Getting real with dating guru Steve Ward

Steve Ward (left) has been known to to correct single ladies' mistakes by zapping them with electric shocks on "Tough Love."
Steve Ward (left) has been known to to correct single ladies' mistakes by zapping them with electric shocks on "Tough Love."
Posted: April 09, 2012

Who: Second-generation matchmaker and host (with mom JoAnn) of "Tough Love," whose New Orleans-based season 5 premiere follows "Mob Wives" Sunday at 9 p.m. on VH1.

Age: 31.

From: Northeast Philly.

Now: Fairmount, "right by the Art Museum."

Family roots: "I was a little Cyrano de Bergerac in high school, a late bloomer. I learned about dating not through personal experience, but sort of by being a fly on the wall."

Little-known fact: "I've performed 13 weddings."

Favorite pastime: Catching a Phils or Birds game. He makes a point to attend home openers, and any and all playoff games.

Dating advice: "Finding people is the easy part. You can meet people everywhere. When it comes to developing a connection with somebody, people lack the skills and the wherewithal to survive dating in this day and age."

Dating status: "I'm single. I'm out there. I'm in the game."

- Lauren McCutcheon

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