When finding the person right for you is more important than just a relationship



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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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…

Articles November 25, 2017


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…

Articles November 11, 2017


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,…

Articles October 4, 2017


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


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

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

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

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

Tired of First Dates?

As fun as it looks on TV, dating can be exhausting. It’s not all candlelit dinners and fun nights out on the town – it’s also meeting people who you just don’t click with, getting dressed up time and time again, and spending time and money on people who just aren’t ticking the right boxes….

Articles Uncategorized December 9, 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

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

6 Ways To A Better Work/Love/Life Balance

In this always-on society, we’re far too available, which makes switching off nearly impossible. We’re contactable via mobile, email and because we’re friends with our bosses on Facebook, via social media. We all crave a better work/love/life balance but have we made this nearly impossible for ourselves? But before you go on a frenzied Facebook…

Articles Uncategorized May 5, 2016

The Power Of Touch In Relationships

As humans, we’re designed to be touched. When we form a bond with someone, touch is an integral part of that, because when we touch, we don’t just connect on a physical level; we connect on an emotional and psychological level too. There’s plenty of research out there about the magical power of touch and…

Articles Uncategorized May 5, 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