DESCRIPTION:(from VH1's press release, July 2013) VH1's match-making expert Steve Ward tackles his biggest challenge yet in the sixth season of "Tough Love: Co Ed." For the first time ever, Steve's no-nonsense boot camp features four women and four men whose reckless dating habits have left them hopelessly single.Drama will unfold when all eight-cast members live under one roof as they search for love and resist temptation.A matchmaker since graduating college, Ward is probably most famous for his success hosting reality TV dating shows like VH1's .We talked with the relationship expert to hear his thoughts on modern dating and find out why he made an app like this in the first place.Steven Ward is a modern dating guru, so it’s no surprise that his newest venture is a game-changing dating app focused on cutting out the “catfishing” experiences that are becoming more and more common in today’s digital-driven dating world.Ward’s app, Love Lab, requires its users to verify their information at five different levels—social, photo, contact, identity, and background—to ensure that profiles aren't falsified.He was 22, just out of school, and about to start his career, but first he decided to help his mom out with her matchmaking business.
And expressing yourself with emojis is more or less like using an alternative art form for expression.
“You don’t want to ask about their religion, about their politics, about their financial situations on a first date.
All these things are very sensitive areas that, quite frankly, may lead to arguments or defensiveness. Before you feel like [this] is somebody you want to see on a more regular basis, don’t go there.” Ward says that he is engaged and was off the dating scene before emojis became popular but he’s been told that people who use emojis in messages to dates or potential dates are more likely to be sexually adventurous.
The Short Version: From 2009 to 2013, professional matchmakers Jo Ann and Steve Ward hosted VH1’s “Tough Love.” Over the course of six seasons, this mother-and-son duo showcased their talent for encouraging, advising, and sometimes giving a reality check to people looking for love.
When not in show business, the duo runs Master Matchmakers to help singles find a relationship through matchmaking and date coaching.