Tough Love

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  • 2009
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.1  (359)

Much like the expression, Tough Love is a VH1 reality show where a son and mother coaching team work with women who have admitted difficulties with the opposite sex. Using a stern approach, the women explore how their own behavior has affected their inability to find a long term mate. Many of the women have marriage in mind, however, the focus is to learn more about themselves as they meet and date various men on the show. The shows hosts feature Philadelphia based Master Matchmakers, Steven Ward and his mother JoAnn Ward. Mr. Ward is seen much more than his mother on camera. The women participate in dating 101 classes in which they face their personal challenges. The women's behavior is evaluated by both the coaches and the men they date. In addition, focus groups of men critique behavior in a variety of settings. Surprises and traps are set in an effort to get to the root of why the women face difficulties with men. Often, there is behavior that they are engaging in that they are unaware is affecting how they are perceived. This reality show boot camp based upon love features brutal honesty with an advisory approach. The classic character personalities displayed include titles such wedding obsessed or gold digger." The goal is that realizing and correcting their worst personality traits will allow them to change in order to attract the best men available. Season One of Tough Love featured eight women who agreed to accept relationship advice from the hosts and coaches. Season Two featured nine women in a similar setting as Season One. Tough Love Couples was the third season of the reality series and featured six couples in search of relationship advice from the hosts. Much like the other seasons, the couples were encouraged to face how their personality traits affect their relationships and what could be done to change the situation by altering their behavior. Featuring a setting in Miami Beach, Florida, a new set of eight women confront their love problems with the hosts and matchmakers, Steven Ward, and mother JoAnn Ward in much the same way as the other seasons. Season Four also includes women from the New Orleans region. Many of the seasons focus on the same love issues. However, because each season includes different women, they all react differently to the advice that is administered and experience varied results.

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Seasons
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
October 30, 2013
Summary not available
The Finale
10. The Finale
October 23, 2013
Steve and Monica bid farewell to another graduating class of boot campers. As the men and women reflect on their journeys, they must also decide which direction to take their new relationships.
Hometown Advantage
9. Hometown Advantage
October 23, 2013
The boot campers take their dates to their homes.
The Exes
8. The Exes
October 16, 2013
It's time for the boot campers to face their exes and their indiscretions.
Family Issues
7. Family Issues
October 9, 2013
Family issues surface when the boot campers are assigned to write letters to their parents.
Secrets and Skirmishes
6. Secrets and Skirmishes
October 2, 2013
The boot campers make shocking discoveries when Steve gives them the green light to snoop in each other's rooms.
Bringing Sexy Back
5. Bringing Sexy Back
September 25, 2013
The boot campers get a few lessons in sex this week. During a talent show, one boot camper gets so raunchy that he scares off his date and embarrasses his roommates.
Going Once, Going Twice...
4. Going Once, Going Twice...
September 18, 2013
The boot campers put their verbal skills to use in the next challenge. Then, they attend a charity auction that comes with a big twist.
Mars vs. Venus
3. Mars vs. Venus
September 11, 2013
The women and men face off in a battle of intelligence. Plus, one on one dates.
Sister Act
2. Sister Act
September 4, 2013
The men and women hit a Los Angeles nightclub, unaware that Steve and Monica are spying on them.
Venus and Mars Collide
1. Venus and Mars Collide
August 28, 2013
The fifth season opens, and boot camp has gone co-ed. Steve Ward and his sister Monica will take 8 dating misfits and teach them how to have successful relationships while in the City of Angels.
Description

Much like the expression, Tough Love is a VH1 reality show where a son and mother coaching team work with women who have admitted difficulties with the opposite sex. Using a stern approach, the women explore how their own behavior has affected their inability to find a long term mate. Many of the women have marriage in mind, however, the focus is to learn more about themselves as they meet and date various men on the show.

The shows hosts feature Philadelphia based Master Matchmakers, Steven Ward and his mother JoAnn Ward. Mr. Ward is seen much more than his mother on camera.

The women participate in dating 101 classes in which they face their personal challenges. The women's behavior is evaluated by both the coaches and the men they date. In addition, focus groups of men critique behavior in a variety of settings. Surprises and traps are set in an effort to get to the root of why the women face difficulties with men. Often, there is behavior that they are engaging in that they are unaware is affecting how they are perceived.

This reality show boot camp based upon love features brutal honesty with an advisory approach. The classic character personalities displayed include titles such wedding obsessed or gold digger." The goal is that realizing and correcting their worst personality traits will allow them to change in order to attract the best men available.

Season One of Tough Love featured eight women who agreed to accept relationship advice from the hosts and coaches. Season Two featured nine women in a similar setting as Season One.

Tough Love Couples was the third season of the reality series and featured six couples in search of relationship advice from the hosts. Much like the other seasons, the couples were encouraged to face how their personality traits affect their relationships and what could be done to change the situation by altering their behavior.

Featuring a setting in Miami Beach, Florida, a new set of eight women confront their love problems with the hosts and matchmakers, Steven Ward, and mother JoAnn Ward in much the same way as the other seasons. Season Four also includes women from the New Orleans region.

Many of the seasons focus on the same love issues. However, because each season includes different women, they all react differently to the advice that is administered and experience varied results.

Tough Love is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (54 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2009.

Where to Watch Tough Love

Tough Love is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tough Love on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (359)