steve-harvey*Steve Harvey is truly a man who wears many hats as a comedian and syndicated radio and daytime TV talk show host.

But it’s the best-selling author’s knack for dispensing advice on relationships that will be on display at this year’s Essence Fest. The publication reports that Harvey will be at the event to match up a real single with an eligible celebrity in an effort to #BringTheLove as part of The Dating Show.

To get folks prepped for his Essence Fest appearance at the Empowerment Experience, Harvey has the following advice for ladies on the hunt for the right guy:

FOR ACCOMPLISHED WOMEN: Go beyond pedigree. A lot of women want their man to have the same education they have or higher. If you are seeking one who matches you educationally and financially, you may miss a good thing. All I have is a high school diploma. You have to find a righteous, hardworking man with a dream and a plan.

FOR ACTIVE DATERS: Stay true to your values. A lot of women hurt their process with “in the meantime” dating. If you ask God for something, learn to wait for it. You go on “filler” dates and Mr. Right could be watching. Now he can’t make a move and is put off. If you’re waiting on Mr. Right, once you know a guy isn’t him, stop the process and wait.

FOR SINGLE MOMS: Combine dating and parenting. After a few dates, a potential partner has to meet your daughter. If he’s not feeling your kids, it’s a wrap. Too many women get the relationship they want and then he and the kids don’t mesh. Then you’re upset, because you’re not walking away from your kids.

ABOVE ALL: Realize what men crave. Every man wants happiness and to grow old with the right woman. All men will change, but there’s only one woman we will adjust for: that’s The One. If the man you’re with has not changed, it’s because you aren’t The One. When we meet her, we change.

For details on how to be a part of The Dating Show, click over to Essence.