Check out our blog! You will see posts from us, guest posts from experts and also contributions we make elsewhere. Use the filters on the page below to navigate to the type of posts you wish to see. Madeleine contributes to Psychologies Magazine blogging platform ‘Life Labs’ as a dating and relationship expert. We have our own posts ‘PassionSmiths’ which any of our PassionSmith coaches and counsellors write when they have something they would like to share. And finally we have ‘Guest Posts’ which discuss anything dating and relationship related. This can be people who have an ‘auxiliary’ expertise, for example styling or photography, but who can add their professional opinion to anything related to our work. You can also simply choose to surf around and see what you like.

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The Pros and Cons of The Top 5 Dating Websites and Apps

Comparison website DatingJungle shared a couple of their insights with us. Check out the pros and cons on the 5 most popular online dating websites in 2017. Enjoy.   Match.com has about 4 million members in the UK and is one of the veterans in the online dating game. Most people on Match are looking for a serious…

Top 5 reasons why going solo on holiday rocks!

While many people are searching for love, their single status should not hinder any love for travel. We find that if you make the most of your time while you are single, you will have more to offer when you finally meet the love of your life. PassionSmiths spoke with Wellbeing Escapes, award-winning pioneers in…

The unsexy truth about relationships

Love is complicated, relationships are messy and we spend an awful lot of time trying figure out the best way to have them. Mostly because anguish, loneliness and drama seem to hijack our experiences of love without apparent good reason. Psychologists in particular are working hard to help us understand the dynamics of relationships; where…

The secret to finding lasting love

Finding lasting love is a biological ‘thing’ – it’s natural for humans to want to feel part of a social unit. In psychology we call it the need for attachment. It describes an invisible pull most of us have. It is a desire to be connected to someone we consider special. When we find that…

Want a relationship? Stop being an idiot

This is a blog coming from a mix of frustration and amusement. Like a cosmic joke. I meet so many good, decent, capable and able people who consistently sabotage their romantic lives, and WHY? It makes no sense to me. All humans are capable of being idiots, narcissistic, clumsy, liars and down-right stupid, but that…

Transactional dating is ruining your love life

I have recently been talking to people who have been single for sometime and who are at the end of their tether, in terms of meeting someone to settle down with. A question popped into my mind – What if your idea of love and relationships is completely wrong? The drive for finding love is…

5 ways to know your date is genuine

Over the past years, I have seen clients who appear not to know what good dating looks like. I have been struck by many who never saw a good, healthy, happy relationship growing up. Many from broken homes with varying degrees of emotional or physical abuse and neglect. I had a client one day, who…

Single Bells, Single Bells, Single All the Way!

The only time in life where you have the opportunity to do what you like, without negotiating your whereabouts with someone, is when you are single. It is a time to hone in on your ‘true self’ and discover what you really are about. Do you remember the article about the things dying people most…

Treat ‘you’ like a brand for successful dating- here’s how.

PassionSmiths met up with Laura Gub, an ex model, hobby photographer, blogger, with experience in business management, legal administration and consultancy. Having worked as a fashion, photographic, editorial and life model for over seven years, she developed a keen sense of style and a strong eye, for the “right” picture which led her to initiate the…

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…

How The Idle Man Dresses to Impress On a Date

Dating is a tough game. You spend weeks trying to secure a date with the girl of your dreams, and when she finally agrees, the panic ensues; ‘what am I going to wear!?’ You now have to impress this girl enough to make sure she agrees to a 2nd date, so it’s vital you don’t…

The Sound of Silence

Since modern counselling and psychotherapy evolved out of the primordial soup of shamanism and priesthood, therapists have come to understand the power and intimacy of silence. I think in all relationships, silence is underrated and has an unjustly bad reputation. Where silence between two people can be intimate and companionable, instead it often inspires fear…