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ARE MOBILE PHONES RUINING RELATIONSHIPS

The relationship we have developed with our mobile phones has skyrocketed to co-dependency complete with separation anxiety should we become disconnected or lost to one another. Let’s pay respect to the mobile phone and acknowledge the loving relationship we have with our phones. Phone dependency has become an epidemic looking back on how the hell…

Advice Articles relationships May 31, 2018

WHEN SHOULD I END MY RELATIONSHIP?

For those of you who are in a relationship and find yourself unhappy,when do you know it is the right time to call it a day or time to stay and try a little bit harder? Relationships all have their ups and downs. One of the biggest discontents in a relationship is when you get…

Advice Articles relationships Uncategorized May 2, 2018

WHY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE LESS LUCKY IN LOVE: DATING MISTAKES PROFESSIONALS ARE MAKING

Thousands of successful men and women are living the lives they’ve always dreamed of – but in many cases, they’re living that life alone. So why do so many successful men and women struggle to find the ‘one’? To offer some insight, Perth-based Matchmaker Louanne Ward recently teamed up with New York life coach, Guy Golan…

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 1, 2018

THE NEW KIND OF DATING SCAMMERS WHO ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE. HOW CAN WE STAY SAFE?

Over $20million of romance scams were reported through the ACCC website Scam Watch in  2017 – although this is the reported losses the figure is not a true indicator and merely the tip of the iceberg. World wide, these scams represent billions of $$$ and often victims are too ashamed and embarrassed to to come…

Advice Articles April 16, 2018

DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DATING OR HAVE DATED A NARCISSIST? HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT SOMEONE WITH NPD

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is not just about self-love in psychological terms. By reference and definition, narcissism is the pursuit of gratification of vanity or egotistical admiration of exaggerated self-attributes. We all know the term ‘narcissism’ comes from the Greek Mythology of the young narcissist falling in love with his own reflection in a pool…

Advice Articles April 15, 2018

NEW TO DATING APPS? TOP TIPS TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE DATING APP WORLD

Dating apps is a great method to meet someone, it can really work and get you the results you are looking for, providing you know how to use it. They are a mixed bag of users and a great insight into the modern world of dating.  Therefore, the best way to make dating apps work…

Advice Articles April 12, 2018

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE – IS YOUR HEART OPEN TO GIVE AND RECEIVE?

Being a dating and relationship coach for over 25 years, when it comes to this time of year, I am always asked the same common questions: “Louanne, just what is YOUR opinion on Valentine’s Day? Should we celebrate it? What even IS love?” First of all, I don’t really have an opinion on Valentine’s Day,…

Advice Articles March 26, 2018

HELP! MY FRIENDS AND/OR FAMILY DON’T LIKE MY NEW PARTNER! WHAT CAN I DO?

For anyone who has been in a relationship where they have perceived they are dating the enemy, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s the person who you think is absolutely amazing, wonderful and brilliant… But you’re the only one who thinks so. Your friends and/or your family don’t share your sentiments which can…

Advice Articles March 10, 2018

SINGLE AND GOING ON A HOLIDAY? HERE ARE SOME DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN SPARKING HOLIDAY ROMANCES

Why does it seem so much easier to meet someone while you’re on holidays? One aspect we are not very well trained in for our everyday lives, is living in the moment. Some do it better than others, but we all have the tendency to live in the moment when we’re on holidays. We don’t stress…

Advice Articles March 1, 2018

10 STEREOTYPE DATING MYTHS REVEALED

At the beginning of every new year, after the celebration dust has settled, we have a tendency to set new goals to achieve or resolutions to abide by. The top 3 goals for each new year appear to be either to advance in career or change careers, to get fit and/or have better relationships, whether…

Advice Articles February 21, 2018

SHARING SEXUAL DESIRES… SIZZLER OR FIZZLER?

Sharing your sexual desires and/or kinks with your partner… Have you or haven’t you? From working in Human Behaviour as a professional Dating and Relationship Coach and Matchmaker for over 25 years, the information I provide is from a vast history and knowledge from a variety of different topics and this blog will be no…

Advice Articles February 3, 2018

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…

Advice Articles January 20, 2018

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…

Advice Articles January 6, 2018

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!…

Advice Articles December 16, 2017

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…

Advice Articles December 9, 2017

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…

Advice Articles December 7, 2017

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

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

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

Falling in Love Again

Whether you have found yourself single again after coming out of a long term relationship, or you are thinking about dating someone who has just left one, it’s important to think about all the factors at play before you get in too deep. For some, it will work out perfectly – you just needed to…

Advice Uncategorized December 13, 2016

Do I Have Unrealistic Expectations?

There is nothing wrong with having high standards when it comes to our love lives. We all have our own deal breakers; non-negotiables that can either make or break a potential match. It is important not to be too unrealistic however, and assess which of these are of the highest importance to you and set…

Advice Uncategorized December 2, 2016

Is Desperation Affecting Your Love Life?

It is easy to get carried away when you feel like you have met the man or woman of your dreams. They’re always at the forefront of your mind, and you feel like no matter how much you see them, you can never get enough. However, nothing is more unattractive than coming across as desperate…

Advice Articles Uncategorized September 22, 2016

What’s Online Dating Doing to Us?

If you are one of the many singles currently dating in Perth, it may seem impossible to remember what it was like before online dating took over the dating scene so rapidly and became a part of our virtual realities. Meeting someone new once meant dressing up in our finest threads and heading out, now…

Advice Uncategorized September 13, 2016

Why Set Ups by Friends Can Be Awkward

Most of us can relate to at least one awkward set up story involving a friend with the best intentions trying to play the part of matchmaker. While being set up on a blind date by a friend may seem like a good idea since they know you better than most, the reality is that…

Advice Uncategorized September 7, 2016

Perth’s Millionaire Matchmaker: The Corporate Dater

There are certain characteristics that define a successful professional, which are reflected in their personality traits. Executives are go-getters and the reason they are on top of the corporate ladder is because they are highly driven, persistent, full of confidence, extremely competitive and outcome focused; and know how to get what they want. When it…

Advice Articles Uncategorized July 12, 2016

Top 15 Places To Have A Date In Perth

The Perth dating scene has significantly changed in the last 10 years – for the better. There are so many new dating venues popping up, it’s hard to keep track. So we thought we’d do a handy guide to the top 15 places to go on a date in Perth. Have a shave, get that…

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 20, 2016

How To Use Emotionomics In Business & In Your Personal Life

I was recently in New York for an international matchmaker conference, where Dan Hill, author of Emotionomics: Leveraging Emotions for Business Success and president of Sensory Logic, spoke about how we can use emotionomics in business and in our personal lives. Simply put, emotionomics is the study of emotions to benefit a particular group or individual….

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 17, 2016

Why Taboo Workplace Romances Have Affected Our Dating Pool

Why Taboo Workplace Romances Have Affected Our Dating Pool Whatever happened to the good old days, when you could date whomever you liked? These days we put so many restrictions on who we’ll date, that our dating pool is more like a dating puddle. With countless stories of bad experiences from online dating and Tinder…

Advice Articles Uncategorized April 13, 2016

Why Mobile Phones are Ruining Relationships

Mobile Phones. Once A Business Tool, Now A Relationship Destroyer. Gone are the days where phones were used for business. Now, they’re our watches, our calendars, our social lives, and even our brains. But have we gone too far? Putting so much emphasis on our smartphones just doesn’t seem that smart. This is especially evident…

Advice Articles Uncategorized April 13, 2016

How To Use Your Work Skills To Find Love

So you’ve got everything going for you, good job, great apartment, solid friendships, but you haven’t found that special someone. It seems it’s a bit of a by-product of success these days, but can we truly have it all? Perth singles, of course you can! There’s no reason why not. When you spend so much…

Advice Articles Uncategorized February 18, 2016

5 Life Hacks That Will Give You More Time For a Life

In this day and age, the most valuable thing to have on your hands is time. Gone are the days when possessions were the thing you most coveted in your life. Today’s most valuable currency is time. Gen Y has made the break from the generations before it, to decide the things it most covets,…

Advice Articles Uncategorized February 12, 2016

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized February 5, 2016

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized November 16, 2015

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized November 16, 2015

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized July 16, 2015

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 14, 2015

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….

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 14, 2015

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…

Advice Articles Uncategorized May 14, 2015