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We have awarded Thai Friendly our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 13 Thai Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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Claiming to be one of the biggest dating sites with free membership, Thai Friendly seems to tick a lot of boxes. Its membership numbers are very healthy, with over 4000 members online when we logged on, and more than half a million members in total. It also has a decent search facility, and you can chat over an instant messenger as well as by sending emails. However, its free membership is limited and you will probably find that you’ll need to upgrade in order to get the most out of this site.
Members can upload photos but not videos. Still, the photos are often pretty good quality and you can even zoom in on them to see a member up close. Some members have dozens of high quality photos, which gives a real idea of how they might be in the flesh, as well as the sorts of things they enjoy doing in their free time.
The profile pages have a useful amount of detail, but aren’t necessarily well organized or laid out. Information runs along the side of the screen in a long line which you need to browse through, when it could easily have been better presented. It is simple to add a member to your list of favorites, or to show them interest. You can also make notes on members so you can recall your thoughts on them, or what you’ve said in the past.
The search feature is more successful than the profile layout. You can choose from several key factors to search for, although we would like to see a few more options regarding preferences, hobbies and interests. That way you can meet people based on your common interests rather than just on looks.
Unfortunately, we do feel that the site could develop and offer more features to its members so there are a range of things to do. There are almost no community features, for example, which would help members to get involved in talking to each other about hobbies, interests, news, Thai life and more. You’ll find that some sites offer articles on Thailand, its history, cultures and differences. This kind of information can be really valuable but it’s something missing from Thai Friendly.
The real benefit of being a member with ThaiFriendly.com is the sheer number of members. It might not offer all the bells and whistles you’ll find elsewhere, but it does the basics well. Create a profile, perform a search, get chatting. Job done. The limitations of basic membership mean that you may wish to upgrade and, whilst this isn’t hugely cheap, the 12 month contract does offer good value for money at well under $10 a month.
The site also lets you know who is online and when members were last active, allowing you to focus on active members rather than wasting your time chasing people who never log on. If nothing else, we feel that ThaiFriendly is worth trying out, so why not give the free membership a roll and see where it takes you?
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