About Cynthia

Previously Chief Executive of Dinner Dates the Rolls Royce of Social Networking organisations for professional, single people, Cynthia is also a published writer, trainer and inspirational speaker. She is an international media contributor, her area of special expertise being in mindfulness and relationships.

In 2012 she went to the United States, to train as a dating coach under the guidance of bestselling author and dating expert, Rachel Greenwald. On her return to the UK Cynthia launched The International Dating Academy. The IDA offers a wide range of coaching services to men and women as well as training courses. Please link to IDA.

Cynthia believes with all her heart that there is someone special for everyone – and can prove it. Her life’s mission is to help others find the love they truly deserve and to empower the more mature woman in every area of her life.

She ia exuberantly and passionately married to her third husband, Peter. They celebrated their union in 2007, in typically outrageous style, organising a flamenco wedding. They live in West London with their Schnauzer dog, Lola. She and Peter split their time between there, and Nice, where they have a second home.  Glaswegian and convent-school educated, she’s the daughter of a judge of Russian-Jewish ancestry and a French mother. A combustible mix of Catholic guilt and Jewish neurosis, she attributes her unique sense of humour, her strong life force and her wacky perspective to this amazing heritage.

Cynthia’s previous charitable work has included supporting bereaved parents. She was runner up in her local community’s “Pride in Our People” awards for this work. She has been nominated for “The Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Award” and has been featured in “The London Evening Standard”. Cynthia has a Master’s degree in law from Cambridge University,  has also studied psychotherapy, and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in mindfulness-based approaches, at Bangor University, Wales.

Writer & Journalist

Cynthia Spillman has, over the years, been, and continues to be commissioned to write for a number of top magazines, local and international publications.

Cynthia, is the author of  her first self-help book, http://“From Dinner Date to Soulmate – Finding Love At Any Age. http://www.bennionkearny.com/book/senior-dating-from-dinner-date-to-soulmate-cynthia-spillman-book-ebook-on-mature-dating/


  • Vogue
  • Options
  • Woman’s Own
  • The Funeral Director
  • The Evening Standard
  • The Scottish Book Trust
  • Dogs Monthly
  • Single Living
  • Kings Court Trust Corporation
  • The Scottish Daily Record
  • Fabulous After 50
  • It’s Better After 50
  • Friends of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
  • Datingadvice.com
  • The Mutton Club
  • Weightwatchers
  • Look Fabulous Forever

Cynthia recently made a live guest appearance on the radio show of the US’ foremost relationship expert, Dr Wendy Walsh, in Hollywood, to talk about her book and on mindfulness and dating:


She was also recently interviewed by Mary Eileen Williams on her US radio show, Feisty After 50:


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