by Alexis Ann
Early birds were standing in line, purchasing Patti Stanger’s new book, Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate, on Saturday, February 13th. It was a free sighting and signing event, sponsored by Spin Street and Mohegan Sun. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers. Patti Stanger was most gracious, answering questions, autographing and posing for photos with her fans.
Patti Stanger founded a very successful matchmaking service, Millionaire’s Club, in 2000 and hit the ground running ever since. Patti stars on Bravo’s hit television show, Millionaire Matchmaker, which she produces. She also hosts XM radio’s P.S. I Love You, airing on Thursdays, 1pm – 3 pm ET. Recently, Patti launched her own dating site, PSXOXO.com in partnership with Spark.com.
Patti grew up in Short Hills, NJ. She resides in Los Angeles, CA. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts at the University of Miami, 1983. She is the former director of marketing for Great Expectations,–the largest and oldest dating service and boasts ten years in the fashion business. Today, Patti helps thousands of couples find their true love.
What is the number one thing that guys look for in a woman?
“They look for beauty, brains, and class.” Also, different parts of the country look for different things. “On the East Coast, you have the pedigrees – Where did you go to college, what’s family like, are you accomplishing something? In LA it’s, how big are your boobs? They don’t care which trailer park you fell out of, as long as, you’re hot.”
When Patti was visiting Chicago for a recent appearance on the Oprah Show, she commented on Midwestern men opening the door for her. “There are lots of manly men there. The men were looking at the women and the women were looking at the men. Why isn’t the rest of the country doing this?” Patti asked. “You’ve gotta go where the type of man you’re looking for is.”
“For example, the number one ski resort to meet a man is Breckenridge, Colorado, 7:1.” If you go to Aspen it’s metrosexual-ville. If you go to Vail, it’s divorce-set. You’ve gotta know where your pockets of men are.”
Patti talks about the X-factor. “I didn’t have that x-factor. I didn’t walk into a room and have men flock to me,” she said. “I became their best friend and then infiltrated through the side door.” She realized that she was doing everything wrong by not sending out sexual energy. You don’t have to be a Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie to get the guys’ attention. More like this was covered in her afternoon “bootcamp” held in the Cabaret.
Don’t miss Part 2 of Patti Stanger coming next issue.