Oh, Patti, Patti. Sometimes you get on such a roll preaching your dating wisdom on The Millionaire Matchmaker, you don't even realize when you've crossed a major line... or ten.
On Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happen's Live, Bravo's live talk show hosted by Andy Cohen, Patti Stanger had some choice words to say about gay men. She told viewers that they are incapable of being in monogamous, committed relationships. "There is no curbing the gay man," she proclaimed (via ABC News). "I have tried to curb 'you people' ... When was the last time you had a boyfriend?" she directed at Cohen, who's a gay man who had just admitted he was up for a committed relationship. Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger Is Dating, But Says 'No Sex'
In case you're feeling left out ladies, don't worry. The single 50-year-old matchmaker also went after those of you who are single and dating in New York (AKA me). As a guest last week on NBC's news show, New York Live, Ms. Stanger said of us:
"They won't date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. Real men that are making money in this economy are buying homes in short sales and foreclosures out in the suburbs, getting their homestead set up for their families, and (women say) 'I won't go to Connecticut.' This is where the men are."
And here's the doozy. Speaking about smart, intelligent women, she said that guys "don’t like them before they are married... You've got to dumb it down a little because men are not that bright."
Wow! That's just about everyone she's hit below the belt... and it's coming from someone who's single and still looking herself. Patti Stanger On Breakups, Celebrities And Getting Him To Propose
On Monday, the damage control began, with both Patti and Bravo issuing separate apologies. "I am so sorry, I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live," she said. Meanwhile, Bravo stressed, "Her comments are not representative of the network's beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused."
But, for you to say such things out loud, it means you must believe them – and that's the sad part. Anyone predict a series ending soon?
What do you think about Patti Stanger's comments and her apology?
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