Tough love dating service
About half of the 20,000 people who applied to be on his new spin-off "Tough Love Couples" were younger than 21, he said. Some services charge thousands of dollars for one-on-one consultations.
However, many matchmakers will list you in their database for a smaller fee.
“I was very inspired to create ‘Tough Love,’ because I grew up on romance movies – black romance movies – and over time I noticed that it was lacking, there were not a lot of great black films put out about love. You really get the opportunity to create it, upload it, share it and communicate with the people,” Caleb said.
It had started to be a focus on like the reality show love,” Roni said. “We want that instant feedback, to interact with our fans.” Cast members Verina Banks, Bradley Clarke, Ebony Obsidian, Natalie Jacobs and Jordan Barton compared their characters to their own lives, saying we all have a lot to learn from them.
You can hear more about “Tough Love” during the Hip Hop Film Festival later this week.
Roni and Caleb will be part of The Creators Panel during the Urban Web Summit on Friday, August 4th at 7 p.m.
"But did you get to [be successful at work] because 'if it happens, it happens'? Think about it." In addition to educating viewers about how to find love and sustain healthy relationships, matchmaking shows have helped to eliminate the stigma often associated with hiring a matchmaker, said Stanger, who met her fiancé through her own service.
"We're on the map, everyone knows the brand, but it takes 30 to 45 guys until we find a real guy," she said.
"Crazy people come in [out of] the woodwork." And while certain aspects of her club have been sensationalized for TV -- like having millionaires pick their dates out of a room full of men or women looking to date them -- Stanger tells it like it is, whether or not the cameras are rolling. I'll say, 'You want to be 80 [and alone] in the nursing home?
"Now it's not taboo to hire a matchmaker." she said.
Love Lab® is a mobile app for singles created by mother-and-son matchmakers Steven Ward and Jo Ann Ward.