Flirtology was founded in 2002 by Jean Smith. Her curiosity about human behaviour, and why some people are just ‘born’ having certain social skills whilst others’ struggled, drove her to create practical, fun, and effective tools to enable all people to feel at ease and comfortable in business and social settings.
Drawing on her background in cultural anthropology, and the fact there a differences when dealing with different cultures, Jean uses this knowledge to coach people from all over the world. She gives lectures, workshops and seminars to people in academic institutions, as well as corporations. She is thrilled to be able to coach people towards a better, happier life.
Jean Smith is a social and cultural anthropologist . Her first degree is in cultural anthropology and her Masters (from the School of Oriental and African studies in London ) is in social anthropology. She has undertaken travel and research in over 60 countries and has recently published a book on cultural differences in flirting encompassing five different cultures.
Jean made her mark in the UK as the Flirtologist for radio stations including the BBC, Five Live, and LBC. Her contributions have since expanded to commenting on broader social issues. She has either been featured in, or written for, international publications including The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times, Marie Claire (UK and Russia), Time Out (London and Chicago), Norway’s Shape-Up, Dubai’s Aquarius, Red, The Sunday Express, The Times, The Daily Express, Television appearances include BBC 2′sThe Money Programme, BBC Breakfast deciphering the differences in cultural flirting, GMTV, Daybreak, and ITV’s London Tonight. She was seen throughout Europe on Russian Hour, and appeared on U.S. television featuring Jean as the ‘flirting expert’ on NBC and CBS news. She was most recently seen on ‘Why Men Watch Porn’ as the ‘body language expert’.
In the role of social anthropologist, Jean has worked with many PR firms, representing clients such as Microsoft, GM, Unilever and Stella Artois where she has written surveys, analysed data, contributed to product perception and positioning as well as acting as spokeperson to the media. Jean has served as a spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson as a body language and relationship expert and is also in demand as a presenter on confidence and body language and the art of interpersonal communication.
“I am so glad to have had the good fortune of finding Jean. Flirting used to be a chore and now, because of my change in attitude, I have never had more fun in my life!” – Samantha C., 33
“Jean, I must thank you again for all you’ve done. Your advice and support has been invaluable. I feel like a new man. Why couldn’t I have met you when I was 16?” Jay L, 40
“I have wasted so much time and emotional energy before coming across Flirtology. Luckily, I am back on track now. Thank you ever so much for your help, Jean.” Paula M., 36