Mil­lion­aire match­maker

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 12 DECEMBER -

who is patti stanger? what does she do? and why should you care? the 53-yearold opin­ion­ated mul­ti­mil­lion­aire is the big boss on re­al­ity show the mil­lion­aire match­maker (2008-cur­rent) and she finds ladies to match her mega-wealthy clients’ needs… and deep pock­ets. now she’s back on tv with sea­son 6 of her show. the new jersey na­tive was adopted by sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion match­maker rhoda gold­stein, who loves watch­ing her daugh­ter’s show. says rhoda, “the home is like shab­bat [jewish sabbath] ev­ery thurs­day – ev­ery­one gath­ers to watch. some­times there’s no fil­ter be­tween patti’s brain and her mouth. if only i had a dol­lar for ev­ery time i say ‘oi!’” patti’s been match­mak­ing since 2000, as the ceo and founder of mil­lion­aire’s club in­ter­na­tional inc, an labased ser­vice for the very rich. but have no fear if your wal­let’s on the thin side – she of­fers on­line ser­vices for “non-mil­lion­aires who’re look­ing for love”. her job’s to find love for peo­ple, but patti’s not had much luck in her own lovelife. she met ex-fi­ancé andy friedman, a suc­cess­ful real-es­tate de­vel­oper, through a match­maker. they split in 2010 after a two-year en­gage­ment and she’s been with cur­rent fi­ancé david krause, a for­mer pro base­ball player-turned-mort­gage bro­ker, since 2012 after meet­ing on­line. she loves con­tro­versy. in 2011, patti ap­peared on watch what hap­pens live (a live on­line chat­show since 2009). she said “there’s no curb­ing you peo­ple” – a slur that gay men can’t be in a monog­a­mous re­la­tion­ship. she then told a gay viewer over live video that “you’re very hand­some. i thought you were straight”. in jan­uary this year, she was on re­al­ity star bethenny frankel’s talk­show bethenny (2012-2014) and said that she’d never marry a bi­sex­ual man be­cause “if they’re bi­sex­ual, they’re gay”. host net­work bravo had to apol­o­gise to both oc­ca­sions.

patti stanger is tv’s

Queen of hearts.

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