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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

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

(6) 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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Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 6:09 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 | 12:20 PM

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 | 4:45 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 | 5:52 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 | 7:43 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 | 6:31 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 | 1:23 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 | 3:47 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 | 3:41 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 | 2:34 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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