It is one of the most popular websites in China and on the entire web. Jiayuan Dating Site Jiayuan has a whopping million members. And there are a lot of pages, because Jiayuan is packed with different features. There are multiple ways to search and communicate with members, many games to play, a matchmaking service, guides, blogs, customer support, dating events, and even a page dedicated to financial advice.
With so many features and users, this has to be a great site. But unless you speak Chinese, this will be a difficult, potentially frustrating experience for you. Sign up Process Start with your gender, birthday, location, and marital status, and go on to fill in your basic information and choose a password and username.
Finish by selecting three labels to describe yourself e. Later, you can further specify your interests, ideal match requirements, lifestyle choices, and values. You can also see who has visited you, liked you, or followed you recently. You have a few more search options at your disposal: I personally love women with eyes! You can also participate in: Your choice will be sent to the user.
Circle Fate — Post a personal ad of sorts, sorted by different categories love line, blind date, mate, marriage, etc. You have the option of verifying your profile by phone, email, identity actual name and ID number , Zhima Credit account a 3rd party website , property documents, video certification, academic certificates, and even divorce documents!
What is Included in Each Membership Level Standard — Create profile, browse, search and view other profiles VIP — See who has visited, liked or followed you, recover accidentally deleted messages, read message notifications, save searches, upload more photos, view profiles that have recently logged-in, blacklist other members, set photo passwords, higher member ratings for your profile, Diamond — Read messages, free messaging, online chat, Deluxe Edition Diamond Member — extra site credit, enhanced subscription options 2.
The general site layout, interface, and available features is the same as the other Cupid Media dating sites, which is a plus. The website sports a clean design and is easy to navigate. ChinaLoveCupid is an established site for those looking to meet and make matches with Chinese singles. Sign up Process ChinaLoveCupid makes signing up as easy as can be. To begin, either sync up your Facebook account, or write in your name, gender, and email, and choose a password. At this point, you can either finish the rest of your profile, or you can start searching profiles.
Detailed, custom searches are also made possible with plenty of criteria to choose from, the option of saving your searches for future use, and further options to search by keyword, CupidTag, and first name. As a Standard member, you can communicate freely with premium members. You can like and favorite other Standard members, and send them messages, but the text of the message will be blurred out.
If they want to read it, one of you will have to upgrade to premium. Once a premium member, audio, video and IM chat becomes available. Chatting live with another member is the best way to ensure the two of you are a good match. Language is no longer a barrier to finding that perfect match. What is Included in Each Membership Level Standard — Create profile, upload photos, browse recommended matches, search for matches, send interest to any member, communicate with Gold and Platinum members Gold — All of the above, plus: Better ranking in searches, VIP profile highlighting, extra profile space, access to advanced matching algorithms, message translation, extended search capabilities.
Nevertheless, it is really a good second option and has a lot of members in China and Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines too. Like all of the sites on the Cupid Media network, AsianDating has a well-designed, easy-to-use website. AsianDating does have a number of great features for its premium members however.
My biggest complaint with the site was receiving many spammy messages quickly after signing up. However, there are plenty of real men and women genuinely looking to connect on this site, and the message filters are helpful in filtering out the scam-artists.
Sign up Process Signing up for AsianDating takes two minutes tops, and keeps your wallet in your pocket. To start, you can either join with your Facebook account, or type in your name, gender, email, and a password.
The final step is to write a bit about yourself, specify the traits of an ideal match, and the process is complete. Technically your profile is not finished yet, but you can leave it for now and start browsing if you want. If you do choose to leave your profile as-is for now, the site will periodically suggest you complete another few steps to continue, which can be distracting. How to Locate Potential Matches You have two paths to take when match-hunting: When browsing through these matches, you can move quickly or slowly, looking at photos only or full profiles, one-by-one.
The search feature allows you to craft a search for profiles matching specific criteria, such as age, location, education, body type, ethnicity, lifestyle choices smoking, drinking, etc. You can also save these custom searches for future use. These options are fine for initiating conversation, but not much else.
Audio, video, and IM chat options are also available. With this feature, you can translate your messages into the language of your choice with one simple click. With this tool, the language barrier is turned from a mighty stone wall to a short picket fence.
Like most language translators, there will be some errors in grammar. But using this tool will help you introduce yourself to members whom before would have understood nothing.
This feature is available for Platinum members only. 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. The vast majority of the users are Asian women and foreign men looking to meet Asian women.
DateInAsia is a free website. You get what you pay for. DateInAsia has many of the same problems as other free dating websites. It has scam artists, inactive users and fake profiles. The website does not have a lot of features and has a basic design. You may find some great people on DateInAsia, but you will need to send out a boat load of messages.
Check out the other websites above first. How to Sign Up You will first need to create a password and user name. You will also need to enter your birth date, name, email, gender and match gender. You will then be sent a confirmation email. You will also be asked to enter your phone number so that you can be sent an SMS message for verification. DateInAsia claims that this is done for security purposes. After you have completed this step, you will need to write a headline, a little information about yourself in the About Me section, and fill out information about your occupation, education and appearance.
You will also need to enter information about your ideal match. The final step is to upload a photo to your profile. How to Find Matches There are a few options for finding matches. You can browse through random profiles by using the search tab.
You can also perform a basic or advanced search. Basic searches are filtered by age, gender and location. Advanced searches are filtered by the basic information you selected, such as appearance, religion and occupation.
You can also view who visited your profile. Communicating With Other Members The messaging options are basic.
You can show interest in someone, add them to your favorites, or send them a text-only message. The fact that all of the features are so basic makes this website unique. Badoo began in in Soho, London and has grown to over million users. For reference, if it were a country, it would have the fourth highest population in the world! The site has users from different countries, making it an international hit.
After some use, I found that it is really more of a dating site as it lacks a few features that are commonly found on regular social media sites.
Sign Up Process Signing up is fairly simple. You can link your Badoo account to your Facebook account or create an account from scratch by entering your name, birthday, gender, location, and email. Choices include making friends, chatting, or looking to date. Finally, you have the opportunity to link your Badoo account with your Twitter account and import your friends from your contacts list on your email account. After all these steps are complete, you are free to begin browsing other profiles on Badoo.
How to Locate Potential Matches There are two options to use when looking to find matches, people who are nearby and encounters. Using the people who are nearby method is similar to browsing. You simply scroll through profiles one at a time, all of them are located near your area. If you and the other profile both click the heart, you will be notified that there is a mutual match between the two of you.
How to Communicate with Other Members Using either of the methods for locating potential matches gives you the option of looking through their profile, including their photos, and an option to start a text-only chat. You also can add them as one of your favorites or even send them a gift. In order to see their location, you must have your location services turned on when using your mobile device or laptop.
You also have the ability to see who has liked your profile once you have invited friends from your email account. This does come off as a bit of an odd request as most people would prefer inviting friends from social media sites instead of their email address book. As a result, it has a very user friendly appearance and looks professional.