You don't have to be Brazilian to join BrazilCupid. You can join with a free account or with one of two paid membership plans. Paying members get extra privileges such as unlimited contacts, & priority appearance in searches.
As well as being for Brazilians, BrazilCupid is for anyone who wants to meet someone who's from that country. You'll find Brazilian women looking for foreign marriage prospects and naturally the men who want to meet those women.
Inside it's an open and friendly network where you can get to know through chat, video and email.
You can send e-flirts for free and of course upload photos.
For matchmaking it lets you set preferences in detail. This will send regular match-suggestions directly in your inbox. This is of course optional.
Searches and match preferences
Once a member you'll gain access to their search system which can be used narrow down your lists of available singles to something more manageable. There's a basic and advanced search form. But going beyond this, you also have the option to search by the person's name (user name), by ID, and by cupid tags (these are labels people choose to add to their profiles).
There's also a “popular” list which will give access to frequently run searches such as new members and my matches. This is an area of the site that definitely will require some experimentation to try out all of the combinations and options that are available. Most of the search settings can be saved for later use.
Once you find someone you like, you might find your messages are blocked at the last minute by an “upgrade now” button. It's possible to exchange emails with paying members. Standard (non-paying) members can only send messages as neither side will be able to read the contents until they upgrade. In other words, to communicate with someone, at least one of you must be a paid member.
You need Gold membership for full chat privileges. Platinum membership will grant all of the premium features on the site including the ability to access video messages and voicemail. The site's embedded translation tool is also available to Platinum users and can ease communications between members who speak English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Brazil Cupid is an attractive, safe, popular Brazilian community that has a lot of real people seeking everything from new pen pals to a wife or husband. It's packed with handy features which are designed to help you meet others and join in the activity.
Although BrazilCupid.com is a good option for people who share a common ethnic culture and background, the site openly welcomes persons of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
By Tara Miller
- Attractive design, easy to use
- Free account holders can access most services, the main exception being reading of emails
- Offers a good, cost effective alternative to "Latin Bride" type services - members pay a monthly fee rather than paying for each letter (or for contact details)
- On a free account there's a lot of users you won't be able to talk with
- The layout is quite technical and finding different sections of the site takes time.