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Julie Spira

Online Dating: 7 Easy Ways to Fill Your Date Card

Julie Spira | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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....

Match.com 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 Match.com 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.

Mobile Love: 10 Dating Apps to Ramp Up Your Love Life

Julie Spira | Posted 01.27.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

As love continues to blend together with technology in everyday life, a variety of flavors of dating apps are helping to speed up the process for online daters.

The Social Media Wedding of Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Julie Spira

It was no surprise to me when Collier told me she had a digital crush with a fine gentleman and social media enthusiast, named Curt Buthman, whom she became friends with on Twitter over four years ago.

...And the Bride Wore Google Glass

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Julie Spira

Tweethearts and social media influencers Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman tied the digital knot on November 8, 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly...

Michael Feinstein Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Julie Spira

With a goal of raising $20 million to establish the Heart and Stem Cell Center, a crowd of more than 500 guests gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA for the 9th annual Board of Governors Gala.

NYU Tisch Gala in Beverly Hills Honors Oliver Stone and Liza Chasin

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Accepting the award, Stone, responsible for films including Born of the 4th of July, JFK, Nixon, and Wall Street, said he loved the idea of watching movies all day and getting credit for it.

What Will Singles Be Wearing This Halloween?

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

For the guys, POF found that they were attracted to women wearing vixen costumes. Twenty-five percent of the girls polled said they'd be happy to flirt with a guy dressed in a Batman outfit. It appears women still want men to be their hero.

Pew Research: Mobile Helps Boost the Online Dating Numbers Game

Julie Spira | Posted 12.22.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

While most of us realize this from the everyday conversations we're having with singles on the dating scene, we really need to credit the introduction and rise of mobile dating apps for the increase in acceptance to digital dating.

New Survey: Singles Researching Dates Online on the Rise

Julie Spira | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

According to Spokeo's findings, 61 percent of those who suspected their loved one of cheating and found supporting documentation would confront them in person, where 30 percent would decide to call it quits on the spot.

How to Tell If Your Online Date Is a Liar

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

The desire to fit into a search, or idealize who we want to be ends up in many online dating profiles and social networking sites. Are singles worldwide really that insecure? Do you want to date someone who has lied about their age, height, income, job, marital status and more?

Online Dating Vs. Offline Dating: Pros and Cons

Julie Spira | Posted 12.03.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

There are so many more options available to singles dating in the digital age, yet so many can't seem to connect. What's a single dater to do?

How to Say Goodbye to a Summer Love

Julie Spira | Posted 10.28.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

So with the change of seasons, how do you know if you can handle a long distance relationship this fall? If your guy is still in town, how do you know if your passionate summer love was just a fling or the real thing?

When You Need a Little Help to Dress for Your Date

Julie Spira | Posted 10.14.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Into our closets we go, but all too often we find ourselves with nothing to wear as we gaze at the row of little black dresses and notice the LBD that was short enough to wear a decade ago, but just won't make the cut today. What's a girl to do?