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, one must purchase a subscription in order to be able to open emails or initiate instant messaging features.
Communication is restricted until you upgrade - however you will still be able to carry out detailed searches and view profiles. It's enough to gauge what's on offer and decide if it's worth joining.
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 relativley small at just 19,000, it is the largest of it's kind. Whether one is serving in the armed services or living the civilian life, all 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 likeminded people.
Military personnel will find the relaxed atmosphere a welcome change from the formalities of life in the armed services.
By Tara Miller