It’s never too late: Finding love after 40

Did you catch us as guest experts on Millionaire Matchmaker? We're here to give you more advice on PattiKnows because it's really never too late to find love. We are all told that if we want a great career, we have to set goals and work at it. If we want to be healthy and fit, we have to eat consciously and be purposeful about it. Yet regarding the most important aspect of it all — love — we are constantly sold a ridiculous myth that it will all fall into place, accidentally and magically. Read more

What guys think about vajazzling

Let’s talk about vajazzling, shall we? For those of you not in the know, vajazzling is badazzling your vagina. And if you’re a woman who feels she needs a little more glitz and glam down south, I say, more power to you. It’s your va-jay-jay and your semi-precious stone collection. Do what you want with them. Recently though, I got asked what men think of vajazzling, and for one of the few times in my life, I was totally speechless. I have no idea what the male perspective on vajazzling is. So I sat down with one of my favorite funny men, comedian and dating coach Ethan Fixell, to get a real man’s take. Here’s what I learned. Read more

And the best keywords for your dating profile are…

If you’re single and not online dating, you’re not trying to find your love. The online search for love is just as valid as singles mixers and even going to a matchmaker like me. Of course, you can’t just throw a picture online and add a one-line bio and expect Prince Charming to waltz right into your inbox. Writing your online profile is kind of an art. Much like you put together your resume so you appear to be the right fit for the right job, with your dating profile, you need to appear to be the right fit for the right guy. And that’s why I’m so glad that did analysis of dating profiles to find out what words are associated with the most successful dating profiles for women. These are the buzzwords that will make your profile appealing to the most men. I've divided the top 20 words up into categories, because many of them are similar. Read more

Let’s talk dating apps: Which ones are the best?

Let me guess. You’re super busy, constantly on the go and don’t have time to look for love, right? Am I a digital mind reader? Not at all. I’m just a matchmaker who’s very aware of what it’s like to be single these days. After all, I’ve been there too. I know what it’s like to be too busy to hang out in places where you could meet other singles and not even have the time to search that dating site you subscribe to. But thanks to dating apps, you don’t need to actually be at your computer to search for love. All you have to do is download the apps to your phone and cruise for dates during that ten-minute taxi ride or that five minutes you’re waiting for your late lunch meeting to show up. Here are five dating apps for quick and accessible dating. Read more

There’s more to being attractive than how you look

I know that I catch a lot of flack for how focused on looks I am on my show, Millionaire Matchmaker. Honestly, though, I’m not focused on looks personally. I’m focused on looks because my clients are focused on looks. And they’re focused on looks because, well, everyone is attracted to someone. Your physical appearance matters. And that’s a fact. But of course, being attractive isn’t solely about looks. There so much that goes into being attractive that’s well beyond physical appearance. That’s why I was so glad when I read this article that highlights exactly what, aside from looks, contributes to being attractive. I couldn’t agree more. Read more

Sexy Valentine’s Day gifts for the man in your life

Was your man naughty or nice in 2012? Hopefully, he was the perfect combination of both. And he probably deserves something special after all the holiday stress. I’m not talking about flannel pajamas here. I’m talking about something really special. Like sexy special. (You know it’s what he really wants anyway, right?) So here are some ideas of sexy little treats you can get him for Valentine's Day. Read more