She has made many appearances and been quoted by major media outlets including USA Today, Mashable, and The New York Post, to discuss online dating safety, mobile dating, and other relationship topics.
The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online is a tell all memoir of Spira’s 250 online dates.
Similar to cyberbullying, digital forms of dating violence can occur at any time and are not dependent on physical proximity.
Americans spent 2 million on cyber dating that year, making it the most profitable market on the Web.
This interest is fueled by growing numbers of singles—a record 40 percent of American adults are single, and half of them visited online dating sites in 2003.
She wrote The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. While attending Ithaca College, Spira, then known as Julie Evans, became the first female on-air personality at WAAL-FM in Binghamton, NY.
Spira was born in Glen Rock, New Jersey and attended the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, where she received a B. She relocated to Los Angeles, where she opened the west coast Affiliate office for RKO and was promoted to Director, Affiliate Relations.