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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

5 Social Media Apps to Fill Your Date Card

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 3:28 PM

Are you swiping right or left on your mobile dating apps while looking for an alternative?

I know that looking for love online and IRL can be challenging and tedious.

When you've tried every mobile dating app and website out there and feel you've exhausted all of your options...

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Larry Ellison Donates $200 Million For Cancer Research at Star-Studded Gala

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Larry Ellison, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandy Ellison, David Ellison, Nikita Kahn

Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California was transformed into an elegant party for the third biennial Rebels With a Cause Gala honoring Haim and Cheryl Saban and supporting cancer research for...

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Survey: What Single Online Daters Think of Trump

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Will differing politics make a decision on who you select as a date or get serious with -- or even go out on a date with?

The combination of dating and politics makes a hot topic when it comes to matters of the heart this political season.

If your date...

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Fashion Week El Paseo Kicks Off With Monique Lhuillier Runway Show

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 8:21 PM

In it's eleventh year, Fashion Week El Paseo is in full swing in the large white tent in Palm Desert, CA.


The event, held from April 2-9, 2016 featured a new fall ready-to-wear line from celebrity designer Monique Lhuillier on opening night.


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National Humor Month Survey Shows Laughter Wins Over a Smile Online

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 12:21 AM

April is National Humor Month. Starting with April Fool's Day and continuing until the end of the month, it's time to find ways to bring laughter to your life and to fill your date card if you're single.

In honor of this humorous month, mobile app SKOUT conducted...

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Online Dating: Why You're Not Getting Lucky in Love

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 1:11 AM

Spring is around the corner and it makes one wonder when the lucky in love train will be arriving.

With the change of seasons, singles are calling and writing in record numbers seeking help and guidance with an achy pain and frustrated feeling.

They're swiping, smiling, flirting, and they're still...

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National Grammar Day - How Do You Score on the Digital Dating Scale?

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 6:09 PM

National Grammar Day is on Friday, March 4th. When it comes to matters of the heart, how do you stack up in the vast digital playground? Do you know the difference between "their" and "there?" Does it even matter?

Proper grammar is one of the most important aspects for...

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Dating on Tinder? These Jobs Get the Most Right Swipes

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 7:58 PM

Are you one of the 50 million people who have used Tinder? Do you think it's too superficial with people swiping left and right to the tune of 16,000 swipes per second, or do you take a digital pause to check out the profession of a potential date?

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Survey: Online Dating Has Tripled for Young Adults in Two Years

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 2:09 PM

Are you using your mobile phone for online dating?

If so, we've got good news for singles looking for love online. Your chances of finding a date or a soul mate have increased dramatically just in the past two years.

A new Pew Research Center study among 2,001 adults from...

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It's Not Complicated: Valentine's Gifts for All Relationship Stages

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 7:38 PM

Are you wondering what to get your long-time love for Valentine's Day? Have you just started dating someone new and aren't sure what to select without breaking the bank? Gift selection can be confusing regardless of your relationship status, but we've got you covered with this Valentine's gifts cheat sheet....

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Why Valentine's Day Is the Super Bowl of Dating

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 3:41 PM

Valentine's Day versus the Super Bowl

This year, the Super Bowl and Valentine's Day are exactly one week apart.

I've gone on record as saying that Valentine's Day for women is like the Super Bowl for men. It's a double-header,...

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Dating Ideas: How to Be Fun and Creative on Valentine's

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 4:26 PM

If the idea of buying a box of chocolates and one-dozen roses sounds so cliché to you, here are 10 Valentine's Day dating ideas to enjoy with your date, that won't break the bank.

Plus, Valentine's is on a three-day weekend, so you can enjoy these activities, regardless of your...

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Love Reunited: Our Second Chance at Love

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:25 AM

How we reconnected in a powerful rekindled romance that would seem to appear only in movies and romance novels.

It started out as a real-life fairy tale. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They stare at each other from across a crowded room and knew with all certainty they were...

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Don't Be a Rain-Flake: 7 Dating Ideas for a Rainy Day in LA

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 9:54 AM

When it rains in Los Angeles, it's a hard news story, especially with the current drought conditions.

Grab your umbrellas and galoshes. It's expected to rain during six of the next 10 days in the 'City of Angels.'

Now, we'll finally have the much-needed rain to fill our...

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Why Sunday January 3rd is the Busiest Day for Online Dating

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 8:53 AM


Get your keyboards ready and grab your digital seat belts. It's time to get ready for the big digital love ride.

The Sunday January 3rd will be the busiest day of the year for online dating signups.

The new year is reflective...

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How to Break Up Gracefully

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 9:45 AM

If the holiday pressure of your relationship is hitting home right now, you're not alone. As a dating coach, my phone has been ringing and the texts are flying back and forth the past week from people who are thinking of calling it quits in the love department.

At the...

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Mobile Dating Apps to Help You Find a Hanukkah Date

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Chanukah HatThe latkes are cooking and the candles are being lit. It's time for Hanukkah and this year, Jewish singles have many options to fill their date cards while looking for love online.

Singles can join traditional online dating sites such as...

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Digital Love - 5 Tips to Find a Date for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Now that it's December, singles everywhere are wondering if they'll be in the arms of someone special for the holidays. Many were questioned over Thanksgiving about their relationship status. For those in new relationships or are casually dating, you probably don't have an answer to those annoying questions from those...

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It's Not Complicated: How to Handle a Breakup On Facebook

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 9:02 AM

I've always said the most powerful status on Facebook is the relationship status.

People are obsessed with when their friends change their status from "Single" to "In a Relationship" and cheer you on when you hit the digital jackpot and announce that you're "Engaged" or "Married."

Since our fascination with...

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Selma Blair Honored By Operation Smile Dressed in Bright Yellow Gown

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 5:51 PM

Selma Blair at Operation Smile Gala Photo Credit: Vince Bucci Photography

The stars were shining brightly at the Operation Smile Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Selma Blair received the Universal Smile Award.

The Legally Blonde actress was dressed in a...

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