One of a few sites dedicated to romantically matching people from the armed services. As well as being for military singles, it also serves as a meeting place for civilians looking to date people in uniform. MilitaryCupid is a pay site but does offer a restricted standard membership.
While registering for a standard account is free, you must purchase a subscription in order to get full access to messaging and be able to effectively contact people. You will be able to open emails or initiate instant messaging features but only with paid users.
Although communication is restricted until you upgrade you will still be able to carry out detailed searches and view profiles for free. It's enough to gauge what's on offer and decide if it's worth joining.
Keep in mind though that you will need to have your own photo visible if you want to see other peoples' pictures in full. This restriction is lifted for Gold and Platinum users.
MilitaryCupid is part of the CupidMedia network of sites and as such has a polished and well-laid out format plus a whole array of tools and options to occupy its members. There are two premium subscriptions available;
Gold and Platinum (full price list here): Those who purchase the Platinum membership will have access to the site's video, voice and text messaging features.
Although the community is relatively small at just 19,000, it is the largest of it's kind and it's fairly close-knit. Whether you're serving in the armed services or living the civilian life, you are welcome to create an account at MilitaryCupid.com.
Members are stationed across the globe providing opportunities for pen-pal relationships. Given there's only a small number of niche sites of this kind, MilitaryCupid can help in making connections with people in uniform.
Military personnel will find the relaxed atmosphere a welcome change from the formalities of life in the armed services.
By Tara Miller