92 Ratings 1.19 / 5
Ease Of Use
Quick Facts
Cost 1 Month £27.99
Popularity 37,000 active users
Very low
Gender make-up More men
(4 to 1)
Better for women doesn't offer personality questionnaires or compatibility testing like many other matchmaking sites. Their site allows you to interact directly with anyone. You can post messages, and keep a web-blog. Cupid is a subscription site; men must upgrade before they can fully communicate while women can use most of the site for free.

Cupid is for people seeking romantic relationships.

It's fairly advanced with a lot of features including live chat, emailing, video introductions, and advanced searching -- there are also apps for using the site on your desktop or mobile phone.

A lot of activity requires you to upgrade for additional features.

Membership and Upgrades

Like other sites owned by Cupid, membership for women is free.

Women can signup with a basic account and start messaging guys right away without upgrading. There is an optional upgrade, called VIP, which will give you a few extra privileges such as having your profile appear at the top of searches.

Men on the other hand will need to pay - an account upgrade is needed to send or receive messages. In addition, you won't be able to view other people's profiles in full until your own profile is completed to a certain level - it needs to be at least 50% complete. Free members are also hidden in searches until they upload a face photo.

The Community

Cupid works on the philosophy that the best way for its members to find romance is to allow them to do the matchmaking on their own. The site lets its users create a personal profile, webcam recordings, a brief bio, a physical description, plus lists of their personal interests.

After creating a personal profile, you get to browse the profiles of other singles in your geographic region. You'll probably see other people in your area who share your interests - and maybe share a desire to initiate a romantic relationship.

One interesting feature of is the forums. The forums allow you to ask questions and get to know others in a more relaxed setting.

In Brief

Cupid is an active site with a lot of stuff to keep you busy. Though if this means finding romance, I'm not sure. A lot of activity going on means you will have to sign-up for additional features.

On the plus side, women can use almost everything on the site for free, even though this fact is not well advertised.

Rating from 92 customers

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    yusufJune 10th, 2020


    I am new online
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    Eric002December 30th, 2017

    Just average

    It seems to be a decent dating site but in my opinion can't compete with Mingle2day or Match. Simply not enough members in my area. Still seems to be a legit service. Sure worth checking out.
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    EdwardLSeptember 8th, 2015

    Avoid is full of romance scammers and the site does nothing about them, even when they are reported. If you are a real person, don't go there.
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    PattyApril 18th, 2012


    My debit card was also hacked by and totally destroyed my bank account. I spoke with their UK rep - a little fraction of a man named DEAN, and pointed out, after he told me there was nothing HE could do about me signing up for this service, he was a cad. I am happily married 34 years!!!! What is up with this world?
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    Striker87March 15th, 2012


    I want to update: it is possible to get a refund apparently. I sent the request online and then called immediately after to get the same girl on the phone. I went through my email correspondence with her and I didn't take no for an answer. She eventually caved after reading my emails and said she could refund the $34.99 but could not refund the $14.90 due to that being for features that I clicked to receive when I signed up for the 3 day trial. I told her that I do not recall clicking anything for any other charges and all I was expecting to be charged was for the $4.17.

    I understand that I didn't read the terms and conditions (which she stated a thousand times), but it doesn't matter. It wasn't clear when I purchased it and although it's my fault, I don't want the services and I made that clear before my 3-day trial was even over. I told her that if I wanted a full month membership, I would have clicked and paid for that instead. So she couldn't refund my $15 because it is supposedly for features I had used during those 3 days... Wow... She was offering to revert the $14 into 2 weeks of time on the site and I told her no thanks and clarified that my account is indeed cancelled which she confirmed. Just count it as free money. I don't want to accidentally get bounced into something for no reason again! So... whatever, $35 is close enough. It's a battle half won, but at least it's a win haha now I'm going to delete my profile if that's possible.
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    Richard_4976March 14th, 2012


    I am glad that i looked up this comment site after being a platinum member of for less than a month i thankfully changed my debit card details last week. I found also that girls were in Manchester one week then Leeds and then sent messages to say they were in Ghana. Got no replies from girls near me but a lot from London or US. This i assume was to make it hard for me to find out that they didn't exist. I will find it hard to trust any dating site but have seen advertised on TV. Does anyone know about this site?

    Bill_5064April 13th, 2012


    Replied to Richard_4976 @Richard Hi there please also stay away from There are a lot of scammers there as well. 10 to 15 years ago internet dating was great. I used to hook up with a lot of women. I actually met my now ex wife through internet dating 14 years ago. Now I recently have been on 2 dates with women one from Zoosk and one from Plenty of Fish. I am going on another date with a different woman from POF and that one is free. Also there is another free site called OKcupid and they have nothing to do with It's a different company. Dude just keep trying eventually something will happen for you and try to stick with the free sites.
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    researcher1March 14th, 2012


    Beware this apparently ' good ' company. They continue to grow from their base in Scotland because of very devious methods. E.g. sign up for £4.95 trial 3 days, only to discover it has actually cost you almost £60! trying to get any information from ' customer services ' is almost impossible. Just the runaround. Be very wary of this supposed ' respectable big company. They became big quickly for a reason.

    Striker87March 15th, 2012


    Replied to researcher1 @Kevin Wright-Brown This happened to me as well and I am trying as we speak to get my money back. I paid $4.17 for a 3 day trial, then I noticed that I had a $14.xx charge from So I emailed a cancel and refund request, which I got a reply apologizing and saying that I should have read the terms and conditions... Basically the fine print through some separate link which was not provided at the time of selecting the trial.

    This person also said that they will cancel my membership and I received a confirmation email stating that. A day later the charge cleared and another charge cleared for a full month of $34.99. I sent yet another email requesting a refund. I didn't receive a reply. I forwarded the same request the next day with still no response. So I searched up the customer service number (they are based out of the UK) and the lady told me that all she could do is give me a free month. Unacceptable! I told her that I would like my profile deleted and my $50 refunded. She said that I'll have to send a refund request online through their website... I have done so, and now I'm waiting to hear back... But I plan on calling again in an hour or so.

    On top of all of this, the site had a lot of spam from fake people and cam girls. I only met one real person on there... Waste of time and money! I would steer clear from this site! Here I thought they were a reputable company since they are all over the radio and tv. Learned my lesson for sure.
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    vijaybhaskerFebruary 9th, 2012


    This is just waste of time. One may get tempted on seeing some nudity, but it's nothing new one should discard it immediately. In spite of trying to discontinue the system is not accepting it.
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    Frank_4744January 11th, 2012


    Yep, this site is a scam, as has been described previously here. The cancelling process is awkward, although I used paypal and so was able to cancel the subscription within paypal details. A tricky aspect of this site is that it harvests people's details. It is unclear if you can actually remove your details from the site, in particular it doesn't seem to allow you to remove your profile pic. I may try to contact google to try to get their advertising campaign stopped.
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    scott_4631December 16th, 2011


    I was on that crappy site a while ago. Cancelled my account when I read comments about what they are really about. Abused hell out of them too and had no problems at all getting my membership deleted. I did pay 10 bucks a couple of times but was via mobile and not by credit card. But being a glutton for punishment went back on to check out the chat feature and noticed that there were 7 different chat categories and on every single one of them was the exact same people all at once. And talking the same crap to each other having a great time. But did notice that other people were trying to talk to them but got completely ignored. I am thinking that they really own cupid or work for them. Dunno but it seemed strange to me. 1.19 92 A review of doesn't offer personality questionnaires or compatibility testing like many other matchmaking sites. Their site allows you to interact directly with anyone. You can post messages, and keep a web-blog.