Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 50-year-old JoAnn Ward is the original Master Matchmaker with over twenty years of professional matchmaking under her belt. It is said that the mother of three is a natural at pairing people, which is the foundation of her company. She said she takes time to learn about her clients’ backgrounds, personalities, and relationship goals. Her unique approach to matchmaking had resulted to hundreds of successful relationships.
Ward is appearing with her son Steven in the VH1 reality show Tough Love which premiered in March 2009. The show features eight of Ward’s toughest cases of women whom he described as “desperate, single, and can’t figure out why.” Tough Love is a boot camp about the male perspective to let the participants know how the other gender view them. Her son Steven is the “centerpiece” of the reality show.