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'Millionaire Matchmaker' facing backlash over ill-advised quips

Patti Stanger

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It’s no secret that “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger is outspoken, but she may want to retreat just a tad, because she’s catching fire for her views on the dating lives of quite a few cultural subsets, including gay men, Jewish men and smart New York women.

Appearing on Bravo’s call-in show ”Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday, the 50-year-old matchmaker told a gay caller inquiring about open relationships that, “In the gay world, [relationships] will always be open. ... There is no curbing the gay man.” She then turned to host Andy Cohen, who happens to be gay, and said, “I have tried to curb you people.”

She also proclaimed, “Jewish men lie.” Cohen, who is also Jewish (and a Bravo network exec), looked less than thrilled with his so-called “talent.”

Not stopping with men, Stanger also has voiced opinions on the women of New York for being too brainy — apparently a hindrance when it comes to reeling in the fellas.
“Women are smart in business and dumb in love,” Stanger told the hosts of “New York Live” last week, regarding New York’s single females.

She went on to suggest that women should quit using big words before walking down the aisle. “You’ve got to dumb it down a little, because men are not that bright.”


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