about Tough Love

Handsome, cocky and smart, Steve Ward is America's maestro of love. His brutally honest approach to matchmaking has made him and his mother, JoAnn Ward, one of the most successful matchmaking teams in the country. Steve tells women not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear to find love.

The series revolves around "Tough Love Bootcamp" where Steve works with a group of single, attractive women (and men in Season 5, Co-Ed) living together in a house to change their dating ways. Steve guarantees that if they follow his rules, by the end of boot camp, they will be ready for love. But there's a method to Steve's madness - his rules for dating. Steve's rules are bold, insightful, and often hilarious. With the help of his mother, JoAnn and his sister, Monica Ward, the core of the series is revealing the truth about what the opposite sex really thinks when it comes to dating.

To call the daters out on their issues, Steve labels each woman and man with a moniker that correlates to their main problem. From former relationships to intimacy to communication, every episode's theme is a class in dating 101 and is illustrated with loud challenges that force our ladies and gentleman outside their comfort zones. Once through the lesson, the boot campers are sent out on dates with men and women hand-picked by Steve out of his pool of eligible suitors.

While out on their dates, Steve is doing reconnaissance on the boot campers, in order to better help them. Steve is collecting data and making judgments along the way of the work he's got cut out for him to find their match.

You may not like his rules, but if you want to find true love you gotta face the truth and follow 'em.

Season 1 Boot Campers: Abiola Abrams, Arian Mayer, Jacklyn Watkins, Jessa Faye Settles, Jody Green, Natasha Malinsky, Stasha Kravljanac, Taylor Royce

Season 2 Boot Campers: Alicia Gentile, Angel Moore, Jenna Santana, Kanisha Johnson, Liz Richards, Melissa "Rocky" Brasselle, Sally Hager, Taylor Royce, Tina Newsom

Season 3 (Miami) Boot Campers: Avonte Wright, Brigette Wartel, Chasity Soules, Christine Streets, Claudia Lopez, Jane Castro, Leilani Dowding, Michelle Betts

Season 4 (New Orleans) Boot Campers: Danielle Wilks, Despina Delios, Donna Sonkin, Elizabeth Vashisht, Melissa Schultz, Shalana August, Stephanie Stasiak

Season 5 (Co-Ed) Boot Campers: Christoper Guerrini, Judy Nash, Kris Cottrell, Kyle Keller, Paj Mohager, Porsche Abraham, Sariya Jones, Stu Jacobson