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Did you know that ThaiCupid is by far the largest Thai dating site on the web? Since it was launched, the site has amassed a membership of over 3 million active members.
This is good news for any man who is looking to find a Thai wife, as it means that your chances of finding a viable partner on the platform are quite high.
To ensure that my readers get a good view of what this platform has to offer, I made it a point to sign up and try the service, so that I could give you my honest opinion about it.
In this review, I am going to tackle everything you may want to know about the site that promises to offer you access to Thailand’s unique culture and flavor.
ThaiCupid - Briefly About the Company
The company was formally launched in 2002 to connect Thai women and men with potential matches from other parts of the globe. Since then, the company has continued to grow at a steady pace, which has seen its membership numbers rise to as high as 3 million in 2021.
ThaiCupid is a part of the Cupid Media network, a renowned dating platform that is believed to operate close to thirty reputable dating websites.
It’s a company committed to bringing singles together, regardless of their current geographic location.
How Good Is the Thaicupid Profile Quality & Authenticity?
In the course of my research reviewing different dating sites, there’s one thing I have come to note: when a site is launched, it begins by using fake profiles in a bid to get you interested.
Many tend to use fake profiles and lie to their members in a bid to back up their claims. But with ThaiCupid, you don’t have to worry about encountering fake profiles or chatbots.
Having been operational for 19 years now, you can trust that the profiles you match with are as good as they can get. It has had enough time to shore up its reputation and membership.
Nevertheless, I still decided to test this hypothesis by sending out a few emails to my matches. All but one were replied to, proving that indeed the profile quality and authenticity are top-notch.
Site Pros and Cons
The reviews will help you view the pros and cons of using the platform in question.
In the case of ThaiCupid, I have come to note that the website has plenty of users from both genders. It also offers a ton of features making it the ideal place to meet interesting Thai singles.
What I found to be the most annoying aspect about it is that it provides limited access to messages for members who are using a free account.
Pros and Cons
The Sign-Up Process at ThaiCupid
Interesting to know about the signup process:
I found the signup process at ThaiCupid to be both fast and quick. Interested users can choose to register using either their Facebook or Email accounts.
If you opt for the Facebook option, the site will gain access to all your profile information, allowing you to complete registration within a few seconds.
For those that don’t have Facebook accounts, or don’t want to share their profiles can use the email option. Here, you will need to manually provide the required data such as:
The next step is to click submit and wait for the profile to become live.
ThaiCupid Mobile App – Available for All OS?
In the time I have spent on ThaiCupid, I have only come across the Android app, which members can download for free from the Play Store. The mobile app offers a convenient option to meet and interact with members, especially for those who are always on the go, and, thus, lack access to a computer.
Through it, you will get to upload images, browse profiles, and receive notifications every time you get a match. But as convenient as it is, the app does have a major drawback—its design!
Granted, the designers have tried to make it as neat as they can, but when it’s compared to other dating apps in use today, it comes out as being mediocre and boring.
The Design and Functionality of ThaiCupid
Although it has done its best to make access and navigation simpler for its millions of users, you shouldn’t expect much from it in terms of flair and innovative design. Users above 30 years shouldn’t have an issue with its design, as it’s something they’re already familiar with.
ThaiCupid has ensured the texts and buttons are well-organized to simplify the browsing experience and make it more native. The younger generation may, however, experience some issues, as a majority of them have become accustomed to using flashier apps.
In my assessment, it would work well if the designers were able to reach a compromise!
What Features Will You Get Having a Paid Membership?
Paid memberships fall under the last two categories. As a premium user, you are free to communicate with any profile already registered on the website. Additionally, the paid membership also means that you can take advantage of all available features.
I have come to note that communication tools such as live chat using instant messenger were only available to the premium users? As a paid user, you also get to browse anonymously without having to deal with pop up ads. Other benefits include profile highlighting, use of translation services (only for platinum members), and ranking above other users.
Is ThaiCupid Expensive or Cheap?
When compared to other websites, ThaiCupid is in my opinion an average site. It offers different payment plans, with an option to choose a monthly, 3-months, or yearly subscription.
Members have been provided with a top-up feature which means that their memberships will be auto renewed before they can expire.
However, you don’t need to worry about ever using this feature as you can opt-out at any moment. If you fail to, expect the membership to be auto renewed before the state of the next period.
Gold and Platinum Membership – What Is the Difference?
As mentioned elsewhere in this article, Gold and Platinum memberships are the two paid memberships on offer. The differences between the two include:
Anti-Scam Policy at ThaiCupid in Our Check?
Anyone who has used a dating site in the last decade knows that many are filled with all types of fake profiles. This is normal, and it’s something you have to live with, except when they become too much, and you can no longer handle it.
In our check, we have seen that ThaiCupid has a serious anti-scam policy that has made it easier for them to control fake profiles and scammers. Members are encouraged to report any suspicious profiles to the admins so that they can be acted upon. Unlike other dating sites, ThaiCupid does something about the accounts.
A common method used to keep check of scammers is to track suspicious IP addresses, which is what has led to most of the traffic emanating from Bangkok getting banned.
The admins also take it a step further and delete or suspend every account that’s reported by its members.
What Payment Options Does ThaiCupid Accept?
Currently, some of the payment options available include:
ThaiCupid is flexible when it comes to the payment options accepted. It’s possible to pay for your membership using Skrill, PayPal, credit or debit cards.
As I mentioned elsewhere in this review, immediately you pay for a premium membership, the site automatically places your account on auto-renewal by default.
On contacting the admins, they stated that they do this for your comfort so that you never have to worry about renewing it or getting locked out of your account.
The good news is that those who don’t want to keep their membership for more than a few weeks or months have an option to set a reminder to cancel it.
Cancellation can be done at any point before the auto-renewal occurs.
Conclusion: Is This the Best Dating Site in Thailand?
ThaiCupid is a site dedicated to meeting singles from Thailand, and it does its job effectively. If you are not the type to meet singles at Clubs or Tinder, then this is the site for you.
Krystyna is an international dating blogger. She has published over 500 articles related to international dating in English and German. In her regularly updated blog posts, Krystyna shows a good eye for online dating topics, romance scams and cross-cultural relationships.
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