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Cyber Dating Tips for Valentine’s Day

Cyber Dating Tips for Valentine's

Welcome to February. It’s officially the month of love.

If you are feeling the pressure, don’t fret. Here are some online dating tips to help you get through the month of February.

How many Valentine’s Dates Should You Have?

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year. In addition, Monday is a legal holiday in the U.S. so it becomes a three day weekend for many. Does that mean that you should have three dates on your calendar if you are single?

I happen to believe that three is a lucky number. If you aren’t in an exclusive relationship and your online dating profile is still up, there’s no reason NOT to ask three women out or accept more than one invitation over the course of the weekend.

Your Online Dating Profile

If your online dating profile is still active and you have your date(s) lined up for the weekend, I suggest that you don’t visit your online dating site in the days leading up to Valentine’s. It might take the romance out of your date if he or she notices your activity level.

Dine in, or Dine Out

Make sure you make your dining reservations early. Some of the best restaurants get booked in full in January. If you can’t get a restaurant reservation, dining at home with take-out food on fine china by candlelight makes a nice alternative to expensive dining. If you don’t have time to call around, go to OpenTable.com to see what’s available in your neighborhood and price range.

Valentine’s Gift Giving

When it comes to gift-giving on Valentine’s Day, it can be a bit tricky. Being over extravagant early on in your relationship might scare someone away.

If you are wondering what kind of gift you should give your date, ?stop by your local Hallmark store and pick up an appropriate card for your Valentine and a box of chocolate. One simple rose for her will make a nice addition to the evening. For the man in your life, stop by Whole Foods and pick up a chocolate lollypop that says, “You’re My Hero” for $4.00. You’ll find them both melting in your arms. If your relationship is new, find a card that is witty and humorous.

If you have moved into an exclusive relationship and want to impress him or her, stop by Tiffany & Co. where they have a selection of Valentine’s Gifts. Their Elsa Peretti? Color by the Yard bracelet in sterling silver with a pink sapphire?is priced at $175. They have a full page of gifts for under $100. For him,?Engine-turned oval cuff links in sterling silver are priced at $150.

The Morning After

Take advantage of the holiday if you can. If your date involves an overnight stay, having breakfast in bed together will be a nice way to end the weekend, but only if you aren’t book for a lunch date with another suitor.

Still Dateless?

If Valentine’s arrives and you don’t have a date, don’t fret. There’s nothing worse than pretending to enjoy a very expensive evening. During the daytime if you are in Los Angeles, I will be speaking along with Dr. Pat Allen, author of “Getting to I Do” at The Second Sunday Series of An Empowered Woman. For the evening, find another single friend and go to a movie or stay in and read a book. If there are any singles events in your area, sign up and meet other singles. It’s not the end of the world and before you know it, spring fever will be in season.

Julie Spira is known world-wide as The Cyber-Dating Expert. She is the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

7 Online Dating Tips to Get Lucky for Valentine’s


It’s almost two weeks until Valentine’s Day. There’s no need to hide or ban wearing red until February 15th. Read my dating advice on JDate’s advice site, JMag for singles who would like to get lucky in love by Valentine’s Day.

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Just Announced – 2010 Line-Up for Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

It’s going to be an exciting year of guests on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show. Join me this Sunday, January 9, 2010 for the season premiere featuring Sam Yagan, CEO of the online dating site, OkCupid.com. OkCupid is a free online dating site that is very Web 2.0 friendly. The Boston Globe calls OkCupid, “The Google of Online Dating.” The Valentine’s edition will feature love expert and bestselling author, Dr. Diana Kirschner. Diana’s book, Love in 90 Days will be released in paperback on February 8, 2010. We’ll be talking about her new chapter, “Dating Games Men Play.” We’ll provide dating advice and online dating tips on Saturdays at 2pm/eastern time.

Additional guests will include:

  • YourTango – Tom Miller (Tomfoolery)
  • Lovetropolis.com – Michael Lombard, CEO
  • True.com – Herb Vest, CEO and Founder
  • David Wygant – Dating Expert
  • Skout – Christian Wiklund, CEO
  • Lucia – Cougar Relationship Expert
  • Textflirting – Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz, Authors
  • Make Every Man Want You – Marie Forleo, Author
  • Andrea Syrtash – Dating Expert and Author
  • Blackbox Republic – Sam Lawrence, CEO
  • eLove.com – Paul Falzone, CEO

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show airs on Saturdays at 2pm/Eastern Time. The call in number is 646-929-0012 or visit BlogTalkRadio to listen online.

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Cyberdating Tips for the Holidays

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Are the sounds of Christmas Carols getting you down? Is your dreidel not spinning this year?

Here are some online dating tips and some advice to cheer up the holiday blues and help singles make the best of the holiday season.

Cyber-Dating Tip #1. ?GET A NEW LOOK. ?Try changing your hairstyle, go shopping in your closet, and jump out of your comfort zone and put on that leopard dress.

Cyber-Dating Tip #2. ?UPLOAD NEW PHOTOS. ?Why wait until the New Year to show off your new look. It?s time to get some professional photos taken, and upload them to your online dating profile. ?Refresh your look in the eyes of those who will be searching for you.

Cyber-Dating Tip #3. IT?S ALL ABOUT COLOR. There?s a reason Santa is wears red for the holidays. You just can?t miss him. Put away the little black dress until after New Year?s and try wearing bright colors such as red, blue, gold, or ones that will make you shine.

Cyber-Dating Tip #4. JOIN AN ONLINE DATING SITE. If you are not online now or think you should wait until the holidays are over, you may be missing out on meeting that special someone or being invited to a holiday party. ?The period from now through Valentine?s Day is when singles are joining online dating sites in record numbers, some for the very first time.

Cyber-Dating Tip #5. CHANGE YOUR SCREEN NAME. Is your profile a bit stale? Perhaps it?s time for an online face-lift. Change your screen name to one that is more fun and flirty. Someone who may have glanced over your profile during their last login may notice you this time around.

Cyber-Dating Tip #6. GO TO SINGLES EVENTS. ?There are plenty of singles events in every town. Check your emails and local newspapers for the schedules. For Jewish singles, the annual Matzo Ball party is held in 11 cities on December 24th. The Ball is the nation’s largest Jewish singles event in the country, and don’t forget Meetup.com is filled with low-pressure events. Other dating and matchmaking services have dinner parties and dances just for the holidays. Accept all invitations and you just might end up kissing under the mistletoe.

Cyber-Dating Tip #7. GRAB YOUR SINGLE FRIENDS. ?If you are dating online now, consider each date as someone who can expand your social network. ?Invite them to a casual party and ask them to bring a single friend. You might not fall in love over coffee or lunch, but what if they just happened to have a friend……?

Julie Spira is known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert?.?She is the author of?The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at?CyberDatingExpert.com

Late Night Conversations with Allan Holender

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Join Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira on Thursday night, December 17, 2009 as she is the featured guest on “Late Night Conversations” with author, futurist, and radio personality Allan Holender on BlogTalkRadio.

The conversation will be filled with online dating tips and relationship advice to help singles during the holidays. We’ll be featuring Julie’s bestselling online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

Call in at 8:10pm/PST, 10:10pm/CST, 11:10pm/EST at 1-646-716-4604 or listen in on the web.

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Cyber-Dating Expert Weekly Flirt

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Date.com on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

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Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Listen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio show with Julie Spira and her featured guest, Shira Kallus, Dating Advisor to DATE.com, Matchmaker.com, and Amor.com, their newest site for Latin Dating.

Shira shared her personal story on how she met her husband online.

You’ll learn some online dating tips on how long you should wait to meet your date, relationship advice on finding your soulmate, and how to have realistic expectations while cyberdating.

We talked about cyberdating safety and more. Listen to learn more about DATE.COM, Matchmaker.com – a site truly geared towards finding serious relationships, and Amor.com

ChristianCafe.com on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

radioshowlogoListen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show with my guest, Sam Moorcroft CEO of the online dating site ChristianCafe.com. Hear about their features along with online dating tips and relationship advice for finding love online in time for Christmas.

ChristianCafe.com has the largest database of of Christian singles online and has successfully matched thousands of couples.

Some of their features include:

  • *Free* 7 day trial on their site (10 days if you post your photo)
  • Post a Prayer
  • Chat, Winks, Emails

We talked about 5 tips for your online dating profile to increase your chance of success.

Listen to the radio show and get ready for the holidays!

Julie Spira Provides Online Dating Tips on E!

Watch THAT Morning Show on E!, where I was a featured guest talking about online dating.

I joined co-host Karla Cavalli and provided some dating advice from my online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

Enjoy the segment where you will learn how to spot the red flags in an online dating profile and hear some of my dating tips for successful cyberdating.

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