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The Dating Report

Everything you need to know
about dating love and

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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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…

Articles September 16, 2017
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In the world of dating, sometimes, we all have to tell someone we don’t want to see them again and this can be a really difficult topic to approach. Let’s say you’ve been on a couple of dates with someone, they’re perfectly nice, but you simply decide this person isn’t right for you – We’ve…

Articles August 5, 2017
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Men Need Compliments Too!

Over my past two decades as a professional Matchmaker, I have spoken to both single men and women on a daily basis. From doing this, I have been able to spend quality time finding out what men and women’s likes and dislikes are, what turns them on and what turns them off, what they find…

Articles July 21, 2017
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Two simple acts to help you connect with people

Often, when I bring you these video tips they are based on experiences I or my clients might have had during the week which sparks an area of interest to share with you. I give you these tips to help inspire you to have better connections and better relationships with people and this week is…

Uncategorized July 17, 2017
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Being friends with an ex … does it work?

Being friends with you ex… does it work? Or is it really being friends with benefits with the scales tipped in the favour of one more than the other? We will all agree that ending a relationship in an emotionally mature and kind manner is our preference, but is trying to stay friends really detrimental?…

Uncategorized July 14, 2017
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Would you date yourself?

In life, we have many expectations. Some of our greatest expectations though, come from relationships. Some people say that you shouldn’t have any expectations, because if you have no expectations, then you can’t get hurt. However, expectations can be really important because they are the basis of our morals and values, how we treat others…

Articles July 7, 2017
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Understanding the Difference Between Alpha and Beta Women

The alpha and beta personality debate is ongoing, and can get a little confusing for those who aren’t in the know. According to some theories, every person in the world fits into one of those two categories when it comes to personality traits, or sits somewhere in between the two and takes a little from…

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized March 9, 2017
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How to Politely Tell Someone You Aren’t Interested

We have all been there. Maybe you’re out at a bar, at a restaurant, or even just flicking through messages on Tinder. Someone taps you on the shoulder or pops up in your message inbox, and asks for something: to buy you a drink, to have a dance, to get your number, to chat. Sometimes…

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized March 9, 2017
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How to End a First Date

First dates are always a little bit scary, and everyone gets those first date jitters whether they admit it or not. It’s that feeling of ‘butterflies’ in your belly, slightly shaky hands, checking yourself out in the mirror at least ten times before you even leave the house. It happens to the most confident of…

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized December 16, 2016
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