Destin Pfaff came into the business of love reluctantly. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in the power of attraction, or the institution of marriage. (For the record he’s engaged, and the happy couple have a 7 month-old son.) It’s just that a career in sales didn’t appeal, and it never really occurred to him that one could make a living — and a good one at that — selling access to something that most people hope to find for free, namely a soul mate.
Pfaff had actually set his heart on a screenwriting career, with horror being his first love. He had some early success in that direction, making it to the semi-finals of Screamfest LA in 2003 with a script he penned called Ripp. However fate, or more accurately Patti Stanger, intervened and his professional life took a rather unexpected turn.
Stanger is the founder of the Millionaire’s Club, a Beverly Hills-based dating service for well-heeled clients who’ve yet to get lucky in love. It’s her job to see the potential in people, and she saw lots of that when she came across Pfaff. Despite his initial disinclination to commit to Stanger’s high-end matchmaking service, Pfaff turned out to be a natural in the art of pairing people off.
Pfaff’s skills in the romance department can currently be seen on Bravo’s reality series “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Now in its third season, the show follows Stanger, Pfaff and their Millionaire’s Club cohorts as they set up their clients.
SuicideGirls caught up with Pfaff to find out what it takes to be a matchmaking professional, and to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the on camera love action.
Read the interview here.