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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The Millionaire Matchmaker has completely sucked me in. Last night, Patti dealt clients Lonnie (as in Lonnie Moore, co-owner of the Dolce Group, which owns clubs like Les Deux in LA) and Patrick, who is a â€œdiamond in the rough,â€ according to Patti. (He wears the same clothes he wore 20 years ago.) Here’s a recap: All Lonnie wanted to do is sleep with Sabrina, a beautiful model, and party with his friends. Uh, no. Lonnie is no longer a client of Patti’s. Peter is slightly handsome but really soft-spoken. He went for an Angelina Jolie-type woman (whose lips looked way fake) and, apparently, theyâ€™re moving in together and have plans to get married.
But, the most incredible part of the whole episode was when Patti critiqued a bunch of women who came to her office trying to get into the Millionaireâ€™s Club. She told them that guys donâ€™t like girls with short or curly hair because they want to be able to run their hands through it. She made one woman get extensions and told another to get her hair straightened. I have curly hair and and the feedback from guys has been great. One guy I went out with met me as straight-haired Catherine. Then a few dates later, I wore my hair curly and he went on and on about how much he loved it. But my hair is less “Brillo,” as Patti said, and more wavy.
Also, it kind of annoys me that Patti wears a diamond heart necklace all the time. So clichÃ© for a matchmaker. Keep reading »
There is something fascinating in seeing how the obscenely rich live. Who hasnâ€™t drooled over the mansions in Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous or obsessed about Tony Hawkâ€™s personal skate park on MTV Cribs? And now, with Bravoâ€™s The Millionaire Matchmaker, you get to see how they date. Or at least how they date on reality TV. The series premiered last week and Iâ€™m kind of hooked. Unlike Matched in Manhattan, thereâ€™s less take-away advice for the average viewer, because dating a millionaire is not like dating a normal man. Not everyone can date a millionaire, but the requirements arenâ€™t as stringent as you might think. You just canâ€™t be a gold digger, and you canâ€™t be ugly.
In the series premiere, third-generation matchmaker Patti Stanger introduces one of her millionaire clients to one of her rules: No sex until theyâ€™re in a committed, exclusive relationship. What would happen if everyone followed this rule (besides less STDs going around)? [BravoTV.com]
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