Japan Cupid Review

Description: Japan-Cupid is a trailblazing Japanese matchmaking site founded in 2000 with over 700,000+ members worldwide. It is operated by the renowned Cupid Media Group. How does it fare with other Cupid sites? We checked out what they have to offer.

3.3

Summary

Here’s a list of the good and the bad we thought you should know for Japan Cupid.

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

  • Non-webcam supported
  • Real-time Chat for premium members only
  • Too much advertisement for free profiles
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Sign Up

Signing up is so easy for JapanCupid – you’re not required to provide too many details. Just register an email address, username and password. JapanCupid doesn’t need a verification process. You can do sign up using either mobile or laptop/computer.

You can also register using Facebook. Don’t worry, Japan Cupid will not post anything or use some details from your Facebook account without your permission.

Once logged in, you are asked to upload a profile photo which has an option to upload it later. You will ask to fill in information about your personal details like your age, gender and location, physical appearance, lifestyles, cultural background, interest, and sexual orientation. You also have an option not to divulge these if you prefer to.

Features

JapanCupid website is very user-friendly. In the homepage, the screen immediately provides an overview of members’ profiles. Some of these may match your preference, some may not. You’ll find a sneak peek of your potential matches’ information here.

On the upper-center of the page, members can customize the criteria to match based on preferences and who are online at the moment.

You’ll also get an update on your profile’s activities real-time including favorites, interests, and views.

Its mobile app has the same functionality as on desktop that is easy to navigate. The app makes it accessible in a compact version anytime, anywhere.

JapanCupid is popular for the features of basic matching, send interest to other members (heart symbol), and communicating with paying members while you’re in a free member status.

You may filter messages you would like to receive, and these will be stored in a Filtered folder. You may also block profiles if the member has been offensive, abusive and/or indecent.

Membership

Premium subscription has two classifications and may be availed in three terms.

  • $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

Payment options include bank transfer/payment credit card, and Paypal, among others (varies per country).

Interesting Information

JapanCupid website suspends profiles if they seem to violate their terms and conditions — they are more strict than other match-making sites in this aspect. If your account is suspended, you may request reactivation of your profile by emailing them. Japan Cupid will respond and conduct a thorough review of your profile. Based on the review, they’ll decide whether to lift profile suspension or enforce permanent deactivation.

Bottom Line

They boast of their track record of connecting thousands of Japanese singles around the world. What back them up in terms of reliability is their affiliation with the popular Cupid Media Group.

JapanCupid provide a fun, safe and unique dating experience. It is a great avenue to meet people whether you’re a Japanese looking for love or is into finding the Japanese man or woman of your dreams.