Blogs

Check out the latest updates below.


23 Things You Shouldn't Do In Your Online Dating Profile

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:41 AM

23 Things You Shouldn't Do In Your Online Dating Profile
Warner Bros. In her new book You Probably Shouldn't Write That: Tips and Tricks for Creating an Online Dating Profile That Doesn't Suck, Lisa Hoehn of ProfilePolish.com outlines the mistakes you don't even realize you're making and offers step-by-step guidance to crafting a digital dating presenc... Continue Reading


Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 6:55 AM

Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates
Jennifer Jolly and her daughter, Jeneva Toolajian, take Pickles, an 8 month old French Bulldog, on a walk near their home in Oakland, Calif. Credit Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times I want a dog, but my landlady is a cat person. I’ve whined, begged and offered a hefty securit... Continue Reading


10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:14 AM

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
Originally posted on Huffingtonpost.com: Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 characteristics of a healthy relationship: 1. Both partners ... Continue Reading


9 Signs Your Phone is Ruining Your Relationship

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:51 AM

9 Signs Your Phone is Ruining Your Relationship
This is a great article pulled from Bustle.com, originally written by Teresa Newsome. Technology has been an integral part of our lives, from checking our email on the computer to tweeting your favorite celebrity on your phone, and it's not going to slow down as it takes over almost every minute of ... Continue Reading


Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”
Photograph by Justin Bishop, Vanity Fair. There is a great article in the September issue of Vanity Fair written by Nancy Jo Sales, and below are the two most important excerpts.  As the polar ice caps melt and the earth churns through the Sixth Extinction, another unprecedented phenomen... Continue Reading


Why Pet Owners Are A Great Catch

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Why Pet Owners Are A Great Catch
When I get ready to match my clients, one of the many things I hear is their preference for a pet owner or an animal lover. Most of the time it’s because my clients already own a pet or two, and immediately I know they’re a great catch for whomever it is that I have in mind for them. Now... Continue Reading


Your Relationship Affects Your Career More Than You Think

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Your Relationship Affects Your Career More Than You Think
A little while ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article on the advantages of having a conscientious spouse. According to the article, a recent study shows that a partner with a diligent and devoted mindset can work wonders for your career. As an expert on love and relationships and a p... Continue Reading


Research Shows Friend Zone Is Not A Dead Zone

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Research Shows Friend Zone Is Not A Dead Zone
Research published in the June issue of the journal Psychological Science had good news for those in the romance starved friend zone. Friends who become lovers think of each other as hotter than do strangers. When a couple started as friends first , the researchers found a marked similarity in a par... Continue Reading


Everything You Thought About LOVE Is Wrong

Monday, June 08, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Everything You Thought About LOVE Is Wrong
Martin Schoeller for TIME Aziz Ansari, a comedian who starred on NBC’s Parks and Recreation just wrote a book along with sociologist Eric Klinenberg on the subject of love, and why people have such a hard time finding it. The authors point out that since the mid 1940's the numbe... Continue Reading


FBI Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Fraud

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 8:43 AM

FBI Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Fraud
This article written by M. ALEX JOHNSON, originally appeared on nbcnews.com. Social media scams and cruel cons that target lonely hearts to rob them blind were the leading drivers of Internet fraud in 2014, the FBI reported Tuesday in a survey of computer crime. In its annual online fraud ... Continue Reading


10 Toxic Relationships To Avoid If You Want Happiness In Life, Backed By Science

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:19 AM

10 Toxic Relationships To Avoid If You Want Happiness In Life, Backed By Science
“All failed relationships hurt, but letting go of a toxic relationship is actually a gain, not a loss.” As youngsters we learn about sex education in grade school, the legality of marriage in our late teens, and perhaps some social psychology in college. But when it comes down to actuall... Continue Reading


Hinge Now Exposes Relationship Status

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Hinge Now Exposes Relationship Status
I've got to give it to the people at Hinge who just decided to show their members' Facebook relationship status on their profile to expose people who may be in relationships and using Hinge to step outside of it. Or, in other words, "exposes douches trying to hide they're married" according to Masha... Continue Reading


Is Attractiveness More Important Than Trust?

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Is Attractiveness More Important Than Trust?
  In an attempt to make online dating decision making even simpler than what it once was, apps like Tinder, Happn, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel and more offer the opportunity to decide who you like and who you don’t based on a picture and almost no information. This new phenomenon caught th... Continue Reading


Funny Men Make Better Sexual Partners

Friday, May 08, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Funny Men Make Better Sexual Partners
  Just recently in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology professors of psychology at University of Albany published their findings in a report titled, Do Orgasms Give Women Feedback About Mate Choice? The study consisted of 54 sexually active female college students in a committed relationshi... Continue Reading


Only 54% of Tinder Users are Single

Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Only 54% of Tinder Users are Single
I'm on Tinder and I'm engaged. I'm not there looking to hook up, I'm looking for potential matches on behalf of my clients. I put it front and center on my profile too. But there are an astonishing number of people in relationships on Tinder. Research firm GlobalWebIndex (GWI) released the resu... Continue Reading


The Weaker Sex. Is xx > xy?

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The Weaker Sex. Is xx > xy?
I've referred to the imbalance of eligible women to eligible men as, "an unintended consequence of feminism". Now the data is pouring in from places you might least expect. Studies now show that this shift is happening worldwide; in rich and poorer nations alike, and its starting at a very early age... Continue Reading


The Data of Dating: Men vs Women

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:11 AM

The Data of Dating: Men vs Women
With Valentine’s Day behind us, its time to look back at the data and see what information lies within the numbers. “Research firm GlobalWebIndex surveyed 32 countries, and found that 62% of dating app users are men”. But for those of us more concerned about the market for matches domestically than abroad you can look back at a 2013 Pew Research Center study that says 13% of American males had used an app or site compared to only 9% of American women. Continue Reading


Good Lovers Lie

Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Good Lovers Lie
This morning a client of mine sent me an article in today's New York Times on the subject of lies and love. This very well written op-ed piece was penned by Clancy Martin, a professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the author of “Love and Lies.” Professor Martin is twice married, twice divorced and comfortable enough with himself to admit why. He cheats. Continue Reading


Are You Likely to Have an Affair?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 7:59 AM

Are You Likely to Have an Affair?
I have written several pieces on why people cheat. But I came across a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Elisabeth Bernstein that says there are six major risk factors for infidelity. Studies show that between 1 in 5 and 1 in 4 married people will admit to having engaged in sexual infidelity. So what are these risk factors? Continue Reading


Just The Tip

Monday, February 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

Just The Tip
The Times They Are A-Changin' and gender parity is becoming more the norm in politics, business, entertainment, etc. For men and women still seeking someone, it can be hard to keep up with the times. When it comes to dating and developing a relationship this can be uniquely challenging because many ... Continue Reading

Page 2 of 5First   Previous   1  [2]  3  4  5  Next   Last   

keyGet Started


Dating can be tough. With guaranteed matches and date feedback we do whatever it takes to guide you into a relationship.

Complete our Get Started form and you will be contacted to discuss your matchmaking and coaching options.

get startedGet Started

Heartcoach About Us


Joann Ward has been matchmaking for over 30 years. Her son, Steve Ward followed in her footsteps in 2003. They became internationally known matchmakers as Hosts and Executive Producers of VH1 Tough Love

Learn More...

 How It Works


Online dating is difficult. We guarantee matches that meet your criteria. Your personal coach and dedicated matchmakers will communicate feedback, troubleshoot issues and guide you into a relationship.

Learn More...

 

logos