Patti Stanger is my home-girl. When I heard she was on an all new Oprah today, I immediately googled how the heck I can DVR something from my desk- because I just had to tune in. Oprah has Patti Stanger team up with Nate to help a lady who's frustrated with dating.
BTW, Patti's Millionaire Matchmaker is back on Tuesday, January 19th on Bravo at 10pm! YES!
I love Patti because she's so spot on and blunt. She's not afraid to tell people why they are single. And you know what? I'm sure she'd look in on me and tell me I'm a crazy.
Another reason I love Patti is because its useful information for people who are in a relationship as well! Just because you are married or in a relationship, its not like you're like 'HA! You're stuck with me, sucker'. I think you should still 'date' your significant other. Fir sure.
Some pointers from the Oprah Show.
Expectations: The lady on the show had way too many expectations, thus Patti's response making the title of this post. Patti had her narrow the list down from about 20 things to 5 things. The new list looked something like this: honest, smart, passionate, funny/silly, successful. Good job, girl! That's a great list.
Number 1 place in the universe to meet good men according to Patti? SKIING. I tell my mom this all the time. *if anyone has a kick ass uncle, dad, dentist, or family friend who you'd like to set up with my mom.. let's talk!* Imagine if Julie Q was your Step Sister? I'm pretty sure we'd reenact the movie Step Brothers and play arts and crafts all the time. Alright getting back on topic...
Dating: Patti and Nate then set up a cute blond in her 40s up on a date. And helped coach her throughout by: telling her to get her hair out of a ponytail and stop 'dumbing' herself down (by being too cutesy).
The lady was not having it though because she thought her date was too old (he was her age). But Patti vows to set her up with one of her Millionaires, so hopefully she finds love.
Interesting point by Patti: The person whos asking the questions during the date is the person who wants the other one.
And last but not least: Patti's 11 Dating Commandments