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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

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 3:09 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 | 8:38 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 | 4:41 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 | 5:26 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 | 12:25 PM

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 | 10:54 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 | 9:53 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 | 10:45 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 | 5:58 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 | 2:30 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 | 10:02 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 | 6:51 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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Is the Tinder Hookup Culture Ruining Romance

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Swipe left, swipe right. She's hot, she's not. But even if she isn't hot, he may just keep swiping right as it's just a numbers game when it comes to mobile dating, with Tinder providing the tools to hook up and have sex with multiple partners a day.

In the...

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7 Tips for an Irresistible Online Dating Profile

(8) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 12:48 PM

Recently, I was asked to speak at the Santa Monica Public Library at an event and book signing about online dating. I was invited by Mark Miller, author of 500 Dates to chime in on the female perspective of dating in the digital age.

It appeared that 80 percent...

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Natalie Portman Shines in Sequins at UCLA Nazarian Center 5th Anniversary Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 10:04 PM

2015-05-08-1431046596-1192122-untitled114.jpg Natalie Portman - Photo credit: Vince Bucci

Dressed in a sequined Christian Dior mini dress, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman took the stage at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA to present Israeli author Amos Oz with the...

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Online Dating Survey: Single Moms Are Finding Love 10% Faster

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 12:35 PM

This Mother's Day, online dating site PlentyOfFish polled over 1000 single mothers between the ages of 19-50 with children under 18 years old.

So let's look at the online dating behaviors of single moms and what their children think of their dates. If you think being a single mom...

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Why Texting and Dating Make Women Anxious

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:55 PM

In a new relationship, texting can be both exciting and filled with anxiety. Before you over analyze his texts, read this to find out how to text in style.

Since we live in a fast-paced digital world where texting and tweeting has replaced the human voice in matters of the...

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Dating in a Digital World

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 2:04 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 | 5:17 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 | 4:15 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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