As much as it pains me to admit, I am addicted to all things Bravo TV. If there were some sort of rehab clinic, I might have to check myself in for watching way too many Housewives and for using up all the DVR space with Andy Cohen’s clubhouse. It’s embarrassing. Thank God I found a boyfriend who laughs at my obsession and sits through episodes of Beverly Hills to catch up with the hotties of 90210 (sometimes. Like if there isn’t a “Pawn Stars” marathon on).
Back when I was single, I used to think that Patti Stanger held all the secrets to a happy and healthy relationship. Until I realized that she, too, has struggled to find her own match. But that’s neither here nor there. Just because she’s good at setting up others, doesn’t mean she always follows her own advice, right?
Last week I had some extra time to veg out for a bit and I watched a recent Valentine’s Day clubhouse episode. Andy and Patti in a room discussing love? Yes please.
I don’t often agree with Patti, but I love that she tells people exactly what’s on her mind (even though I think she could use a bit more tact). This episode, however, was doing a disservice to the many women (and men) who are currently single.
Patti’s advice to “date nice Jewish men” shouldn’t apply to everyone. And I’m saying this as a partial Jewish girl who has been with quite a few Jewish guys. I am currently dating a wonderfully sweet Dutch man and I wouldn’t trade him in for the world. It’s all about finding the right connection with a person. I know far too many people who have signed up for such sites as JDate only to realize that the only thing they share in common with any of these men is that–Surprise! They’re both Jewish.
A caller phoned in to ask Patti why she advises her clients to dress like whores at the mixers, a question I have pondered once or twice myself. When it comes to choosing what to wear for a first date, I have a very simple rule: wear something comfortable that reflects who you are as a person. Don’t wear high heels? Rock a pair of flats. Not a big fan of skinny jeans? Then find pants that are flattering and make you feel sexy. True story: I once showed up to a first date wearing green cargo pants, a Tinkerbelle t-shirt, and sneakers. I was comfortable and the guy liked me enough to call me for a second date (we ended up dating six years).
At one point, a viewer wanted to know how long to wait to “fart or poop in front of someone you’re dating.” Patti’s advice? Never. Which she then amended to “after five years of marriage.” Maybe millionaires don’t do either of these things (*eye roll*), but it seems ridiculous to perpetuate the notion that women don’t fart/poop and that it’s unladylike to EVER do these things in front of a significant other.
And there you have it. A few reasons why I think Patti Stanger is full of shit (hey-o!). What are your thoughts? Do you watch the Millionaire Matchmaker? Are you obsessed with Bravo?