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We have awarded Thai Cupid our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 13 Thai Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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As part of the Cupid network of dating sites, ThaiCupid has a lot of fingers in the padthai. Mmm, delicious. It boasts hundreds of thousands of members, with thousands online at any given time. You can send mail, chat with an instant messenger, exchange videos, private photos and more. Thai Cupid has the range of features, the membership numbers and the affordability to make it our number one option for Thai Dating websites.
If you’ve registered with a Cupid site before, then you’ll know that the process is both easy and in depth, providing you with plenty of options and information which will later help you to locate the perfect date. Much of this information is optional, meaning that you won’t have to spend hours going through every detail before you even get a chance to see if you enjoy using the site. Rather, you can put in the basic information and then get hunting.
The search facility is one of the most detailed available, allowing you to go into great detail about a member’s background, habits and attributes. We’d still like to see more in the way of options around hobbies and interests, but on the whole the search feature does a grand job. You can also search for members who are online, or those who have recently been online. This is a good way to avoid spending a lot of time writing personal messages to people who never log on to the site.
Once you’ve performed a search, you can check members’ profiles. As we’ve mentioned, they provide plenty of detail, with a few extra spaces for individuals to write more about themselves and what they’re looking for in a date. If you upgrade your account, you can also include additional information as the space allocated for your profile is doubled.
Members’ photos are often of very high quality and you are encouraged to upload your own in order to see the full photo and zoom in. You can also keep a set of images as private photos, so the public won’t see them until you meet someone special you wish to share the snaps with.
The true value of ThaiCupid is that it blends sophisticated communication tools with a high number of active members.
Once on the profile, you can “show interest” or “send mail” with a click of the mouse. ThaiCupid also has a quick overview of how their stats compare to yours, showing how you match in a range of areas. This is a good way to start off a conversation as you automatically know the ways in which you are similar.
If a member is online, you can send them an instant message and get chatting right away. Otherwise you could comment on their photo or send an email and wait for a reply. Adding them to a list of friends will mean you can find them easily later on, if you wish to exchange photos, messages or videos. You can also quickly view what kind of relationship they want, should you wish to only locate members who are interested in dating or long term relationships.
As with the other Cupid websites, we do wish that there was more of a cultural specificity at times. Information about Thailand, customs and cultures would help users to identify with each other. There could also be blog posts and community forums to build a sense of community spirit and help members to come together more naturally in group scenarios. In terms of helping you to meet up outside of the internet, this site does little. If you’re interested in websites which give you information about arranging trips to Thailand, these are available elsewhere. Still, a few links to such sites wouldn’t go amiss from ThaiCupid.com.
The true value of ThaiCupid is that it blends sophisticated communication tools with a high number of active members. This improves your chances of getting a date dramatically, compared with sites which only do one or the other. Prices are competitive and the 12 month contracts offer very good value for money. You’ll find cheaper sites, but they aren’t necessarily performing as well in all areas. Thai Cupid is a solid choice in that respect.
There are differences between the Standard, Gold and Platinum packages, and we’d recommend taking a more detailed look at the features of the site on their “upgrade now” page if you’re keen to know what the extra dollars will buy you. In our opinion it’s worth the extra money for the additional features and benefits given to you through the Platinum package, but of course that’s up to you to decide.
ThaiCupid has a lot to offer. With plenty of members, practical communication tools, detailed profiles and analytical tools, we feel you’re probably the most likely to find a Thai date through this site. Now take your fingers out of that padthai and get dating!
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