The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for its seventh season, and lucky number seven has brought Patti Stanger a new team of assistants and her very own love life. "This season has a new office, new staff and more episodes than ever before," says Stanger, who's particularly excited for Thursday's premiere episode (9/8c, Bravo), which welcomes actor Don Swayze (True Blood) into the millionaire's club. With her own blossoming romance and countless success stories, no one knows how to look for love better than Patti Stanger so we asked Ms. Cupid for her best advice for finding a mate.
Patti Stanger's Top 10 Dating Tips
Network, network, network: "Ask everyone you know to fix you up."
Get out of your comfort zone: "People would be surprised to meet potential significant others at electronics conventions, sporting events, steak houses and spiritual classes."
The power of one is — powerful: "Go out once a week alone to different places you find interesting. Those who travel in packs don't attract."
Get over the online dating stigma: "Get online and join multiple [dating] sites, especially hobby-related."
Don't be afraid to flaunt it: "Make sure your Facebook page has the best image of you — legs and all."
Present your best self: "Take down the [social media] photos of you with other men or women, holding alcoholic beverages or cats.
Chivalry should not be dead: "People have become lazier due to social networking and are too sexually overt."
Don't overdo it on a first date: "The best first date is a quiet dinner with a bottle of wine near or on the water."
The past is the past: "Talking too much about your past relationships and putting down your exes is the no.1 dating mistake."
Should women ever ask men out? "Nay!"
Check out this exclusive clip from Millionaire Matchmaker's season premiere: