing the gay,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live” in front of Andy Cohen looking like he just got run over by an angry real housewife. “I’ve tried to curb you people and you just don’t … I’ve decided to throw in the towel and say ‘do what you want,’” Patti continued. Cue Bravo reeling to distance themselves from Patti’s words, since gay men are one of their primary audiences.
Hearing Patti say this, I thought, “Wow. That just isn’t true. I can name 10 gay couples in my social orbit who have been together for eons, I assume monogamously.” Not to mention the fact that for gay marriage to be the kind of issue that it is, some gay men have to want it. Then today I saw a Census statistic that proves Patti isn’t right about “you people.” Apparently, not only has the number of same-sex couples jumped 80 percent since 2000 (an indication that people are increasingly willing to declare their sexual orientation the Census), but 1 in 5 gay couples are married. Which is a high percentage considering that it’s only legal in seven states. In those seven states, 42 percent of same-sex couples have gotten married—a higher rate than straight couples. I only wish this study had separated out stats for gay and lesbian couples so I could really stick it to Patti with the numbers. [Washington Post]
Now, for the record, I love Patti Stanger. I think she is brilliant and tells it like it is. But she does have a habit of making an “iron-clad” law out of preferences she has noticed. For example, her claim that men just don’t like red heads. Or curly hair. Or that men only notice women in tight cocktail dresses. After the jump, I debunk some of Patti’s relationship myths, both anecdotally and scientifically.
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For four seasons now, Patti Stanger has been helping multi-million dollar peens do their picking on her show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” It has long been one of our favorite guilty pleasures—despite Patti’s vendetta against curly hair and New York women (“They’re really stupid women in New York”)—both for the WTF moments dating moments and the nuggets of wisdom about love tucked into the crevices.
Season five, which begins airing on August 15, will bring us more of the same. With one key difference. This time Patti will also try to find love for herself, following her breakup last fall. Keep reading »
Everyone is talking about Jennifer Aniston’s summer fling with Justin Theroux, and “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger is adding her two cents.
Stanger joined TooFab’s Lawrence Yee to talk about celebrity couples, summer flings, and Season 5 of her hit Bravo show “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Check out the exclusive interview after the jump… Keep reading »
EXCLUSIVE: If anyone can get the world’s most eligible bachelorette, Pippa Middleton, hitched it is none other than Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger who PopEater queried for advice on how the newly single sister of Princess Kate should proceed when it comes to her love life.
We were shocked when Patti told us that Pippa doesn’t have to stick with the landed gentry — the young, rich and powerful set in the UK — like her exes Alex Loudon, the cricketeer finance whiz and George Percy, the son of the Duke of Northumberland, one of Britain’s wealthiest men. Read more… Keep reading »
With the pounds she’s dropped over the seasons on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and her pokes at women on the show to lose weight and ditch the “frumpty-dumpty,” it was only a matter of time before Patti Stanger
was tapped as a spokeswoman for a weight loss company. After all, it’ll take someone pretty convincing to compete with Jennifer Hudson
for Weight Watchers. Behold, here is an ad Patti shot for Sensa, which she calls “Hollywood’s best kept secret.” With this ad, she joins the proud pantheon of famous folks who have pushed diet products
, from Kirstie Alley to the Kardashians. What do you think—has Patti sold out? Maybe she should go with the Jimmy K Miracle Diet
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“Right now she’s not in a place to be set up. Her body language is: she’s angry. And there’s no man who can fit into an angry woman’s pocket. This is serious. She needs some counseling. I feel it’s gonna be, like, six months to a year for her. And if she rebounds, it’s gonna be to get even with Tony, and that’s not what she wants. She wants love. The rumor on the street was she cheated on her first husband. Karma’s a bitch. If you cheat, it will come back to you. If you treat women or men like s**t, you will pay the price. The bill comes due.”
—Patti Stanger gives her thoughts on Eva Longoria‘s love life. Yowch. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
On this season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” Patti Stanger has been in New York City, since apparently the single ladies here have been begging her for years to help. And in general, she seems to pretty much detest NY women. “L.A. is flaky and New York is snotty,” she explains. “‘Oh, excuse me, did you cure cancer yet, because I don’t think I can date you.’ A lot of those. And the girls were not as hot as I expected. There were a lot of girls who thought they were great, and I’m like, honey, you’re 25 pounds overweight … nobody wants to ride your ride.” [NY Post]
Patti has taken on some high-profile women this season, including DJ Sky Nellor. In next week’s episode, her client is Judith Regan, aka the publishing scion known for discovering authors like Wally Lamb and Douglas Coupland, and for almost publishing OJ Simpson’s oh-so-classy book, If I Did It. Keep reading »
The only thing better than an actual episode of “The Millionaire Matchmaker”? Scarlett Johansson’s impression of Patti Stanger on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. You might not think with that blond hair and alabaster skin that Scarlett could pull of a convincing Patti, but she nails that Jersey accent! [NBC.com] Keep reading »
The New York season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” has been a little rough to watch so far. Between Patti Stanger’s broken engagement, her emotional outbursts (mostly at the new intern), and her total lack of comprehension of the NYC dating scene, she’s been in a noticeably foul mood. However, her concept of the five non-negotiables, which she’s been pushing hard this season, is rather brilliant. She typically uses it to get douchebag dudes to stop being delusional about what kind of women will actually be willing to shack up with them, but I decided to give the exercise a whirl myself. Of course, I have that wish list that every single woman has, you know, the one with the hundreds of qualities that her dream guy will possess. I know, keep dreamin’, sister. But seriously, I do think it was a helpful exercise to pare that long-ass list down to the absolute essentials. After the jump, I and some other Frisky staffers share our five non-negotiables. Share yours in the comments. Keep reading »