Social Media Club LA Event – Dating and Relationships Panel

img_5938_21by Liz H. Kelly

We had a great time talking Dating and Relationships with a group of fun industry experts and me (Author of Great Life Great Love series, Dating Coach and PR/Social Media Marketing Consultant at the Social Media Club of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 from 7-10pm at 12th & Highland in Manhattan Beach, CA. Exactly one month before Valentine’s Day, we discussed internet dating trends and how social media is changing the love game online.

Did you know January is the biggest month for internet dating memberships? Live from a park bench in NYC, below is a Great Love Review video (filmed recently in Dec 2009) of the movie You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan to get you on the right track for 2010 with your Internet Dating Profiles. We’ll share more tips with experts on your Facebook, Twitter and MySpace Profiles at the Social Media Club LA event.

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Liz H. Kelly (@lizhkelly) is a Relationship Expert, Great Love Reporter for the Ultimate Movie Site and Author of Smart Man Hunting who puts a new spin on relationships with love lessons from Hollywood Movies and Happy Hearts in her Great Life, Great Love series (Http:// In her second life, Liz is a PR and Social Media Marketing Consultant, Sunrise Road Media (, who used to work for MySpace running their biggest advertising campaigns. You can follow her updates and dating tips on Twitter @lizhkelly

Linda Sherman (@lindasherman) is a Social Media Marketing Consultant with a solid background in corporate marketing and finance. She set up Coors Japan and was responsible for creating and executing a unique and successful marketing and sales strategy for ZIMA that is still sustained as a premium brand there today. Linda managed 500+ employees as CEO of Club Med Japan. Linda’s current clients include where she is acting Community Manager. Linda’s company is Her blog is

Julie Spira (@juliespira)
Julie Spira is known world-wide as The Cyber-Dating Expert™ and is the author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.” She is the host of “Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show” and has been featured on FOX News, BBC, Men’s Health, KTLA, and the Los Angeles Business Journal for her expertise in online dating. Julie is the LA Dating Advice Columnist on and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She currently holds the position of Executive VP/Director of Social Media for Brandloft – a marketing and branding firm. Visit her at and

Evan Marckatz (@evanmarckatz)
A combination of Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla, he has traveled cross-country with his powerful, laugh-out-loud observations on dating. Whether addressing a ballroom of singles at the Washington Hilton or running a series of seminars for JDate at Club Med, Evan shows that there’s no contradiction between education and entertainment.

Analis Flox (@avflox)
A.V. Flox is the editor of Sex and the 405, a sex news site, as well as a sex and relationships columnist for BlogHer, the leading women’s network on the web. A geek at heart, she got her start on the web in the 90s, and has been using it to her advantage in dating since. She has written several articles about using technology to connect with potential matches and swears by Twitter (How To Get Laid With Twitter for lalawag, How To Get Noticed By A Chick On Twitter for Manolith), but she’s also aware of how the web is changing our interactions (Online or Alienated? for BlogHer) and that constant connection and lifestreaming can also lead to complications in established relationships (The Disconnect In The Age of Ambient Awareness, and Go F*cking Blog About It on her blog). Digital has collided into analog–for better or worse. Let’s play.

Dating + Relationships Panel Questions
1. Why is January the biggest month for internet dating? What are the new trends for 2010?
2. How is social media changing the rules of dating? (exs as friends, people who you meet on checking out your FB profile, how to use Fan Pages for people who are not really friends)
3. What new types of humor and actions are happening with social media and relationships (ie proposals on twitter, marriage status changed on FB during wedding, wedding videos on youtube, etc)
4. How are social media sites now monetizing dating and relationship services? (FB is now partnering with a dating site – need to get name)
5. How is mobile changing the way singles interact? Dating apps? (Julie can take the lead on this question – Liz can also answer – GPS, everything is real time)
6. How can you build a community online for dating and relationships
7. What is the best way to manage your online personality and perceptions in your profile, photos and tweets? (personal branding, photos, messaging, tone, videos, etc)
8. What advice can you share for a first date for guys – and for girls?
9. What internet dating and social media conferences do you recommend?
10. Where do you see internet dating and social media going in 5 years?

RSVP on this Facebook page Dating & Relationships: The Game Has Changed

Venue Info
12th & Highland, Manhattan Beach CA 90266
Contact: / 310.418.4347 for sponsorship or speaker requests.

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