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

Cyber Love LinksIt’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, 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’a 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 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 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 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

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Cyber Love Links

Cyber Love Links

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 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 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 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


Cyber Love Links – Favorite Dating Links and Tweets

Cyber Love Links

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 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

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

Cyber Love Links - Links we love, when we're in the mood for love

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

March certainly roared in like a lion. Happy Friday. It’s time to take a digital peek at some of the best dating and relationship content that crossed our desktops as we love to share the love.

First of all, I have to say how sad so many of us were this week to hear about the loss of our favorite heartthrob Monkee, Davy Jones. I’ve been humming to Daydream Believer since I saw the news on Facebook,? and thought I’d share the video below as a tribute. I have to admit, I’ve been playing the CD: Best of the Monkees since I heard the news.

My friend Rita Watson wrote about 6 Breaking-Up Styles: Hers and His on Psychology Today, which many of us can relate to. Over at Your Tango, they shared The Frisky’s story 5 ways Relationships Get Drawn Out Past Their Expiration Date, which gives you something to ponder.

On the Cyber Dating Expert Facebook page, we had to share Ivy Date’s post, Why We Kiss: The Science.? My new friend, dating and relationship expert Jen Kirsch contributed to Yahoo! Shine with, Can a Blood Test Detect True Love? I’m wondering just how many men will be lining up to confirm their intentions.

Many thanks to Jen for including my thoughts on digital marriage proposals on Yahoo! Sine in Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Infographic and to the fine folks at Sparkology for including me as one of their dating experts in Should I Facebook Friend Someone Before the First Date.

If you get a moment, we’d love to have your VOTE as Cyber-Dating Expert is a finalist for Best Dating Blog! To keep up with us, join our Weekly Flirt.

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

Have a great weekend and never stop dreaming. RIP Davy Jones.

Julie Spira is an online dating expert, bestselling author and founder of Cyber-Dating For more dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and like us at