Let’s see if Cupid is good for you or you should continue searching for your perfect dating site.
Dr. Laura Berman
Pros and Cons
Like everything in life, Match has pros and cons. Let’s check them out.
free members can’t see all the photos of other users
there are some fake profiles
free members can’t see who saw their profile
more males than females
you can’t start chatting before you upgrade your membership
some people aren’t honest on their profiles
no Android app
simple and easy registration
+1,7 million visits every month (a lot of options for chat)
What is Cupid.com
This is a dating site where anyone can find relationships. Your age or sexual preferences don’t matter there.. In Cupid’s colorful community, there is somebody for everybody. It’s enough to say that it’s more popular among geeks than most dating sites for nerds.
Member structure is colorful. There are people from all around the world on Cupid, but the majority comes from the USA. The female-male ratio won’t make straight men happy, but they can still get dates without much trouble. 64% of Cupid users are men, 36% are women.
Unlike most dating sites, the service has a mobile app. The only bad thing - it’s available only for IOS. iPhone users love the app because it runs fast and offers the same features as the desktop version. Cupid IOS application has a very high rate on the App store. From 2600 reviews, it got an average rate of 4.3. That’s great compared to other dating sites.
If you have Android, you can still use our platform, but you’ll have to use a desktop version. That’s not too bad because it runs smoothly and it’s adapted to every type of screen.
Costs and Prices
Like on most dating sites, free membership won’t get you far on this site. But getting a paid membership won’t make you broke, so if you’re looking for relationships, it’s worth trying it. I suggest you start with a 1 monthly membership to see if that is the site for you. Then you can save money by getting longer membership plans. There are also additional perks called “Cupid Arrow”.
- 1 months for $23.99
- 3 months for $62.37
- 6 months for $95.94
Cupid Special Features
LikeBook - a profile is presented to you. You can like it or skip it. You can even send a message directly from there.
Cupid Arrow - for $7.99/month (per feature), you can become more visible in search, show more often in search, have a bigger photo to attract people, allow free members to contact you, become incognito.
Safe Mode - it has 3 levels—full, Basic, and Off. Choose depending on your wishes.
Wingman Barney - your personal wingman who’ll help you get dates on Cupid
Cupid pays a lot of attention to safety. There are some fake profiles there, but they’re easy to recognize. Just block them, and that’s it. One more great feature I didn’t see in any Cupid review is that you don’t have to use your real name. That’s perfect for people who want to stay incognito. Also, Cupid’s safe mode lets you raise the shield if you don’t want to be seen by suspicious accounts. Turn on the Full Safe Mode, and only verified members will be able to find you.
Sign up Process
Registering for our site isn’t just simple; it’s fun. After you fill in some basic personal info (age, sexual preferences, etc.), you take a personality test to make finding matches easier. No, it won’t take you forever to finish it. The whole process took me less than 10 minutes because I’d registered with an email. Registering with Facebook is even faster.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times in this review that creating a profile on this service is very easy. You don’t have to provide your real name, but you have to provide other basic info. Then you take a personality test (it can be skipped and done later), which helps matchmaking algorithms find your partners. Your profile is complete after uploading a profile photo.
Searching and Matchmaking
Searching for partners on the service is simple. Even for free members. Before upgrading your membership, you can sniff around the community in a basic search mode. Some of the available filters are last time online, distance, match level (according to your preferences), and new members. I loved that because it felt like I’m actively searching, but I loved LikeBook even better (it’s explained in this review under “special features”).
It’s like playing a video game, but the reward is a chat (and maybe dates) with hot singles. Regular dating sites for nerds could learn a lot from Cupid.
Contacting Another Members
Starting a conversation is easy-peasy on the platform. While in LikeBook, please send a message or send it to anybody you find through the search bar. If you’re shy, you can use a wink as an icebreaker. When you receive a wink, go for a jugular. They like you. I had a lot more success with singles I’d approached with a message than with a wink because it’s a sign of confidence.