Indian Friendfinder is contact site for Indian people seeking company. Though not specifically a matrimony site like Shaadi or Qiran, it does contain profiles of people seeking a marital partner. It follows the same format as other Friendfinder sites with a good range of features as well as blogs and special interest groups. Membership costs start at $19.99 per month.
Friendfinder launched this niche website in 2003 with the aim of providing a venue for Indian people seeking marriage or romantic connections. It follows the same format as other sites in the Friendfinder network, with an excellent range of features for searching and for communicating with other people.
However, a paid subscription is required to access many of the services including unlimited messaging and viewing full profiles.
The advanced search allows you to narrow down prospective matches. It has a lot of "stock" features which are similar to those found on any major dating service. The search tool does provide options to select on caste, religion, and complexion. Unfortunately these options are not open to standard account holders.
Once you locate a prospective match, you can use the chat and instant messaging features to get to know the other person more intimately. Again, standard account holders will find their access thwarted here.
Standard and Premium access
On trying to access a premium feature such as viewing a full sized photo or sending an email, you will be diverted to the “upgrade now” page. Sending flirts or creating a “hotlist” are the only actions available.
Members wanting access to SMS messaging and video introductions will likewise need to upgrade their membership to Silver or Platinum. Those with paid accounts are given priority in listings when searching for compatible profiles.
Although Indian FriendFinder is a good deal smaller than the other matrimonial sites such as Shaadi, Qiran and Bharatmatrimony, it does offer a more informal and vibrant setting that will appeal to some. Upgrading to a Gold or Silver membership is must in order to fully participate in the site.
When opting for a paid monthly membership, users will have a choice of three different billing options. Joiners can also get points for referrals that will earn them a free month long Gold Membership.
By Tara Miller