Saturday, January 30, 2010

Find Your Luvah Party: Part One

Last night, I headed to Hoboken for Purple Lab’s “Find Your Luvah” speed dating party.

Strike A Pose: All smiles at the W Hoboken

Held at the swanky W hotel, the action-packed event promoted the brand’s new Luvah lip color and featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a swag bag and Vh-1 “Tough Love” host and Master Matchmaker CEO Steve Ward.

Known for his no-nonsense approach to dating and relationships, Steve tells it like it is -- and yes, he’s even more adorable (not to mention very, very tall) in person.

What A Charmer: Vh-1 “Tough Love” host Steve Ward and me

His top dating tips -- be yourself, be honest and don’t overthink things.

“Women try really hard and make it really complicated, when it’s really simple,” he said, adding that a little common sense goes a long way.

When I asked him the number one question he gets from single women, Steve said it’s invariably about failed relationships.

“If it doesn’t work out, it’s always about the other person, it’s nothing [women] attribute to themselves,” he said. And yet, he added, women are far more inclined to look inward about their dating behavior when they’re unattached.

His Rx -- do that introspection regardless of your relationship status.

“There’s always something you can do differently, I don’t care if you’re Drew Barrymore or Joe the Plumber,” he said.

Up next…a look at the big speed dating crowd and the two Jersey boys who made my night.


Sharon said...

Thanks for the great post! Fun tips from Steve! Hope you had fun last night!


Diana said...

YOU MET STEVE?! I love Steve!

Jill the Duchess said...

This is so great! I find that show and Steve to be awesome - and as simple and "well no shit" as the advice, 1) be yourself and 2) don't overthink it, really is - we ladies have a tendancy to not do either one! Good tips, so fun to see you out and about. Love your site! Here's to all the fun single ladies out there (east coast or west).

Melissa said...

Thanks Jill! And you're so right -- sometimes the best advice is the simplest. Steve also referred to it as KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. For my part, learning not to overthink is an ongoing work in progress. :-)