Oh, Patti Stanger. The Millionaire Matchmaker is at it again, and doing what she does best: stirring up controversy and matching people up in love. The host of the hit Bravo series recently found herself in the spotlight after making some offensive comments about gay men and Jewish men. Although she has since apologized, it remains to be seen whether this will affect her standing with Bravo, who was quick to distance itself from Stanger. Regardless of whether you love her or hate her, Stanger definitely speaks her mind. Here are some of our favorite relationship "pattisms." Enjoy!
1. "The problem with men looking for the holy grail is the holy grail don't exist!" This is a good quote for both men and women to remember! Bottom line: No one (nope, not even you) is perfect, and that's okay.
2. "Most people can't find love because they're picky, they overanalyze and they find things wrong in people. We call them flaw finders." We disagree with Stanger slightly here. There's nothing wrong with being a little bit picky about who you're with. But Stanger's right in that focusing too much on your partner's flaws can damage your relationship. Some constructive criticism is nice. Too much can become hurtful and dangerous.
3. "I don't care who you are. If you treat women like crap, you're a narcissist or a bragosaurus, you're out." Stanger is known for being hard on both her male and female contestants, but we completely agree with this one! No one wants to be with someone who treats him or her like crap.
4. "Make a top 10 non-negotiable list of things you want in your man. Prioritize them using four categories: spiritual, physical, mental and emotional. Keep this list in your wallet at all times. If a man does not meet every single criteria on that list, do not step off the curb and date him, no matter how handsome or rich he is." We're not really sure who actually carries around a physical checklist of things in their wallets at all times, but we see her point.
5. Life is not about a party. There are going to be ups and downs and trouble and things are going to happen that are not great. How do you ride that road, so to speak, that bumpy road, if you don’t have a partner in life? If you just think life’s a party, you’re going to end up being the last one at the party to leave." We love parties, but we love having someone to help us out when times are tough more, and that doesn't just include significant others. We can agree with Stanger on this: everyone needs a good support group in their life.