On tonight's season premiere this Bravo episode of "Millionaire Matchmaker," is titled “Softy Swayze and the Boy in a Bubble.”
Last season Patti Stanger met David, the man of her dreams. The couple is still going strong and living together in Marina Del Rey. Last season Patti made plenty of matches, and even a marriage or two were the results.
With a new office on the marina, there are plenty of more matches Patti will be making. Her old staff is no longer with her, and now she has three new assistants; Justin, Marisa and David to help with the searches and matches.
Justin, used to set up his friends, just for fun. Now he wants to learn everything he can from the expert and he is a cutie too. Marisa is a beautiful woman and David will be a great asset for her gay and lesbian clients.
The first millionaire is Randy Lehrman, the owner of Real Genius Entertainment and is forty years old. An internet dater, he admits to loving off-color jokes. Patti knows that internet guys are nerdy and like hiding behind the computer and are not good in person. The other client is Don Swayze, Patrick Swayze’s younger brother, 55, who played a wolf in True Blood, among other eerie characters.
Patti went to meet with Don, who plays bad ass characters in most of his roles. He races mountain bikes in his spare time and is physically fit and admits to being shy. He quit acting for a while to help take care of his dying brother and has not been in a relationship since his brother got sick. Although he plays dark characters, he is a softie inside. He is looking for a woman with a big heart. His celebrity crush is Kristin Wiig, the hilarious girl from Saturday Night Live.
When Patti met with Randy, she called him a vagina and needed to make him a penis. His sexually crude jokes are out of line. Patti found out that he never had a relationship that lasted longer than nine months; which she did not consider relationships. She told him that the mixer would be a masquerade, and he was not the entertainment. She called him Bubble Boy because it seemed that he was living in a bubble.
Patti and her assistants started the interview process. They found some very nice women who were beautiful and had a sense of humor. Several needed a bit of tweaking in the hair and makeup department, so Patti will have them arrive early to be made over.
At the mixer, the Don was a perfect gentleman, but Randy couldn’t help but fall into the entertainer mode, as Patti had to keep a stern eye on him. Each guy chose two of the women, and both had a difficult time choosing because they were very nice.
Don and Anne had a date to have private cooking lessons. They met with Germano, an executive chef who taught them to make octopus. As Anne stood by, she said that it seemed that Germano and Don had the date instead of her and Don. When they got a chance to sit and eat the food they made, she found the real Don, once Germano was out of the picture. He told her how he loved to skydive, but the last time he did it was the day he found out his brother had cancer. He asked her for a second date, and she said yes.
Randy took Jessica to Racer’s Edge and rented the entire place, so they could drive go-karts and have the place to themselves. They had a great time, and her competitive spirit showed through. He will be taking her to dinner afterwards and hopes to be more romantic. For the dinner, she wore an awesome red dress, but he said nothing about it. She did not like the fact that all he talked about was himself and even mentioned that if a relationship did not work out, he could return it like an item he bought in Best Buy.
Back at the Millionaire’s Club, Patti called Anne to find out how the date went. She told her about Don and the chef kind of leaving her out of the picture, but when they sat alone, she really enjoyed being with him. She also told her that he asked for a second date which she agreed to. When Don came in, she asked him to tell her about his date. He said that he had fun. When Patti asked about his interaction with the chef, he admitted that it took away from the intimacy of the date. They did not set a date for the second meeting, but Patti told him to call her tonight and set something up for the weekend. He was afraid to be overly aggressive, but both Patti and Marisa were thrilled and see love in his future.
Jessica came to the office and told Justin that her date with Randy went sour. She told Patti about the indoor go-karting and that they had fun. When they went to dinner, it started to fall apart. She asked if he complimented her, which was a firm no, but he did not say inappropriate things, which Patti feared he would do. Then Randy came in as Jessica was sitting there ready to tell him how much the date sucked. She told him that he did not even try to connect with her. He made no attempt to touch her arm, or compliment her in any way. Then he said that most of his intimacies were online, where he could be himself. She and Patti were appalled at this remark because she was there right with him and not on a computer screen. As he countered everything Patti said, she was ready to throw him out of the office and made sure he shut up and listened. She attempted to fix this bad date, if it was deemed fixable. After his first attempt at asking her, it was a disaster. Then he got the courage to ask her and compliment her by admitting he was nervous. When he called her the next day to set a date, she never returned his call.
Don conquered his shyness on his date and is looking forward to his second date with Anne, and that meets with the approval of "The Millionaire Matchmaker."
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