2022 Filipino Cupid Review: How Easy Is It to Find a Filipina Date?

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Who needs a little cherub with a bow and arrow when you have an app like Filipino Cupid? Marketed to those who want to date Filipinos, this app seems to be fairly popular in the US… Or so we think. So we decided to give it a shot and let you know everything worth knowing about this site. Here is our Filipino Cupid review.

Keep in mind that all our reviews are geared towards letting you know if an app or site will work in an average US city. Filipino Cupid, however, seems to have a bigger userbase in the Philippines than in the US. However, we did find a workaround for this to show you just how well it works in the US.

But first, let’s talk about our process:

How we reviewed Filipino Cupid
I began my Filipino Cupid review by creating an account and leaving it completely blank for 24 hours. This part of the test is included to test if the website uses bots. If a completely blank profile is flooded with messages within 24 hours, that’s a clear indicator that the website uses bots to tempt men to sign up for a paid account.

After all, how many real-life women would you expect to spend their time sending messages to blank online dating accounts?

After this 24-hour period, I signed up for a paid account and filled out my profile with the same photos, bio and demographic information we use for every review we do. This allows us to make accurate comparisons between online dating websites.

I sent 50 messages to 50 women using some lines from our vault of tried-and-tested online dating openers, then made a note of how many women responded.

The final part of the test involved me continuing the conversation with the women who responded to my opener and trying to swap contact details with the intention of setting up a date.

The verdict of this Filipino Cupid review is mostly based on how responsive and willing to meet these women were. After all, we know this is what male online dating users care about the most.

Filipino Cupid Review: How Easy Is It to Meet Women Here?

Lots of Filipinas on the site

Let’s make this clear. This website will only be useful if you’re hoping to meet women of Filipino descent. While there are a few women of different races who appear to have created profiles on FilipinoCupid.com, the majority of women were born in the Philippines.

We usually complete our online dating website tests in Columbus, Ohio – a mid-sized city in the United States.

However, on FilipinoCupid.com, there were only 27 women aged 18-40 who had created an account within 50 miles of Columbus (compared to thousands in Manila, Philippines).

To create a fair and useful test, we decided to run this experiment in Los Angeles, California; a large American city known for having a reasonably large Filipino population. Indeed, there were 333 accounts within 50 miles of Los Angeles, and around 50 who had been online in the previous week.

While this is nowhere near enough to ensure the abundance of options that a lot of guys are looking for on dating apps, it was enough for us to run a fair test.

Anyway, I have rated FilipinoCupid.com out of 10 for the most important aspects of online dating. These ratings have been compared to an all-time legendary dating app (eHarmony) and you can find them below.

Filipino Cupid logo eHarmony logo
Overall

Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.

5 9.5
Quality of Women

Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.

5 9
Popularity

How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.

5 9
Usability

How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.

5 10
Privacy & Safety

Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.

10 10
Effectiveness

Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.

5 9
Value

Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.

5 10
Our Recommendation

As you can see, after putting FilipinoCupid.com through our intense testing, we rate it as a bang-average online dating website. Here are the highlights of my test you need to know about if you’re considering signing up with Filipino Cupid.

My blank profile was flooded with messages almost immediately

I left my profile blank for 24 hours just to test what would happen, yet it only took a few moments before I started receiving messages from accounts based in the Philippines.

These messages were very basic, so it’s certainly possible they were written by bots, but perhaps they could be written by women whose first language isn’t English. I gave it a pass.

Message to a blank profile 1

Anyway, my account continued to be flooded with these messages from the Philippines and nearby countries throughout the experiment.

So I decided to send 10 messages to these accounts, just to get a hint of whether they were from real women or not and eight of them replied within a day.

Flooded inbox

I got a decent amount of messages when messaging Filipino women in the United States

At the time of the test, there were 333 female accounts aged 18-40 within 50 miles of Los Angeles. There were 50 accounts that had been active in the last week (it’s great that the website reveals this, by the way).

Considering these relatively low figures, I was surprised by how many responses I got after messaging 50 women. A total of eight women had responded to me after a week.

This isn’t an amazing response rate, but it’s not the worst either. In fact, it’s slightly below average.

I swapped contact details with some women, although it would be a bit of a trek to meet them

The Filipino Cupid search filter only allows you to search for women a minimum of 50 miles from a specific city. This is a flaw in my opinion, as I’m sure there are plenty of people who wouldn’t be willing to travel that far to meet someone.

Trading contact info 2

Trading contact info 1

So, while I did manage to swap contact details with three lovely ladies, the truth is: there would be no way I would have met them for a date, even in the fantasy land of this dating experiment. They all lived in a different Californian city several miles from Los Angeles.

The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act

Filipino Cupid participates in the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA). This means that before you message anyone, you have to fill out a questionnaire about your life history. It features questions about previous marriages, any children you have, or crimes you’ve committed. This is to ensure this information is provided before any users try to apply for a visa in their partner’s country.

Why eHarmony is a much better option

Filipino Cupid isn’t a bad website.

If you’re living in or visiting the Philippines, it might be quite effective. But if you’re from the US and you have no plans of going to the Philippines, you won’t have a lot of options. Even in Los Angeles, a city with a large Filipino population, there are only about 300 women you can meet. How many of them actively use Filipino Cupid? And how many of them will you be compatible with? The numbers aren’t on your side here.

So if you want to use a site that has plenty of users all over the US (we’re talking millions), eHarmony is a better option. Out of eHarmony’s huge userbase, a significant number of them are Filipino or of Filipino descent. You can even specify your preference for Filipina women in the signup questionnaire.

What’s more, eHarmony doesn’t just base your matches on how attracted you are to someone based on their profile photo. The site uses an advanced algorithm to match you up with women based on your personality, your preferences, and more. eHarmony is so good at this that 7 out of 10 users who use the site for a year end up meeting their future spouse!

A site as big as eHarmony is sure to have plenty of Filipino users, even if you’re not from a huge city. So try it out and you could meet your perfect match today!

Positives and Negatives of Filipino Cupid

Overall, we have kind of a mixed review for Filipino Cupid. Here’s a summary of what we liked and disliked about the site.

Positives
Negatives
  • There are plenty of beautiful women on Filipino Cupid, especially if you’re based in the Philippines.
  • You can expect to have a lot of women message you first.
  • You can expect a lot of responses to your messages if you message women based in the Philippines
  • It’s easy to see when users were last online - and you can even filter your search to show the most recently active members.
  • Filipino Cupid is completely pay-for-play. You can’t message anyone for free.
  • There aren’t too many women to choose from based in the United States.
  • The search filters only allow you to search within 50 miles of a city.

Profiles, Pictures, and Members

Profile from someone in LA

The female members on FilipinoCupid.com are almost entirely of Filipino descent. Most of them live in the Philippines. The website gives you the option to upload multiple photos and most members oblige. There are Filipino women of all ages and beauty standards on this website, though some seem to have very… interesting descriptions.  

The profiles are also fairly detailed, with information on your education, preference for having kids, your religion, and so on. However, as detailed as the profiles can be, not all users choose to give answers.

Design

The site is well-designed and easy to navigate. Its main dashboard is packed with suitable profiles. You can use the basic search filter to change the search results on this page. There are other separate pages for an advanced search and your inbox.   

Messaging and chatting

Messaging and chatting

If you have a free account, you can only message women with premium accounts. However, there would appear to be barely any women with premium accounts on this website. There’s no easy way to find this in the search results either.  

With a premium account, you can send unlimited messages to an unlimited number of women. 

Inbox

Advertisements

Adverts may pop up if you have a free account, but you’ll see none if you upgrade to a premium membership. 

Ads are a little odd

Pricing

There are three levels of premium accounts; Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Gold is the cheapest, but has fewer features. Diamond is the most expensive, but has the most features.

You can choose from one-week, one-month, three-month, or 12-month memberships. Longer memberships are more expensive but will cost less per month.

Here is the pricing for a Gold Membership.

  • 1 week: $23.37
  • 1 month: $47.50
  • 3 months: $93.00 ($31 per month)
  • 12 months: $185.00 ($15.42 per month)

Here is the pricing for a Platinum Membership.

  • 1 week: $28.00
  • 1 month: $56.00
  • 3 months: $110.00 ($36.67 per month)
  • 12 months: $220.00 ($18.33 per month)

Here is the pricing for a Diamond Membership.

  • 1 week: $56.00
  • 1 month: $101.98
  • 3 months: $199.97 ($66.66 per month)
  • 12 months: $399.98 ($33.33 per month)

There is a full list of the features available with each membership below. Your membership will auto-renew unless you cancel before it expires.

Membership benefits

Filipino Cupid Frequently Asked Questions

Still unsure about Filipino Cupid? Perhaps the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you make your mind up. 

What is Filipino Cupid?

Filipino Cupid is an online dating website, primarily for Filipinos and people who want to date them. 

How can I contact Filipino Cupid?

  • Click the cog in the top right corner of the screen 
  • Select “Help”, 
  • Click “Contact Us” 
  • From there, a tab will pop up for you to be able to write to the website’s customer service team. 

Who owns Filipino Cupid?

Filipino Cupid is owned by Cupid Media. 

Is Filipino Cupid real?

Filipino Cupid is a real website with real users.   

Is Filipino Cupid legit?

Filipino Cupid is legit. When testing the website, I had real chats and received real contact details. 

Is Filipino Cupid a scam or fake?

Filipino Cupid is not a scam or a fake website.     

Is Filipino Cupid safe?

This website appears 100% safe to use. 

What are Filipino Cupid alternatives?

You can see our most highly-recommended alternatives to Filipino Cupid in our list of the best hookup apps and sites we’ve tested

How does Filipino Cupid work?

Create an account, then use the search function to find potential partners based on your tastes. Provided you have a paid account, you can message as many users as you like. Hopefully, you build a rapport with someone enough to meet for a date. 

Is there a Filipino Cupid app?

Yes, it’s available on iOS and Android, as well as via www.filipinocupid.com 

How much does Filipino Cupid cost?

You can choose from Gold, Platinum, and Diamond memberships, for one week, one month, three months, or 12 months. There is a full price list below. 

You can choose from one-week, one-month, three-month, or 12-month memberships. Longer memberships are more expensive, but will cost less per month.

Here is the pricing for a Gold Membership.

  • 1 week: $23.37
  • 1 month: $47.50
  • 3 months: $93.00 ($31 per month)
  • 12 months: $185.00 ($15.42 per month)

Here is the pricing for a Platinum Membership.

  • 1 week: $28.00
  • 1 month: $56.00
  • 3 months: $110.00 ($36.67 per month)
  • 12 months: $220.00 ($18.33 per month)

Here is the pricing for a Diamond Membership.

  • 1 week: $56.00
  • 1 month: $101.98
  • 3 months: $199.97 ($66.66 per month)
  • 12 months: $399.98 ($33.33 per month)

How can you use Filipino Cupid for free?

If you use Filipino Cupid for free, you’ll only be able to message women who bought a premium account. 

Can you send messages for free on Filipino Cupid?

Yes, but only to members with premium accounts. 

How do you cancel your Filipino Cupid account?

  • Click your profile picture 
  • Select “Switch Off Profile” 
  • Select a reason for canceling

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