Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She’s a bestselling author and a go-to person for online dating advice. As a Los Angeles based dating celebrity dating coach, Julie has clients from New York to San Francisco and from London to Sydney.
Julie was a very early adopter of online dating, having created her first profile 20 years ago. Today, she coaches singles from college-age to the large population of baby-boomers who are looking for a chance at true love. Through a combination of online dating, mobile dating apps, email etiquette, and social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Julie helps singles shorten their search to find their dream dates.
Julie’s passionate about social media and everything digital. Her love affair with technology began several decades ago where she was the youngest female executive at RKO Radio Networks, the country’s first digitally delivered satellite radio network. As a charter member of Love@AOL, she embraced the intersection of love and technology during the early years of online dating.
She’s Truly the Pioneer of Online Dating ~Cosmo Radio
One of America’s Ultimate Experts ~Woman’s World magazine
Top 10 Columnist to Follow on Twitter ~Your Tango
Julie’s the author of two books, the bestselling online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and the social media manners book, The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners.
She’s the creator of Mobile Dating BootCamp and Facebook Love Stories, hosts Online Dating Bootcamp, and Dating Profile Seminars, and is the Online Dating Expert on Dating Advice.com, where she tops the rank as one of the “Top 10 Best Online Dating Experts.”
Julie’s passionate about social media. She’s received numerous honors and held positions including:
- Top 10 Columnist to follow on Twitter
- One of “America’s Ultimate Experts” by Woman’s World magazine
- Top 100 Most Influential People in Social Media in Fast Company
- Top Ranked Most Influential Person in “Online Dating” on social media influence site, Klout
- Finalist for best dating blog for two consecutive years in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards
- Nominated for the “Women Making a Difference Awards by the Los Angeles Business Journal
- Spokesperson for Clorox for What the Flu campaign
- Dating and Relationship expert for Bloomingdales for Meet Your Beauty Match
- Dating expert for Facebook for Valentine’s
- Spokesperson for Spokeo for Valentine’s
- Judge for JDate’s Top Proposal Contest
- Match.com relationship expert and brand ambassador
- Spokesperson for Cupid.com for #SetLoveFree campaign
- Dating coach and expert for Match and bebe’s Girls’ Night Out
Julie’s advice has reached millions. She’s been featured and quoted over 600 times in the media including:
ABC, BBC, Boston Globe, CBS, CNET, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Cyberguy, E! Entertainment, Elle, FOX News, Glamour, Good Day LA, Good Morning America, Hallmark Channel, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men’s Health, NBC, New York Times, NPR, PC World, Psychology Today, Redbook, Sydney Morning Herald, USA Today, USA Weekend, Washington Post, WIRED, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, and Woman’s World.
Julie’s articles and dating advice have appeared on relationship and online dating sites including eHarmony, Galtime, GenConnect, JDate, Match.com, MSN, PlentyOfFish, She Knows, Yahoo!, YourTango, and Zoosk.
She speaks frequently at conferences worldwide about the marriage of love and technology including BlogWorld/NMX, BookExpo America, 140 Conference, Digital Hollywood, Digital LA, Internet World, Social Media Club, Social Media Week, as well as on college campuses throughout the country.
How did this broadcaster turned technology executive become an Internet dating expert?
Julie started her career in broadcasting as the first female radio show host and voice-over announcer at WAAL in Binghamton, New York. After spending four years as an executive at RKO, she became Vice President of IDB Communications Group, a global satellite transmission provider serving the broadcast industry and was on the ground floor as an executive at InterPacket Networks, where she was the first to provide high speed Internet via Satellite to over 100 countries around the world.
Where has all of this technology taken her? Directly into the hearts of singles looking for love on the Internet and on their mobile phones.
Julie’s been called on by the media as an expert in mobile dating. From Tinder to Grindr, eHarmony to Match, Julie knows the dating industry inside and out and helps singles find their one in 40 million.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Television-Radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. She is currently writing the screenplay adaptation of The Perils of Cyber-Dating and speaks frequently at social media conferences worldwide, while providing private dating coaching clients the tools they need to be successful in finding love in the digital age. Julie believes in giving back to the community and she sits on the Board of several non-profit organizations in Los Angeles.