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Madeleine Mason

Dating Psychologist, PassionSmiths
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About Madeleine Mason

Date Smarter. Love Better

Madeleine founded dating and relationship company PassionSmiths upon discovering that many people need a little help with their love lives. With an MSc and BSc in psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)training and a background in the mental health profession specialising in quality of life, Madeleine offers personal coaching sessions as well as seminars and workshops . Having experience i...

Madeleine founded dating and relationship company PassionSmiths upon discovering that many people need a little help with their love lives. With an MSc and BSc in psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)training and a background in the mental health profession specialising in quality of life, Madeleine offers personal coaching sessions as well as seminars and workshops . Having experience in marriage, divorce, dating and relationships, Madeleine is passionate about helping people to understand their own needs and getting successful results. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the International Positive Psychology Association and the Dating Industry Professionals Network. She was shortlisted for Dating Expert of the Year 2014 at the UK Dating Awards, has worked with TimeOut and Daily Telegraph and continues to blog at LifeLabs.

​How to buy presents

So let's say there is less than one week until Christmas Day and you haven't bought presents yet.... you are probably struggling with knowing what to get. You see, we tend to procrastinate on things we struggle with. If this is you, let me give you a rough guide on how to decide what to get.
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Dec 17, 2016

6 reasons why you are still single

Someone was telling me the other day about how vexed they had felt over being asked why they were ‘still’ single, as if there was something wrong with them, as if it was an undesirable status. I thought about some of my clients and looked at research on reasons why people are single. While I think having time to be single is extremely important, I also recognise that many prefer to be in a relationship and others still crave to be in one. With so many singles out there, what is the problem?
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Oct 30, 2015

​I Don't Need a Dating Coach, Do I?

I was speaking to someone the other day about what I did and received a gasp "Dating Caching? I didn't even know that existed!" "Well there's a whole dating industry out there, look up ODA (Online Dating Association) or DIPN.UK (Dating Industry Professionals Network)" I replied. He nearly fell off his chair. Yes, it may seem alien that anyone would seek a dating coach, but when I explained who needs us and how we help people, he let out a sigh of relief "Well maybe you can help me."
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Aug 31, 2015

3 Things to Rekindle The Love on Holiday

Ah! it's holiday time, you and your partner are finally ready to get some quality time together. Rekindle the love as it were. Except sometimes we bring our stresses and relationship strains with us, end up bickering or arguing and generally loose out on that vital “RandR” - especially when kids are involved. So, before you go, I'd like to invite you to pack the 3 following bits of advice in order to have an awesome energy-generating love-rejuvenated holiday.
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Jul 31, 2015

If You Can Tick Yes to This List, Then It’s True Love

Falling in love is one of the best feelings in the world, it’s like being on cocaine (according to brain imaging studies!) but sadly it doesn’t last forever. Indeed some people cannot sustain relationships because they are addicted to that feeling - they break up with their partners when the feeling ends to find someone new to fall in love with again. The feeling of being in love distorts our thinking, we have found ‘the one’, we feel invincible, on top of the world but only until reality announces its presence. So when we are dating, how do we know if it’s really love? What does true love actually look like?
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May 03, 2015

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Probably one of the things that rank highest in ‘most dreaded experiences’ which are difficult, if not impossible, to avoid in a life-time are break ups and broken hearts. I want to talk to you about the best way to deal with the heartache involved and how to get through it without your world crashing (too much).
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Apr 18, 2015

3 Signs You Are Ready for a (Proper) Relationship

You want a relationship, but you won’t get it because in reality you are simply not ready. You may be single enjoying your life as it is. You may be thinking it’s about time to settle down. You may feel pressured to by all those couples around you. You might feel exasperated, you really want a relationship but you just can’t seem to find the right person, you meet a constant stream of dead-ends. Where are all the decent people? Regardless of your situation, you may in fact not be ready for the real deal.
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Mar 22, 2015

Online Photos: Do or Die!

A picture speaks a thousand words. Your online profile photo is your #1 selling point, yet frustratingly many are out of date, poor quality or down right bad. Having good images of yourself online is probably the most important asset you have before people read your awesome profiles. Luckily there are solutions to this....
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Dec 06, 2014

Breaking up is hard to do

I was running some seminars over the summer and asked the audience what other topics they would want to hear about. A few people mentioned break-ups, how to deal with them, but also how to go about it. Here I explore why it's difficlut to do.
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Nov 16, 2014