Everyone has met one. The sociopath next door. The guy who causes people to become outlandishly upset and lose their tempers. Normally, good-natured folk who are trying to communicate with crazy-making behavior.
This sums up the gay date between Rhett and Matt Siegal (the son of cookie-diet Dr. Siegal.) Matt is everything wrong with the world. He didn't make his own money, yet thinks he's entitled because he's special and rich. He doesn't really want a partner, he wants someone who does whatever he wants them to do, and still they'll be berated and called names. He got rich making "cookies" that look like something my dog left behind and believes he's been too busy to find love.
Nope, not too busy. Too narcissistic? Too sociopathic? Perhaps. First of all, the matchmaker tries to get him to change his look -- which looks like Mr. Rogers meets Darin Stevens from "Bewitched" and it's not a good look. He takes none of the advice given to him, but rather brings a mix of eyeglasses with him to the mixer, like he's going to suddenly go from Clark Kent to Superman by changing his glasses.
Patti picks a few men for him including the vivacious Rhett, who lives up to his name. He's all personality and fun. This is quickly sucked dry by Matt, who pretentiously tells him they're going to learn from one of the best chefs in the world and then eat this magical meal.
Okay, really? Do you believe this guy, who sells nasty brown-hay looking cookies is a foodie? But Matt's idea of a date is making someone feel badly about themselves, so he proceeds to tell Rhett that he's sophomoric (while also admitting he thinks Woody Allen is the epitome of humor.) By the end of the date, Rhett doesn't know what has hit him, but Matt does -- because he gets a drink thrown in his face. And honestly, it was well-deserved.
Then, Patti the matchmaker tells him he's going to be a dried-up, old crone in a nursing home. This doesn't really seem to bother Matt. This only builds up his belief that he is above everyone else and it's proof by the way they act. It never dawns on him that people act this way around HIM. All I can say is that no amount of money is worth being with a guy like this, and if this show teaches you anything, take that lesson to your overdrawn bank account.
I liked the Russian Elena, and hope the best for her. Matt? I hope he ends up the dried up old crone Patti predicts, or goes through a twelve-step program and apologizes for every nasty thing he's ever done to another person.