Patti Stanger is full of advice for the wealthy singles she sets up on Millionaire Matchmaker—but that certainly doesn't mean that she's had all of the right answers for herself over the years.
Asked what her biggest regret was during a Q&A moderated by OK!, during which fans submitted questions via Twitter, the 52-year-old Bravo star said simply, "My biggest regret is I didn't have children."
She did get pregnant, in her twenties, and chose to have an abortion.
"I didn't have enough money, and I didn't think it was OK to have a child and be a single parent," she recalled. "Now look, everybody's doing that. And I think that I didn't find the right guy at the right time to have one with, I guess, but I don't think I would adopt and be single.
"I think I would've eventually found a guy, settled down, got the picket fence, and I just didn't meet the right person at the right time," she continued. "I wasn't lucky like a lot of other people. And that's my biggest regret, not having kids."
And Stanger doesn't want those who are still looking for love to give up hope.
"I found one on Plenty of Fish!" she exclaimed, giving a shout-out to the free online dating site (and presumably she meant a man, not a mackerel).
"You really have to look at it like, you just need one and your'e done," Stanger advised. "If you constantly keep scoping the field and looking for the biger and better deal, you're going to be alone. You need to find some good guy, like a 7 or 8, that you can put a nice pair of jeans on, cut his hair, get him a suntan, and he's sweet and nice and warm, makes a good living, and makes you laugh—and then call it a day."
Stanger first revealed last year that she had an abortion when she was 26, calling it a "horrible time."
"I remember this sense of paranoia," she told Fox News, "and I was always wondering whether this would be the last time, would this be my last shot at having a child. I am all for pro-choice, but it really did make me stop and think."
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