International Cupid is a leading online dating platform for meeting like-minded singles outside your usual dating territory. It’s my go-to platform whenever I am about to visit a new country – be it in Eastern Europe or elsewhere – and today I’ll tell you all my thoughts about this platform.
And I will start unlike you normally do: with a conclusion, so you know exactly what to expect from the get-go (but still stay ’til the end for all the details!)
International Cupid is a great website for meeting people looking for a relationship. It has lots of profiles from all over the world, with the Eastern European countries being well represented here.
For example, Romania has over 1,000 active lady profiles, just like Ukraine does, there are around 400 Bulgarian women on the platform, while all the other countries in the region have solid numbers and plenty of picks for you.
In other words – yes, International Cupid is an amazing dating platform with plenty of active ladies that are looking for a relationship. It has a solid representation from the entire world, including Eastern Europe.
Now, before getting a bit more in depth with my International Cupid review, let me take a (not so wild) guess at why you ever searched for it:
- Option A: You are tired of the dating scene in your region. Local girls are no fun or they are too much fun and no commitment. You struggle finding someone who is attractive and shares the same values as you do – and also looking for a relationship.
- Option B: You have to travel a lot for work or you just enjoy the ‘no single location’ freelance life. Either way, traveling does not allow for a traditional love life. You are simply not spending enough time in a single location for regular dating to work for you.
Of course, there is also a third category where I fall. International dating seems fun and you want to try it and get to know the world through its people. All is accepted!
How International Cupid Works
Unlike other Cupid Media websites that are focused on a specific region, International Cupid offers a lot more diversity and just focuses on connecting people no matter the physical distance.
What is more, you also get local girls along with the international ones and you don’t need to create a new account on a new site (paying for a new membership) if you switch countries.
The site seems to be very popular with travelers so it’s a bit of a 2 for 1 deal, actually. You can meet foreign girls from the comfort of our couch (or toilet, no judging!) but you can also find people that are in your region, or get some local dates while travelling.
All countries, as I already said, are really well represented here and even the smallest ones will have at least a bunch (usually a lot more) active profiles for you to choose from. Many have thousands!
Best part? You can meet all kinds of ladies there, interested in various levels of commitment. The traveling ones are usually quick to romance, no strings-attached types, while the local girls are usually more relationship-oriented.
No matter what you’re looking for, International Cupid is the place where you’ll find it.
International Cupid Review: The Girls
For the purpose of this review, I spent most of my time on International Cupid checking at different times to see how many ladies were online. Every time I looked, there were always over 1,500 active ladies at a given time.
For the sake of proving a point, here’s how many ladies are active right now as I’m writing this review:
Pretty cool, right?
You do have a lot of girls to choose from. Eastern Europe is well represented, as I already said, but you also have a ton of profiles from ladies in South East Asia. But in all regions will find tons of ladies to talk to.
For example, a quick search in Eastern Europe shows us over 1,000 profiles of ladies in Romania (not all of them active at the moment of writing, though):
The best part is that you get a nice mix of “drop dead gorgeous” type of girls and those that are really natural and genuine. What I want to say with this is that no matter what your type is, you will surely find a girl that ticks all the boxes.
And with advanced profiles, constant verifications and a bit of common sense, I can easily say that this website is among the most scammer-free you can find right now.
International Cupid Review By Region
Although the Asians were most numerous, the most active girls seemed to be the ones from Eastern Europe. There were a few super friendly Russians, and one stunning Bulgarian girl that I would love to meet in real life, too – all of them talkative during my review writing.
Eastern European women should be your focus if you are looking for a serious relationship and one where you expect her to relocate.
International Cupid has you fill out whether you are willing to move for your partner as a part of your profile. Most girls that stated they would happily relocate were indeed Ukrainian or Russian (plus a few from other countries in Eastern Europe).
It’s cultural, of course.
Eastern Europe is a place of ‘old-fashioned’ morals where girls are still interested in building a family. Finding the right spouse is a priority for them.
When you see them on online dating sites, these gals mean business and will not settle for a holiday romance or a penpal relationship.
Women from Africa were also like that. I am guessing it might be the living standard in some of the cases, as most girls came from third-world countries. This is simply a presumption, of course.
I admit I know much less about the culture of Uganda or Cameroon than I do about Russia and Ukraine.
What I did notice about African girls is they rarely filled out the Occupation field. Their criteria where very vague, too.
For instance, they would just put in male and an age range. Eastern Europeans and Asians were more specific, some of them even putting in physical characteristics like ‘Blue eyes only’.
At least you know exactly what to expect – and what the requirements are – before trying to make first contact.
The Premium Factor
Although sign up, search, and even sending messages are all free functions, you can’t really use the site as a non-paying male member.
The way it works is you can text other people, but at least one of you must have a premium account.
I didn’t find a single girl with a Gold or Platinum membership so this rule basically meant I could not meet anyone. All of my messages were on lockdown.
Not to mention the fact that you don’t really leave a nice impression if you go there like a bootstrapper, waiting for the lady to pay to meet you. It’s still now how things work throughout the world – and especially in Eastern Europe you are expected to at least be able to afford this.
By choosing to pay for membership, you do show these ladies that you indeed mean business and you’re not there to waste their time. (Bonus points for the fact that membership is actually pretty cheap!)
There are two premium options for International Cupid. A Gold account means you can:
- Communicate with both free and premium accounts. In other words, you can talk to anyone on the site – both via messages or through the live chat.
- See no ads (although they are not that many to begin with).
- Anonymously browse through profiles, otherwise the girls get notified when somebody checks them out.
The Platinum membership is just a bit more expensive, but in my opinion it is worth the extra buck. As a Platinum account, your profile comes up first in searches and is featured throughout the site. Dating is a numbers game and this simple detail can increase your matches drastically.
The translating service is also exclusive to Platinum members. It doesn’t seem like a lot but considering the number of girls with poor English you wouldn’t be surprised at how much it eases communication.
Finally, you also get some sweet extra search and matching options. In other words, you can look for girls by their bra cup size or waist. Superficial? Yes. But then again, I would be lying if I said it wouldn’t come in handy.
The best part about the membership options is that they do get cheaper if you purchase multiple months in advance. One month is relatively expensive, but if you pay for a premium membership for 12 months, the price per month is equal to that of a couple good coffees. Definitely worth it!
International Cupid Review: Worth The Buck?
Apart from the frugal-friendly price, though, I do believe International Cupid is a great place for online dating.
The variety is excellent, sometimes much higher than niche dating websites, but you can still find a girl within your type. The profiles are authentic. They have an excellent, multi-layer security policy.
But what I actually loved about International Cupid is how there was someone for everyone. There were the adventure chicks, looking for fun and nothing more, and also the gorgeous ones that were ready to start a family. You can really find somebody that shares your goals and vision for the relationship.
Do you agree with my International Cupid review? In your opinion, what is the best place to start a romance with a foreign beauty? I would love to hear your thoughts down below.