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Social Discovery or Online Dating, Who Will Win?

Is social discovery the new frontier in online dating? A panel debating this very question has been submitted to the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013 PanelPicker, allowing the SXSW community to have a voice in creating the content of the conference.


A panel debating social discovery versus online dating, hosted by leading online and mobile dating expert, Julie Spira has been submitted in the South by Southwest PanelPicker for 2013.

The session will feature the CEO of one of the Internetís first social dating networks, a matchmaker, and a flirting expert to address user issues, establish a forum for creating a more intuitive platform, and how to turn naysayers into members.

This panel will ask and answer the following questions:

1.†† What is the main use of ďsocial discoveryĒ - isnít it mainly dating?

2.†† How can online dating sites better serve their members? Who are the current winners and losers? MeetMe, Tagged, Badoo, Highlight, Banjo - arenít they just dating sites anyway?

3.†† An overwhelming amount of users access online dating through mobile apps. What do users expect from the mobile component? Does privacy (safety) require anonymity?

Community voting for the panel will run from August 13 - August 31 (11:59 PM CT).

To vote for Social Discovery or Online Dating, Who Will Win? as a panel, go to


Julie Spira is a leading online dating and mobile dating expert, bestselling author, cyber-relations expert and media personality. Sheís the Editor-in-Chief at and coaches singles on dating in a Web 2.0 World.

Maria Avgitidis is the owner of Agape Match, a matchmaking firm based in NYC, which caters to New Yorkers and Greek- American singles.

Brian Bowman is the Founder/CEO of, the Internetís first social dating network, it allows you to easily meet new people by sharing the conversations, photos, interests and friends you already have on social networks.†

Rachel DeAlto is a Flirting and Communications Expert who is dedicated to helping people communicate more effectively. Rachel is the Founder and CEO of FlipMe Flirting Cards,which was developed to bring flirting back to the real world and empower women to get in touch with their sassy side.

For more information please contact: Julie Spira at


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