Thaicupid, formerly known as Thai love links, is a part of Cupid Media Network. The company is registered in Australia, and the director of the company is Mr. Andrew Bolton. The website has been around since the year 2002. The site is owned by Cupid Media PTY, a niche online dating network.
There are three steps to using the site. You first have to register. Browse the profiles and the photos, contact members, and enjoy dating.
There are over 3 million women and over one thousand documented success stories from real members who found love on this website. The site has verified success stories of thousands of members who have found love through it.
From the homepage, click on “View Singles Now.” You will be taken to a form where you fill in your first name. Click on the gender buttons differentiated in color and image. A male can only be interested in a female and vice versa since this is automatically set. Fill in your e-mail address and password. Click on “View Singles Now.”
You may also join with Facebook. Signing in with Facebook allows Thaicupid to access information already available on Facebook hence faster registration. You can either upload a photo from Facebook or your device, say computer. If you change your mind, you may cancel.
The site has very comprehensive profiles requiring you to provide a lot of personal information. Anyone, including standard members, can view profiles without paying.
Once signed in, members add more information to the profile. You will add information including profile heading, a little bit about yourself, and details of the partner of interest. When your profile is complete, you will attract more attention, appear in more search results, and find more matches. The profile at a glance has a photo, name, location, and the specifications of the partner you are seeking.
The profile tab has seven components—your basics, appearance, lifestyle, background, and culture.
The in-depth profile is presented in seven tabs. The first tab accommodates the photo. You should upload a photo where you are smiling, alone, showing the face and should be recent. The quality should be high and should not contain nudity.
The description of your match is in five sub-categories, starting from the necessary details of gender, age, country, and how far they are from you. It also includes their appearance, height, weight, ethnicity, appearance, and hair color.
Five or more cupid tags will help you search the tags that describe personality traits, physical characteristics, hobbies, and interests.
Verify the profile using your passport, driver’s license, or National ID card. You will need to upload the scanned color copy or photo of identification. You will get a verification badge. The badge helps in improving member safety, get more singles, and rank higher in search results.
Depending on the information you have on your profile, you will get several matches. Your profile determines the kind of profiles displayed on the matches. Cupid tags will also be useful in determining the matches. You can show interest and message or even view photos of people you like.
You can send and read messages if you are a paid-up member. You can also filter messages and only read the ones that interest you. The filter will look into the person’s profile details like age, country, ethnicity, children, or even habits like smoking. If you have not paid up, you will be informed you have a message but cannot read it.
There is a feature that instantly translates messages for users.
There is a lot of Thai women and Western men (Europe and America).
The women are mostly young in their 20s and 30s, while the men are generally older and are mostly over 40.
This site is mostly for straight people. Males can only select females while female contact males. It’s a setting on the sign-in page. You, however, can change your settings once you register. You can also use the search options in-case you have a varying preference.
On the Thaicupid website, men from all over the world are encouraged to meet Thai women. Thai men also meet Thai women. It is also great for Thai people in the diaspora to meet with those from their country living in their vicinity abroad.
Most of the Thai population is Buddhist. There is, however, no limitation on who can join the site. On the profile, members input their religious details so you can always tell whether your religion is compatible with theirs.
The site does not have too many features, for it does not allow adult content. Its goal is for people to be matched, meet, and have lasting relationships. Casual dating, hook-ups, or flings are not common on the site.
Advanced Search features
The feature will assist members in sifting through over three million profiles for that particular person. You may also narrow down to a few manageable people that meet your criteria.
You see how many members are online at the same time as you.
There is a matching system where you are matched with people you desire.
The matches are automatically generated. You cannot delete the matches, but you can change preferences for future matches.
You can add members to your favorite by clicking on the star button on the profile. You can also delete members from your favorite list if you are no longer interested in clicking on the “Delete” button.
In case you come across scammers, and people you don’t intend to communicate to in the future, placing them on blocklist ensures they will not be able to contact you.
You may verify your profile by uploading your government document to the site. If you aren’t sure about attaching, send the document through e-mail to team@Thaicupid.com.
The tags enable people to search for you. They are words that best describe you. You can put several to broaden your search.
The site is keen on safety and gives safety tips at the profiles. There is a report abuse icon. Thaicupid recommends members not to give personal information. It also advises on how to respond to requests for money. Precautions to take when meeting members met online in person. Among the measures is to request multiple photos of the person to ensure he is real. You should meet in public places. When you finally decide to tie the knot, it is essential to meet friends and relatives.
The company has the policy to guard privacy, security, and confidentiality of personal data. The data collected is processed per the privacy statement and laws applicable in jurisdictions where data is collected.
For European Union users, Verasafe is in charge of cupid media’s data protection. From time to time, the company may share hashed e-mails with advertisers to enable them to send advertisements. There are both McAfee secure and Thawte security systems.
There are over a thousand success stories posted by members who met on the site and have married. The testimonials are encouraging for those looking for love. Most of these are either western men and Thai women, and a few are between Thai men and Thai women.
On the other hand, there are complaints about site security where some people have even lost financial information. The site has several negative reviews on their security. Like any other dating site, the verdict on security is that there are all kinds of people and users. One should be careful while exchanging information online.
There was also a complaint of non-genuine profiles while the company insists that they work 24 hours to remove fake profiles. You can report abuse or fake profiles to www.Thaicupid.com/en/help/helpdesk. You will fill in the form with an e-mail address, device, issue, subject, and description. Also, attach evidence and submit.
The subscription on the site is set up to reflect in your local currency, depending on your IP address. They have three packages. The more number of months you choose, the cheaper it is per day or month. The 12 months package saves you 67% of the money, while the three months saves you 33%. There are two types of subscription packages. The packages cost as follows.
The site auto-renews your membership unless you cancel before the next billing cycle, determined by the package you are on. To cancel the auto-renewal, go to Billing on the Settings menu. You can pay via credit card, Debit card, bank transfer, or Skrill.
If you are a paid member and wish to opt-out of auto-renewal, you need to do more than 48 hours before your membership is expired. You should click on “No” on “Auto Renew my membership?” and then press the “Save” button.
With a free membership, you are entitled to essential matching, interest, and communication with paying members. Standard membership is quite limited in functionality. You will need to upgrade to enjoy most of the features. If you have a free membership, you will have advertisements from the site.
Gold members enjoy all the benefits of free membership. Besides, they can communicate with all members, use instant messenger, and live chat. One can also send and receive messages. There are no ads on Gold membership accounts. The members have an option to hide their profiles and browse anonymously.
Platinum members enjoy the privileges of both gold and standard members. Also, they rank above other members, double the profile space, and have VIP profile highlighting. They also have exclusive search features and advanced matching algorithms. As a platinum member, you can translate messages into your language.
Paid membership ensured you get all the benefits of the service, including messaging other members.
The site selects the most beautiful profile photos and avails them to premium users for them to view. The photos include the beach beauties category.
The website colors are mostly black and white, with two levels of the menu bar. Clicking on the first menu bar gives you a secondary menu with items on it. This design is what you will get in all the sister websites associated with Cupid Media.
If you wish to stop using the site, you will have to hide the profile. There is no way of directly deleting your profile from the site. The only way to do it is to send a message to team@Thaicupid.com, giving them a reason.
The users can change their profile setting and determine the time zones, measurement units. You can opt to be displayed online or offline. For the paid-up members, they can choose whether or not to display the profiles. You can even switch off the profile altogether. Members can also change the kind of notifications they receive, both message notification and real-time. The other option is to change your e-mail address.
The site has a category of “beach beauties” where Thai women are photographed in their swimsuits. However, every time you want to look further as a standard member, you will be taken to the billing page.
Sometimes profiles are temporarily suspended, or you can switch it off for some time. You can still log in to the site and fill in the reactivation form. However, if the profile is permanently suspended, it is essential to contact the cupid team.
There is an app on Google Play with a rating of 3.9, which is a good rating compared to most dating sites but can get better. The app is free to download and is a very convenient substitute for web browsing. The Thaicupid team responds to questions promptly, as asked. You cannot text on the app unless you are a paid-up member. It requires Android 5 and later and is 3.8MB in size. The app allows for interaction between users.
The app could benefit from redesign to accommodate modern features. It still has technical errors that developers need to look redesign and resolve. The improvement on the app will ensure that the same complaints don’t keep repeating year after year. Unlike most apps that hire people to give positive reviews, Thaicupid app reviews are real and from members who have tried it.
Thaicupid is a dream come true for most western men. Thai culture is quite accommodative and polite. It is important to understand the Thai culture to understand Thai women and ensure that your woman is comfortable. You will get beautiful and cultured women. Like any other dating website, you have to use your common sense w safety. There are good people and scammers.