Among all the countries in Asia, I feel most comfortable talking with girls from the Philippines. This is probably because I do not have to guess the meaning of what they are saying because Filipino women are known to be literate in English, both verbally and written. If you are like me, you will definitely find Filipinocupid.com worth your time.
Filipino Cupid can be considered a young website, having started just around a decade ago, but it's already one of the most popular ones in the Philippines . What makes this site interesting is that there are more female members than males, which means you will have plenty of opportunities to meet beautiful ladies from the Philippines.
Is it Free?
You basically have two options here. You can either keep the free account, or you can opt for the paid version. Just like other dating sites, getting the paid version will give you access to more features.
With the free account, capabilities include browsing through other members’ profiles, as well as the ability to send only a limited number of messages. With a free membership, you can also notify other members that you are interested in them by using the “heart” icon. However, no feature is available for verifying users.
On the other hand, if you decide to opt for the paid version, you will be able to enjoy the other features. One such helpful feature is the “CupidTag”, which is a tagging system that will enable you to create a list of interest, and search for other members who also share interests that are similar with yours.
I really suggest getting the Gold level membership. Getting the platinum is not worth it and is honestly just a waste of extra money.... unless you really want to add those video profiles.
Does it Work?
I made sure to read other reviews first before setting up an account with Filipinocupid.com, plus I was also referred by a friend of mine. He just recently went to the Philippines and slept with about 12 girls in 3 weeks. Hard to argue it wasn't a success..
only hoped then to meet girls in the Philippines, and well, to get laid as well. I found out that getting laid in the Philippines is quite easy. Well, there is an easy access to hookers, but even women you meet in bars are quite liberated.
That’s one good thing about the Philippines - they are very open to having relationships with foreign me. I also heard that if you're white they'll treat you like a king. After going there two times I've definitely found it to be true and it's really easy to pick up some fine Filipinas.
In the 2 weeks that I was there I able to sleep with 6 girls. I didn't have as much success as my buddy, but it's definitely true that Filipina Cupid was easily worth it. I just made sure to be on a few weeks before my trip and I was able to line up some dates and hang outs before I got there. This technique, what I call the pipelining technique, is my favorite way to meet girls when I travel.
The first time I tried the services, I sent a generic message to about 20 ladies. Not that I want to play around, but that’s how the filtering usually starts. The ones who reply are those that are usually interested, and are actively seeking a good time.
One thing that I have observed about girls in the Philippines is that they are very close to their families and they'll bring it up on conversation. However, they'll still talk about other things, but I have noticed it comes up in every conversation.
Is it Good for Match Making?
Filipino Cupid is decent for match making. As mentioned earlier, you will be required to answer questions regarding your personality. This will allow the system to find a good match for you. Aside from allowing the system to match you up with other members, you can also take advantage of the Search feature in order to find your match.
If you're traveling from out of the country it's probably less than ideal. However, it's definitely possible since there are some girls looking to date international men and come to the US. They're usually pretty good about not asking for money, but you can assume the ones that do are scammers.
Is the Site Easy to Use?
The website is very easy to use. If you are familiar with other websites under Cupid Media, the layout is basically the same. Upon signing up, you will be led to a two-step procedure.
The first one asks for the basic information, such as the name, birthdate, and location. For the second part of the procedure, you will be asked to input more details, such as the marital status, ethnicity, and occupation. I view this part as a filtering process. It will also ask you if you are willing to relocate or not. I think this is very important because if everything goes well and two members end up deciding to be together, one has to move where the other is.
My suggestion, really, is to be truthful in the details that you provide. After all, you can expect better relationships if you are truthful with the details that you present. Afterwards, you will also be asked to create a headline, as well as a short paragraph introducing yourself. The signup process will only take you about 20 minutes.
One observation, however, is that while browsing through the website is relatively easy, there are some pop-up windows that require more information, such as whether you smoke or drink or the type of relationship that you are interested in. The website explains that by answering these questions, it can lead to better matches, but I personally believe that the experience is ruined as it deterred me from searching further.
Is it a Legit or a Scam?
As a dating online site that is under Cupid Media, Filipino Cupid is a reliable website. Mike (the owner of the blog) and I are both loyal users of the Cupid Media brand and FilipinaCupid.com is of no exception. They don't scam you, and it's pretty affordable.
However, just like other dating sites, there is no actual control regarding the information provided by the members. Therefore, it is just up to you to exert effort and discretion in filtering matches.
Sometimes there will be some "girls" asking for money, but honestly they are probably just dudes living in their mom's basements trying to rip off thirsty 'foreigners' like ourselves.
Comparison With Other Sites
Among the main competitors of Filipino Cupid is Asia FriendFinder, Cherry Blossoms, as well as Filipino FriendFinder. However, what makes Filipinocupid.com a standout is its own reputation in this industry. Having been established since 2001, and operating until now, and with a 3.5 million membership base, there is surely better options here.
Conclusion: Is it Worth It?
No doubt, Filipino Cupid is an online dating website that is well worth your money. True, you can try other websites, but in my case, why should I go to where things are not sure? At least, this company is backed up by good reputation.
While there are issues with members who are not really not ‘reliable’, my solution is pretty simple. I can easily report them, and the website admin will see if they are really just nuisances to the community, and that’s it, their profiles can be terminated.
I have never encountered any fraudulent scenarios, thankfully, but the website is equipped with an advanced fraud protection system, which I know, will come in handy should these situations arise. Not that I am anticipating one, but it is just good to know that there is something protecting members in this site.
All in all, I love women from the Philippines. I will be there in a couple of months, and will be meeting three women I met in this site. Then, let’s see what happens next! Seriously, if you want to meet tons of Filipino women then check out Filipino Cupid.