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Julie Spira on Larry King Now – Online Dating Profile Tips

Mar 24th

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It was a joy and pleasure to be a guest on Larry King Now, with guest host Katherine Schwarzenegger on the topic of mobile dating, Tinder, online dating, and dating in the Digital Age.

In the full segment, “Swipe Right: Dating in the Digital Age,” I was joined by Grant Langston from eHarmony, Psychologist Rob Weiss, and Johnny Drubel.

From how many photos to put on your profile to finding love and hooking up, watch Katherine and I discuss the segment below:

Expert Opinion: How to Create Your Best Dating Profile

Related: Tinder Plus Launches. Rewind Your Last Date for a Price

Full interview: Swipe Right: Dating in the Digital Age

For more online dating tips, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, join #DateChat on Thursdays at 5p/PT, 8p/ET and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter.

For help with your online dating journey, check out Irresistible Profiles to help you find your dream date and Swiping Right to make the most of your Tinder and mobile dating life.

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3 Keys to Deeper Dating

Mar 23rd

Screen Shot 2015 03 22 at 7.29.34 PM 300x252 It’s an honor and joy to share with you that my friend and bestselling author Ken Page will be hosting a free tele-seminar on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:30pm/PT, 8:30pm/ET.

If you don’t yet know Ken, he’s a renowned psychotherapist, nationally syndicated columnist and the bestselling author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop The Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy, of which I contributed to the section on online dating in his book.

Ken believes that the magic and aliveness of our essential self  is the bullet train to healthy love, transforming our dating life from an arduous process of too many dead end connections into a soulful, deep and exciting process of discovering self and “other.”

Ken’s focus won’t be on fixing yourself to find love, but rather on honoring and
expressing your innate gifts — and his groundbreaking concepts and techniques are all backed by solid research.

This is life-changing work. I have been personally very moved by the authenticity and wisdom of Ken’s teachings.

I hope to “see” you there!  It’s FREE to attend and you’ll receive a recording if you can’t listen live as well.

Sign up here and claim your free seat.  I just did!

As always, I wish you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo

 

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Shape Magazine – Dating Beauty and Fashion Tips Guys Love

Mar 20th

It’s a great honor to be quoted on Shape.com in the article, Dressing Sexy on a Date – Dating Tips: Beauty Tweaks That Are Big Turn-On’s For Guys.

If you’re wondering if that bright red lipstick says you’re hot, or not to a guy. Here are some highlights, but check out the full article on Shape.com.

“For a first date, red shows confidence, which is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”

“Plus, red is the color of love and romance. Red is the color of the stop sign.”

A survey conducted by Zoosk showed that 66% of men didn’t like dark makeup.

“Most men like a natural look over a heavily made up look, so ditch the smoky eye and red lipstick in favor of a natural gloss and a huge smile.”

Thinking of showing off your cleavage? Not just yet.

“If you dress with too much cleavage, it’s a turn-off.”

“Wear a top completely buttoned-up but form fitted to show off your gorgeous curves.”

Read: 6 Dating Tips for Spring Fever

Dress like a classic beauty, not the trend queen.

“When you dress over-the-top in a fancy outfit, men often think you’re a high-maintenance girl.”

“Wear a simple dress to show off your feminine side on a date. Or, if it’s a daytime date, jeans and a cute t-shirt are always a good idea.”

Leave the Lingerie at Home

Ready for that first overnight?

“While men fantasize about hot lingerie, it’s usually not with the girl he wants to take home to the family.”

“Wear something comfortable and sexy, but not slutty.”

Many thanks to Jenna Birch for the great interview. Ladies, are you ready for Spring dating?

Full article on Shape.com

Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and join us for #DateChat on Thursdays at 5p/PT, 8p/Et.

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6 Online Dating Tips for Spring Fever

Mar 20th

sunflowerheartHappy Spring!

Now that we’ve changed the clocks to daylight savings time, it’s time to think about sunset dates, changing your wardrobe to lighter colors and getting out to smell the digital roses.

It’s springtime and we all know that Spring fever is in the air and many singles are hoping to find love this season, or at least fill their date card.

With this in mind, here are some online dating tips and advice to help ramp up your cyberdating search for the new season.

Swipe Right

It’s time to turn up the volume and download a few mobile dating apps and start flirting. By now most of you have either used the hot mobile app Tinder, where you swipe to the right to connect with a potential date, or swipe to the left to send them into Internet heaven. It’s time to join the digital party. We can help you with our Swiping Right service to tweak your Tinder or other mobile dating profile.

WATCH MOBILE APPS TO SPEED UP YOUR SEARCH

Don’t forget the mobile versions of the dating sites you already belong to. If you’re a member of eHarmony, JDate, Match, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, or other dating sites, make sure to keep the push notifications on so you can find a date in a digital minute.

READ: TINDER PLUS LAUNCHES. REWIND LAST SWIPE FOR A PRICE

Log on Twice Daily

Take one hour twice a day and log on to your favorite dating site or scroll through your mobile dating apps. Did you know that just having your profile appearing as online often will raise your visibility in a search to potential dates?  Ready, set, log on.

Turn on Chat

Whether you’re on Facebook or are on an Internet dating site, make sure your settings are configured for you to be able to chat with someone IRL. Download Facebook Messenger on your mobile phone if you haven’t done so and start chatting with someone you might have a digital crush on. Every time you hear that chime on your phone or computer, it just might bring a smile to your face.

Cast a Wider Net (and Zip Code)

Not getting much activity in your inbox? Expand your search from 15 miles to 60 or even 200 miles. If you find the one, it’s worth the commute, or even relocating for love. Are you limiting yourself to searching for a narrow age range? Revise your search parameters by 10 years. That’s right, 5 years lower and 5 years higher than what you’ve already been looking for. If you’ve upgraded to Tinder Plus, their new feature allows you to add a new location to search in, so if you’re planning on visiting New York, you can add that location to start getting matched with singles in another city. By the time you arrive, your date card should be filled.

Reorder Your Photos

If you have 3-5 of your favorite photos on your profile and can’t find time to grab a new one from your Facebook page, change the primary photo so your profile looks fresh. When you get the time, add a few more recent shots, wearing something colorful and retire those photos that are 5 years old, or more!

READ: WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR RED

View and Hotlist Profiles

Some people just don’t like writing emails or making the first contact. If you’re a bit shy about initiating contact, view profiles of those you might be interested in and check out your suggested matches.  Chances are they’ll see that you’ve viewed them and will contact you if they’re interested in you. Take it one step further and rate them with 5 stars or put them on your hotlist. Often they’ll be notified, will be flattered, and you just might put a date on your calendar.

If you still need some help to make your profile stand out from the rest, contact us about our Irresistible Profiles to help you find your dream date.

Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.

Julie Spira is a top online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She was an early adopter of online dating and has been helping singles find love on the Internet for 20 years. For more dating advice follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, join us for #DateChat on Thursdays at 5p/PT, 8p/ET, sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter, and visit our Facebook page.

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12 Ways to Flirt on St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 16th

To get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t need to be Irish. If you practice these expert dating and flirting skills, you’ll likely have a date on your calendar before the day is over, or will at least enjoy the time together with the object of your affection.

1. Send a text message the the person you’ve had a crush on to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even if they aren’t Irish, chances are they’ll reply to you.

2. Log onto an online dating site or mobile dating app and change your profile photo to wearing something green. Do the same on Facebook and change the first line of your profile to say, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” or “Kiss me if you’re Irish.” Start swiping right in the morning to find a date by the afternoon.

3. If you have a date on the calendar, pick up a green carnation for him or her. Although receiving carnations might appear tacky on Valentine’s Day, a month later it’s fine. It’s worth a chuckle or two and shows your date that you took the time to think of them.

4. Grab some friends and go to your local watering hole. You don’t need to drink green beer, or anything green for that matter to get into the spirit. While standing in line, comment on someone’s outfit who has caught your attention. Guys should wear a green tie. Ladies, compliment him on it, even if it’s the tackiest thing you’ve seen all month. It’s the kind of day where approaching others isn’t just accepted, it’s expected.

5. Pick up a a flashing green button that says, “Kiss me if you’re Irish.” Chances are you’ll get at least a smile, if not a peck on the cheek.

6. Speaking of smiling, a smile is contagious and everyone wants to be around someone who appears to be happy. Practice the 5-second stare while smiling at someone you would like to meet. It’s the cue for them to come over and wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Who knows where the conversation will lead?

7. Start snapping photos on your SmartPhone and post them to Facebook and your Instagram account. Compliment the guy with the tacky green tee shirt and take his photo. It will help get the conversation started. Chances are he’ll want to see his digital photo and may even ask you to take another one. You’ll be engaging in no time, or possibly even more.

8. Put a green bandana on your dog’s collar and go to the local dog park. There’s a reason it’s called puppy love and it’s a great conversation starter.

9. Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade in your local city. Everyone loves a parade and it will give you an excuse to start a conversation with those you end up bundled up with.

10. If the festivities are too much for you and you’d prefer avoiding crowds, go to a sushi bar or your favorite Japanese restaurant and sip on some hot green tea and order green-tea ice cream for dessert.

11. Set up a coffee date and order the green tea Frappuccino at Starbucks or meet at an ice cream shop and grab a mint-chocolate ice cream cone.

12. If you have a sweet tooth, bake some chocolate cupcakes and decorate them with green frosting. Bring a few for your date to nibble on. If you’re not the best in the kitchen, stop by your local bakery or sprinkles cupcakes store and select some luscious items all wrapped up and ready to go.

Keep in mind St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to practice the art of flirting. Go ahead and wear that flashing green button to draw attention to yourself. If you are not one to visit a local pub, go to a public place and wear green and start smiling. You have permission to do it all.

Julie Spira is an online dating expert and bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating. She’s the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com and host of #DateChat on Thursdays at 8p/ET on Twitter. For online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, on  Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and sign up for the Free Weekly Flirt Newsletter.

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