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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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5 Ways To Not Make Your First Date Like A Job Interview

We’ve all been there, on a date that’s so unexpectedly awkward; it feels like you’re on a job interview. You sit there, painfully self-aware, hoping you’re saying the right thing and that your answers are pleasing the other person – you want the gig after all, but then it starts to feel like maybe you’re … Continue reading 5 Ways To Not Make Your First Date Like A Job Interview

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized February 5, 2016
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Why Coffee Dates Don’t Work

How did “let’s have a coffee” become code for “let’s have a date”? Who decided that this was the perfect way to get to know each other? (Clearly someone who hadn’t had their morning coffee yet). Having a coffee date as your first date is quite possibly the worst thing you could do. Not only … Continue reading Why Coffee Dates Don’t Work

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized November 16, 2015
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Perth Dating – Where Do We Go?

We do things a little differently over here, and that’s what we love about this great city. Perth may be the most isolated city in the world, but this can be a great thing when it comes to dating – it makes for a more intimate city. So, you’ve met a potential partner and you want … Continue reading Perth Dating – Where Do We Go?

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized November 16, 2015
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Elite Singles Perth

Are you a busy professional with a thriving career that leaves you little time to invest on the dating scene in Perth? It’s no secret that a bustling career path takes a lot of work, effort and time, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your love life in order to achieve success. Signing up to … Continue reading Elite Singles Perth

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized July 16, 2015
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First date conversation starters and questions to ask

The first date should be light-hearted and interesting and not too serious or personal. Find out how many things you have in common through your matchmaker even if the date is not someone you would consider for a relationship the first date can still be a huge success and leave you feeling good and helping … Continue reading First date conversation starters and questions to ask

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized May 14, 2015
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Miners or Fly in Fly out workers

The mining industry has created many opportunities for the men and women of Australia to secure jobs with a high income both locally and offshore. But what effect does the fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) roster have on these workers’ social lives and families? A Demanding job with lots of travel can put enormous pressure on a relationship. … Continue reading Miners or Fly in Fly out workers

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized May 14, 2015
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Dating Advice for women over 40

“There are three kinds of men who do not understand women: Young, old, and middle-aged.” But all jokes aside you don’t need to be Nostradamus or a rocket scientist to realise that if you a single woman in your 40s and 50s trying to date may be a little tough. There’s not nearly as many … Continue reading Dating Advice for women over 40

Advice, Articles, Uncategorized May 14, 2015
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