A community for Indian people seeking friendship, love and marriage. This matrimonial site has a free standard account which allows a picture profile to be created, searching profiles, and messages to be sent to other users.
Unlike other matrimony sites you'll soon find that IndianCupid is less traditional and more aimed squarely at the modern Indian living in the West. Despite this it is still focused people looking for serious relationships.
They also have a mobile site that lets you stay up to date whilst on the move.
Although some do seek casual friendships and dating, most are there because they are looking for a serious, long term relationship - usually marriage.
It's Not Exactly Buzzing!
IndianCupid, though having only around 14,000 active users is well-maintained and attracts a diverse group of individuals, thanks in part to the large network of online dating sites that fall under the Cupid Dating Network. It is currently only available in English.
Those who join are most often from the United States or India, but can be from anywhere in the world due to it's global reach. It offers an up-to-date range of features that will appeal to many, including advanced searching, email, chat, forums, winks, virtual gifts, and the like.
Standard members can send expressions of interest to others, but only paid-up users can communicate back and forth using email, chat, video messaging, etc.
There are three levels of membership - Standard (Free), Gold, and Platinum. Naturally the greatest number of features and tools are available to the highest level of membership, but the mid-level also offers a nice assortment of the most commonly used features that are suitable for the needs of many people.
The standard account is a cut-down version of the paid account. You'll notice a lot of ads on the site when using a free account. These disappear on upgrading. It also lifts all blocks on messaging so you can talk to anyone. Plus you get some priority when people search so by-and-large you'll get more messages and replies per day.
By Tara Miller