International Cupid Review – Is It Worth It?


International Cupid is a leading online dating platform for meeting like-minded singles outside your usual dating territory. As it’s popularity grows steadily, we are getting more and more requests to do an International Cupid review. I am personally a huge fan of other Cupid Media sites (namely, Russian Cupid that we already did a report on) but I had not tried International Cupid before this article. What you are getting are my genuine thoughts and reactions, as well as some field experiences and tips on finding a mate on the site.

To kick off this International Cupid Review, let me take a (not so wild) guess at why you even Google-d 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.
  • 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 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.

Not that you are looking for anything in particular but you enjoy attractive people and there seem to be plenty of those abroad.

Whether you meet your spouse on International Cupid or not remains unclear—but that’s fine as long as you’re having fun.

How International Cupid Works

Unlike other Cupid Media websites like Russian Cupid or Ukraine Date, 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.

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.

Reviews and blog posts usually report more success with fellow globe trotters but then again, that depends on what you are looking for. Travel chicks tend to be the quick romance, no strings attached type while girls that look for foreigners are more relationship-oriented.

International Cupid Review: The Girls

When I first registered on the website, while doing the research this International Cupid review, I made one profile as a male and one as a female. My goal was to get a realistic idea of the opportunities and the competition.

I spent most of my time on International Cupid on my male profile. I checked it at different times of the day (also taking time difference into account) and no matter what there were always over 1500 members online at a time. I am talking 1500 girls, the number of guys seemed to be lower but then again, I checked it less.

The other thing was that regardless of the hour, most girls either came from the Philippines, South East Asia in general, or Africa.

Even when it was early morning or late night there the Asians and the Africans prevailed. I remember one International Cupid review I read mentioned there were very few black girls on the website but it seems things have changed. There are actually more blacks and Asians than Caucasian people on International Cupid.

Given that this website is about Eastern European travel, you should take stock of the girls that are available for the country or countries that you are traveling to. Keep reading…

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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 Ukrainian girl that I would love to meet in real life, too.

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, and I doubt they are starving.

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’.

For the record, I find that ridiculous.

International Cupid Review: The Price

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.

On my ‘girl’ profile I had a bit more luck. Seems like women using free accounts and guys paying for theirs is the norm. Hate to break it to you, but no matter how handsome you look in your profile picture, gals here will not be willing to pay to talk to you. It looks like that is the law of the land, you know.

There are two premium membership 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.
  • 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.

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International Cupid Review: Worth The Buck?

A Platinum account is €11.67 euro per month if you get a 12-month membership. A Gold one is 10 euro per month. As you can see, both of them come at under 40 cents per day which is more than affordable. Apart from the frugal-friendly price, though, I do believe International Cupid is a great place for online dating.

The variety is excellent, 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 Russians that were ready to start a family. You can really find somebody that shares your goals and vision for the relationship.

That’s priceless.

Do you agree with our International Cupid review? In your opinion, what is the best place to start a romance with a foreign beauty? Why do you think girls from different countries have such a drastically different approach towards relationships? I would love to hear your thoughts down below.

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