Thanks to the internet and the rise in global air travel, it's never been easier to find love overseas. InternationalCupid.com is one of the most popular dating sites for finding love across borders. Here's all you need to know about the InternationalCupid.com dating site.
InternationalCupid.com Mini Review
InternationalCupid.com is managed by Cupid Media. They have a large number of niche dating sites, especially in the interracial marriage sector. Popular sites run by Cupid Media include Thai Love Links, Filipino Cupid, Japan Cupid, and Chinese Cupid. Asian dating sites are of course extremely popular with Western men. They also run a wide range of other dating sites such as Latin American Cupid and Russian Euro.
The men and women members of InternationalCupid.com are from a wide range of countries. The dating and matchmaking that occurs on the site is generally in one of the following four areas:
- European Dating, with a particular focus on finding Russian and Eastern European brides for Western men.
- Latin Dating - finding partners for the many beautiful men and women of Central and South American countries such as Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Brazil.
- Asian Dating - Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Filipina brides are always an immensely popular choice.
- African Dating - African countries are an increasingly popular choice for finding a partner. The site helps Africans find one another, as well as helping African American and other men find love in in Nigeria, Ghana or one of the many other African countries.
Although Cupid Media has a wide range of country and region specific dating sites, InternationalCupid.com may appeal to you if you want to find a foreign partner but are completely undecided as to where to find one from. In particular, InternationalCupid.com is one of the few foreign personals sites where you can chat to both Russian and Asian women.
The male members of InternationalCupid.com tend to be looking for foreign brides. There are however plenty of men in countries such as Brazil and Nigeria who are looking for wives and girlfriends in their own countries. As to the women, they are from a wide range of countries. There are plenty of mail order bride types of women who are looking for a rich foreign husband. There are especially large numbers of women from Latin America as well as Eastern Europe.
As with all their other dating sites, InternationalCupid.com has some great search facilities. Since the site has so many members, these are really essential in your search for your dream date. Once you've tailored a search to your specific requirements then you can save it for use again.
InternationalCupid.com is totally free to sign up to. If you like the look of the site and think it's a great place to meet your dream partner, then it's a good idea to buy a subscription. The subscription fee can be paid on a monthly or an annual basis. The annual subscription comes at a substantial discount compared to the pay monthly option. Advantages of signing up for full membership include getting your profile listed first in the search results. You'll find you attract a lot more interest on the site once you've signed up for full membership. Another advantage of full membership is that you can contact the other members of the site. Unlike some of the other foreign dating sites like those run by AFA/LoveMe, you're not restricted to how many ladies you can contact. The site doesn't rely on the notorious letter writing translators either, so you won't have to pay huge amounts of money in order to correspond with the beautiful ladies on the site.
Pretty much all dating sites suffer from problems with scams and scammers. So even if you're using a reputable site such as InternationalCupid.com, it's essential to be vigilant.
Tips for avoiding scammers on InternationalCupid.com include:
- Avoid talking to anyone who hasn't uploaded any photos of themselves. I'm not certain if the members without photos are scammers or don't have photos of themselves or are just shy. There are a lot of them on Japan Cupid, and I tend not to reply to them.
- Be wary of members who haven't verified their profiles.
- Bone up on Russian culture and the language so that you can easily spot imposters (such as African men) pretending to be Russian women.
- Scammers are usually newer members of the site, although increasingly the scammers are opening accounts then leaving them dormant for a while.
- Scammers are usually young or beautiful or rich. In other words they would be your dream date!
- Scammers usually contact you rather than wait for you to contact them. Be a little more wary of women who contact you, although this doesn't of course mean they're automatically assumed to be a scammer.
- Don't fall in love with anyone's dating profile. Wait until you've actually met them in person.
- Be wary of Russian women not living in Russia. Yes more people live and work overseas these days, but in many cases these women have turned out to be scammers.
- Be more wary of women who haven't filled out many details about themselves, or who just put 2-3 words in their personal information fields.
- Never send money to anyone you've met through the site. If you do you will regret it.
- Finally remember that love does cloud our judgement, so don't be one of the many people who have lost their life savings to a nasty internet dating scam.