Category Archives: Patti’s Blog

Get relationship advice from the Millionaire Matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger.

How to apologize when you don’t mean it

A big part of a successful relationship is apologizing the right way. And a bigger part of a successful relationship is apologizing the right way even when you’re not 100% sorry. Every single person in a happy, long-term relationship will tell you that. I’m confident there are no exceptions. So, how do go about faking an apology to the person you try to be the most honest with? Well, let me educate you. Read more

What to do if your career is keeping you single

To all my single ladies with awesome careers, this one’s for you! Amazing, fulfilling careers are wonderful things. A great job can bring a lot of meaning to your life and make you feel valued. For some women, a career can be the main love of their life. And to them I say, mazel tov! You’ve found what makes you the best version of you. Go forth and live your life. But, there are women who need more than a career. They need love and romance to feel fulfilled. I count myself among this group of women. And it can be hard to focus on finding love when your career is taking off and taking up a ton of time. It might even be so hard that you start thinking that your career is keeping you single. Here’s what to do. Read more

7 important love lessons I learned from my last relationship

Before you hear it from anyone else, I wanted to let you know myself — David and I broke up. It’s unfortunate for a million and one reasons and obviously hard and sad for both of us. Parts of me wish neither of us had to go through this. At the same time, I realize that this relationship and break up had to happen because I needed to learn a lot of lessons I never would have been able to learn without dating David. And I wanted to share those important lessons with you all. Read more

My boyfriend is boring

I was at brunch, my all time favorite meal of the week, last weekend and one of my favorite girlfriends turned to me and said, “Brad is boring.” Brad is her boyfriend. And she wasn’t joking. She was dead serious and actually upset about it. We spent the rest of brunch dissecting the issue and I think I learned a lot about what to do when you think your boyfriend is becoming a little snoozey. We focused on three main questions that helped my girlfriend a lot. I hope they help you, if you're dealing with this situation, too. Read more

How to deal when your ex dates your friend

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love reality television. I definitely do my fair share of reading, keeping up with the news, watching indie movies and appreciating scripted television. However, I have such a soft spot for trashy reality television. Right now, Bachelor in Paradise is on the top of my list for mindless tv watching. I love seeing contestants from previous seasons acting more real and getting a glimpse behind the curtain of the socializing and fraternizing that goes on within the Bachelor community. They all seem to know each other and hang out and hook up after each season films. Read more

What to do when you hate your first date

Anyone who’s been single for more than a second has gone on a downright rotten first date. I’m talking about the kind of date that makes you doubt that the entire human race, because if this a-hole is a human, then something is majorly wrong with humanity in general. Maybe the date says something racist or is way too overtly sexual or has political beliefs that are offensive to you. Maybe he takes out dental floss and cleans his teeth at the table, in front of you, and flicks a piece of chewed bread onto your plate of pasta. Read more