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 »
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 »