Laurie Davis is the founder of eFlirt Expert, an online dating consultancy, and author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating (Atria Books, Jan 2013). Her company helps singles navigate flirting and relationships via technology. They help singles put their best pixel forward by writing their online dating profiles, decoding their date’s text messages and schooling them in Facebook flirting.
Laurie was nominated Best Dating Coach in the 2012 iDate Awards and has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, Good Morning America, Forbes, Men’s Health, Women's Health, Mashable and The Washington Post. She’s also a contributor to The Huffington Post, YourTango and CNBC among others. eFlirt Expert recently won About.com’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dating Blog.
If you need help with your online dating life, contact her at Laurie@eFlirtExpert.com.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Since I was a tween, I've been intrigued by the world wide web. To my parents’ dismay, I grew up in chat rooms and on Instant Messenger. Then, 12 years ago, I wrote my first online dating profile. An early adopter of flirting on the Web, I learned what always to do … and what never to do. After encouraging my friends to join various dating sites, I became their go-to for online dating advice and developed a passion for helping singles with the online written word.
After losing several contracts during the recession as a Fortune 500 marketing consultant, inspiration struck. Forty eight hours later, with only fifty dollars and a Twitter account, I founded eFlirt Expert.Now, I've works one-on-one with hundreds of singles and have trained other Certified eFlirters with my company’s proprietary method.
I coach men and women of all sexual orientations and ages by strategizing their 2.0 life to create dating opportunities and make the ultimate virtual first impression. From 70 year old widows to 20 year old college students, I have the relationship ratio, engagements and even happy couple's babies to sumize a success rate.
And of course, I'm my own success story, too! I met my fiance on Twitter and we live together on the Upper West Side.
Articles by Laurie Davis
Once upon a time, there was a little lady who decided to give Match.com a try. She thought a certain snarky fella looked cool, and decided he would be perfect for her very first email. A few short days later, they were inseparable! “Is Match.com always this easy?” she thought.
But our story starts long before her fabled first email. It starts with that fabulously snarky fella who wasn’t happy with the way his love life was going. He enlisted the help of eFlirt Expert and started out slow with an eMakeover. After Laurie “nailed it!,” he was ready to move on to the Email Reply Service.
A few months later, Mr. Snarky got an email that caught his attention from a little lady. “There wasn't any one thing about her profile that caught my eye - it was all the little things,” he said. “Her pictures ranged from composed to spontaneous & I really liked the way she phrased things. One thing that did jump out early on was that we replied to each other's messages quickly. I'm a web developer & online all the time & getting her replies quickly made me feel like she was there present with me in the moment.”
And they’re already talking about moving in together! This online dating coach can’t wait to see how the rest of their fairy tale unfolds.
It all starts with a Southern gentleman who recently moved. In an attempt to acclimate himself to the area and date some new ladies, he turned to eFlirt Expert's online dating help. While the Southern gent joined Match.com, Laurie recommended that he might also consider putting a profile up on Okcupid. He agreed and we got busy writing! Two eFlirt Expert profiles and two online dating sites later, our Southern gent started thinking that maybe he wanted a little bit more than just meeting new people. After several phone calls with Laurie, he had opened himself up to whatever may come from his dating life.
A few months later, he got a message that read: "I've never written to a guy before, but your profile was so compelling that I just had to say HI!" When they met up, drinks turned into dinner, which turned into talking all night.
"It's funny because in a lot of ways we are opposite. She is very sweet, makes friends with everyone, and very independent. I'm a bit edgy and sometimes abrasive, but we really compliment one another and laugh a lot when we are together," our Southern gent says. "I love how comfortable I feel around her and that we really connect on an emotional and physical level."
Since their first virtual meeting on Okcupid, they have spent a lot of time together including weekend trips for hikes and beach time.
The Southern gent adds, "I think that her and I have great long term potential and cant wait to see what the future brings. I'm so grateful for eFlirt Expert's help!"
The latest? Their engagement was announced on Good Morning America are now married! Congrats to the Southern Gent and his new lady.
“Being a single woman over 50 was and is challenging. Finding yourself in the dating arena again after 30 years of marriage was difficult for me. It felt as being thrown into an unknown place, unfamiliar language and completely new dating rules. A well-known life coach sent me an article in the Boston Globe that featured Laurie. After meeting with Laurie and realizing her expertise, I decided to let her guide and advise me while dating. She put up my profiles, took my photos and represented me authentically. Working with Laurie was helpful, comforting and prevented anxiety about finding a partner and putting myself out there online.”
|Main Specialty||Communication Problems|
Dating/Being Single Support
LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
|Time in Practice||10 years +|
|I practice in||Multiple states/provinces, please inquire|
|Additional Expertise||Dating Coach|
|I offer my services||At my office|
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
Via a webcam