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Julie Spira

Is the Tinder Hookup Culture Ruining Romance

Julie Spira | Posted 08.06.2015 | Technology
Julie Spira

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.

7 Tips for an Irresistible Online Dating Profile

Julie Spira | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

One of my best pieces of advice is to ask a question in your profile. This gives a potential date the icebreaker on how to write to you. It's simple but it works. You ask, they answer.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

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 UCLA Israel Studies Award.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

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 reduces your chance of finding love online, this is a misconception among many others.

Why Texting and Dating Make Women Anxious

Julie Spira | Posted 06.28.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

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.

Dating in a Digital World

Julie Spira | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

Since texting plays a huge role in in the dating process, the study highlights what men and women like and dislike when receiving text messages. Here are some dos and don'ts to consider before pushing the send button.

6 Dating Ideas for a Snowstorm

Julie Spira | Posted 03.29.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

If you can make it to his or her home, bundle up and go outside to build a snowman or make a snow angel. It's playful and will bring you back to your youth. In between, indulge with a snowball fight or two.

Valentine's Countdown: 5 Ways to Land a Date

Julie Spira | Posted 03.16.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

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.

Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 02.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

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

Holiday Dating Survival Guide

Julie Spira | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Julie Spira

I'm here to tell you that this is actually the best time of year to meet someone wonderful to date. Filling your date card with quality people is quite possible, so take away that frown and look at my tips in our holiday survival guide.

Halloween Costumes for Singles: Sugar or Spice?

Julie Spira | Posted 12.30.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

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.

Does Social Media Ruin Relationships?

Julie Spira | Posted 12.06.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

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 ac...

Online Dating: 7 Easy Ways to Fill Your Date Card

Julie Spira | Posted 10.21.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Guys will increase their chances of a response by 10 percent if they send emails between 9 am and 10 am, while the best time for women to send email messages is between 10 pm and 11 pm.

Rules of Netiquette: Why Unfriending and Blocking on Facebook Can Be For the Best

Julie Spira | Posted 10.19.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

While I encourage singles who are experiencing a recent breakup to do their digital housekeeping, so they can move onto a healthy relationship without obsessing about their ex, there's another type of unfriending that's been going on and it can really hurt -- getting dumped by a platonic friend when you don't see it coming.

8 Signs You're Headed For A Split

Julie Spira | Posted 09.30.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Acknowledge how affectionate you used to be, and let your partner know that you miss those times and would love to get back on track. Take the time to listen to your partner's concerns. If you truly think this is a relationship worth fighting for, let your partner know

Dating Online? What Men Think About Your Makeup

Julie Spira | Posted 09.09.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

When it comes to dating, more women like to emulate the celebrities that shine on the red carpet to try to get the guy.

12 Reasons Why He Won't Call You His Girlfriend

Julie Spira | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

If he acts like your boyfriend, takes down his dating profile, calls you daily, texts you daily, spends almost every night with you, says you're exclusive, and is affectionate in public, why won't he call you his girlfriend?

Online Dating Etiquette: Five Tips No One Will Tell You

Laura Zam | Posted 08.12.2014 | TED Weekends
Laura Zam

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo help my friends, and anyone else, I've come up with a handful of tips regarding web romance decorum. Is my advice subjective? Sure. But in doing research for a book on sex, I've also learned a lot about the mating habits of our species. Another inspiration for these recommendations is the way I was courted by my husband, which was exemplary. Then again, he teaches ethics.

Why Online Daters Have To Be Proactive With Their Search

Julie Spira | Posted 08.09.2014 | TED Weekends
Julie Spira

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe reasons why online dating works so well is that that 50% of the 111 million singles in the United States are dating online and that it's available 24 hours a day. The reason that online dating fails for many is that they aren't taking a proactive approach to the process. If you just post a few photos, a bio, and who your perfect date should be and wait for someone to find you, your date card won't be filling up fast.

In France, Using an Online Dating Site is Now Grounds for Divorce

Julie Spira | Posted 07.13.2014 | Divorce
Julie Spira

One would now assume that any married person in France becomes a member of the adulterous dating site, Ashley Madison, it would immediately be grounds for divorce.

Digital Hollywood: Mobile Makes the World Go Round

Julie Spira | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Julie Spira

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.... Gets Digital Facelift With Launch of New Mobile App

Julie Spira | Posted 06.24.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

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-friend...

10 Signs You Know He's Smitten

Julie Spira | Posted 06.24.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

One thing I know for sure, if he wants you to become his girlfriend, he'll do whatever it takes to let you know. Here are 10 signs he might be ready to retire his online dating profile, let you know he's found his one in 40 million, and wants to make you his girl.

Survey Says Online Daters Likely to Date One Person at a Time

Julie Spira | Posted 03.25.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is on the minds of many singles. But just how open-minded are singles while looking for love online?

The Busiest Week for Online Dating is Happening Now

Julie Spira | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

When it comes to dating and finding love online, singles need to become reflective and take a good look at their dating patterns.