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Gay Men Should Probably Ignore Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger’s Dating Tips

Our friends at Gawker caught last night’s season premiere of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, which is basically a half-hour commercial for Bravo shows hosted by Andy Cohen.  His guest was Patti Stanger, the ironically single 50-year-old yenta who stars in Millionaire Matchmaker. In answering viewers’ questions, Matt Cherette writes, Stanger “made dumb comments that reinforce stereotypes of gay men as effeminate, disease-carrying sluts who are incapable of monogamy.”

Aw, you say that like it’s a bad thing, Matt.

The problem started when “Dustin from Ohio” called and asked about long-distance relationships and monogamy for a gay men.

“In the gay world there’s always gonna be open… Go on Grindr you’ll have a great time,” Stanger declared before turning to Cohen and saying, “There is no curbing the gay man. Have you seen the Madison [Hillenbrand] episode [of Matchmaker]? I have tried to curb ‘you people’ and I’m throwing in the towel.”  Cohen responded, “I am a gay and am down for the monogamy.” Stanger cackled back, “When was the last time you had a boyfriend?”

Um, when was the last time you had a boyfriend, Patti?

Later in the broadcast, Stanger said if you learn to give a great blowjob “a man will love you forever.” Now that we can say is just patently untrue.

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