Success Stories

Gerald, 41, IT
Seminar (2015)

‘I wanted to say thank you for your talk on The Transition from Dating to Relationships which I attended last month. I took your advice and proposed taking things more seriously with someone I’d been seeing for a few months, in just the way you suggested and your advice really worked. It isn’t something that I’ve done before and we’re now in a committed relationship, things are going great!’

Gerald, 41, IT
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Valentines Party (2015)

(A text received from a friend of a friend) “I told a guy about your event and he just text me this: It was a fun night, thank you again! I went with a friend who was dreading it, didn’t really want to go and he sent me this after. Not bad at all. I don’t imagine singles events get better than that”

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Linda, 36 Nurse
From getting personal coaching and attending seminars (2015)

“Just thought I’d write to say hello and give you an update after all your seminars I went to and your great 1-to-1 coaching. I have actually met someone and it is going amazingly well – I couldn’t be happier (he even surprised me with a weekend in Rome for my birthday). I learned a lot from your coaching and continue to put it into practice – so thank you.”

Linda, 36 Nurse
Frederick, 27 Consultant
Power Dating (2014)

“Very grateful to Madeleine and Passion Smiths for setting up a great Power Dating event over Christmas, where I met a wonderful girl who I’m now dating.”

Frederick, 27 Consultant
Tim, 35 Clinic Manager
On attending Time Out Summer Seminars (2014)

I attended PassionSmiths three one-hour seminars starting in August 2014. I took from them far more than I thought possible. Madeleine manages to break down common problems in a way that is direct, succinct and easy to follow, stage by stage. Within five minutes, she had the entire audience noting every word. She addresses issues in a fashion that stays memorable, so for me the impact wasn’t just for a few weeks afterwards, but much longer – possibly lifelong. Talking to other people at the seminar, we agreed that we’d learned not only about dating more successfully, but also about relationships, avoiding pitfalls and knowing our own flaws. She gives advice that you feel straight away you can trust.

Tim, 35 Clinic Manager
Clara, 30 Consultant
One-to-one coaching client (2014)

When I had my coaching session I was completely confused about what to do. Here I was so excited about meeting the man of [my] dreams but everything else in my mind was a complete mess. I didn’t think I was in the right place to start a relationship and I was scared because he had been married before. I was the first person he was dating since the separation and to compound things he was about to move country. I was asked all the right questions to help me identify why I was scared and to help me see that it was worth letting go and taking a chance. I am so happy I did, because not a day goes by without him making me smile, feeling loved and happy. We see each other every other week and talk umpteen times throughout the day. Over a year later, we are happy in love, building our lives together. Even though I thought the time wasn’t right, it turned out to be the perfect timing. See I was stuck at home with a spinal injury, and to meet someone who plans his meetings so he can be free to come and make me breakfast, or bring me lunch and support me, while there was nothing much I could do for him, immediately broke down any barriers I would normally put up. I am just happy Madeleine made me see sense and not allow fear to get in the way. Had it not been for her advice I would have turned my back on love, joy and happiness.

Clara, 30 Consultant
Eve, 36 Customer Services Manager
On attending Leaving Single Valley workshop (2014)

It was brilliant, [they] managed to explain very complicated things in very simple ways. For someone like me who is lost in her own mind/ superstitions it was perfect course & helped me to open my mind to myself. Many thanks!

Eve, 36 Customer Services Manager
Nat, 43 Writer
On attending Leaving Single Valley workshop (2014)

Honestly I hate these courses. I’ve done too many. I see loads of coaches via work, but this course was both genuine and refreshing. Exceeded expectations

Nat, 43 Writer
Pierre, 46 Logistics
On attending PassionSmiths Singles Evenings (2014)

My name is Pierre, I am 46 and work in the shipping industry in the City. As most people my age I was a bit skeptical about these singles nights and almost embarrassed to a degree of attending them but thought I would go along to one of Passion Smiths events as it seemed to offer something different.Went to the first night out and had a great time. Met lots of lovely single women of various ages and met up with them after the event.I am now friends with two of them. The events were well planned and Madeleine made everyone feel really welcome. Always helps when she introduces all to each other, breaks the ice as they say.I then went to a couple more events and met more people.Last one at Dirty Martinis I struck it lucky in that I met a woman in my age bracket and we hit it off immediately.We are now ‘going steady’ (is that what they say nowadays, I have no idea???) and I couldn’t be happier.

Would just like to say to keep up the good work Madeleine and thanks for your assistance. Bad news is that i won’t be attending the PassionSmiths parties anymore!! That’s a good thing though!! All the best, Pierre”

Pierre, 46 Logistics
Moira, 39 Banking
One-to-one coaching client (2013)

After I got out of a long term relationship that was not healthy for me, I ventured back heavily into the dating world – only to realise that I never really learned how to date. Before, I had let men pick me (and most of them weren’t good for me) instead of the other way around. That’s where Madeleine’s advice and guidance was priceless. With her steady help, I slowly learned how let go of my fears and put myself out there, while learning to respect my own needs and desires. I had many dates with different men, and throughout the process learned what worked and did not work for me… what kind of character traits I did not want in a man, and what character traits I was looking for. The dating process made me realize things not only about men – but, more importantly, myself. Most importantly, I kept the faith, never gave up, and was determined to succeed. Then I met the most amazing man, who is everything I was looking for. He makes me gloriously happy, and his character and integrity make me swoon. Oh, and he’s easy on the eyes, too We have just celebrated our five month anniversary, love each other deeply, share everything, and plan to make a life together. I will always be thankful to Madeleine for her great advice, practical guidance, and encouragement that set me on the path to finding happiness

Moira, 39 Banking
John, 43 Consultant
One-to-one coaching client (2013)

I kept meeting the wrong type of woman and upon chance encounter with PassionSmiths (I had never heard of dating coaching before!), I was given the best dating advice and confidence to change my approach to dating. Thank God! It has saved me so much time and grief to finally be on the right track.

John, 43 Consultant
Jenny, 41 Finance
One-to-one coaching client (2013)

THANK YOU! After you changed my profile I met someone within a week. As you suggested we spoke on the phone before meeting, first time I have spoken with any of my dates before meeting them and now we are both off Match! We have been seeing each other for a month now.

Jenny, 41 Finance