Dating matchmaking business
How does a 50-year-old woman, who has never been married herself, become so successful in the matchmaking business that clients pay ,000 to ,000 for her services?
And, why do the wealthy and sometimes famous choose her services over other agencies when she is infamous for shredding the egos of even the hardest core singles (men, in particular)?
Matchmaking runs in Stanger's family; her grandmother and mother were matchmakers; she already had a strong knowledge base about the industry upon which to build a business.
Stanger once joked on an episode of her hit television show, "Millionaire Matchmaker" that she does what her mother did, only her mother accepted chickens for payment and she takes cash.
She may epitomize the saying "those who can, do; those who can't teach," but she grew her business in 10 years from a home office to a company employing more than 45 employees and now sells Millionaire's Club franchises (starting at 0,000) overseas.
While she has not married a millionaire; her business skills have turned her into one herself.
On camera, she routinely cusses out her staff, her clients, would-be suitors who come in for interviews, and has even cut off her own mother on her show, while quipping to her father the best "oral" she ever had was with actor Randy Quaid (she was 23 years old at the time.) She has skillfully created an artificial demand for her services by accepting clients, then kicking them out of her club when they break a "rule" or offend her.
To become a client is not as easy as being wealthy and able to afford her fees (,000 to ,000); Stanger limits her clients to ten per year.
Questions and issues always come with a sense of urgency.Patti Stanger started the Millionaire's Club while she was still employed.