The duo exchanged numbers and began talking regularly online -- though Bow Wow was suspiciously never available to video chat.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
Julie Spira is an author and media personality on the subjects of online dating, social media, mobile dating, and netiquette.
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.