Nah, they're not actors per se (except for some of the potential date candidates), but many of them are definitely "acting" for this show! This show is The Bachelor Lite ... artificial set-up, totally unrealistic atmosphere for true feelings to develop, etc. If someone ends up married from Patti's "talents", we'd all fall over. Patti & Co seem to relish in choosing "true" mate-seeking folks as their millionnaires half of the time, and freakish, unmarriable people the other half of the time. True confession: I'd not be chatting about a nicey nice show featuring just the former group of folks. These millionnaires and to some extent the date candidates are drawn from the thousands of fame whore wannabes who want nothing more than to enjoy their 15 minutes on television, even if it means exposing their considerable weirdness/pathetic inclinations to the Bravo audience ... and the subsequent ridicule on The Soup and blogosphere. Patti Stanger is sorta one of those people, IMO, by most accounts very UNsuccessful as a matchmaker.