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Hi, I’m Louanne Ward.

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WHEN SHOULD I END MY RELATIONSHIP?

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

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

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

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

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…
LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE - IS YOUR HEART OPEN TO GIVE AND RECEIVE?

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

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

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…
10 STEREOTYPE DATING MYTHS REVEALED

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…