It’s time to put on the DJ hat for the Cyber Love Song of the Week.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without featuring Justin Timberlake’s song, “Falling in Love.”
Timberlake’s lyrics give home to singles who think they’re falling in love who hope the love will last beyond the summer.
Do you have a favorite summer love song you’d like to share?
Listen to our other Cyber Love Songs.
It’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 Confidential – Your 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.
YourTango – Online 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 Atlantic – When a Relationship Becomes a Game
Woman’s Day – 10 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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If you missed the American Music Awards last night, we thought we’d feature one of our favorite winners, Adele, who brought home the award for the Best Adult Contemporary Artist.
This video of Adele’s song Someone Like You includes an introduction interview in her home. Sure the song will tug on your heartstrings, but will also help you let go, move on and realize that you can find love again.
Do you have a favorite Cyber Love Song?
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Every year at Cyber-Dating Expert Headquarters, we have our Irresistible Anniversary Celebration. It was four years ago on October 15, 2008, that CyberDatingExpert.com, an online dating advice magazine was officially launched. Today, we’re honored to be considered the TOP online dating advice site on the planet and are helping more and more singles find love online.
It’s a joy to share with you our year-in-review and a few special announcements and offers for our Anniversary Week.
When we launched as a site to help singles while dating in a Web 2.0 World, we knew we could help singles in their cyber journey. We’d like to thank you for helping us remain the #1 online dating expert site on the Internet. In honor of our birthday, we’d like to give you a gift to help you while looking for love online and the largest discount ever on our Irresistible Profiles.
From Monday, October 15th through Sunday, October 22nd, we’ll be giving our readers a free .pdf copy of our bestselling online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating. To receive your free copy follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and post this update. Hi @JulieSpira. I’m #lookingforloveonline.
Also during our irresistible anniversary celebration week, Like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and post your update of “Happy Anniversary Cyber-Dating Expert. I’m looking for love online” to receive a free copy of The Perils of Cyber-Dating.
In addition, we’ll be answering your dating questions for FREE all weekend long. So do take a moment and join in on the fun. If you have a dating dilemma, let us know!
50% Off Irresistible Profiles
Need some extra hand-holding? We’re offering our readers 50% off our Going Steady and Totally in Love Programs, where we’ll create an irresistible online dating profile to help you shorten the search and ride into the digital sunset together. But don’t wait. This offer is only valid for new orders placed between October 15, 2012 – October 22, 2012. Click here to get started.
Bloomingdales – Beauty 101: Meet Your Match
October 20, 2012, 1PM To 2PM – 4PM To 5PM
Our week long celebration will end at Bloomingdales in Century City (Los Angeles), where it’s an honor to partner with Bloomies for their “Turn Your Beauty On” Promotion. We know you might need some help with finding your perfect makeup match to look super-beautiful on date night. Come see Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira at the Meet Your Match speed-beauty event. Julie will provide personalized dating and relationship advice. With your $25 ticket, redeemable in Cosmetics merchandise, you’ll receive free samples, light refreshments, and enter to win one of the many luxurious Cosmetics gift baskets. Stop by any Cosmetics counter to get your ticket now! This is going to be a lot of fun and tickets are limited. Call 310-772-2144 to reserve your spot!
Now for a few bragging rights and in case you missed some of our highlights, we’re sharing our year-in-review for you.
Best Dating Blog Finalist
You voted for us for the best dating blog in the world and we became a finalist. Yes, there were thousands of votes and the competition was steep. CyberDatingExpert.com was the only dating advice site to be a finalist in both 2011 and 2012. It’s with heartfelt thanks that we acknowledge your support.
In the News
From Facebook to mobile dating, online dating safety to breaking up, our dating advice reached millions on multiple continents! It was an honor to be named one of America’s Leading Relationship Experts in Woman’s World magazine. Most of our media appearances can be found in our press room.
Mobile Dating BootCamp
We hosted the first-ever Mobile Dating BootCamp and it was featured in the Washington Post. Mobile is the hot topic and we’re helping singles find love from the convenience of their mobile phones. We’re gearing up for Season Two of Mobile Dating BootCamp, and our mobile dating advice has been featured in/on Canadian Living, Mashable, Mobile Dia, NBC, and NPR.
Top 10 Mobile Dating Apps
Back by popular demand and in conjunction with Social Media Week, we announced the Cyber Dating Expert Top 10 Mobile Dating Apps for 2012. This year, we expanded the list to include social discovery apps. Why wait until you get home to find a date? It’s time to start dating on your cell phone. View our post to see all the features of our favorites this year.
Your Online Dating Stories
From the bottom of my heart, all of us at Cyber-Dating Expert Headquarters thank you for another amazing year of letting us help you find love in a Web 2.0 World. Do remember to like us on Facebook and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.
“I had spent several months waiting to hit “go” on my online dating profile, unsure about my photos and insecure about the the wording of my responses. After spending just a few hours with Julie, we were able to craft a profile that truly reflects the real me. She insisted we post it live as soon as we were done. The results were unbelievable. Within hours, I received 5 thoughtful emails from men who fit my criteria. Several more soon followed and continue to pour in. Without her invaluable advice, I would have never had the kind of success I’ve been able to have. Thank you Julie!”
“I had been happily married for 25 years and was nervous about starting over again. After healing from my husband’s death, I worked with online dating coach Julie Spira who gave me the confidence and tools for dating online. I signed up for the “Totally in Love” package, where Julie created my profile and held my hand along the way. Within a week I met someone who I really liked. I became optimistic about finding love again. A few months later, I was pleasantly surprised as I fell in love with my Soul Mate.”
~Gail – 56
“I worked with Julie Spira to rewrite my online dating profile. With her help and coaching, I was able to find more quality women to write to online.”
~Dean – 35
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
It was an honor and joy to be included with 45 relationship experts in the Magnetizing Love Telesummit. The best part of my conversation with Julie-Anne Shapiro was the live tweeting of the event, so if you missed the call, check out the 25 best tweets and feel free to retweet and share the love.
You can still sign up to listen to all of the recordings here.
1. Don’t look online to replace a lost love. Work on yourself first. #quote #juliespira #relationships #dating
2. Enjoy your singleness and know the journey starts with you before beginning online dating. #quote #juliespira #relationships
3. Explore the common values and spiritual growth of potential partners. #quote #juliespira #dating #relationships
4. Don’t think you know you’ll marry someone after 1 date, start a journey and take time. #quote #juliespira #relationships
5. Meeting someone new, take time and get to know them-family background, how they treat you. #quote #juliespira #relationships
6. Over 40 Million singles looking online for love. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating #dating
7. An irresistible online dating profile: great photos, like an ad for yourself.#quote #juliespira #onlinedating
8. For your online dating name use your passion and create interest i.e. pianobaby #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
9. Online dating profile should not be a novel length description–overwhelming, drama. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
10. Online dating profile shouldn’t have photos of children, no sexy photos. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
11. Online dating profile should include your passions, such as recent concert or movie. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
12. Online dating profiles shouldn’t include cliches like beach walks State what makes you happy. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
13. Taking online dates to offline starts with only a few emails but after a week move to phone. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
14. Within a week of the phone call, meet the person in a public place. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
15. Avoid texting as a way to make a date, do it on the phone. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
16. Hearing their voice is important, so texting isn’t the best way. Phone is better. #quote #juliespira #dating
17. Googling someone can cause you to jump to conclusions cause everything isn’t accurate online. #quote #juliespira #dating
18. Telling someone you have Googled them makes you look like a stalker and puts them off. #quote #juliespira #dating
19. You don’t kiss and tell, you don’t Google and tell It becomes awkward. #quote #juliespira #dating
20. Don’t send a facebook friends request before or after a first date. #quote #juliespira #relationships
21. Keeping dates organized, spreadsheet of important facts. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
22. You can color code your spreadsheet of dates for the ones you are most interested in. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
23. Login to dating sites 1/2 hr 3 days a week, then check in every day. #quote #juliespira #onlinedating
24. Never discuss the ex, money issues-switch the conversation to other things. #quote #juliespira
25. Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam #quote #juliespira
All of us at Cyber-Dating Expert Headquarters wish Paul a very Happy Birthday. Enjoy the music.
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It’s such an honor that CyberDatingExpert.com has been named a finalist for the second year in a row in About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the Best Dating Blog in 2012.
We are passionate about helping singles with dating advice, writing irresistible online dating profiles, highlighting different dating sites, mobile dating apps, and featuring you in our Cyber Love Story of the Week feature.
“Julie Spira is a bit of a Renaissance woman when it comes to dating: she’s an author, blogger, radio personality, and dating coach, all while having famous folks like Joan Rivers (yes, that Joan Rivers!) applaud her writing style,” said About.com’s Dating expert Bonny Albo. ” Spira is the only second-time nominee on this best-of dating blog list, having lost by only a small margin in 2011.”
From February 22, 2012 through March 21, 2012, you can vote daily for Cyber Dating Expert to win. The voting phase begins Wednesday, February 22, 2012 and continues through Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The winners, as determined by your votes, will be announced on Friday, March 30, 2012.
Cast your vote here daily to help us win.
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