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cyberlovelinks2 300x67Happy Friday everyone. I know some of you are superstitious, but 13 has always been a lucky number for me.

Here are some of our favorite articles of the week that were shared on Twitter and found on the web for your reading pleasure on dating, love and romance, and digital love.

Enjoy!

How to Find Love Online This Holiday Season – On DatingAdvice.com, I provided several tips on finding a terrific date on the Internet. I’m happy to report that plenty of singles are connecting and feeling a bit smitten.

Why We Need to Cuddle – On Likes.com, this article caught our digital eye. Get ready for hugs, cuddling, and see why cuddling should be at the top of your list.

The Truth About Women’s Complicated Relationship With Technology – On Huffington Post, they shared the results of their poll conducted with Real Simple. Which ranks higher, the mobile phone or an intimate night with your sweetheart? Read on.

Holiday Mate Hunting Season - Cyber-Dating Expert friend Kim Calvert, Editor-in-Chief at SingularCity wrote a piece on the quest for find a date for the holidays.

Online Dating Anxiety Disorder – Is it Worse During the Holidays? – Enjoy my article on Huffington Post to calm those anxious nerves about flying solo at your holiday parties.

Scared of Being Single During the Holidays? Don’t Let it Sabotage Your Dating Life – On eHarmony Advice, this article will help you realize that the first person to love this holiday season is yourself.

Christmas Gifts for Him (That are Also for You) – Does he want an iPad or a beard trimmer? On PlentyOfFish, you’ll find 5 gifts to buy for your new date.

Why Jacks and Olivias are Lucky in Love - A new study conducted by Match in the UK says 58% of men would click on teh profile of a woman named Olivia. Would you change your profile name to attract a date?

Our favorite quote this week was from Jennifer Aniston – “A relationship isn’t going to make me survive. It’s the cherry on top.”

Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.
~Julie Spira and the Cyber-Dating Expert team.

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Cyber Love Links – Links to Love, When You’re in the Mood for Love

cyberlovelinks2 150x93It’s National Romance Awareness Month, so we’re happy to share some of our favorite dating, love and romance articles on the web this week, while taking a digital moment to show our gratitude for the social media love.

This Week’s Cyber Love Links include our links to love, when you’re in the mood for love.

Elle magazine - Love and relationships: The social stigma of online dating. It’s a thrill to be quoted in the August issue of Elle magazine in Canada. The results will surprise you. Yes, although I believe the stigma is gone, there are those who will still go to great lengths to hide the fact that they’ve met online. Do you fall into that category?

Betty ConfidentialYour Relationship on Social Media: Pro Tips on Mastering Netiquette. Betty’s Diana Denza asked me some great questions including, What are some things that women post on social media that have the potential to drive a date off? and “What should you say (if anything) to someone you’re dating if he has other women writing flirtatious posts on his wall?” Yes. We don’t want you to become that cyber stalker, so we hope you enjoy these tips.

YourTangoOnline Dating BootCamp – They’re live! Six full episodes of Online Dating BootCamp, where I’m helping Lauren from Beverly Hills find love on Match.com. Watch our videos so you can ramp up your search while looking for love online.

Episode 1: How to Create the Perfect Profile

Episode 2: How to Write the Perfect Description

Episode 3: How to Find Your Dream Guy

Episode 4: How to Write the Perfect Intro Email

Episode 5: How to Create the Perfect Profile Photo

Episode 6: Making it Happen in the Real World

On Twitter, we shared some of our favorite articles including:

The AtlanticWhen a Relationship Becomes a Game

Huffington PostWeird Dating Sites: From Gluten-Free Singles To Hot Sauce Passions, There’s Something For You

Woman’s Day10 Important Love Lessons from ‘The Bachelorette’

Our favorite quote this week is: “Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” ~Nicholas Sparks

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

~Julie Spira and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team

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Cyber Love Links

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As the short week draws to an end, it’s time once again to share our favorite links about dating and relationships, along with those we’ve shared on Twitter.

Glamour (via How About We)  – This post is worth a chuckle. 9 TV Characters Who Desperately Need Online Dating. My favorite it Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.

Bad Online Dates – Jen and her team created an Infographic that makes you wonder about every guy you might have ever spent the night with. Check out One Night Stands and see which direction the trend for hookups is headed.

Singular City – Member Carl Paradise shared his frustration in his blogpost, Dating in LA. Frankly, I’ve lived on both coasts and these matters of the heart can be occurring anywhere on the planet. Worth the read, especially the comments.

Rules of Netiquette – I posted an interesting Infographic on Love and Grammar. Did you know that 43% said that bad grammar was a major turn-off? Better use spell-check and grammar check before sending that sweet email to your digital crush.

DatingAdvice.com – My column this week took an in-depth peek at the features of Plenty of Fish. I hope you enjoy reading, Finding Love on Plenty of Fish and do let us know your experiences with the site.

Today Show – Our friend Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo looked beautiful and wise on TV. Elizabeth shared her tips on How to Know When to Call it Quits. She tells us if you’re unhappy more than you’re happy, it’s time to get out.

ABC TV News - South Bend, IN – Many thanks to Jasmine for interviewing me on the subject of Online Dating Safety and how to find love online safely.

eHarmony – This article, 10 Things Never to Do on Facebook if You’re in a Relationship is a must-read. Often we forget our online dating life does transfer to Facebook. When you get a moment, check out our new site, Facebook Love Stories and let us know that you like us!

Our favorite quote of the week was tweeted on President’s Day.  “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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

Julie and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team.

Julie Spira is a leading online dating expert and bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.

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Cyber Love Links – The Week’s Best Links for Love

cyberlovelinks2 300x67It’s time to share our favorite links to love, when you’re in the mood for love.

The last week in January was filled with tweets and articles on love in anticipation for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day.

Here are some of our top picks this week.

We were busy watching and tweeting from the Katie Show on the segment on ‘Catfishing.’  Her tips in How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams taught us about a site, SpyDialer.com. Yes, you can type in your date’s cell phone number and it will anonymously play back his or her outgoing message. Smart or creepy? We’d like your opinion.

On Dr. Phil, he interviewed the man behind the Manti Te’o scam, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Tuiasosopo admitted being secretly in love with the Notre Dame football player. USA Today covered the story as it unfolded.

On a lighter side, our friends at Zoosk released their 3rd Annual Football Survey in time for the Super Bowl. Want to know which coaching brother ranked highest in the romance department by Zooskers?

We loved the article on GalTime, 7 Signs He’s the Right Guy to Be Your Valentine’s Date. If you’re on the fence, it’s a must-read.  On Mashable, we got a chuckle out of Ask Siri to Buy Your Next Movie Tickets. It’s a great idea for date night.

POF just announced their 6 Finalists for their $100,000 wedding contest. You can vote for your favorite couple now through February 7th.

In the gratitude department, where do we begin?

Our article 5 Valentine’s Date Ideas to Enjoy Together is on the home page of eHarmony Advice.  We also shared our tips on 5 Ways to Find a Date for Valentine’s Day on DatingAdvice.com. On Huffington Post, my article The Perils and Joys of Online Dating, gives a healthy balance to help you find love online safely.

Speaking of safety, it’s a priority here at Cyber-Dating Expert Headquarters, so I was thrilled to be invited to be the online dating expert on the Dr. Drew Show on HLN/CNN. Here’s a peek at part of the segment. Share it with your loved ones and trust your intuition. Thanks for Kim Calvert at Singular City for featuring this as their video pick of the week.

A huge thank you to DatingAdvice.com for putting me at the top of the list in their Top 10 Online Dating Experts, released this week. What an honor and joy to share the list with friends and other love experts who try to make a difference in the digital world.

Finally, thanks to the Boston Globe for quoting me in their article, Stories of love, deception have long been entwined.

We’re busy as digital bees gearing up for Valentine’s Day with a few surprise and exciting announcements to come.

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

~Julie and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team

Julie Spira is a top online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene and is the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. For more online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.

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Cyber Love Links

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As the week comes to an end, it’s time to share this week’s Cyber Love Links–Links to Love, When You’re in the Mood for Love. From online dating advice to meeting IRL, we’ve got you covered.

First, our thanks to Carly Cylinder who included us in her story on Huffington Post,  So You’re on the Wedding D List: Now What?

Our friends at Her Campus quoted us in, On-Again, Off-Again Relationships: Can They Work? Cyber-Dating Expert friend Jenna Birch quoted us in her Answers from a Hot Girl Column to the guy who was frustrated with being the good guy. Check out Why Don’t My Compliments Work on Women? Yes guys, if they’re cheesy, the girls run the other way. Fashionista included our tips in Single All the Way? Expert Fashion Tips for Online Dating. This will help you both with your profile and on that very important first date. We were over-the-moon honored to be included in the Top 100 Blogs by Relationship Experts, so a huge thank you

On Twitter, we shared and loved Online Dating: Google’s Most Searched Singles Sites Of 2012 on Huffington Post Women. Our friends at YourTango posted, 5 Ways Google Affects Our Relationships, Fit Sugar came up with 9 ways to de-stress this holiday season, including nibbling on dark chocolate and lighting candles. On Woman’s Day, we shared, 10 Ways to Navigating the Holidays Alone.  Our new friends at Like Bright came up with their 10 Best Dating Sites list, filled with niche sites to check out for a chuckle and a date.

If you missed our Weekly Flirt, it can be found here.

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

Julie Spira is an online dating expert, bestselling author and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, sign up for the Weekly Flirt, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.

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In time for the weekend, we’re sharing our favorite articles and tweets this week, along with a few thanks to our special friends for including us in their stories.

Our favorite quote this week was, “Don’t be a woman who needs a man. Be a woman a man needs.” We thought it was worth sharing.

A special thank you to AARP who featured our advice for dating safely online, in Spanish. We had a blast using Google.com/translate to find the title of, Meet Your Next Love Online, Safely. The timing was perfect as it was in conjunction with MTV’s premiere of the TV show, Catfish. We know many people lie in their online dating profiles, but some take it even further. In Catfish, a woman thought she was dating a hot male model, only to find out in person that her online beau was actually a woman who had been bullied in school.

When I first wrote The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, I had fallen for a handsome attorney from across the country. After 5 hours of communicating every day for three months, we finally met in person. Not only was he not recognizable, but he had a wife at home who didn’t know about his double-identity. When I figured out the truth, he removed his profile and created a new one under a new user name. Not everyone lies and there are many stories in our Cyber Love Story of the Week that we enjoy sharing. So do remember to practice your online dating safety rules and know that online dating sites take the safety of their members seriously. If you meet someone deceptive, report them to the dating site.

The lessons we’ll learn from Catfish and other sharing their stories is to trust your intuition, take your time, and meet as soon as possible in-real-life, so you don’t become digital pen-pals and get your heart broken. A SKYPE date for a long-distance relationship will hopefully help you see the object of your digital affection sooner, rather than later. Future episodes will air on Mondays at 11pm/ET, 10pm/CT.

Other stories we loved this week included MYAKA’s INFOGRAPHIC called A Single Woman Enters the Bar. From having an exit strategy to did they ask for your number, you’ll enjoy this dating advice and may recognize a type or two.

Our friends at eHarmony contributed a guest post this week called, Filter and Flirt: How to Find Love Online. They’re having another Free Weekend through Monday and calling it Ready, Set Love! Click here to sign up to find a date for the holidays. On Buzzfeed, Amy Odell writes about Tyra Banks giving online dating advice to create the perfect profile photo. Our friend Alan Roger Currie wrote about his take on the General Petraeus affair on Examiner.com and Match Happen magazine featured an article, Online Daters Reveal Why They Got in Touch, that we really enjoyed.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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

Julie Spira is an online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, sign up for our Weekly Flirt, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.

 

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Cyber Love Links – Links to Love When You’re in the Mood for Love

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Happy Friday. It’s time for our weekend wrap up of Cyber Love Links.

We’re always so grateful to thank those who have featured us or mentioned our dating advice, but also love sharing some of our favorite tweets and stories on the web for your reading pleasure.

A huge thank you to Men’s Fitness, where we were quoted in two stories this week, 10 Little Ways to Kill Your Online Dating Game from Meredith Bogas and Answers from a Hot Girl: Do Women Really Want Chivalry? from our friend Jenna Birch. We say yes! Chivalry is still alive and well, so men we love it when you stand out from the most and do open the door for us. Thank you to Best Dating Sites for listing @JulieSpira as one of the Top Experts on Dating and Relationship Advice on Twitter.

Worried about online dating safety? So are we. Thank you to NBC News in Raleigh who did an in-depth story and including our safety tips called An Online Dating Horror Story. We’re not here to scare you, but are committed to helping you spot the red flags to enjoy your online dating journey. Gratitude to Prevention magazine for being featured in Text Mistakes You’re Making. How to Improve Your Text Life With These 6 Tips.

On Twitter, our friends at Mashable just posted Four Steps for Using Your Mobile Device to Jumpstart Your Love Life. So grab your lipstick and change your location-based-options and let us know how you like it. We also retweeted Ask Men’s video on Long Distance Relationships. Yes, they can be tough, but you can keep the spark alive through texting, tweeting, and Skyping so absence will make the heart grown fonder instead of making it go wander.

Our friend Natasha Burton wrote a terrific post on iVillage, Dating Online? Watch Out For These Red Flags to Avoid Distasters. On eHarmony Advice, we enjoyed, In Online Dating: Who Should Make the First Move? Ladies, men do love a little nudge here and there.

Finally, one of our favorite article was featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Dating Game’s Rebooting Call, featuring new fun niche dating sites.

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

~Julie and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team

Julie Spira is a leading online dating expert and bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter,  like Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert, and sign up for the Weekly Flirt newsletter.

 

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Cyber Love Links for Labor Day Weekend

cyberlovelinks2 150x93As we say goodbye to August and get ready for Labor Day Weekend, it’s time to share some of our favorite dating advice stories on the web and tweets we loved on Twitter this week.

On Glamour, they have a list of fun and flirty things to do on Labor Day weekend, so check it out. Our friends at We Love Dates and Your Tango posted an article that both men and women can relate to, Why You Shouldn’t Say ‘I Love You’ Too Soon. Just how soon is too soon? Follow your heart and wait a little while longer. Mashable brought us the news that the Are Your Interested mobile app has embraced social discovery.  This will be our topic at SxSW. Have you voted yet and given us a thumbs up? Click here to vote.

On Huffington Post, Bianca Bosker wrote an article about a new Facebook Report that lets you know how many of your friends are single. Curiosity killed the digital cat and I couldn’t resist. It’s filled with a whole lot of data, some which you just might want to keep to yourselves. How About We’s Date Report featured a great article, Do This When You Get Dumped, Says Science. Cyber-Dating Expert friend and Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll answers the question, Can You Find Love Online?

If you missed our Cyber Love Story of the Week, check out Doreen and Keith who met on OkCupid.

Many thanks to WCCO in Minneapolis, NPR’s All Things Considered for SmartPhones Apps Help More Singles Find The Boy (Or Girl) Next Door and the Washington Post for the wonderful interviews on mobile dating.

Our favorite quote this week is, “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” – Rose Franken

Our friends at eHarmony are having a free Communication Weekend going on right now, so try their site and let us know if you get lucky in love.

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

Julie and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team.

Julie Spira is a leading online dating expert, bestselling author, and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, sign up for the Weekly Flirt newsletter, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert

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Cyber Love Links – Favorite Dating Links and Tweets

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For your reading pleasure, it’s time to pay digital homage and share our favorite dating tweets and links for the week, with a few thank you’s tossed in as well.

On Huffington Post Women, they posted their top tweets of the week, including one from @TracyClarkFlory: My boyfriend: “My mom looked you up on the Internet.” #scarysentences. Yes it’s true. Your mother cares, but to Google your date for you?

My friend Dr. Terri Orbuch was quoted on the Wall Street Journal in The 5 Lessons Divorced People Learn About Marriage. Great for those starting over again.

If you decide to go on a Skype date or video chat with your new digital crush, our friends at Mashable posted 5 tips on how to look good on video chat. We shared Mobile Dia’s “5 Apps for the Romantically Challenged” and The Toronto Sun’s article, “Online Dating Means e-mail Overload for Women.” My pal Jennifer at Bad Online Dates  shared a guest post from Liz at We Love Dates, “What to Do if You’re in Love With More Than One Man.” It’s a must-read so you don’t end up with the wrong guy or alone from a juggling act that went south.

For the gratitude section of Cyber Love Links, a huge thank you to The Ricki Lake Show for sharing my tweet on “Who Should Follow Up After a First Date?”  and to We Love Dates for retweeting, “To Wink, or Not to Wink.” I’d also like to thank Damona for having me as a guest on “Dates & Mates with Dear Mrs. D” this week. They’ll be posting the link on Monday and we’ll be sure to share it with you.

It seems everyone loves dating shows these days. I adored Faye Brennan’s interview on YourTango with Alex Miranda, host of the new dating show ’3.’ Speaking of dating shows, if you’re in Los Angeles and would like to be on a new Bravo TV show, they’ll be casting single online daters at the Viceroy Hotel on Monday night. I’ll be there as well, so say hello and RSVP on Facebook.

Our favorite quote of the week was, “A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.”

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

~Julie Spira and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team

Julie Spira is an online dating expert, bestselling author, and Editor-in-Chief at CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene and helps them shorten their search to ride off into the digital sunset. For dating advice, join our Weekly Flirt and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert


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It’s time to take a moment and share some of our favorite articles about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World that we shared on Twitter and thank those for including Cyber-Dating Expert’s advice in their stories.

A huge thank you to our friends at Mashable who posted two stories, How Social Media Helps Romantic Relationships Thrive and 10 Dating Apps To Help You Find True Love. Both were tweeted over 1300 times each. Thank you from the bottom of my digital heart for including our Mobile Dating BootCamp in the story.

On Twitter, Kathleen Miles from Huffington Post alerted me to the new risque billboard on Sunset Boulevard for dating site Cougar Life, so I shared it on the LA Dating Advice column on Examiner in, Is Sunset Boulevard the New Home for Cougars? I’ll let you decide.

Thank you to Online Personals Watch for sharing and contributing to Dating in a Mobile World. Mobile Dating BootCamp contestant videos should be posted shortly and we’ll start casting for Season 2, to be held in Las Vegas. Best Background Checks posted Experts Reveal 7 Tips for Safer Online Dating,

If you missed the Magnetizing Love Telesummit, you can catch our 25 Twitter Secrets to Finding Love Online and catch up in a few minutes. Our friends at GalTime posted a great article, Getting Rid of Past Loves, which we had to share on Twitter. Sometimes it takes awhile to knock your ex of his or her pedestal. This article should help. We tweeted The Phoenix New Times article, The Seven Strangest Online Dating Sites and was surprised to see sites for dating with food allergies and dating a redhead.

You can share your dating stories in our Peril of the Week and remember our friends at Bad Online Dates and ABC’s 20/20 are looking for your videos on dating disasters, so keep your iPhone handy and start shooting away.

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

Julie Spira and the Cyber-Dating Expert Team.

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