At the moment, I am focusing on publishing, blogging, and teaching .You can access my blogs for the Huffington Post under my blog tab on this site.ABOUT ONLINE PERSONALS WATCH Online Personals Watch ( has no ads, no fluff, just raw news, official rankings and CEO interviews relevant to the Online Personals and Matchmaking Industries. OPW is the #1 online resource for the business of online dating and matchmaking.For more information, please visit the website Date Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Lebanon Valley College. at Florida International University in Global Sociocultural Studies and Sociology, with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies during the summer of 2014.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.
I want to highlight the important ways in which intimate industries craft and shape economies of desire that are deeply imbued with hierarchies of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality.My dissertation analyzed the commercialized romance tour industry, an industry in which American men go on ‘romance tours’ to find potential wives in Colombia, Ukraine and the Philippines.The main attraction for the tours are the social parties, which feature a highly imbalanced gender ratio, in order for men to have the opportunity to meet literally hundreds of women.ABOUT THE INTERNET DATING CONFERENCE Over the past decade, the Internet Dating Conference remains the leading event for the industry.The events primary goals are to provide senior dating industry executives with education, ideas, insight and networking to increase business and stay ahead of the curve.Our next conference is on January 25-26, 2017 and will be held at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in Miami, USA.