FilipinoCupid has played cupid for many Filipino singles and singles around the world since 2001. FilipinoCupid is one of the 35 niche dating sites operated by Cupid Media, a leading online company specializing in niche dating networks. Cupid Media claims to have helped over 30 million people around the world find love, due to their dating sites encompassing different countries, languages, and ethnicities. Cupid Media makes it possible for people of different cultures and countries to connect, as it provides multilingual interfaces and language translation tools on each of their dating sites, eliminating the obstacles of language and communication.
Cupid Media brings the Philippines to those interested in dating Filipinos through FilipinoCupid. FilipinoCupid claims to be one of the largest dating sites for this particular niche, with a large online community of 3.5 million members. You do not have to be of Filipino descent to join, you simply must be interested in dating and meeting Filipino singles. Therefore, if you are interested in meeting authentic Filipino singles from their country of origin, then this dating site is a good place to start.
|Members Worldwide||3.5 Million|
|Members from the U.S.||1,050,000|
FilipinoCupid caters to all singles, whether straight, gay, or lesbian, looking to find a love connection with Filipinos. As mentioned before, FilipinoCupid has a large member base consisting of 3.5 million users worldwide. Members of the U.S. also comprise a large portion of FilipinoCupid’s members, consisting of 1,050,000. Members of FilipinoCupid frequently participate on the site, with 3,500 logins a day. Members are from all over the world on FilipinoCupid. However, it appears that women members are mostly from the Philippines, whereas men members are from different parts of the world.
There are slightly more men (60%) than women (40%) on FilipinoCupid, making it possible for women to have more interactions with men and having more choices in selecting a match. Members who are interested in dating matches between the ages of 35-44 have pretty good odds, as this age range was the highest at 35%. The second highest age range was 25-34 at 24% and 45-54, also at 24%. Members looking for matches younger than 25 or older than 55 may have a harder time finding a match since there are only a few members that meet these age ranges.
Creating a Profile
Creating an account on FilipinoCupid is super easy and very fast to complete. To create an account on FilipinoCupid you must first indicate your name, gender, sexual preference, age, provide an email address, and create a password. The email address will not require verification like other dating sites. Users can also sign up through their Facebook account. The last step is to upload a photo, but this can be skipped and uploaded at another time. Photos can be uploaded through your Facebook account or your direct files. Once you upload the photo or skip this step, you will have immediate access to your profile and be able to view other members’ profiles instantly. It is that easy!
FilipinoCupid provides a language setting on its website making it possible for users of different nationalities to create their profiles in their native language. This language setting is one of the perks that Cupid Media offers to its members utilizing any of their dating sites.
FilipinoCupid will display a percentage of profile completeness at the top of the dashboard, prompting members to have an in-depth completed profile by answering all of the questions located in the tabs of the profile settings. All profile tabs will have a red X next to them until they are thoroughly finished. Once each tab is completed, a green checkmark will display instead of the red X. The tabs included are, Photos, Profile, Match, Interest, Personality, Cupid Tags, Verify Profile, and IMBRA. Each profile tab will have extensive information to complete which members can do at their own pace. The more the user completes the better, as they will provide information about who they are and what they are looking for, making it easier for compatible matches to find them.
Using the Site
The dashboard and layout of FilipinoCupid are easy to read and use. Upon logging in, you can view other members’ profiles at the center of the page, along with search filters. You also have access to tabs on top of the dashboard, which include, Members Online, Matches, Search, Messages, and Activity. The Message and Activity tabs immediately notify you of any members that have tried to contact you, have shown an interest, or have added you to their favorites. FilipinoCupid will also send you pop-up notifications when members send you a message or attempt to contact you at that moment. The pop-up notification will display the member’s face and name, allowing you to view the message or alert that they sent you.
To read the messages that other members have sent, you will have to upgrade to a paid membership. However, sending messages or replying to other members’ messages is free. FilipinoCupid will inform you if the member you sent the message to will be able to read your message or not, depending on if they are paying members themselves. If you upgrade, anyone that you send messages to will be able to read them, even if they are not Gold or Platinum members themselves.
Other features that you can use at no cost are being able to see who has viewed your profile, is interested in you, and has added you to their favorites. You can also add members to your favorites list, let them know you are interested in them, and view all of the members’ photos at no cost. Other neat features that come with a Platinum membership are ranking above other members, translating messages into your language, having advanced matching algorithms, and more.
You will find that most members’ on FilipinoCupid are serious about dating and finding someone. In fact, you will probably not get much interaction on your profile unless you provide information about who you are and what you are seeking.
Finding a Match
FilipinoCupid will provide matches based on what you indicate in the Match tab, under the profile settings. You want to make sure you complete all the inquiries in this tab to ensure that FilipinoCupid provides you with the most accurate matches possible. You also want to add Cupid tags to your profile, as it will make searching for members easier and specifically find those you have things in common with.
You can also find matches by utilizing FilipinoCupid’s search tools and filters. The filters can be very specific, to identifying members by their personal characteristics and appearance. You can also narrow down members by their geographical location, gender, and age. Almost all of the filters are free to use, there are some that will require a paid membership if you wish to use them. FilipinoCupid also offers advanced matching algorithms to Platinum members.
You will find that many members take the time to complete their profile, reflecting how committed they are in finding their special someone. When you click on a members’ profile, you will be able to see if they have a verification badge, if they are paying members, and if they are online. Their profiles also inform you of their name, age, location, what they are seeking, and when they were last online. You will also be able to see all the photos and information that the member disclosed about themselves and about the match they are seeking. Their profiles will also highlight the areas that two of you have a match in gray and the areas that are not a match in red.
Finding a match on FilipinoCupid is possible for free members, as many search filters are available to use at no cost. However, communication is not free. Unless a member with a Gold or Platinum membership contacts you, you will not be able to read any messages. This will push you to upgrade your membership, to be able to communicate with the person you are interested in.
You can access FilipinoCupid through their website and their mobile app. The mobile app is only available for Android users but not for iOS users. FilipinoCupid has 4.2 stars out of 2,305 reviews. Most users appear to like the app, however, there were some complaints about the app; most complaints were about fake profiles and members asking for money. Cupid Media was responsive to all the reviews and assured their customers that they have a fraud prevention system in place that spots fake profiles, and encouraged the members to report such profiles as well.
The mobile app has a straight- forward design and layout. You will find tabs and a menu option on top of the dashboard, making it super easy to use. Unlike the website counterpart, most options will be available through the menu, whereas the website has the options laid out on the dashboard. You also have instant access to matches as soon as you log on and you can view any notifications of members attempting to contact you, just like the website. The only downside is that members are shown in a down linear manner, having to continuously scroll down to view the profiles.
As an operating site of Cupid Media, you can expect FilipinoCupid to take members security and safety very seriously. FilipinoCupid is not only McAfee Secure certified, but they also check members’ profiles daily. FilipinoCupid will either terminate or temporarily suspend any account they have reason to believe is fake. If your account is temporarily suspended, you can appeal your authenticity by filling out a reactivation form and provide a copy of your photo ID, passport, or driver’s license. If FilipinoCupid terminates your account instead of temporarily suspending it, you will have to contact their customer support directly to reactivate it. FilipinoCupid also highly encourages its’ members to report any fake profiles, by clicking on the report icon located on every members’ profile.
FilipinoCupid provides additional safety measures by providing its members the opportunity to complete the International Marriage Brokers Act Safety form. Members can also earn a verification badge if they confirm their identity by submitting copies of acceptable forms of identification, such as, passports, driver license, and National ID cards. These safety measures cultivate a secure environment for its’ members, allowing them to have more peace of mind of their security compared to participating on other dating sites.
FilipinoCupid’s headquarters is the same as their operating company, Cupid Media. Their office address is Level 5, 2502 5 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215, Australia. Their U.S. and Canadian customer support phone number is 1-800-787-0838. The international customer support phone number is +617- 5571- 1181.
FilipinoCupid‘s members can choose from a Platinum or Gold membership if they wish to upgrade. The Platinum membership unlocks all of the features that FilipinoCupid offers, but it is the most expensive. The Gold membership only unlocks a few of the features and is only a little less expensive. If you are interested in the Platinum membership, you can select from three different subscriptions, 12 months for $13.33 a month, billed in one payment of $159.99; 3 months for $26.99, billed in one payment of $79.99; or 1 month for $39.99. With the Platinum membership, you will have access to additional features that the Gold membership doesn’t offer, such as, ranking above other members, doubling your profile space, VIP profile highlighting, advanced matching algorithms, and translating messages into your language.
The Gold membership also offers three different subscriptions, 12 months for $11.67 a month, billed in one payment of $139.99; 3 months for $23.33, billed in one payment of $69.99; or 1 month for $34.99. As you can see this plan is a little less expensive than the Platinum and offers fewer features. The additional features that it has compared to a free membership are, being able to communicate with all members, live chat with instant messenger, no ads, sending and receiving messages, hiding your profile, and browsing anonymously.
FilipinoCupid accepts Credit Card, PayPal, Paysafecard, Bank Transfer, and Skrill as methods of payment. The acceptable Credit Cards are VISA, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Diners Club.
How do I hide or display my photo?
You can hide or display the photos on your profile on your photo management page, by choosing “Photos” from the member menu (represented by your profile photo or the photo placeholder next to Setting menu). To hide a photo click “edit photo” below the photo you wish to hide. Then choose “Hide”. Click the “Yes” button when asked if you’re sure you want to hide your photo. Your photo will now be hidden. To unhide your photo, click “edit photo” then choose “Unhide”. Please note that the hide photos feature is only available to Gold and Platinum members. If you hide your Photo 1 (Primary Photo), all your photos will be hidden. You must unhide your Photo 1 (Primary Photo) first before taking action on any of your other photos.
How do I add a photo to my profile?
FilipinoCupid offers different options for you to add a photo to your profile. You can access your Photo Management page by choosing “Photos” from the member menu (represented by your profile photo or the photo placeholder next to Setting menu). From your Photo Management page, you can add a photo directly from your computer, or copy photos from your Facebook account. If these options aren’t suitable for you, you can click the “Can’t upload photos? Try these alternatives »” link to view your additional options.
How do I see who I have shown my interest to?
When you show interest in other members, they are added to your “My Interests” list. You can access this list by choosing “My Interests” from the Activity menu.
How do I reply to someone who is interested in me?
If a member has shown interest in you, and you are interested in them as well, you can show interest back to them. You can also send a message to that member, if you wish.
How many messages can I send per day?
All members may hold up to 500 message conversations per day. This is calculated over a 24 hour period from the time the first message is sent.
How do I report suspect or offensive messages?
If you receive a message from a member that you find offensive, or a member you believe is not genuine, or a member who asks you for money, you can report this member to FilipinoCupid so they can take the appropriate action. Simply click Report Abuse (represented with ! icon) while reading the message they have sent you. You will be asked to select the reason of your report and provide your supporting information, then click the “Submit” button.