FilipinoCupid is for people from the Philippines as well as those who wish to meet someone who's from that country. The basic account is free - that lets you create a profile and talk to paying members.
FilipinoCupid, which was previously called FilipinaHeart.com, is an Asian matchmaking site where people from the Philippines can make friends and romantic connections with one another via email, chat and through a range of matching tools.
It's is a popular website and with 151,000 active users, it is much larger than its rival, Filipino Friendfinder (read more).
Creating a Profile
Everyone starts off with a free account. You then have a chance to create and personalize your profile with photos and video. Locating a well suited match anywhere in the world is simple thanks to the site's advanced compatibility software.
Links to quick searches are available directly on the home page. These include quick access to personalized matches, popular members, video profiles and "In my Area". Personalized matches will only be as good as the information you've provided on the personality questionnaire.
Most searches will display paying members first (more). This isn't a bad thing as it tends to display those who are more serious first (having paid for membership and completed their profile).
Getting in Touch
If you want to get to know someone better, you have the opportunity to do so via email, chat, instant messenger and video. You will need a webcam to make use of the video profile feature.
While joining up is free; to get unlimited access to chat and other areas you'll need a membership upgrade to a Gold or Platinum membership.
In order to communicate via email, either the sender or receive needs to be a Gold/Platinum member.
FilipinoCupid.com is place for those of similar backgrounds to meet; however, the site is not exclusive in any way and all individuals are welcome to join.
As well as offering a social hub just for Filipinos, the site is known to have a large number of Filipina women specifically looking for marriage with western men.
FilipinoCupid comes with a language option feature that allows it to be viewed in English, French, German and Japanese.
By Tara Miller