Vietnam Cupid is a dating service for people of that country, or if you want to find romance or friendship with someone from Vietnam it can work for you too. This growing site, which belongs to the Cupid Media Group, has at least 38,000 active members from Asia and other parts of the world.
Registration is a straightforward matter. You just complete the personal questionnaire and the section on who you would like to meet and you are ready to go. New joiners will automatically start as a Standard (free) member. Upgrades to higher memberships requires payment but will allow progressively more privileges, including email and live chat.
The settings page allows notification preferences to be set, stating when and for what you will receive emails. If left unchanged, the site will inform you when new people join who match your preferences. Those who don't like to be bothered with emails may wish to switch-off these notifications.
Searching for people
Once the registration is complete, the search forms can be used to find a compatible match - there are various ways to search here and nearly all of these are accessible to standard members. Search settings can also be saved for later retrieval.
The “activity towards me” link shows who has been viewing your profile and who has added you to their favorites list. An instant measure of your popularity (or lack of).
Standard members have the option to record a video greeting and upload up to five photos. They can also send email and flirts to others. Interaction between free members is in general restricted. So to chat or email with a Standard member, purchase of a Gold membership is required. In addition the Platinum membership allows access to video profiles and higher ranking in searches.
Profile quality: Profiles are for the most part well completed, and seem to be genuine. Bringing up another person's profile allows you to check their compatibility via their "Match Criteria". This shows how well suited you may be as a couple. One column shows how well you match their criteria, and the other shows how well you match theirs.
Vietnam Cupid is an online dating community where Vietnamese men and women can find their perfect platonic or romantic match. The site is well laid out and extremely easy to use. The simple communication options will allow you to mingle and meet other quickly and safely.
Language options: The site can be viewed in English, Vietnamese or Dutch.
By Tara Miller