Asia, the largest continent in the world, has its own online dating site. AsiaFriendFinder.com is designed for Asians searching for friendship, dating or a serious relationship. Non-Asians are welcome to join the fun.
Currently, there are 8 million members worldwide. Surprisingly, active members do not only reside in China, Hongkong or Taiwan but Asians in the United States and Canada are counted, reflecting that Asians are indeed ubiquitous.
Understandably so, Asia Friend Finder can be used in multiple languages. The important features are voice and video introductions, text and video chat.
One interesting feature is the friend network that connects you to old and new friends. This network of friends interconnects to other friends’ networks creating a multiplier effect. Post announcements at the network, share news and show off your photos. Does it remind you of Friendster or Facebook?
Additionally, a Singles blog allows you to post your interests, your events, unique or even mind-boggling activities or anything you’d like to share about yourself. These blogs are a great way for others to know more about you. Maybe, someone out there loves the way you live your life and connects with you.
As if these features are not satisfactory enough, there are groups you can join or you could even form your own, like a local group or an interest topic group to meet other compatible singles that are like-minded as you are. If you are a pet lover, connect with other pet lovers through the site’s group feature. You might find your soul mate there.
The site has a user-friendly compatibility matching system based on characteristics. A detailed compatibility list is shown when viewing a member’s profile.
To keep membership active, the online dating site records the latest visit of a member to the site. One tip to not waste time is to choose members who have visited the site lately. And take note, members are terminated when no visits are done after six months. Maybe that’s a reason why the site requests members to currently update their location when they travel to make sure all the members are active. This strategy is actually a plus feature! This ensures success in finding that special someone.
Creating your user account takes five minutes. The initial queries contain the most important and crucial information on who you are and who you’re searching for. The personal information portion asks about your educational background, occupation, and marital status, your drinking and smoking habits, and physical characteristics. Interestingly, after you give your geographical location, you are requested to keep other members updated on where you are currently located. You can add other qualities and interests that you’d like to share.
Confirm ID is one feature that allows a third party to confirm your identity and makes the site secure for the members.
Matching an Searching
Cupid e-mail service is the matching system at AsiaFriendFinder. Select the characteristics and personality traits you look for in a match, and the site will be happy to e-mail you those matches weekly.
But you can do your own searching just like in any online dating site. Power searches are done through criteria on locations, body types and others.
Ease of Use
The features of this site are easy to use for the average person. Navigation keys are actually handy. Anyone registered in a social network could navigate the friend network easily.
Costs and Customer Care
Free membership limits a user to creating an account, uploading of photo, searching and hotlisting. You just see a thumbnail picture of members and just read a part of their profile. Clearly, you cannot communicate with members. This site is quite stingy. Perhaps, it considers Asians utilizing online dating sites to be well-off.
Unless you already found Mr. or Ms. Right earlier, the best and cheapest is a subscription for Gold at $98.88 for 12 months with one month free. For the same duration, Silver costs $68.88.
A Silver membership entitles you to view and contact all members, power searches, priority profiles, photo approvals and your profile shows up before free members. A Gold membership entitles you to all the benefits of a Silver membership plus top listings and searching, exclusive access to new members three days earlier than standard members, keyword search capabilities, and cupid e-mail reports of new matching members. Also, your profile is highlighted in yellow when your profile is in a search result and allows standard members to view your profile and even e-mail you. Wouldn’t it be nice to be found?
AsiaFriendFinder.com is an online dating site created for Asian singles residing in any part of the planet. The features include audio or video introductions, a friend network, groups and blogs. Communication is initiated through a wink then through e-mails, text and audio chat, and video. The features a member can utilize depend upon his or her membership status. A Gold subscription gives you access to all the features.
From a score of 1 to 5 with 1 as the lowest and 5 as the highest, the site is rated as 4.0, specifically, demographics: 4.25, features: 4.25, profiles: 4.5, matching and searching: 4.00, ease of use: 3.5 and customer service and cost: 3.5.