Dating advice from the millionaire matchmaker
The more I thought about it, the less it made sense and the more it seemed to be zen koan-like thought farts.
Patti Stanger’s Twitter feed is filled with these thought farts.
After the jump, let’s debunk some of Patti Stanger’s advice over Twitter … THE GOOD: “Don’t rule out the techno nerds from the electronics show, or the sci-fi or comics guy.” Very true! “Always be prompt and never make him wait more than 10 minutes.” Yup. “Single men do not go on cruise ships.” It is really their loss.
There is a lot of pussy waiting for a dude willing to reenact that scene from “Titanic.” “Phone behavior sabotages more budding relationships than just about anything else.” So true. “A man with a strong sense of providership may not be rich, but he’ll find ways to spoil you.” Totally true! The problem with saying “men” is there’s a cultural precedent of men who LOVE to be waited on hand and foot. “4:1 Rule: every four times he takes you out, do something nice for him.” …. “Men fall in love through their eyes, and women fall in love through their ears.” Not even dignifying this one with a response, y’all.
Like her Bravo show “Millionaire Matchmaker,” she offers a melange of useful observations on dating and relationships, mixed with some truly reactionary, fucked-up advice that seeks to corral both men and women into normative gender role behavior.
Invite your date to share their values and passions in life,” she suggests.“Focusing on facts can feel like an interrogation or an interview,” Andersen explains.The key here is to learn to balance your IQ with your EQ. Invite your date to open up about themselves through your thoughtful and poignant conversation.Alas, this one requires more explanation than can fit into 140 characters. So it’s unfortunate Patti quasi-contradicts this advice by simultaneously advising women to get four dates out of a guy before she “gives” him something in return. It could also be said that men LOVE a woman who scours toilet grime. Give a guy a chance even if he goes dutch on the first date. Did she mean phone behavior , like sexting your ex during dinner? those losers who can’t just pull the trigger to ask each other out so they text “hey whats up” back and forth until someone finally ignores the other person? “Dating a pair & a spare always ensures you are in the driver’s seat. Men LOVE a woman who washes loads of other people’s sweaty gym socks. “Sushi bars are a good place to meet men, one of the few places they’ll sit down and eat alone.” This looks attractive doing the “sashimi mouth-stuff.” You know, that thing where you awkwardly try to fit a piece of fish into your mouth with chopsticks without dripping soy sauce down your shirt? Men you thread, women you wax.” Unless we are talking about the occasional eyebrow waxing, this woman says “FUCK NO.” “Female & successful? Men need to pay on the date, if not they will take you for granted,” “No woman wants to be a man! But ladies, you are closing yourself off to a lot of sweet, smart, lovely guys if you are only open to going on dates with the ones who can afford to pay for every date he goes on … And let’s not even go there with the comments about what does and does not make “real men,” okay?