According to some of the clients on her Bravo show “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Patti Stanger is more like the devil than the cupid they had hoped for.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that contestants on Season 4 are complaining that Stanger’s degrading comments, along with the show’s creative editing, have depicted them in a false light and have thus, ruined their professional and romantic lives.
Take for instance, millionaire Jason Teich. Described on the show as a tough guy from Brooklyn who loves his brewskies a little too much, Teich says he hasn’t been able to snag a date since the episode aired. “Producers fed me drinks and then Patti yelled at me for being an alcoholic,” he said.
There’s also David Vroubel, the sideways-glancing “creepy” bald-headed contestant who, according to him, was edited to look socially inept (to say the least). “They backed a bus over me and then ran it over again,” he protested. “She said she had a one-in-five success rate—come on, she can’t even get married herself.”
“Millionaire Matchmaker: Divorced from Reality”
Long Island divorce lawyer Doug Kepanis can also commiserate. Characterized on the “Millionaire Matchmaker” site as “a divorce attorney with an ugly bod,” he says that not only has his business (made up of a large female clientele) taken a downturn but that he was also dropped as a legal expert from TruTV because he looked sexist on the show. “It’s the busiest time of the year for divorces, and I haven’t gotten any calls since my appearance,” Kepanis said.
As if this publicized testosterony outcry weren’t enough to infuriate the quick-tempered Stanger, rumors are flying that Season 5 will be the matchmaker’s last because producers are through with her diva-ish tirades.
“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,” one source revealed.
What do you think of these latest “Matchmaker” developments? Do you think Patti’s clients have a right to be angry with her?