Chinese Love Links has true oriental flavor. It brings together Chinese and other singles seeking dating, love and marriage. Posting a profile is free. Those wishing to use additional services, including the on-site email are required to upgrade.
This vibrant site allows singles of Chinese background or descent to find the platonic or romantic relationship they've been looking for.
There are usually at least a couple of thousand people online at ChineseLoveLinks at any given time, and most will find there's ample opportunity to meet someone. With around 157,000 active members, there are people there seeking everything from pen pals to foreign marital prospects.
Guest members (Standard) can create a picture profile and peruse other people's profiles but don't have full unrestricted email access. While guest can send email to others, they can't read any messages received until they purchase a membership.
Searching for People
The basic search form which appears directly on your home page allows searching by standard preferences such as age and gender. Importantly it permits filtering on the other member's “last active” date so you won't waste time viewing people who are inactive.
Advanced search options allow members to set not only the desired location of prospective matches but traits they would find attractive in a potential mate. Those who upgrade are able to complete the "personality profile" section.
The “Match Info” part lets you get very specific about who you'd like to meet. The responses given here are what the site uses to send you match suggestions. You can even specify things like living situation, employment status, income, and the age of children.
Of course, this is only reliable if the other person has actually put forward this amount of information on their profiles. Most of these are standard settings but at the bottom of the page it shows a few choices especially for Chinese people: Chinese star sign and ability in speaking Chinese.
While this site is a good option for those who share a common Japanese culture and background, all races, backgrounds and ethnicities are openly welcome to join.
ChineseLoveLinks is also a good choice for those considering foreign marriage with an Asian woman (or man for that matter). Scanning profiles for a few moments reveals countless Chinese women there seeking foreign husbands.
Free translation software can alleviate communications barriers by easily translating emails into English. A Platinum membership is required for the translation service.
Update: ChineseLoveLinks.com has renamed itself to Chinalovecupid.
By Tara Miller
- Good meeting point for those interested in the Chinese culture
- Ample and growing membership
- Safe, reliable platform (from Cupid Media)
- Clear, open billing arrangements
- Guests have generous access to many of the site's features
- Standard site format, with very few Chinese-specific variations