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Laurie Davis
Laurie Davis is the founder of eFlirt Expert, an online dating consultancy, and the author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. Her company helps singles write their online dating profiles, decode their date’s text messages and school them in Facebook flirting. Laurie was nominated Best Dating Coach in both the 2013 and 2012 iDate Awards. Her advice has been featured in more than 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, Men’s Health and Marie Claire. She is engaged to her tweetheart who she eFlirted with in 140 characters on Twitter.

Entries by Laurie Davis

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 8:30 AM

As life becomes more digital, networking can feel increasingly awkward.

Wait, can't we just text?

Walking into an event where you know no one, and introducing yourself to a stranger can seem intimidating if you don't do it much. But the truth: Business is still all about who...

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Votre postérieur à l'assaut des sites de rencontres

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 5:56 PM

Presque tous les profils que l'on peut observer dans les sites de rencontres comportent au moins un égoportrait, communément appelé selfie. Mais attention, il se peut très bien que le « belfie » - c'est-à-dire une photo de vos fesses - soit la prochaine tendance à s'emparer des médias sociaux.

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Votre postérieur à l'assaut des sites de rencontres?

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 4:36 PM

Presque tous les profils que l'on peut observer dans les sites de rencontres comportent au moins un égoportrait, communément appelé selfie. Mais attention, il se peut très bien que le « belfie » - c'est-à-dire une photo de votre cul - soit la prochaine tendance à s'emparer des médias sociaux.

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Why A Photo of Your Butt Might Be Your Next Profile Pic

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 6:52 PM

Nearly everyone with a dating profile has a selfie uploaded as a profile pic. But in the future, the 'it' thing may be a 'belfie' instead - a photo of your butt.

"The belfie is the new selfie," David Shing, AOL's Digital Prophet, said on stage at C2 Montreal,...

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How to Protect Your Privacy When Dating Online

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 4:00 PM

"Can't I date online more privately?" my client Michelle* asked. She's an executive working in a male-dominated industry and is wary of bumping into people from her boardroom. It happened once on The League, an exclusive, invite-only dating app. Awkward.

As an online dating coach, I get asked...

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Romancing The Screen: Why My Husband And I Write Our #Lovestory

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Some people fall in love at first sight. For me, it was first tweet. This wasn't terribly surprising to my friends, who had been listening to tales of my internet flirtations since I was a pre-teen, but how my husband and I met continues to be something newcomers to our...

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What You Should Learn From OkCupid's Experiment

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 1:01 PM

OkCupid has become infamous for their studies on user behavior, giving singles insight into what works best on a dating site, what their matches are thinking and how to optimize their experience. I'm definitely not a data scientist, favoring the written word over spreadsheets and analytics, but as an

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A Pew Study vs. My Love Life

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 6:42 PM

When I began online dating in 2001, it was so taboo I couldn't even tell my BFF. One time my secret slipped out and she lectured me about how I could be raped in a back alley (...of the suburbs). Needless to say, being an early adopter at 19 posed...

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STUDY: How Smartphones Have Changed Dating Culture

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 12:21 AM

Since the invention of smartphones, singles have been feuding over texting versus calling--and for good reason. These days even emojis are getting in the way of relationships. As an online dating expert I hear arguments for both sides loud and clear, but a new study on...

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5 Reasons to Go Niche When Looking for Love Online

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 5:51 PM

As love at first click becomes more and more common, it's becoming clear that niche dating sites are no longer flying under the radar, hiding in the corners of the Wink Wide Web while only the online dating giants shine. Millions of eDaters are eFlirting in these smaller, specialized communities....

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Flirting Is Sexting's Foreplay

(8) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 5:25 PM

There is a fine, very gray line between sexting and flirting. Cross it at the wrong place and the wrong time, and your relationship could go from sexy to skanky in two seconds flat. Just as you wouldn't move from a batted eyelash to a roll in the sheets, there...

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Identity Paranoia: Dating in a Catfish World

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 7:25 PM

Facebook creepin' is on the rise. Seriously. While the obsession has been around for a while, it's intensity grew as singles sat gawking in front of their plasmas when MTV's "Catfish" aired and the relationship between a long-distance online love turned to ruin when it was revealed that...

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11 Ways To Improve Your Online Dating Profile

(54) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 8:06 AM

This excerpt is © 2013 by Laurie Davis from Love @ First Click published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What you choose to say in your profile is the most critical element of virtual attraction.

This is your opportunity to be uniquely...

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Change Your Outlook on Love

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:45 PM

As an online dating coach, I hear about singles' flirting frustrations daily and in bulk -- and of course, help them through it all. The one thing I consistently observe is that dating is just as much about mindset as it is action. Your attitude on love impacts...

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Online Dating Lessons from MTV's 'Catfish'

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 11:20 AM

Back in the dial-up days, online dating was considered taboo. But with the advent of real-time status updates, photo tagging and app integration, the social graph has evolved and digital dating has been accepted by the mainstream. One in five relationships begin on an online dating site, and...

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He's Just TOO into You

(11) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 2:50 PM

We've all met THAT guy -- he hangs on your every word, eagerly awaits your next text... and has memorized your latest status update. In today's app'd up, textaholic, casual courting society, he might come off as a Creeper 2.0.

Forget about your crush being "just not that into...

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How to Get A Guy to Ask You Out Online

(24) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 7:12 PM

Traditional courtship dictates a seemingly simple concept: men pursue women. But this cardinal rule doesn't always translate when you're dating in the digital age.

Let's face it -- you often find yourself fumbling your way through online dating. And if you're feeling lost when you log in to your...

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