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What Made ‘Cake Boss,’ ‘Fixer Upper,’ and ‘Tough Love’ Reality TV Hits

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:31 AM

What Made ‘Cake Boss,’ ‘Fixer Upper,’ and ‘Tough Love’ Reality TV Hits
High Noon Entertainment has left a distinctive mark on reality TV during its 20 years in the business. With a mission statement that promises to “discover unknown breakout characters, create entertaining formats around them and tell their stories with authenticity, heart, and a healthy dose of humor,” the company managed to find success while eschewing many of the genre’s most lowbrow tropes. Variety got the stories behind three signature series — the mouth-watering “Cake Boss,” inspiring “Fixer Upper,” and invigorating “Tough Love” — that helped establish High Noon as a true force in the world of unscripted television. Continue Reading


Master Matchmakers® Pioneers an App: Love Lab® Verifies Your Dates Before You Meet

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Master Matchmakers® Pioneers an App: Love Lab® Verifies Your Dates Before You Meet
The Short Version: From 2009 to 2013, professional matchmakers JoAnn 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 ... Continue Reading


Tough Love and Tinder: Dating Coach Steve Ward Weighs In

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Tough Love and Tinder: Dating Coach Steve Ward Weighs In
It’s been two years since you’ve seen him on VH1, doling out Tough Love relationship advice, but despite taking a step back from the small-screen spotlight, matchmaker Steve Ward has been busier than ever and recently launched his own dating app, Love Lab. Ward told us, “It had ... Continue Reading


Its Resurrect Romance Week

Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 9:07 AM

Its Resurrect Romance Week
Established in 1995, Resurrect Romance Week was founded by Michael Webb, creator of TheRomantic.com and author of The Romantic's Guide. The celebration takes place every year on the second full week in August – this year from August 9-15 – six months after Valentine's Day. Resurrect Roma... Continue Reading


The Case of the "Ex"In the Age of Swiping Culture

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:26 PM

The Case of the "Ex"In the Age of Swiping Culture
“What is an ex?” in the age of Tinder and social media and hook up culture, etc? Steve Ward sits down with Kovie Biakolo to discuss what is an "ex" in this new hook up culture we are in. This candid conversation runs the gamut and will surely have you questioning who really would co... Continue Reading


The Gentleman's Guide to Hook Ups

Monday, May 04, 2015 - 9:25 AM

The Gentleman's Guide to Hook Ups
Written by Aly Walansky Sometimes sex is just sex. Not about hearts and flowers but about connecting right there, that minute, with someone with whom you share an attraction. Many of us have been in that scenario, and it can be incredibly fun. Still, there’s always been a certain negativity... Continue Reading


Dating Advice: How to Introduce Your Kids to Your New Partner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:03 PM

Dating Advice: How to Introduce Your Kids to Your New Partner
Written by Katie Gray When you have children and are no longer with the other parent, it can be a very difficult transition. Raising kids is a lot of hard work and it’s important. When you get a shot at happiness in your relationship and love life, you deserve it – even if you do alre... Continue Reading


Dating While Unemployed: Don't let the issue keep you from asking her out!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Dating While Unemployed: Don't let the issue keep you from asking her out!
Steven Ward, relationship and dating expert, is answering your questions exclusively at AskMen. Known as the former host and executive producer of VH1’s Tough Love he is also CEO of high-end matchmaking service Master Matchmakers, that has been coaching and connecting singles fo... Continue Reading


4 Major Tech Mistakes That Are Messing with Your Love Life

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:46 PM

4 Major Tech Mistakes That Are Messing with Your Love Life
There's almost no separating your digital life from your love life these days. Even if you're not online dating, chances are you're texting, sexting, tagging, and talking on one at least one device. So we asked Steve Ward, one of the dating industry's most notorious matchmakers to tell us about the ... Continue Reading


From Texting To Real Life

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:13 AM

From Texting To Real Life
You might recognize Steve Ward as the host and executive producer of VH1's Tough Love, but he's also been coaching singles and making matches for 20 years. Later this month, Steve is launching Love Lab, an agnostic dating app that double-checks your online and mobile matches to make s... Continue Reading


A fling or a future: Can a summer romance last?

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:27 AM

A fling or a future: Can a summer romance last?
Will your summer dreams be ripped at the seams? Take a look at what Steve has to say about your summer fling. Read the entire article here.


How To Find A Summer Fling

Monday, May 05, 2014 - 5:04 AM

How To Find A Summer Fling
Instead of asking yourself mid-July, "Where the eff is my summer fling?!" snag yourself a hot romance, stat. Read the entire article here.


Does Your Relationship Need a Break?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Does Your Relationship Need a Break?
What's the difference between a break up and "taking a break?" Steve tells Psychology Today what it all really means. Read the article here! Continue Reading


Why do you need a coach?

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Why do you need a coach?
Our own coach Kate Forest explains why you may need someone to help you find your way in life and love, written by RetailMeNot.  View the full article here.


Steve Ward is engaged!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Steve Ward is engaged!
Our very own "Master Matchmaker" Steve Ward is engaged! Read about all the details HERE.


Oprah.com asks the Master Matchmakers...

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 2:23 PM

Oprah.com asks the Master Matchmakers...
A dynamic duo, Steve Ward and his mother, JoAnn, are shaking up the matchmaking scene. On VH1's Tough Love and in their book Crash Course in Love, their savvy, down-to-earth advice often produces successful relationships and long-term love. And even though they come from different generations, their... Continue Reading


Steve shows the 5 Qualities Men Look For In A Wife

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:32 PM

 Steve shows the 5 Qualities Men Look For In A Wife
When it comes to relationships, Steve Ward knows what he's talking about. Host of VH1's "Tough Love," and CEO of Master Matchmakers, Ward has made hundreds of marriages happen. He gave us five personality traits men look for in a lifelong partner. View Original


Steve Ward is in the Philadelphia Daily News' Sexy Singles Hall of Fame!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:23 PM

Steve Ward is in the Philadelphia Daily News' Sexy Singles Hall of Fame!
Steve has been inducted into the Philadelphia Daily News' Sexy Singles Hall of Fame! View Original


Steven Ward is one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40!

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 2:35 PM

Steven Ward is one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40!
Steve Ward has been selected as one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40 View Original


Matchmakers' new game: Give clients a redo

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:36 PM

Matchmakers' new game: Give clients a redo
The matchmaking industry has been turned upside down by technology and tv. Master Matchmakers Steve and JoAnn Ward explain how. View Original

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