Laurie Davis Edwards
(Née Laurie Davis)
Founder and CEO
Laurie has been nominated Best Dating Coach two years in a row at the iDate Awards, and her advice has been featured in more than 500 international media outlets. A veteran of chat rooms and Instant Messenger, she learned what to always do online ... and what to never do. Laurie wrote her first online dating profile in 2001, and after encouraging her friends to join various dating sites, she became their go-to guide for online dating advice. She’s grown her passion for helping people connect online into a personalized and hyper-customized service that teaches singles how to use the written word to improve their chances of finding love.
Featured in more than 500 international media outlets, Laurie's advice has appeared in The New York Times, Good Morning America, Katie Couric, Forbes, ELLE, Men’s Health, Mashable, The Telegraph, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She has contributed to the Huffington Post, CNBC, YourTango, AllTop, and DatingAdvice.com. Laurie speaks frequently on stage at events such as South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, Internet Week, Social Media Week, 140conf, techweek, and Shecky's Girls Night Out.
Laurie’s book, Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating, was released by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, in January 2013. A year later, Laurie married Thomas Edwards, the founder of The Professional Wingman, a social strategy company. She first eFlirted with him in 140 characters on Twitter eight years ago, and together, they are responsible for more than 150 marriages to date. They recently added a new love into their life — their firstborn, a baby girl.