Our guest host this week was Julie Spira. Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She’s the founder of Cyber-Dating Expert and has been coaching singles on finding love online for over two decades. Julie’s a frequent guest in the media and has appeared in over 1500 stories, including the January issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, on newstands now. She’s the recipient of the 2017 iDate Award for “Best Dating Coach” and is a finalist for 2018. Her dating and relationship advice appears on eHarmony, JDate, Match, Plenty of Fish, and Zoosk.


Selena Gomez’s Mother Hospitalized Over Selena’s Relationship With the Biebs

After a discussion with her daughter over her re-kindled love with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez’s mother voluntarily checked into a hospital for treatment because she was so distraught. Gomez’s family despises Bieber and say they’ll never forgive him for how he treated her in the past. Nevertheless, Selena seems determined to press on. You can keep up with the story via TMZ here.

Zoosk’s End-of-the-Year Data Dump

Zoosk recently published a collection of their research into the dating trends of 2017. It’s a lot of information to throw at you, but you can read the story over at Maxim to learn about how nice guys are faring, if your diet might lead to an increased number of messages, and just what exactly the most popular month to shack up with someone is.

New Rules for the Single Men of 2018

We are tired of seeing several behaviors from single men in the online dating pool, and it’s time we set some ground rules for the New Year. Elite Daily chimes in with their guidelines, including insisting they take off the sunglasses and never describe themselves as an entrepreneur.


We pull the best questions posted on The Textpert App and BlackPeopleMeet.com, including:

  • Why people are afraid of being in a loving, adult relationship
  • What to do if a relationship that started when you were teenagers is falling apart
  • How to try to move out of the friend zone and into a loving relationship

And many more . . .


We got Julie’s lightning-fast love advice in another rapid-fire rendition of Dating Dot Dot Dot.

_________ is always sexy

_________ is never sexy

The biggest red flag on a dating profile is _________

The most common first date mistake is____________

The most important quality in a wife is _____________

The most important quality in a husband is _________

Don’t forget to visit BlackPeopleMeet.com
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