Six months dating
As a dating coach, Madeleine Mason should know a thing or two about finding love.But when Mason started her dating coaching company Passion Smiths six years ago, she was single.In the end, they fail to make space in their lives for the right person because there’s no room.In the creative arts, there is a saying: “Good is the enemy of great.” And I’d say the same applies to relationships. If you’re not saying aloud (or at least to yourself) “I love you” to your mate in 6 months or less, hit the “next” button.
Here’s what she wrote in her online bio: “5'7" brunette, hazel eyes, slim, toned with gentle curves, own teeth & hair (you never know). In no particular order: Compassion, Ted Talks, Mad Murdoch, Coffee, Laughter, Son, Ikigai, Start Ups, Psychology, Networking, Cuddles, Long Kisses. :)” After their first date in an East London coffee shop, children’s author Christopher and Madeleine are set to tie the knot in December.Mason believes the most important technique when it comes to dating - whether online or IRL - is setting out what you’re looking from from the start.According to Mason, you should treat dating as you would when looking for an employee or job. If you’re only after casual dating, for example, you might write: “I'm into kindness, fun times and culture, not to be mistaken with KFC.Mason has been practising what she preaches though, and this month, the relationship expert got engaged - after just four months of dating.
“Normally dating experts find the love of their lives and then tell everyone how they did it,” she admitted.
40-year-old Mason and her now fiancé Christopher met on Happn at the end of December 2016, and less than four months later - much to Mason’s surprise - he proposed on a romantic trip to Italy.