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Sharyn Bires
Having held positions at Brides, Modern Bride and Los Angeles magazine, Sharyn has served as the publisher of San Francisco Brides. An expert on online dating, marketing and social media styling, Sharyn works to motivate and empower single women across the country to find love online. Her advice can be found, most recently, in San Francisco magazine's "Dating" issue.

Entries by Sharyn Bires

Wedding Planning: What the Magazines Don't Tell You

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:12 PM

For the past decade, my career has centered on bridal magazines. From New York to California, I've launched publications, attended bridal fashion shows and worked on countless articles about color, table settings and hairstyles. I've spoken at industry events, selected real weddings for publication and sampled every type of wedding...

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Still Single? The 7 People to Blame

(329) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 9:57 AM

Last night, as I took the train home, I was the captive audience of two women who were complaining about their dating lives in San Francisco. One was bemoaning how men in San Francisco are "rude" and "don't know how to treat a girl," while the other talked about how...

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Two Words for Every Bad Date I Ever Had

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:19 PM

I'm not sure if it was the warm Hawaiian breezes, the sparking ocean or the doorman who mysteriously knew my name, but the moment I arrived at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, I knew I'd never quite be the same.

Shortly into my stay, I met Clifford Nae'ole, the resort's Hawaiian...

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Picture This: Dos And Don'ts For Dating Profile Photos

(7) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 12:56 PM

"Can you please send me a photo of you in a bikini? I'd like to know what I'm getting before we meet up."

That's an actual quote from an email I received on It's also the email that sent me on a half-hour-long rant to two (very straight) guy...

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From Rock Bottom to Loving Online

(15) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 4:22 PM

A year and a half ago today, I drove across the Bay Bridge, my two-carat ring sparkling despite the fog. In my rearview mirror, I could see my panting pug and... the remnants of my life in Los Angeles. My plan was to meet my fiancé, who had arrived a...

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