January 14, 2010

You're not ordering a pizza or buying a car.

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

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9 comments:

Yummy Mummy said...

I am in love with her! She straight up tells those desperate women how it is. I'm also a bit scared of her!

xoxo

Kinsey Michaels said...

This post was hilarious to me. My Mom actually met my Dad on a ski trip in Vermont around 30 years ago. Their marriage ended in divorce 10 years ago!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Julie! Yes, I am on Twitter!
http://www.twitter.com/kinseymichaels

What is this bloggah happy hour you speak of? I'm intrigued!!

xo

emrlds said...

the only way i'd go skiing is if i was rocking those heels, and it was inside by the fire. (can you ski inside?)

notthatkindofgirlblog said...

Dude, I've never watched Millionaire Matchmaker, but one of my best friends swears by it. I've got to admit, Patti's advice seems really solid. Kind of makes me want to catch an episode of the show...

Julie Q said...

YM- Yes, I would not want her pissed off at me, like what happens to poor bratty girls on the show at the meetups!

Kinsey- hooray for new local bloggah friends! You'll get in the loop with happy hours very quick on twitter

emrlds- yes, you can ski inside but thats more of a druggie joke. mwhahaha. JQ Lounge is a drug free environment thank you very much

NTKOG- your name sounds like new kids on the block when i type it. and yes, check it out!!

Nanette said...

I love Patti! And you know that episode with her first gay millionaire? That's my old boss.

thatShortChick said...

I like Patti's rules and the points that she raises about the dating game in general BUT I HATE her "queen bee" attitude.

I can't stand her judgy-ness toward the females...it's a bit much at times.

debbieQ said...

Oh goodness, imagine Momma Q's surprise when she checked this post and saw she was being offered out to the masses. Yes she does ski but generally at a "family" mountain, SMUGGLERS NOTCH, which is probably part of the no luck issue although to her defense, she was in a relationship for 7 out of the last ten years...Hitting the pavement and/or slopes as the case may be...
Thank you Julie Q for being my hilarious daughter...