This website features profiles of Chinese women who are seeking long-term relationships with men from around the world, and to potentially leave their home country. Correspondence is initially handled via the site's translator; Men must purchase credits for the use of this service.
ChnLove matches men around the world with single women in China for romance and marriage. The nearly six thousand women who have their profile featured are selected by overseas Chinese agencies.
Signing up is free of charge and men can create a simple but descriptive profile in less than two minutes. After joining, men are able to correspond with females on the site but will be charged a fee for doing so. As with other foreign bride services, fees are generally charged per contact and so can work out very expensive.
Once you access the members' area you can set your profile to visible or invisible. If your profile is visible to others, be prepared to be inundated with chat requests. After creating my basic photo-less profile I was receiving chat requests every 30 seconds or so.
If you are invited to a live chat, you'll be able to open the chat window but won't be able to communicate until credits are purchased.
Neither will you be able to view additional pictures on other members' profiles until you have a valid, approved photo on your own - the option is there during registration however it can be skipped.
The Credit System
The site's credit system means there are no regular monthly fees, rather members pay only for those services they use, including making contact with women. After purchasing credits one can break the ice themselves with a handy Cupid note or use the site's profile introduction service.
Credits are required for almost all activity on the site, including viewing video introductions, live chat and emailing.
To help break down cultural and language barriers, the site offers a Chinese/English language translation service to members for a fee. The translations service is offered for both telephone and personal dates.
The site has it's own meeting organizer called "Cupid Date" which provides assistance in arranging meeting times with other people and allows you to keep track of who you've met and when.
If you use "Cupid Date" you will be charged $139 for each date - this includes a 90-minute translation service. In order to participate in Cupid Date, you will need to have completed an IMBRA form.
If you're not ready to meet in person , "Love Call" lets you schedule telephone dates with your chosen lady.
ChnLove.com is a possible option for those interested in the world of international dating and foreign brides. It offers men a range of options for getting in touch with female members and arranging dates with assisted translation services.
The site responsibly briefs members on the policies concerning IMBRA, or the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act.
As members are required to pay for each service, the charges for chat and correspondence can become very high.
By Tara Miller