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Julie Spira

Why Valentine's Day Is the Super Bowl of Dating

Julie Spira | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Julie Spira

As we count down the days to Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium, whether you're rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, one thing is for sure, it's going to be an emotional and exciting two weeks for both men and women alike.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 01.26.2016 | Style
Julie Spira

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.

Love Reunited: Our Second Chance at Love

Julie Spira | Posted 01.21.2016 | Divorce
Julie Spira

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 "the one." With their hearts beating heavily, they fall in love at first sight, and ride off into the sunset together. Well, almost.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 01.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

Singles who have filled their date cards are probably wondering whether to cancel their dates. Don't be a rain-flake. There are an abundance of songs about rain that are uber-romantic, so grab your umbrellas and mobile phones, but don't change your plans and please don't cancel your dates.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 01.04.2016 | Style
Julie Spira

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.

How to Break Up Gracefully

Julie Spira | Posted 12.29.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

When your friends are changing their status to "In a Relationship" or "Engaged," which you will see flooding your Facebook feed, you'll either suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or FOGO (Fear of Getting Out).

Mobile Dating Apps to Help You Find a Hanukkah Date

Julie Spira | Posted 12.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

The 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.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 12.03.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

While you're filling your calendar with holiday parties and networking events, grab your mobile phone and let's get started.

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

Julie Spira | Posted 11.20.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

I think Facebook's new breakup features are terrific, as I know many people instantly block their ex, without the ex even knowing so, and then back-peddle and send a new friend request, out of embarrassment, once they've kissed and made up.

Selma Blair Honored By Operation Smile Dressed in Bright Yellow Gown

Julie Spira | Posted 10.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

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

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