If I only had money to spend on one site, this is the site that I would spend it on. At any given time, you will usually find more than people online. Also, if you do a search of women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been active on the site within the last month, you will find over profiles. If you are a Thai local or you are looking to meet Thai locals, this site is a veritable gold-mine of potential matches. Sign up Process Not only is the sign up free always in the budget!
To begin, either join with Facebook or put those fingers to work and type in your name, gender, email, and a password. Next, fill out a short About Me section, tell ThaiCupid about your ideal match, and you are officially signed up.
If you decide to leave your profile as-is for now, I should mention that the site will occasionally prompt you with more questions to answer, which can be irritating. How to Locate Potential Matches Match-hunting will take you down two different paths: The search feature is similar to browsing in that you can specify which kinds of profiles you want to see, but with a few more options for narrowing down your search.
While you can communicate with other premium members without upgrading yourself, this is not a strategy to rely on. As a premium member, your options are greatly enhanced, with audio, video and IM live chats available to you. These are all excellent tools for vetting potential matches. Upload a welcome-video to your profile, sharing about yourself, and communicating your personality much more clearly than text and photos.
Send a video message to a potential match, greatly increasing your chances of a response. Live video chat with other members. Confirm if their photos are genuine, and if you two are truly a good match. What is Included in Each Membership Level Standard — Search for matches based on your preferences, send interest to any member, communicate with paying members Gold — All of the above, plus: Rank above other members in searches, doubled profile space, VIP profile highlighting, platinum-exclusive search features, advanced matching algorithms, message translation Thai Friendly ThaiFriendly.
As a mostly free site with a premium membership available for extra perks , ThaiFriendly attracts a younger, more urban crowd than its main competitor I mentioned above, ThaiCupid. Overall, I enjoyed ThaiFriendly quite a bit and consider it a great third option. Profiles are pretty sparse, with not much else to share other than what was completed during the signup process. As a free member, you can filter by gender, age-range, and location, with height, weight, education and children as extended filter options for premium members.
Profiles are shown with a photo, age, location and username, and can be further filtered to show only those who are currently online and have a photo. ThaiFriendly will also label users who are new members. You can also comment publicly on their profile or individual photos.
Free users are limited to 1 message per 10 minutes. Premium users have unlimited messaging capabilities and can also open Instant Messaging chats with online users.
Unique Site Features While primarily a dating site, ThaiFriendly has a few social-media-esque features, some of which felt more natural to use than others. For example, you can comment publicly on profiles. Personally I like to chat a bit with members first, and then use the comments. Others may enjoy these features as easy ways to open communication with profiles they like.
Finally, you can save your favorite photos, as another option of gathering a list of profiles you like, without publicly adding them to your favorites. The site has over 1 million subscribers. As is common for sites in the network, AsianDating is a user-friendly website that is easy to navigate and use. The site offers both a free and premium membership, and like most sites, the free membership is fairly restricted while the premium membership offers a lot of wonderful features that users enjoy.
The biggest flaw I found on AsianDating was the large amount of spam messages I received immediately following sign up. However, there are a lot of real women and men on the site that are looking to meet other people, and the filters on the site do help to keep a good portion of the scammers out.
If you are looking to connect with a Thai woman, this site is a great place to look. You can sign up with your Facebook account or start from scratch and enter a few personal details like your name, gender, email address, and password. If you choose this method, the site will periodically prompt you to finish the last few steps of the profile, and while this can be a bit disruptive, you can choose when and if you finish your profile.
How to Locate Potential Matches You have two options when looking for matches on the site, you can choose to browse through the other profiles on the site, or you can use the search option. Browsing will be at your own pace.
You can look at photos and read through full profiles as you choose, one user at a time. This gives you full access to all the other members on the site, but can be time consuming. The search feature is a bit faster and lets you create search criteria that is specific to what you are searching for. There are a lot of search options including age, location, education level, whether or not users smoke, drink, or have other lifestyle preferences you may be searching for, body build, ethnicity, married or singles, and religion.
You have the option to save your search criteria so that you can use your custom search in the future as you look for new singles. I ran my custom search daily to find new singles that fit my criteria. If you are truly looking to meet someone on the site, upgrading to a premium membership is the way to go. While any free account can send a message, either the sender or receiver has to be a premium member to actually read it.
By upgrading to the premium membership you guarantee that anyone you message will be able to read and reply to your messages as well as enjoy features like instant messaging, audio features, and video chats. Unique Site Features The best and most original feature of AsianDating is the translation tool for messaging.
This tool breaks down the language barrier by allowing you to translate your message to any language of your choice with one click of the mouse. On a site that features a diverse group of people, this tool is invaluable.
Unlimited messaging and communication with other profiles text, audio, video, Instant Messaging , ad-free browsing, invisible browsing Platinum — All of the above, plus: Rank above other members in searches, doubled profile space, VIP profile highlighting, platinum-exclusive search features, advanced matching algorithms, message translation 4.
Most of these users are Southeast Asian women mostly from Indonesia and the Philippines, although there are quite a few in Thailand and foreign men. DateinAsia is a completely free site, and as you may know by now, free dating sites often bring a lot of baggage.
DateinAsia unfortunately is no exception and is riddled with inactive profiles, non-serious members, spammy users and outright scam-artists looking to make a buck. Overall the site is pretty bare-bones, in terms of design and features. Sign up Process To start, enter a username and password, and your email, birthday, location, gender and match gender.
DateinAsia claims to do this for security purposes. Finally, upload a photo, and you are done. How to Locate Potential Matches You have a few basic options available to you. Go to the search tab, and you can simply browse through member profiles until you come across someone you like or perform a Basic or Advanced search. Basic searches are filtered by gender, age and location, while Advanced searches are further filtered by the basic information selected when signing up occupation, religion, appearance, etc.
You can also see who has visited your profile or shown interest in you. This is an easy way to draw attention to your profile. Everything about the site is basic, basic, basic. If anything, this itself makes DateinAsia unique. There is little to do and thus little to be confused by. No more, no less. The rest is up to you. With this many users, your odds of finding someone are quite high, especially since the platform uses a wide-ranging questionnaire along with sophisticated algorithms designed to offer you the best possible matches.
However, because the site is free, there will be a certain number of suspect profiles and spammers among the lot that you will have to sift out. Signing up OkCupid makes it easy to sign up using your Facebook account, or you can do it manually by entering basic profile information. Next, you select your username and password; write a short description of yourself and briefly answer 5 questions regarding your personality.
You will want to upload photos, fill in basic stats, and play around with the 8 different prompts. OkCupid allows you to provide a ton of information about yourself, with thousands of questions you can answer if you wish.
Some people plunge right in and love the idea of sharing a lot about themselves, while others prefer to keep things more private. You will determine what your comfort level is for sharing personal information. Finding Possible Matches While perusing profiles, OkCupid lets users narrow their search by using various options to filter the choices.
When the tool finds a match, both members are notified. Communicating with Others OkCupid gives you two main options for communication with other members: When you Like someone, you are really only bookmarking them in a way, since users are only informed of who has Liked them when they opt for the premium membership, which costs money.
You can message someone via text and this is free and easy to do. A third, more indirect way to communicate with others would be to visit their profile since they will be notified each time you visit. Because there are thousands of different questions, the more you choose to answer, the more accurate your matches are likely to be in theory.
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