A meeting spot for Asian singles - AsiaFriendFinder is for people living anywhere in the world. They have a free trial membership with a quick signup option. After joining you can browse profiles and create hot-lists.
There's around 55,000 regular users active on there making it a fairly lively community. Usually there are at least a couple of hundred online at any given time. The blogs and the wide range of social features are all designed to get people interacting with one another. Getting started is easy - you just fill in the joining form on the home page.
Once inside, you'll need to click through to liven up your profile. The first thing to change is your Cupid Preferences. These will set what types of people are displayed to you when do any of the quick searches.
You can specify gender, age range, their proximity to you as well as body type and so on. Now when you browse around the site, you'll see people who match those essential preferences.
A photo isn't required but it's definitely recommended if you want the best chances of meeting someone.
The simple layout makes it quite easy to get to know other people; whether that is through friend networks or via the communication tools. After clicking through to a profile, the links for live messaging, email and ice-breakers of course are there but you'll find some limitations until you upgrade to full membership.
Local activities - the community blogs and groups let you post public messages and announcements. If you are in or near a large city, it's a good place to look for local goings on, meetings and social activities.
Friendfinder sites don't have their own compatibility matching tool. However Cupid Preferences let you say exactly what type of person you are open to meeting. At the same time email filtering allows you to block certain senders. It also gives you an option to write an auto-reply - but be careful with this!
As with most dating apps you will also have matches delivered to your inbox: Just click the "My Matches" option under the search and you will see those members who most closely match your preferences. Remember that your searches are refined according to your Cupid Settings. If you find you're not getting enough results it is definitely worth tweaking your preferences because they might be too restrictive.
While the free basic members allows you to take a peek before you get out your credit card, it is very restrictive. No messaging is allowed, neither will you be able to view profiles in full. With limited communication and viewing options, free accounts are really just teasers to entice you to sign-up.
Silver and Gold Membership packages offer extensive benefits, including higher numbers of profile storing capacity in your hot-list, faster access to new profiles and advanced features like videos. Paid members also get priority in the search results as well as access to Friendfinder's 24x7 helpline.