A personals site where Thai singles and others from around the world can find a partner for romance or for friendship. ThaiCupid, which is a CupidMedia site, is a popular venue with an estimated 121,000 active members.
ThaiCupid's aim as you might guess is to match and mingle Thai people with those who want to meet them. There are easterners, westerners and everything in between. It's a very diverse group and you'll find people looking for everything from pen pals to marriage.
One thing that draws people to ThaiCupid is that users are allowed to interact freely with one another. There's a set of tools designed to assist fast and simple-communication via electronic messaging, video media and live chat. You don't even need to pay to message people. The guest account gets you up and running and offers enough access to let you decide if you want to go further.
The layout and color scheme lends itself to this task making for a pleasing backdrop. The intuitive design means that after a short time you will be navigating everything with ease.
Depending on the chosen level of membership, you will have access to not only an onsite email system but instant messaging, chat rooms and even video and text messaging. Upon signing up for the free standard membership and creating a profile, members have the option to upgrade to Gold or Platinum memberships.
This is necessary to be able to access premium features such a video mail and to unlock communication. The bottom line is that standard members have their email restricted. They can't read messages sent to them unless they are from a paying user.
Moderation can be very strict. If users fail to complete their profile to a reasonable point, those with free accounts risk having access to the site terminated (permanently). Empty or inane profiles send red-flags to the moderators.
If you are serious about meeting someone, spending a little time completing all sections of your profile can pay dividends. It shows other people that you're serious and not just wasting their time.
ThaiCupid is nonexclusive and is open to people of all nationalities who simply have an appreciation or curiosity for the aspects of Thai culture. A valid email address will be required for registration. Members have the choice of viewing the site in English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai.