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Win tickets to JDate?s Schmooz-a-Palooza in Los Angeles

schmooz 300x149It’s the party of all parties for Jewish singles in Los Angeles. Every year on Christmas Eve, JDate hosts a party that every single dater must attend.

Our friends at JDate are giving us two free tickets to give away for their annual Gala.

Celebrating its 20th year, the SCHMOOZ-A-PALOOZA will be held at Red O Restaurant in Beverly Hills featuring cuisine by world-renowned chef Rick Bayless. This trendy-spot features bold, dramatic decor and a sultry ambiance bound to ignite a hot party. Guests will enjoy delicious tapas, tequila tasting, all-night drink specials and amazing raffle prizes. When attendees are not busy schmoozing, eating or drinking, they can hit the dance floor and show off their moves.

To enter to win two free tickets, like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and post your comment that you?d like to win tickets to JDate’s SCHMOOZ-A-PALOOZA.

Advanced tickets are $35 each or $50 for two. Grab your BFF and your favorite party dress or digs and enjoy this fun and festive holiday soiree.
What: JDate’s SCHMOOZ-A-PALOOZA

Where: Red O Restaurant, Beverly Hills, CA
When: December 24, 2013 9pm-2am
Why: Because your single and need to mingle.

Added bonus: Our friends at Uber will be offering new clients a free ride valued at $50.

Visit us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and let us know why you want to win tickets to SCHMOOZ-A-PALOOZA.

The winner will be announced on Facebook on December 2nd.

To buy tickets, visit http://www.jdate.com/schmooz

Cyber Love Story – Todd and Rozie

ToddAndRozie 72dpi 300x224Todd and Rozie were both members of JDate where they were looking for love online.

Both the two of them were frustrated with the search process and were about to let their memberships expire.

Rozie decided to give the online dating game one last shot when she sent Todd an email that simply said, “You look cute. I like your profile.”

Rozie didn?t even have an online dating profile photo posted and most of the details in her profile were left blank.

Todd was hesitant to reply, but figured he’d say hello and ask her to send him a picture. He was glad he did so as when he received Rozie’s photo, he thought she was really cute.

After about one month of email exchanges and a few phone calls, they finally met up in person. Their first date was scheduled for drinks after work, but the conversation led to dinner. Dinner turned into afterglow drinks and their first casual drink date lasted for seven hours! The two went home separately at 2am, only because they needed to get to work the next day.

After seven months of dating, Todd proposed marriage to Rozie in a romantic way at the tallest tower in Krakow, Poland. It was the largest square in Europe.

They married a year and a half later and now have two children.

Congratulations to Todd and Rozie who let the conversation flow and fell in love on JDate

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Julie Spira is America’s Top online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. Julie’s the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating and creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, sign up for our Weekly Flirt newsletter and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert

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JDate is Responsible for More Jewish Marriages [infographic]

Just in time for the Jewish New Year, online dating site JDate has published an infographic showing a milestone of almost 1000 marriages since their inception in 2003.

The Jewish online dating site commissioned ResearchNow to survey married Jewish Internet users. The results showed that JDate is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all of the other major online dating sites combined.

Of the 948 who participated in the survey, 52% who married met on JDate.

It makes sense if religion is important to you to visit an online dating site with singles sharing the same belief. Singles appear to be dating up a storm. Five out of 9 Jews who were surveyed and were married since 2008, used an online dating site in their search for love.

Are you a member of a niche online dating site focusing on religion? Comments are welcome and you can sign up for JDate in our Dating Community.

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How to Block Your Date – Try JDate’s New Feature

Say Goodbye to your Online Date

I received an email in my Inbox today from JDate?, the largest online dating site for Jewish singles ?announcing their new all-block feature. The email simply said, “JDate’s Got Your Block.” It was a catchy email and got my attention.

Now at the bottom of each online dating profile on their site, you have the ability to say goodbye forever to the bad date or former beau who broke your heart while looking for love online.

Since cyberdating safety is such a hot issue now, I think this is a great move from JDate. It’s simple to use and not much different than Facebook’s blocking feature. If you want to block someone for inappropriate behavior or someone you simply don’t want to have looking at your personal and online identities, here’s instructions on how to block your date:

1. You pull up a profile of someone you are interested in blocking.

2. At the bottom of the profile, it will say Report a Concern and the word Block.

3. Click on Block and a drop down menu will appear with the choice of:

  • Block member from?contacting?you
  • Block member from?appearing?in your search results
  • Block member from?viewing your profile?in his/her search results

4. Click Submit and you’re done.

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Voila! You have erased that person from your search and from contacting you, should you desire.

Should you use their blocking features? I think it’s terrific that you are given a choice of options. ?From putting one toe in to the entire 10, the selection is up to you.

Naturally, the person you have blocked may realize you have done so, but dating should be about a matter of choice. If you’re uncomfortable, then go ahead and block someone. If you want to leave the door open for future communication, then I suggest you don’t block him or her. They won’t be happy to see you have done so.

For those who haven’t been able to get over their ex and are obsessively looking at their profile, this feature is for you.

At the end of the day, you’ll want to enjoy your experience and find someone to meet online rather than spend time on deciding which profiles you should block.

Will you use their blocking feature? Comments are always appreciated.

Note: Screen shot taken from my personal profile on JDate’s site

Interested in trying JDate? Click here to join

JDate on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

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Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Listen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show, where my featured guest was Greg Liberman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Spark Networks, Inc.

Spark owns and operates over 30 online dating sites including JDate.com.

JDate is the largest Jewish community and online dating site on the web with members in over 100 countries worldwide.

In this program we talked about JDate’s features including:

  • JMAG – Where you can find the Chanukah Gift Guide
  • JDate Events – With over 600 events including the Shmoozapalooza and Matza Ball on December 24, 2009
  • JDateTV – Webisodes featuring real people
  • Do We Click – Hear about how one woman’s rejection resulted in a marriage proposal

Greg shared some of his favorite JDate success stories on the show, including this romantic video from?Adam and Nell created on the night before their wedding.

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show Featuring JDate

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Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Join Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira on Saturday, December 19, 2009 as she welcomes Greg Liberman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Spark Networks, Inc. to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show.

On the last day of Chanukah, we are featuring the number one online dating community for Jewish singles, JDate.com. JDate was founded in 1997 and currently has over 650,000 members worldwide. With more than 21,000 success stories just last year, JDate has been building the Jewish community for over a decade.

Call in at 646-929-0012 at 2PM/Eastern Time, 1PM/Central Time, 11am/Pacific Time with your questions and to learn more about the online dating site,?JDate.

Listen to The Cyber-Dating Expert ? on Blog Talk Radio