Valentine's Day advice from online dating expert (podcast)

Julie Spira has been giving online dating advice for 16 years and has some expert advice for anyone using the Net to find their special someone.

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During the time around Valentine's Day, a lot of people are seeking to find love online. Julie Spira knows a lot about online dating. Author of "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online," Julie started cyberdating 16 years ago. In that time she went on more than 250 dates and received four marriage proposals, resulting in one husband and one fiance.

In this lively 11-minute interview, Julie talks about what to look for in a free or paid online dating service, how to avoid problems and how to maximize your chances of meeting Ms. or Mr. Right.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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