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    Re: Millionaire Matchmaker

    Stanger 'victims' share woes
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    Survivors of "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger banded together Tuesday night to watch the season finale of a show that they say ruined their lives.

    Season 4 contestants told Page Six the mouthy matchmaker's comments and edits have caused them professional and romantic damage, as they gathered at Hudson Terrace to drown their sorrows.

    Long Island divorce lawyer Doug Kepanis, who's described on the show's Web site as "a divorce attorney with an ugly bod," said business has slowed and he was dropped as a legal expert from TruTV because he appeared sexist. "It's the busiest time of the year for divorces, and I haven't gotten any calls since my appearance," Kepanis said. "I have a lot of female clients -- it may have turned them away."

    Millionaire Jason Teich, who's pegged as a "tough-talking, heavy drinking guy from Brooklyn," said he hasn't been able to get a date since the show aired. "Producers fed me drinks and then Patti yelled at me for being an alcoholic," Teich moaned.

    David Vroubel said Stanger called him "creepy" eight times, and the episode was edited to make him look socially awkward. "They backed a bus over me and then ran it over again," he complained. "She said she had a one-in-five success rate -- come on, she can't even get married herself."

    Elegant Affairs caterer Andrea Correale said her character was exaggerated, but it helped her business. But "some of those other guys really got their butts kicked."

    Meanwhile, sources tell us the show's fifth season, which is about to start filming, will be Stanger's last because Bravo producers can't deal with her demands and tantrums.

    "She thinks they aren't giving her the respect she deserves and she's telling friends that she's shopping her show to other networks. But Bravo is tired of her antics, insists it owns 'Millionaire Matchmaker' and wants to continue the show with a different matchmaker," a source said.

    Stanger could not be reached. A Bravo rep said the network will soon start production on Season 5 with Stanger, but "it is too early to say anything about Season 6."

    Patti Stanger's "millionaires" say she ruined their lives - NYPOST.com

    Although I'm sure Patti is a nightmare, I don't feel too sorry for these people. If you sign a contract to appear on a reality show, you'd better read it thoroughly and think long and hard about it. Reality shows thrive in creating drama and editing characters. Being on the show means they get Patti's services for free, but it's not really free.
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    Patti Stanger's "millionaires" say she ruined their lives - NYPOST.com

    Although I'm sure Patti is a nightmare, I don't feel too sorry for these people. If you sign a contract to appear on a reality show, you'd better read it thoroughly and think long and hard about it. Reality shows thrive in creating drama and editing characters. Being on the show means they get Patti's services for free, but it's not really free.

    I can't believe they blame Patti. She didn't make them look anyway other than what they were. As far as the drinking, her rule is no more than 2 drinks. What's that guy talking about?

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    Oh, whine whine whine. Nobody made the divorce lawyer "appear sexist." He opened his mouth and words came out. Unless he's a ventriloquist's dummy, he is responsible for what comes out of his mouth. And nobody held down the other guy and poured liquor into him.

    BTW, Patti was on Regis & Kelly today, and she looked great! She was promoting her new DVD on how to be married within a year. If she's making the talk show circuit, I hope someone will ask her if she plans to follow her own advice.

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    BTW, Patti was on Regis & Kelly today, and she looked great! She was promoting her new DVD out on how to be married within a year. If she's going on shows to hawk it, I hope someone will ask her if she plans to follow her own advice.
    No kidding. I have a feeling she's more than a handful. I can't imagine many men would want to take her on.
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    Interesting article and I hope Bravo does keep the show with another matchmaker. I would like to see some serious pairings.

    And yes to the editing. If you don't put it out there they can't use it. Even if the creepy guy showed his strange expression ONCE, he would have been called creepy. He just was weird in every single scene. You just can't make that up!

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    Long Island divorce lawyer Doug Kepanis, who's described on the show's Web site as "a divorce attorney with an ugly bod," said business has slowed and he was dropped as a legal expert from TruTV because he appeared sexist. "It's the busiest time of the year for divorces, and I haven't gotten any calls since my appearance," Kepanis said. "I have a lot of female clients -- it may have turned them away."
    You said & did a lot of sexist things! Don't blame anyone else for what you said & did!

    Millionaire Jason Teich, who's pegged as a "tough-talking, heavy drinking guy from Brooklyn," said he hasn't been able to get a date since the show aired. "Producers fed me drinks and then Patti yelled at me for being an alcoholic," Teich moaned.
    Um, you drank like a fish, even after your date made it clear she doesn't drink. And then you took your date to a bar so that you could continue drinking with your "bros". That's why you can't get a date. You act like a 30 year-old frat boy. Grow up.

    David Vroubel said Stanger called him "creepy" eight times, and the episode was edited to make him look socially awkward. "They backed a bus over me and then ran it over again," he complained. "She said she had a one-in-five success rate -- come on, she can't even get married herself."
    You are creepy. And you were rude to your date. And you acted very creepy & controlling towards her & wanted her to eat freaky stuff & then you had the gall to chastise her for not enjoying the horrendous dinner you set up.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky22;4147365;
    BTW, Patti was on Regis & Kelly today, and she looked great! She was promoting her new DVD on how to be married within a year. If she's making the talk show circuit, I hope someone will ask her if she plans to follow her own advice.
    I dying to know what lame excuse she will be giving to explain why she's not getting married in a year after writing this book.... too soon after her breakup? ..... she's not ready emotionally?......she perfers to be single?......or something like that, I'm sure. The truth is if it was a foolproof method, she'd be doing it but I don't think anyone sane would want a screaming foulmouthed banshee as a wife.

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    Okay, these "millionaires" get cast on this show by Bravo, not Patty. They do not pay for her services. Obviously folks go on this show because they want to promote themselves or their business, etc.

    When they act like total jackarses in the process, are we supposed to believe that's Patty's fault? Sorry, but I'm not buying what they are selling.

    I get a kick out of Patty. She puts on a show for Bravo, and folks eat it up. I've no doubt she's more buisness like with her real clientele, and I'm sure her real clients are not such idiots either.
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    Stacy's food etiquette is horendous!!! Huge mouthfuls of food, dressing in the corner of her mouth multiple times. She is gross. Stacy, you can take smaller bites...nobody is going to take your food away from you.
    The guy was even more disgusting with all the lip-smacking and talking with food dripping out of his mouth. Maybe they were a match. I had to mute that segment.

    It does seem Patti is more and more interested in freak-show dating than in showing real couples get together. As such, she is becoming more a "character" than yentl. I suppose that's what Bravo wants, but I think at this point I would rather see a new matchmaker and a more real-life concept.

    How did Stacey manage to create children? As hot as she is, body-wise (maybe not a model, but certainly well above average), what guy could stand to spend more than ten minutes in a room with her? For that reason alone, I think the show is more fake than we're even reading here.
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    Re: Millionaire Matchmaker

    As far as matchmaking goes, I can't help but wonder how successful anyone is going to be when you have people who are determined to follow the exact same paths that have led them nowhere in past relationships. Patti tries to lead them in a different direction, but some people are just determined to do what they've always done. And what they've always done has led them to seek out a matchmaker.

    You know the saying attributed to Albert Einstein: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different results.
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