International Cupid Review

International Cupid Review

Description: InternationalCupid.com aims to bring together singles from around the world looking for fun or long term partnership.

Overall
3.6

Summary

Pros

  • Niche user base
  • Verification options
  • Easy sign-up process
  • Straightforward website layout and design
  • Real-time chat
  • Detailed profiles
  • Large user base
  • Advanced search options
  • Easy to navigate
  • Specify type of relationship you are seeking
  • Highly moderated
  • ID Verification
  • App versions available on Android
  • Mobile-optimized website

Cons

  • Paid membership required to communicate
  • Non-webcam supported
  • Too much advertisement for free profiles

Sign Up

As with most dating communities, you must first register to the platform to utilize its services and features. The usual schtick — provide your name, gender and age, plus your address and a nominated password. Or if you’re too busy to do that, you can also register using your Facebook login.

The next step is to upload a photo to your profile. Now, you can skip this, but if you want to maximize International Cupid because having your photo is one of, if not the main reason why other users even bother to look at your profile.

Once you’ve provided a display photo for your profile, you’ll also be requested to provide descriptives for your profile heading, about me and what I’m looking for section.

New profiles and profile changes are subject to review and approval of the International Cupid team. While you’re waiting for that, you have the option to fill your profile information completely.

If you decide to be a rebel though, you can go straight to matches, lurk around and look at what International Cupid has to offer before providing them with any more information.

Features

International Cupid provides matchmaking and messaging services.

As this is specified as an international dating site, matches aren’t shown based on those nearest your location as it typically is in most platforms. Match relevance is based on age, gender and other factors determined by your answers on the profile field.

Advanced searching is supported that may be done by gender, age, specific country, activity, type of relationship being sought, and whether or not a profile photo is provided. Additional option to filter by appearance, lifestyle, background, and ethnicity is only available to premium accounts.

Activity allows you to see which profiles viewed/liked/favorited yours and vice versa — this allows for easy bookmarking of potential matches you’ve shown interest or interacted with.

Membership

Premium subscription has two tiers. You can choose between Gold or Platinum membership. The premium plans are available in 3 schemes that vary by validity period.

  • $93 USD (Gold) or $100 USD (Platinum) for 12 months valdity
  • $47 (Gold) or $50 USD (Platinum) for 3 months validity
  • $23 USD (Gold) or $25 USD (Platinum) for 1 month validity

Premium membership has its perks, allowing Gold and Platinum members to additional features like stealth mode, live chat and no ads for Gold plans, plus priority listing in matches, language translation and advance search and matching functions for Platinum subscribers.

Interesting Information

As with other dating sites under the Cupid Media network, International Cupid employs a rigid member verification procedure where the person must submit a valid identification document

Bottom Line

International Cupid offers a top-notch quality international dating site with sophisticated search, match and communication features.

They boast of their track record with their members’ success stories, users who found love, long-term relationships, and even marriage through the platform.

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