What happened next was pretty much what we expected: Patti got really REAL with anyone who asked for her advice. If he's your guy he'll walk over and buy you a drink.
These few intrepid souls surely knew what they were getting into, but did Patti's blunt (and sometimes crass) advice actually help? Krystie Yandoli: If I have to make the first move and initiate hanging out with someone or talking to someone, does that generally mean that this person isn't into me? But I wouldn't do the first move because that's masculine energy and you want him to be the man. If he's not, he's switch-hitting for the other team, he's got a girlfriend, you're a blonde, he wants a brunette, or he's passive-aggressive, which is the guy you're talking about right now. Krystie's response: I wouldn't say that Patti Stanger has progressive or modern views on dating, especially when it comes to anything outside of the heteronormative bubble that she assumes most people are a part of (assuming you're straight unless you say otherwise).
Here are the top seven “don’ts” on a first date: 1.
Don’t Mention the Ex Or how many other people you’re dating. Or which Patriots quarterback you’re lusting after.
If anyone knows what it takes to find the right mate, it’s Matchmaker Extraordinaire Patti Stanger.
“You’ll get into a heated argument; most people do not generally agree, and when you go down that road you end up leaving the date quicker than not.” So if you’re jonesing for Jesus, or cuckoo for Christine O’Donnell, or outraged at Obama, Stanger advises to keep it to yourself, at least in the beginning.3. Negative Nelly.” Your date doesn’t need to hear about your former life as a coke-sniffing prostitute.Passive-aggressives are the men that don't ask you out, but want to be asked out. I thought her advice was pretty traditional, archaic, and backwards. So, I hate people that say they're "bad texters." I actually just wrote an essay about it. PS: Thirties have nothing to do with it, age is just a number. What separates the men from the boys is the man asks you out first. In all fairness, I haven't tried her flirting technique yet and I'm still single. Sometimes guys don't text first or take forever to respond — and I get that, you're busy, we all have work, sure. You can be in a relationship or be dating someone and they get complacent. Some 40 million Americans use online dating services, and just under half the country is single. While the game of courtship used to be more clear-cut—thank you, Jane Austen, and after that, the authors of The Rules—Internet dating has changed all that. If it doesn’t work out, you can just send it back, and there are hundreds of replacements just a click away. We polled Patti Stanger, who runs her own Los Angeles–based matchmaking service, chronicled on TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker, for some tips. Right is like shopping for a winter coat on Amazon.