This site lets its members experience a unique Caribbean style dating. As well as being a popular online venue for singles of the Caribbean, it also attracts men and women from other countries wishing to meet people from this part of the world. It's free to browse and create a picture profile. Full email access and live chat are restricted until an upgrade is purchased.
As you might expect from the name, Caribbean Cupid is an online dating community for single people who are looking for romance or friendship with a Caribbean match. Around 13,000 people visit the site on a regular basis - making it significantly smaller that sites such as Amigos.com or ColombianCupid.
Signing up is free of charge and new joiners have the option to create a detailed profile of themselves in both word and video. After creating a profile, new joiners will be able to enjoy partial access to the site - which includes browsing photos, reading profiles, sending flirts, creating hot lists, and even sending emails.
Cupid Media sites (of which Caribbean Cupid is one) offer an excellent choice of search tools: My Matches, will give you and instant list of people who are most compatible with you based on your stated preferences (you can change these settings at any time by selecting your profile tab).
Other searches allow you to refine your preferences further - the advanced search offers the most customization. Everything from ethnic background to family values and religious beliefs can be set. The latest photos, and popular members are fun searches which add novelty value.
Instant messaging and video mail are available if you choose to upgrade to one of the paid premium accounts - premium members are also listed first in searches which means you are likely to receive more responses.
The main advantage of upgrading however is that you will be granted unrestricted access to email. Paid members can communicate with anyone on the site, whereas free account holders can only correspond with paying members. Unfortunately there isn't any way to search on membership status.
If you do happen to meet someone who sparks your interest, an English/Spanish translator is offered in order to bridge communication gaps.
Caribbeancupid.com offers a venue where individuals can meet up with other singles and stay actively social with an onsite blog, chat and even a video gallery. Before signing up, prospective members are invited to take a site tour and get a firsthand look at all the available features.
By Tara Miller