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The Dating Report

Everything you need to know
about dating love and
relationships

Hi, I'm Louanne Ward.
With 25 years of experience as a dating expert and matchmaker I'll share the latest tips, trends, truths and myths so you can master modern dating and relationships in the digital age.

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WHY ARE YOUNGER MEN ATTRACTED TO OLDER WOMEN AND OLDER MEN ATTRACTED TO YOUNGER WOMEN?

In my twenty plus years as a Matchmaker I have been privileged to have many, many people share their experiences with me and so the information I pass onto you, as always is unbiased. Let’s start with younger men and why they are attracted to older women. I married someone who was nine years younger … Continue reading WHY ARE YOUNGER MEN ATTRACTED TO OLDER WOMEN AND OLDER MEN ATTRACTED TO YOUNGER WOMEN?

Advice, Articles January 20, 2018
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MANAGING WORKPLACE ROMANCES – IT’S NOT ALL BAD NEWS!

Has the taboo of workplace romance significantly decreased the dating pond to a dating puddle? -This is certainly a topic which seems to have people divided! Some people seem to think workplace romances are okay and others believe they are a definite ‘no-go zone!’ Whatever your take on workplace romances is, the general consensus seems … Continue reading MANAGING WORKPLACE ROMANCES – IT’S NOT ALL BAD NEWS!

Advice, Articles January 6, 2018
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EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOMEBODY – YOU JUST NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR BUBBLE

For those of you who have spent another weekend on your own, trying to get out there to meet someone, or simply thinking about how nice it would be to meet someone, here is your reminder that every day is another opportunity to this.  You really do have the opportunity to meet someone every day! … Continue reading EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOMEBODY – YOU JUST NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR BUBBLE

Advice, Articles December 16, 2017
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5 TOP TIPS TO SURVIVING A CHRISTMAS BREAK UP

It’s sad but true, the Festive Season sees more break ups than other times of year. Information compiled from statisticians who studied Facebook posts featuring breakup messages, has revealed the two weeks leading up to Christmas are peak break up times and the 11th December is the peak day for dumping.  Relationship Expert Louanne Ward … Continue reading 5 TOP TIPS TO SURVIVING A CHRISTMAS BREAK UP

Advice, Articles December 9, 2017
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DATING & BODY LANGUAGE: WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?

When you’re on a date, do you ever wonder whether the person you’re with actually likes you?  The conversation is flowing and the date is going well, but how do you know whether someone is really into you? We all know the basics of body language.  Such as, crossing your arms on a date isn’t … Continue reading DATING & BODY LANGUAGE: WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?

Advice, Articles December 7, 2017
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WHAT IS INFIDELITY?

A big aspect of what I do as a Matchmaker, is helping people transition from single life to being in a relationship, and as a Relationship Coach for people who might already be in relationships gain a better understanding about their partner to enjoy a more fulfilling relationship. As per my last vlog/blog, the month … Continue reading WHAT IS INFIDELITY?

Articles November 25, 2017
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SEXUAL PASTS – WHEN IT COMES TO A NEW PARTNER; IS SHARING, CARING?

Entering a new relationship has many highs and tricky hurdles to jump over. Today, we are going to look at  what you should disclose to a new partner about your sexual past? For starters, I posed this question on my personal Facebook page and was overwhelmed with the amount of responses I received. There were … Continue reading SEXUAL PASTS – WHEN IT COMES TO A NEW PARTNER; IS SHARING, CARING?

Articles November 11, 2017
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WHAT IS ‘BAGGAGE’?

Is your perception of what baggage is, simply a protection of your previous experiences? Last week in my blog about when to introduce children to a new partner, I mentioned that most parents wouldn’t refer to their children as baggage, but people who haven’t had children, may have the perception, or often have the perception, … Continue reading WHAT IS ‘BAGGAGE’?

Articles October 4, 2017
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HOW TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE ON A DATE

Recently, we talked about how to avoid prickly questions on dates.  Now, let’s take a look at the exact opposite… How to avoid small talk! Connection isn’t only about physical attraction.  When you connect with someone on a deeper level emotionally, you create a bond, leaving your date wanting more. Not only that, usually, you … Continue reading HOW TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE ON A DATE

Articles September 16, 2017
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