WHAT THEY SAY: Cupid.com offers great opportunities to everyone looking to meet locals, find romantic dates and make new friends. Our dating site gives you hours of dating fun, together with seemingly endless possibilities to meet new single people from your area, make friends, go on a date and enjoy good company. With thousands of local personals, Cupid.com will make your life a whole lot busier with all that dating. This is a great place to find true friends or devoted partners for long-term relationships or marriage.
We believe that the best way to find a compatible romantic partner is to spend time getting to know local singles. That's why Cupid.com makes it easy to meet other local singles. The basic membership is free, and we let you decide how much information you want to reveal about yourself to singles who meet your requirements. Hundreds of single men and women in your local area seeking love, friendship and romance are already Cupid.com members, and even more join the site every day.
There's no need to wait any longer, you can get what you want NOW!
WHAT WE FOUND: Signing up is easy and they’re very up-front about the types of emails you can received from them by offering an opt-in/opt-out option for you as the third step in competing your profile. I suggest keeping the “member activity directed at me”, the “Ideal matches found especially for me” and the “Special Site Offers” to save a few dollars when you subscribe to a full membership. Your profile will be shared with other dating service sunless you choose not to share it, but they aren’t just anyone’s dating services, they all fall under the umbrella of Cupid PLC, the parent company (http://www.cupidplc.com).
You’ll spend about 10 minutes thoughtfully completing your profile, or about 1 minute skipping through everything and getting to your matches. Of course it’s hard to match you up with other members if you don’t provide much information about yourself so go slow!
The real key to making Cupid.com work for you is the completion of your profile. It’s as if more doors open up for you, but I’m surprised by the number of members that have less than 50% of their profile completed. Save yourself frustration and communicate only with those that are putting forward a good effort of making online dating work for them: members that have more than 80% of their profile completed are worthy of your time.
We like the full range of features at Cupid.com that include several match systems, chat, search, location based search, web-based and Apple/Android apps to take your membership with you on your phone or tablet and an active member forum (which is great to actually find people to chat with before becoming a paid member!). A desktop chat program can keep you busy and the browser toolbar will keep member searches one click away when you’re not logged into the main web site.
Site navigation is well planned and makes it easy to stay actively engaged with your goal of meeting people.
Sending “winks” to others that interest you is free and sending “Cupid’s Arrow”, a pre-written message you may choose to send, is free 5 times a day.
Other features include general chat room discussions and member blogs that can be fun to read and comment on. Yes, you can have your own blog too, which is another great way to be an active member without paying the membership fee upfront.
The value of Cupid.com is in the membership choices, since the service doesn’t really work until you can exchange messages and chat with others, for which you’ll need to upgrade your membership.
Overall we rate the user experience high for keeping members engaged and actively using the Cupid.com service.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free membership essentially allows
you to complete your profile and view other member’s basic details.
You’ll need to upgrade to make contact, chat or otherwise communicate
with other members.
Available membership upgrades (prices vary slightly according to region):
3 days trial membership $2.00 (can be used only once, automatically turns into the monthly plan unless you cancel)
1 month $40.00 (paid monthly, rebilled
3 months $75.00 (rebilled)
6 months $115.00 (rebilled)
How to contact Cupid.com support: phone 1-800-481-3117 or use the support chat or “Contact Us” form after logging in to get help. Browse help topics for questions that might have already been asked and answered.