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Dating 2.0 at the Internet Dating Conference

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Next week will be an exciting time for online dating industry professionals. Many of us will gather in South Beach in Miami on January 19th – 21st? for the 8th annual Internet Dating Conference, known to many simply as iDate.

Once again I have been selected to speak about Dating 2.0: How to Create Brand Loyalty on the Web on January 20th at 3:30pm at the Miami Convention Center. I’ll be talking about the marriage of love and technology and how to develop your brand through the use of social media marketing. It’s an honor to be among the leading Internet industry executives and matchmakers including Mark Brooks, Publisher of Online Personals Watch;? Julie Ferman, Founder of Cupid’s Coach; Paul Falzone from eLove; Markus Frind, founder of Plenty of Fish; and Joel Simkhai from Grindr.

One of the hot topics led by Conference Organizer Marc Lesnick will be the session on free online dating sites and what they mean to the industry. Marc’s presentation will be held on January 21st at 2:00pm.

The Internet Dating Conference will be held concurrently with the Social Networking Conference where Mark Brooks will be presenting the 2010 Year in Review at both conferences. The topics of mobile dating and location based services will be of great interest to many of the attendees.

I’ll be on site with video updates and live tweeting from both conferences. For more information, visit internetdatingconference.com.

We’d love to hear your comments and feedback. Are you currently a member of an online dating site? Do you use mobile dating applications? Do you think Facebook dating will become more popular?

Julie Spira is an online dating expert and author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com. Follow Julie on Twitter @Julie Spira and like her at facebook.com/cyberdatingexpert

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Julie Spira to Appear on KZSB Radio

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Los Angeles, CA June 3, 2010 - ?Cyber-Dating Expert and bestselling author, Julie Spira will be a featured guest on KZSB AM in Santa Barbara on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Spira will be a guest of show host and columnist Bruce Sallan, host of A Dad’s Point of View. The two will be discussing keeping secrets from your spouse and single parent dating.

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ABOUT JULIE SPIRA

Julie Spira is known world-wide as The Cyber-Dating Expert. She is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and host of Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

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Julie Spira to Appear on WPIX in New York on CyberDating Safety

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On Thursday, April 23, 2010, Cyber-Dating Expert and bestselling author, Julie Spira will be a featured guest with Tamsen Fadal on WPIX Television in New York at 8:40am, eastern time.

Spira, the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, will talk about cyber dating safety and the importance of protecting your identity while dating online. Spira talks about the red flags in her book.

“Online dating safety is something that is near and dear to me,” says Spira. She adds, ?”I work closely with singles to ensure their experience is enjoyable and safe as well.”

Spira was recently featured on CNET in a story by Larry Magid, Find Love Online This Valentine’s Day – Safely and is a frequent guest in the media on the topic.

With the recent cyber bullying case in Massachusetts where a teenager committed suicide due to cyber bullying, the subject of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to gang up on children in schools is on every parent’s minds.

For more information, visit CyberDatingExpert.com

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Countdown to the 140 Characters Conference

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The 140 Characters Conference in New York is only one week away. We are counting down the days and I’m excited to be participating as a character in the first-ever dating panel: Experiencing Love, Dating, and Romance in the Real-Time Web. Make sure to mark your calendars for April 21, 2010 at 8:45am. I’ll be sharing the stage with Your Tango’s Tom Miller, @TomFooleryTM and dating expert @ScotMckay.

The event will be streamed for those who can’t make it. It is shaping up to be the largest gathering in the world of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “we” the people.?I’ll be in New York all week meeting with editors, publishers, and broadcasters and will keep you posted on my media schedule and will be tweeting live from the event.

If you are in the New York City area, tickets are still available for $140 at 140Conf.org

Jeff Pulver has been working night and day to make this a memorable event. Other speakers include Today Show’s Ann Curry, Wine TV’s Gary Vaynerchuk, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Donny Deutsch, John Kremer, Ivanka Trump, MC Hammer and more. For a complete list of speakers visit http://nyc2010.140conf.com/speakers-2.

Besides meeting my twitter friends in real life, I’m delighted to announce that I will be signing copies of my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online in the schmooze lounge on Wednesday, April 21st from 10:00am-10:45am.

It’s going to be an exciting time for those in the social media world. I look forward to seeing you there.

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I’m a Character, You’re a Character – The 140 Conference in New York

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It’s with great excitement that I share with you that I’ve been selected as a character in the upcoming 140 Characters Conference – Exploring the State of Now, ?to be held in New York City on April 20-21, 2010. The panel will focus on dating and is called, “Experiencing: Love, Dating and Romance in the Real-Time web.”

According to Jeff Pulver, “This event is shaping up to being the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and ?we? the people.”

When I attended the 140 Characters Conference in Los Angeles in 2009, I had a conversation with Jeff about the 2010 New York event. I told him the importance of including a first-time dating panel at this conference. I explained the huge growth of online dating and the popularity of dating in real time with people hooking up on Twitter, Twitter marriage proposals, and the huge growth of mobile dating. I promised him it would be a fun panel. I didn’t want to disappoint those in the Twitterverse.

I am pleased to announce that on the panel I will be joined by my friends and colleagues Thomas Miller of Your Tango, known for his column Tomfoolery, and dating coach Scot ?McKay. Both Tom and Scot have been guests on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert radio show and I have met both of them in real life.

The 140 Characters Conference will feature some of the most important people in social media and on Twitter. I will be in good company along with Gary Vaynerchuk, MC Hammer, Ann Curry, Shelley Palmer, Ivanka Trump, Alexis Maybank, and Donny Deutsch. Over 140 characters will share the stage at the 92nd Street Y.

If you have a Twitter dating story to share, please let me know.

For a complete list of characters visit?http://nyc2010.140conf.com/characters

Tickets are only $100 through March 6, 2010. To purchase your ticket in the presale, visit 140conf.com

I hope to see you there, IRL.

Julie Spira is known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert. She is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

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Julie Spira to Appear on Love Panel on Valentine’s Day

AEWlovePlease join me on Valentine’s Day for an exciting panel for singles and couples hosted by An Empowered Woman in Los Angeles.

The event, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” will be held at Mountaingate Country Club in Bel Air, CA.

Joining me on the panel will be relationship ship expert Dr. Pat Allen, author of Getting to ‘I Do’ and Cougar dating expert, Lucia.

I will be discussing my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and will provide expert dating advice on how to spot the red flags and find Mr./Ms. Right on your favorite Internet dating site.

One of the highlights at the event will be the male panel, consisting of a confirmed bachelor, serial husband, single and looking, to just plain confused.

The event includes lunch, boutique for shopping, and a book signing.

What: Second Sunday Series, An Empowered Woman
When: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 11am – 3pm

Where: Mountaingate Country Club, Bel Air, CA

To purchase tickets, visit An Empowered Woman

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Amazing Woman’s Day

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Join me on Saturday, January 30, 2010 where I will be a featured Feminine Leader at Amazing Woman’s Day at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA.

On this special day, hundreds of women will gather and be educated and enriched by women entrepreneurs.

I?ll be discussing the social media strategy I used on?Facebook,?Twitter, through blogging and more that made my first-published book,?The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online a bestseller on its launch date. I’ll also be autographing copies of my book at the event.

Amazing Woman?s Day was created by Marsh Engle. The day will be filled with education and enrichment for women to help them succeed in 2010. We all have a book in us. Why not make it a bestseller?

What: Amazing Woman?s Day 2010 Worldwide Launch
Where: Beverly Hills Hotel
When: Saturday, January 30, 2010
Why: Because you are an Amazing Woman who will be inspired and educated by dynamic leaders
Cost: $196

To order tickets, please go to?AmazingWomansDay.com for a day that will change your path in 2010.

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Listen to Julie Spira on BBC Radio

bbclive 150x86My friends at the BBC in UK just asked me to return as a guest on their radio show tonight. If you are in the UK, please listen to The Stephen Nolan show at 0030-0100 UK time. (7:30pm-8:00pm, ET) to hear about the perils and successes of Internet dating.

We will be talking about my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online as well as the latest trends in online dating.

For those outside the UK, you can listen live at BBC-5 where the program will be streamed.

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Julie Spira to Appear on WLW Radio

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Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira will appear on AM700 WLW in Cincinnati today at 5:45pm, eastern time to talk about online dating and the recent news story about BeautifulPeople.com.

Spira, is a frequent guest on WLW on the subject of Internet dating. She will provide her dating advice and opinions on the 5000 singles who were ousted from Beautiful People, an exclusive online dating site earlier this month. Those single who appeared to have had a noticeable weight gain over the holidays, were sent away by the site’s voting members.

To listen to the show with hosts Eddie Fingers and Tracy Jones, visit WLW at 700WLW.com

Julie Spira is known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert?. She is the author of the online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

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Dating and Relationships: The Game Has Changed

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Join me on January 14, 2010 as the Social Media Club of Los Angeles presents, Dating and Relationships: The Game Has Changed. Get all the tips you need a month before Valentine’s Day.

I will be on a panel with my friends, AV Flox, Evan Marc Katz, Liz H. Kelly, and Linda Sherman. We’ll be talking about social media and dating. It will be a fun evening. Learn how online dating is becoming social dating with some dating advice thrown in. ?You can RSVP on ?Facebook.

There will be a book signing at the end of the event, and I’ll be there with copies of my online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. One lucky guest will win the Cyber Swag Bag filled with over $400 of romantic gifts including an autographed copy of my book, one free Irresistible online dating profile, 1 private Pilates session at Beyond Physical Therapy, and a free olive butter treatment at Byu-ti salon.

What: Dating and Social Media Panel and Mixer
Where: 12th and Highland, 304 12th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA
When: January 14, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
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