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Dating Online? 5 Secrets to Finding Love Again


Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira shares her tips on how to find that love you’ve been looking for AND she’s giving away her best-selling book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online to three winners who show her (and her post) some love. Details on how to enter to win the .pdf version of her book  following her post. ***Giveaway below – Ends June 15th***



By Julie Spira

Bestselling Author, Cyber-Relations & Online Dating Expert
Los Angeles, CA USA

As an online dating expert, I spend my time coaching singles in the boomer generation, now the fastest growing market for Internet dating and social networking.

ComScore’s research shows online dating site users who are 50+ has grown twice as fast than other age group. Many are trying online dating for the first time after a long marriage and aren’t sure what the rules are.

Here are five tips to help you with your journey:

1. Do Get Organized. It’s flattering when you start receiving hundreds of emails, but it can be overwhelming and leave you logging off instead. Create a spreadsheet to keep your dates organized so you won’t confuse Jimmy with Johnny when you start communicating.

2. Create a Catchy Screen Name. Just like a newspaper needs a great headline to grab your attention, so does your online dating profile. Don’t accept the screen name that the computer generates. Find fun and flirty words that describe your passions. My screen name of PaperBackWriter resulted in men asking me about my books and musical taste.

3. Online Dating is Like Looking for a Job. A stellar resume and tenacity will land you your dream job. You should feel the same way about online dating. Just like you won’t quit after three unsuccessful job interviews, you shouldn’t abandon online dating after three bad dates if you’re unattached.

4. Photos Matter. Both men and women are visual, so grab a friend with a digital camera and snap 100 photos in five different colored outfits. Know that your online date may check your Facebook profile to see if the photos match up. Truth-in-advertising is important for any
relationship.

5. Take Your Relationship from Online to Offline. Avoid falling into the trap of having a digital penpal and schedule a phone date with someone you’ve been communicating with. If you have phone chemistry, put a date on the calendar to meet in real life.

At the end of the digital day, singles of all ages are finding love on the Internet, and so can you.


Julie Spira was an early adopter of the Internet and is a bestselling author, online dating expert, netiquette expert, and social media strategist. She’s the CEO of Social Media and More, a social media marketing and strategy company and is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cyber-Dating Expert, an online lifestyle magazine for singles on the dating scene.

Julie’s advice has reached millions and she’s been featured in/on ABC, CBS, CNN, Cosmo, NBC, PC World, Redbook, USA Weekend, WIRED, and Woman’s Day. She writes about the marriage of love and technology on Huffington Post and is the author of the bestseller, “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.” Julie and her team create irresistible profiles for singles. She’s writing an Internet etiquette book “The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web.”

Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter. To Learn More About Julie visit CyberDatingExpert.com and RulesofNetiquette.com



***GIVEAWAY***

Julie will be giving away 3 copies of her bestselling book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Winners will receive the pdf ebook version of the book.

The giveaway for a Julie’s book has the same rules as the other Speakerpalooza giveaways:

1. To enter to win, comment on this blog, leaving an email address to contact you in case you win. The winner will be selected based on the quality of your comment and the traffic you drive to her post from your social media channels.
2. The giveaway runs from now until June 15th at midnight. Three winners will be chosen and contacted. They have 72 hours to reply before the prize defaults to the runner-up. Winners will be announced on June 25th here on the WSA featured blog.
3. Only one entry per giveaway. (But you can enter as many different Speakerpalooza giveaways as you want.)
4. International submission accepted!


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3 Comments

  1. great points!

  2. Lisa Stapleton

    Dating, not just online, is very hard; I could use all the pointers I can get!

    Here’s the love I’m showing your post: <3 <3

  3. Hello from Montana,

    I am frequently asked to respond to dating questions from single parents during parenting classes; when, where, who etc.

    This will be a good resource.

    Thanks, Judy Helm Wright aka Auntie Artichoke
    “A Wise Woman With A Global Message”

    Affordable and effective parenting books at http://amzn.to/kindlebyjudy

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