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10 Ways to Flirt BIG TIME on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Cyber Dating ExpertIt’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and since the holiday falls on a Saturday, the fun and activities will start on Friday.

How should you get in the spirit of this flirty holiday?

Should you be wearing green as an ice breaker?

Years ago, I would wear a button that said “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” even though there wasn’t a speck of Irish blood in me.

To help ramp up your digital flirting skills, here’s the online dating expert’s guide to dating and flirting on St. Patrick’s Day.

1. Send a flirty text. Texting the the person you have a crush on to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” will brighten their day. Add a four-leaf clover emoji. Even if they aren’t Irish, chances are they’ll reply to you.

2. Wear green. Find the tackiest flashing buttons, goofiest, hats, and make sure to wear something green to celebrate. It’s the easiest way to strike up a conversation with someone on St. Patrick’s Day.

3. Change your dating profile. It’s time to mix it up online. Post a photo wearing something green, ask if someone wants to get lucky in love, post quotes about the luck of the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day on your profiles and on social media. Get bolder and post “Kiss me if you’re Irish.”

Start swiping right in the morning on Tinder, Bumble, or other mobile dating apps to find a date by the afternoon.

4. Send a GIF. Open your mobile dating app and send a fun animated GIF to your digital crush. These days, apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and even Facebook and Twitter are using Giphy.

5. Send an animated e-card. We’re big fans of JibJab!, where you send a customized a video or e-card starring you. It will come complete with background music and is guaranteed to give a smile or two.

6. Smile everywhere you go. A smile is contagious and everyone wants to be around someone who appears to be happy. Practice the 5-second stare while smiling at someone you would like to meet. It’s the cue for them to come over and wish you a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” Who knows where the conversation will lead?

7. Compliment everyone. You might normally run away from the guy with the tacky green tee shirt, but stop and say hello. Take it one step further and pose in a ‘selfie’ together. He won’t be able to help himself and will put his arm around you for the photo. If the sparks start to fly, it’s your invitation to continue the conversation. Be even bolder and post it, with permission of course, on Facebook or Instagram.

8. Find a parade. Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade in your city. Everyone loves a parade and it will give you an excuse to start a conversation with those you end up bundled up with.

 

9. Go to the dog park. There’s a reason it’s called puppy love. Our friend Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Science Officer of Match tells the New York Times that having a dog shows you’re caring and can make a good parent.

Match also reports that 50% of singles wouldn’t date someone who didn’t like pets. Put a green bandana on your dog’s collar and take a walk to the local dog park. Your dog will do the flirting for you and it will be a great conversation starter.

10. Make a Shamrock Shake. We have a healthy recipe for a Shamrock Shake that you’ll absolutely love and it can be a fun date idea. If you aren’t into buying the ingredients, and are flying solo, head to Starbucks for a coffee date and order a green tea Frappuccino, or go to a sushi bar and order green tea and green tea ice cream.

 

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

Julie Spira is America’s Top online dating expert and Digital Matchmaker. She’s the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com and has been coaching singles on finding love online with her Irresistible Profiles for over 20 years.

Julie’s the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

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How to Flirt BIG TIME on St. Patrick’s Day

Cyber Dating ExpertSt. Patrick’s Day is here, and it’s time to get into the spirit of this flirty holiday.

Years ago, I would wear a button that said “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” even though there was not a speck of Irish blood in me.

To help you flirt, big time and to ramp up your digital flirting skills, here’s the online dating expert’s guide to flirting on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

1. Send a flirty text. Texting the the person you have a crush on to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” will brighten their day. Add a four-leaf clover emoji. Even if they aren’t Irish, chances are they’ll reply to you.

2. Wear green. Find the tackiest flashing buttons, goofiest, hats, and make sure to wear something green to celebrate. It’s the easiest way to strike up a conversation with someone on St. Patrick’s Day.

3. Change your dating profile. It’s time to mix it up online. Post a photo wearing something green, ask if someone wants to get lucky in love, post quotes about the luck of the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day on your profiles and on social media. Get bolder and post “Kiss me if you’re Irish.” Start swiping right in the morning on Tinder, Bumble, or other mobile dating apps to find a date by the afternoon.

4. Send a GIF. Open your mobile dating app and send a GIF to your digital crush. These days, apps such as Tinder, Bumble, or even Twitter are using Giphy. Send a fun animated GIF to someone you’ve been chatting with to spice up the convo.

5. Send an animated e-card. We’re big fans of JibJab!, where you send a customized a video or e-card starring you. It will come complete with background music and is guaranteed to give a smile or two.

6. Smile everywhere you go. A smile is contagious and everyone wants to be around someone who appears to be happy. Practice the 5-second stare while smiling at someone you would like to meet. It’s the cue for them to come over and wish you a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” Who knows where the conversation will lead?

7. Compliment everyone. You might normally run away from the guy with the tacky green tee shirt, but stop and say hello. Take it one step further and pose in a ‘selfie’ together. He won’t be able to help himself and will put his arm around you for the photo. If the sparks start to fly, it’s your invitation to continue the conversation. Be even bolder and post it, with permission of course, on Facebook or Instagram.

8. Find a parade. Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade in your city. Everyone loves a parade and it will give you an excuse to start a conversation with those you end up bundled up with.

 

9. Go to the dog park. There’s a reason it’s called puppy love. Put a green bandana on your dog’s collar and take a walk to the local dog park. Your dog will do the flirting for you and it will be a great conversation starter.

10. Make a Shamrock Shake. We have a healthy recipe for a Shamrock Shake that you’ll absolutely love and it can be a fun date idea. If you aren’t into buying the ingredients, and are flying solo, head to Starbucks for a coffee date and order a green tea Frappuccino, or go to a sushi bar and order green tea and green tea ice cream.

 

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

Julie Spira is America’s Top online dating expert and mobile dating expert. She’s the founder of CyberDatingExpert.com and has been coaching singles on finding love online with her Irresistible Profiles for over 20 years.

Julie’s the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

For dating advice, FOLLOW @JulieSpira on Twitter, Facebook, and SIGN UP for the Free Weekly Flirt Newsletter.

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7 Quotes To Feel Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again to put on your most stylish green shirt or dress, don a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin, dance a jig, and order a green beer, or at least green tea if you fancy a healthier choice.

Here are 7 Quotes to Help You Feel Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it.” – Robert Mitchum

St. Patrick's Quotes

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas MacArthur

 

Related: 10 Ways to Flirt on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Quotes

“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, indifferent.” – Loretta Lynn

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Good luck needs no explanation.” – Shirley Temple

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” – Ovid

Related: Love Potions Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”  – Seneca

Whether you’re Irish and are holding a four-leaf clover, or are feeling lucky in love on this March day, we wish you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo

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7 Quotes to Get Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again to put on your most stylish green shirt or dress, don a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin, dance a jig, and order a green beer, or at least green tea if you fancy a healthier choice.

Here are 7 quotes to help bring some luck your way this St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it.” – Robert Mitchum

St. Patrick's Quotes

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas MacArthur

Related: 10 Ways to Flirt on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Quotes

“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, indifferent.” – Loretta Lynn

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Good luck needs no explanation.” – Shirley Temple

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” – Ovid

Related: Love Potions Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick's Quotes

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”  – Seneca

Whether you’re Irish and are holding a four-leaf clover, or are feeling lucky in love on this March day, we wish you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo

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7 Ways to Flirt on St. Patrick’s Weekend

There are a few holidays on the calendar that can bring out the flirt in you from Halloween to April Fool’s Day.

In between is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with or without a date. This is St. Patrick’s Day.

Although I’m not Irish, I always wear something green, change my Twitter photo to include a leprechaun hat and hope that I’ll have the luck as a friend of the Irish.

Whether you know the history of St. Patrick or not, it’s the perfect time to brush up on your flirting skills to get ready for spring fever. With St. Patrick’s Day on a Sunday, you can start celebrating early and make it a weekend event.

To get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t need to be Irish. If you practice these expert dating and flirting skills, you’ll likely have a date on your calendar before the weekend is over, or will enjoy the time together with the object of your affection.

Online Dating and Flirting

1. Log onto your online dating site and change your profile photo to wearing something green.

2. Revise your headline or first sentence of your profile to days, “Kiss me if you’re Irish.”

3.  Send a text message the the person you’ve had a crush on to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even if they aren’t Irish, chances are they’ll reply to you.

4.  Sign up for eHarmony’s free communication weekend from March 14 – 18 (5 Full Days! #af)

Offline Dating and Flirting

5.  If you have a date on the calendar, pick up a green carnation for him or her. Although receiving carnations might appear tacky on Valentine’s Day, a month later it’s fine. Suggest going to a St. Patrick’s Day parade together.

6.  Set up a coffee date and order the green tea Frappuccino at Starbucks or meet at an ice cream shop and grab a mint-chocolate ice cream cone.

7. If an Irish pub and drinking green beer isn’t your thing, go to a sushi bar or your favorite Japanese restaurant and sip on some hot green tea and order green-tea ice cream for dessert.

Keep in mind St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to practice the art of flirting. Go ahead and wear that flashing green button to draw attention to yourself. If you are not one to visit a local pub, go to a public place and wear green and start smiling. You have permission to do it all.

Do you have plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?

Julie Spira is an online dating expert, bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, and is the CEO of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert

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Love Potions – St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake

Love Potions - Cyber Dating Expert - Mint Shamrock ShakeIt’s time to bring this delicious love potion out of the archives to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

If drinking green beer or nibbling on a mint-chocolate chip ice cream cone aren’t on your menu, we’re thrilled to share Rose Cole’s healthy recipe for her Raw Mint-Chip Shamrock Shake.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbs cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
  • 1 frozen large banana (the more ripe, the better)
  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract (or handful of fresh mint leaves)
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach (or opt for all-natural green food coloring, or just make a white mint shake)
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, almond, hemp, etc. Use more or less, depending on desired thickness.)

Optional Ideas & Add-ins

  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate protein powder
  • garnish with fresh mint leaves
  • 2-4 drops liquid stevia (I love the peppermint liquid stevia from Sweet Leaf)
  • a pinch of guar gum and xantham to make pudding (or just reduce milk)

Blend everything together and enjoy! For more healthy recipes, visit RoseCole.com.

For more romantic recipes, check out our Love Potions!

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How to Flirt on St. Patrick’s Day

I shared some of my favorite flirting techniques today in my LA Dating Advice Column on Examiner.com. It’s not too late to grab something green in your closet, find a friend, and let the flirting begin.

Now that Valentine’s Day is a distant memory, ?we survived the Ides of March and are in the middle of March Madness, ?it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you know the history of St. Patrick or not, it’s the perfect time to brush up on your flirting skills to get ready for spring fever.

You don’t need to be Irish to get into the spirit. Practice these flirting skills and you’ll likely have a date on your calendar before the weekend.

1. Wear a green button that says, “Kiss me if you’re Irish.” Chances are you’ll get at least a smile, if not a peck on the cheek.

2. Grab some friends and go to your local watering hole. You don’t need to drink green beer, or anything green for that matter, to get into the spirit. While standing in line, comment on someone’s outfit who has caught your attention. It’s the kind of day where approaching others isn’t just accepted, it’s expected.

3. Pick up a green carnation for your date. This would have been tacky on Valentine’s Day, but on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s worth a chuckle and shows your date that you took the time to think of him or her.

4. Smile. A smile is contagious. Practice the 5-second stare while smiling at someone you would like to meet. It’s the cue for them to come over and wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Who knows where the conversation will lead.

5. Bring a camera or your iPhone and take photos. Compliment the guy with the tacky green tee shirt and take his photo. It will start the conversation. Chances are he’ll ask to see the shot and may even ask you to take another one. You’ll be engaging and entertaining at the same time.

Keep in mind St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to practice the art of flirting. Go ahead and wear that green button that flashes to draw attention. If you are not one to visit a local pub, go to a public place and wear green and start smiling. Go ahead and put a green bandana on your dog’s collar and go to the local dog park. You have permission to do it all.

Julie Spira, the Cyber-Dating Expert is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com where you can sign up for The Weekly Flirt and receive dating advice.

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