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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

Dating in a Digital World

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 1:04 PM

From texting and sexting on mobile phones to liking posts and unfriending on Facebook, the amount of opportunities to make a good or bad impression digitally with a potential date or digital crush seems to be endless these days.

In time for Valentine's Day, Match has released their Fifth Annual...

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6 Dating Ideas for a Snowstorm

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 4:17 PM

The big blizzard caused quite a panic on the East Coast with record anticipated snowfall from New York to Boston. While many were filling up their pantries with food and water before mass transit ceases to a halt, singles who have filled their date cards are probably wondering whether to...

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Valentine's Countdown: 5 Ways to Land a Date

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 3:15 PM

While New Year's might be a distant memory, It's only one month until Valentine's Day. If you're single, there's no need to be depressed or hide under the covers. If you're dating someone, but he hasn't asked you to be his Valentine just yet, here are some tips to enjoy...

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Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 5:09 PM

Harriet Nichols, Gala Chair, Ruth Dunn, Chair, Board of Governors, Al Jarreau and Gala Chair Sally Magaram. Photo credit: Vince Bucci

There was a time that conversations about stem cell research seemed as far into the future as everyday people booking vacation...

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Holiday Dating Survival Guide

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 11:20 AM

It's safe to say that emotions are flying high during the holidays for singles, new couples not sure how to define themselves, those who have had a recent breakup and those who are tired of hearing from their relatives about their relationship status.

The holiday period from Thanksgiving to New...

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Halloween Costumes for Singles: Sugar or Spice?

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 3:45 PM

With Halloween approaching, singles everywhere need to ramp up their mingling skills and accept invitations to parties knowing that they'll have extra permission to flirt this week.

If you're not sure what to wear to capture his or her eye, online dating site PlentyOfFish can help you with your decision....

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors NBC Entertainment's Jennifer Salke with Sherry Lansing Award

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Eight years ago, I realized I had the strong desire to make a difference in the life of a child and became a "big sister" to a ten-year old girl. It was one of the best decisions of my life. For five years, I was at her side every other...

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Does Social Media Ruin Relationships?

(3) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 6:43 PM

Although online dating sites have been around for about 20 years, until the popularity of smart phones and mobile dating apps, they really were not accepted as a mainstream way of meeting. The iPhone has only been out since 2007, but has dramatically changed the way people communicate with each...

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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

(0) 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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