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#MusicMonday Quote of the Day

Happy Music Monday. As we start a new week, it’s time to put the digital DJ hat on and share a musical quote from the bankd UB40 about love to warm your heart.

Music Monday

“Love is a thing, well, it’s kid of like quicksand: The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you’ve just got to fall.”

Don’t be afraid of falling into quicksand. Open your heart. It isn’t a lifetime sentence, but could be a lifetime of happiness coming your way.

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

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Bumble and Spotify: A Musical Match That Will Work

Bumble SpotifyIt appears Bumble has been adding new features to their popular mobile dating app.

First they added gifs from gifphy to up users flirt game, which we adore, but aren’t sure how many people are using them.

Then it was the BFF, where you can find a friend (non-romantic) to hang out with. I actually saw a billboard on freeway on the way to Coachella, so they’re serious about making it a social networking app.

Then they announced that men also had 24 hours to reply to a message from the women to potentially prevent ghosting.

Now on their blog Bumble has announced they will be partnering with Spotify to bring music preference integration to user profiles. This is music to my digital ears and is a marriage I’m quite happy about.

We actually recommended Tastebuds as a potential dating app earlier this year for music lovers.

Here’s how Bumble’s music integration works:

Bumble will allow users to connect their Spotify accounts so that potential matches can view their most played artists and see what music tastes they have in common.

Bumble CEO and founder, Whitney Wolfe, told TechCrunch, “Music says a lot about who we are as people and connecting culturally can serve a foundation for creating meaningful relationships,” so clearly, it was only a matter of time before Bumble and Spotify teamed up for this new feature.

Over the next few weeks, users will be able to connect their Spotify accounts to their profiles. If you’re interested in an artist on someone’s profile, simply click the artist to open Spotify and begin opening your ears (and your heart) to your potential online love’s music taste.

Bumble SpotifyThis update will not only provide users with more information about each other before they decide to swipe right or left, but it will also create a conversation starter. “I see Adele is one of your top played artists. What’s your favorite album?” is a great way to delve into your digital crush’s preferences and show interest in what they like to listen to.

If you’re worried about guilty pleasure artists or songs you listen to that you wouldn’t want a potential digital crush to see, you have no need to worry. The Verge reported that artists streamed during private listening sessions won’t be counted when calculating who your most listened to artists are.

This new Spotify feature will also help put music lovers at ease. If you’ve ever been nervous about handing a new love the AUX cord in the car, now you’ll know their music interests ahead of time and won’t have to spend time worrying if they can be trusted to DJ in the car.

Will you be adding Spotify to your Bumble account?

Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Mobile Dating Expert. She was an early adopter of online dating and as a celebrity dating coach, has been helping singles on finding love online for over two decades with her Irresistible Profiles coaching programs.  Julie’s the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online .

For dating advice, like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.

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How Music Can Improve Your Dating Profile

MUSIC MONDAY

It’s Music Monday, so instead of posting a favorite song, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite tips for online dating profiles.

Do you remember hearing a song on the radio that made you hum in the car and put a smile on your face? If so, it’s time to play “Name that Online Dating Tune.”

If you failed creative writing in high school, here’s exactly can you do to grab the attention of a potential digital suitor and fill up that date card, right now.

While you can use social media to include your Spotify accounts and can post what you’re listing to, if your views and responses are slim-to-none, here’s a tip from a former music-radio DJ, me!

When I write Irresistible dating profiles for singles looking for love online, I spend a lot of time talking to them about what they are the most passionate about. Whether it’s music, art, travel, or hiking, singles need to make it easy for others to write to them with a more than just generic topic.

Still, it’s difficult for most singles to create a catchy screen name or headline. If you’re still stumped, my recommendation is to think about the songs you love.

Are you ready to play “Name that Online Dating Tune?”

It’s simple to do. Just find the title or lyrics of a song that makes you smile and might be familiar to those viewing your profile. Boom! You now have a catchy screen name. When you use a partial lyric from a song, invite those looking at your profile to fill in the blanks. It’s fun, it’s flirty, engaging and it works.

Once when I heard the song “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John on the radio, I decided to use the lyrics in my online dating profile with the first line of, “Blue Jean Baby, LA Lady” as a catchy screen name. The first sentence of the profile bio started with the next line of the song,  “Seamstress for what band?”

The views to the dating profile increased by over 1000%. Some who knew the answer wrote about their favorite Elton John song. Others who didn’t know the answer took action and actually did a Google search and typed in the lyrics to find the answer to respond correctly. They viewed, they winked, and they replied.

If you need a little help, here’s a site with 10 Best Opening Lyrics. Make sure to read the long list of comments filled with other song title ideas.

Better yet, check out our Top 10 Mobile Dating Apps of 2015, where we gave Tastebuds an honorable mention.

Have you used songs in your online dating profiles? Feel free to comment.

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

Julie Spira is an online dating expert and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert. She was an early adopter of Internet dating and has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years.  Julie creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. Visit CyberDatingExpert.com for dating advice,  follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and Instagram, and like our Facebook Page.

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Cyber Love Song – Sweet Love, Anita Baker

Cyber Love Song of the WeekIt’s Music Monday and time to share one of the most romantic songs ever, “Sweet Love” by Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker.

Today also happens to be Anita’s birthday.

This song is so beautiful, that it’s frequently played as the first song at weddings.

Listen to the lyrics and click replay if you like.

Do you have a favorite romantic love song to share?

Click here for more Cyber Love Songs.

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

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Cyber Love Song – Blue Sky, Allman Brothers

Cyber Love SongHappy Music Monday.

It’s time to put the digital DJ hat on and select a romantic love song for the week.

Today the Allman Brothers announced that they will be retiring. This band from Macon Georgia has been playing music for over four decades.

We’re pleased to share one of our favorites, just in time for the warm weather.

So grab your loved ones and turn up the volume to Blue Sky and smack a kiss on the lips and say, “You’re my Blue Sky, You’re My Sunny Day.”

What’s your favorite summer romance song? Listen to our other Cyber Love Songs.

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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She was an early adopter of the Internet and is the founder of Cyber- Dating Expert. Julie creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene and helps singles find their one in 4o million.