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Julie Spira
Julie Spira is an online dating expert, social media strategist, and netiquette expert. She is the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and "The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web."

Julie is a frequent guest in the media with her advice and has appeared in/on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Good Morning America, Good Day LA, E! Entertainment,, iVillage, Mashable, Men's Health, NBC, USA Weekend, and Woman's Day.

She served as a top executive for several leading-edge Internet and communications companies and was an early adopter of the Internet. She is CEO and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert, where she helps singles looking for love on the Internet and Social Media and More, a social media marketing and branding company. Julie sits on the board of several non-profit organizations in Los Angeles.

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Entries by Julie Spira

Online Dating: 7 Easy Ways to Fill Your Date Card

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 5:31 PM

If you're busy sending emails to potential dates online and are frustrated with the lack of response, our friends at online dating site Zoosk have come up with some simple suggestions on how to move the process along in their "7-Step Guide to Landing a Date."

Here's a recap, along...

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Rules of Netiquette: Why Unfriending and Blocking on Facebook Can Be For the Best

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 12:23 PM

I'm a social media enthusiast and digital cheerleader. Embracing technology and reconnecting with friends from nursery school through long lost loves on Facebook and social media has been the best digital gift I could ever ask for.

While I encourage singles who are experiencing a recent breakup to do their...

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Are Women Really Suffering from 'Tinderella Syndrome'?

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:47 PM

When one of my favorite radio stations, WCCO in Minneapolis, called me to discuss the 'Tinderella Syndrome' and wanted my take if women weren't able to approach and meet men offline because of their addiction to Tinder and mobile dating apps, I thought the concept made no sense to me...

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8 Signs You're Headed for a Breakup

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Most of us go into relationships with the best of intentions. We put our best feet forward in the first three months with the anticipation that the relationship will continue to grow and go the distance.

We introduce our partner to our friends and family hoping to get the vote...

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Dating Online? What Men Think About Your Makeup

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 1:34 PM

When it comes to dating, more women like to emulate the celebrities that shine on the red carpet to try to get the guy.

In a recent survey by online dating site Zoosk, 1850 male daters were asked to compare photos of Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer...

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12 Reasons Why He Won't Call You His Girlfriend

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:11 PM

It's no secret that a man usually falls in love before the woman does. A man also is usually the first to say "I love you" to a woman.

Still, dating labels for relationships mean more to a woman than they do to a man. It can be awkward when...

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Why Online Daters Have to Be Proactive With Their Search

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

There's no doubt about it. Singles are obsessed about how people date and how to find decent dates, no matter what city they live in. However, most singles struggling to find love think their city is...

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In France, Using an Online Dating Site is Now Grounds for Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 6:26 PM

A question I'm often asked is if flirting online is considered cheating.

So many are connecting on social media sites, creating profiles on Tinder while still in a relationship, and looking for love online, while still in a committed relationship or even in a marriage.


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Digital Hollywood: Mobile Makes the World Go Round

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Digital Hollywood is in full swing at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, CA, kicking off the week with the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit.

In an afternoon session, "The Coveted Captive audience - Engaging And Monetizing Through Mobile," the esteemed panelists included executives from at Taco Bell,...

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10 Signs You Know He's Smitten

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 12:39 PM

As women, often when we're dating someone new, we can't help but project to the future in the first few dates. There's nothing more exciting than the beginning of a new relationship when your heart starts beating a little bit faster.

If you've met a guy online, swiped right...

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(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 10:27 AM

There's good news for daters to make it easier to find love from their mobile phones. Today released their long-awaited and very user-friendly Match 3.0 for iPhone users. The message is very clear. The success of finding love online is all in the hands of your mobile...

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Using Social Media and Online Dating for Valentine's Dating and Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:13 AM

Do you remember when you used to tear a page out of your favorite magazine with that shiny bracelet or ring you had your eye on and slipped it into your boyfriend's backpack or husband's briefcase?

If you're like me, those memories have quickly disappeared while viewing the millions of...

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As Facebook Turns 10, Singles Find Love On Facebook

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 9:09 AM

Facebook 10th Birthday

As Facebook celebrates it's 10th birthday with 1.2 billion users, one has to ask, is Facebook now the world's largest digital dating site?

When Mark Zuckerberg founded "thefacebook" while in college on February 4, 2004, he...

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Survey Says Online Daters Likely to Date One Person at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM

With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is on the minds of many singles. But just how open-minded are singles while looking for love online?

In a second annual State of Dating in America report, online dating sites JDate and ChristianMingle surveyed over 2,600 U.S. singles between the...

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Love, Lust, and the Pursuit of Happiness

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:35 AM

One day, I fell in like. We can probably thank Facebook for claiming the relationship status of "like" in our vocabulary.

Falling in like is a safe place to start. Usually it begins with a spark of mutual attraction, call it chemistry if you like, gets solidified by conversations that...

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The Busiest Week for Online Dating is Happening Now

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 2:25 PM

It's the time of year where many singles make ambitious resolutions lists with the anticipation of 2014 being a better year than 2013.

It also happens to be the busiest time of the year for singles looking for love online. Singles are flocking to Internet dating sites in record...

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Online Dating Anxiety Disorder -- Is It Worse During the Holidays?

(5) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:18 AM

Oh the holidays. They're filled with excitement from party invitations, stress of extra expenses, and the questions we get from family and friends about our relationship status, which tugs at our emotions in a big way.

From "are you seeing anyone special?" to "how's your love life?" These are common...

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Mobile Love: 10 Dating Apps to Ramp Up Your Love Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 1:08 PM

Years ago, we thought we couldn't live without the fax machine. Now, can you imagine living without your cell phone?

According to the Pew Internet Project's research study related to mobile technology, 56 percent of Americans have a smartphone, and 29 percent of cell phone owners describe their...

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The Social Media Wedding of Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 4:05 PM

When it comes to being a leader in social media, author Marsha Collier tops the list of influencers and is one who knows about social media engagement.


As the author of over 40 books, host of the #custserv chat...

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...And the Bride Wore Google Glass

(4) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 6:56 PM


Tweethearts and social media influencers Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman tied the digital knot on November 8, 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills making social media history in a wedding to remember. As the first bride to...

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