“What that means, is that they are sort of piecing the ideal relationship [together], almost like a romantic Frankenstein.
“Especially if you don’t know how that person feels about those particular areas.” “What you don’t want to get into is religion,” Ward says.
“You don’t want to ask about their religion, about their politics, about their financial situations on a first date.
All these things are very sensitive areas that, quite frankly, may lead to arguments or defensiveness. Before you feel like [this] is somebody you want to see on a more regular basis, don’t go there.” Ward says that he is engaged and was off the dating scene before emojis became popular but he’s been told that people who use emojis in messages to dates or potential dates are more likely to be sexually adventurous.
Steven Ward is a modern dating guru, so it’s no surprise that his newest venture is a game-changing dating app focused on cutting out the “catfishing” experiences that are becoming more and more common in today’s digital-driven dating world.
Ward’s app, Love Lab, requires its users to verify their information at five different levels—social, photo, contact, identity, and background—to ensure that profiles aren't falsified.
A matchmaker since graduating college, Ward is probably most famous for his success hosting reality TV dating shows like VH1's .We talked with the relationship expert to hear his thoughts on modern dating and find out why he made an app like this in the first place.“If I try to understand or justify why, my only inclination is due to this desire to express.And expressing yourself with emojis is more or less like using an alternative art form for expression.[…] So people who express themselves with art are more passionate, sensual, and, dare I say it, more sexual.” He also cautions daters to be careful of which emojis you send to avoid mixed signals.“Women are sort of gaggling their ideal men,” Ward explains.