Steven Ward

Matchmaker, CEO, and Founder in Santa Monica, California

Steven Ward

Matchmaker, CEO, and Founder in Santa Monica, California

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Steven Ward is most widely known for being an expert on love, dating and relationships as the Master Matchmaker, Host and Executive Producer of VH1's hit show, "Tough Love", where he gained worldwide notoriety for his no nonsense approach to life and love over six seasons.

His latest venture, Authenticating.com provides identity authentication, verification and background data alerts for online communities, marketplaces, networks, exchanges and applications of every kind through a robust API and mobile SDK.

Steven also still serves as CEO of his family owned, Master Matchmakers, an exclusive, high-end matchmaking and coaching practice that has been steering successful singles into meaningful relationships for over 20 years. His book "Crash Course in Love," is a refreshingly honest and handy romance guide for women everywhere that was published by Simon and Schuster. Steven also founded Love Lab, a free self-verification platform for dating powered by his home-grown technology.

Steven's advice on love, dating and relationships is regularly sought after by magazines and publications throughout the country including Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, US Weekly, and People to name a few. He has appeared numerous times on national TV shows including "Extra," "Good Morning America," "Good Afternoon America," "Today," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Rachel Ray," "The Katie Couric Show" and more.

  • Work
    • Authenticating.com
  • Education
    • Drexel University