Cupid Review

Cupid Review

 

 

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Cupid.com has one of the most visually pleasing layouts among online dating sites in its category. While it is not the largest dating site out there today, it has been around for a long time. It boasts of innovative layouts and a website design that is easy to browse and great to look at.

The background video that greets you as you visit the site is a refreshing change from the still images that other sites seem to be stuck on. As you browse further, the website offers a vivid and well laid-out presentation of all the things it provides.


WHAT WE LIKE

  • Visually pleasing and good web graphics.
  • A dashboard that displays your daily statistics
  • You get a personal virtual wingman (‘Barney’) who helps you by making suggestions as you browse.

 


WE WE DISLIKE

  • You need to upgrade to a paid membership to view messages from other users.
  • You cannot save your ‘search’ settings, so you have to re-enter them every time you go for the search bar.

 


THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

The procedure for signing up is relatively simple and does not take a lot of time. The website claims to focus on real interactions more than matchmaking based on information and data. So a user might assume it is ok to skip most of the preferences that appear during the sign-up process. However, you will find that after the registration is complete, the Q-matching tab will still require you to enter most of these details. The Q-matches only appear after you check the answers to the questionnaire. The process is, however, not too complicated. It mostly consists of going through ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers which correspond to well-phrased questions. For example, one of the items reads, “Sometimes I lie to my dentist, about my flossing habits” and you merely have to choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to move on. It can be a fun and amusing way of letting other users know more about you when they visit your profile. As you tour the profiles of other users, you can also go through how they answered these same questions. It can give you opportunities to reach out, or they can also serve as conversation starters when you contact them.

You can use the ‘About Me’ section to either write your description or use one of the preset lines that the site offers when you sign-up. An example of the preset lines includes, “Are you the ‘No regrets’ kind of girl? I’m the ‘No regrets’ kind of guy. Hit me up”. Clever bio descriptions like this can do wonders in attracting the attention of users who browse your profile. It can make you appear as the fun and approachable kind of person, which is an excellent quality to have when it comes to online dating platforms.


MATCHMAKING, SEARCHING, & FILTERING OPTIONS

Your virtual Cupid wingman ‘Barney’ will provide a handful of suggestions for you every day. Assuming you have subscribed to a payment plan, you will be able to browse these profiles and leave messages or reactions on their photos.

Cupid.com provides specific search filters for you to enhance the way in which you look for matches. The filters include necessary parameters such as gender, age range, and location or zip code. You can choose to view only those profiles with photos, or those users who are currently online.

You can also use filters that allow you to make more specified choices such as appearance, ethnicity, religion, habits, occupation, etc. One of the filters unique to this site is the ‘Approachability’ filter. It allows you to screen the results by marital status and their motives. So you can choose the users looking for friendship, casual dating, long-term relationships, etc.

The results that appear after the search can further be viewed according to the newest members, currently online, distance proximity or the percentage of the things you have in common. The match percentage here will depend on the details you entered during the registration and the answers you gave when you went through the Q-matching questionnaires. The more answers you have in common, the higher your match percentage will be when they appear in your search results.


COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The primary communication is carried out by directly chatting or by leaving a message for the user. If you are a paid user, you can also check who visited your profile and the reactions that they gave in your photos. Apart from direct messaging, you can also visit the ‘Chat room’ where you can interact with a group.

‘Cupid’s arrow’ is a feature that lets you send short and fun messages to other users to initiate conversations instead of direct-messaging them.

The site also has a ‘Likebook’ feature where you can browse through single images of other users and decide whether you want to ‘Like’ the picture or ‘Skip’ and move on to the next one.


USER SAFETY

The website keeps your personal information confidential and reveals it only when you decide to do so. So any interaction that takes place in the messenger or Chat rooms does not disclose any of your contact and email details. You can also choose to browse the site in ‘Safe mode’ where only the verified profiles will be displayed.

The ‘Help’ section also provides topics dedicated to mobile payments, credit card payments and how to execute them safely.


PRICING

A three-day trial subscription can be purchased at $2.13 to experience the features of the site before going for long-term plans. Once you decide to go for a more significant subscription, the 1-month plan will cost you $5. The 3-month program will cost you $12.85, and the 6-month subscription will charge $17.14 (which gives you the most savings).

 


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Users can use the ‘Contact Us’ section of the site to write reviews, feedback or questions about their experience and mail them to the administrators.

 

 


FINAL CONCLUSION

Cupid.com does not possess a user base that is on par with other well-known dating sites, and users have also made complaints of receiving messages from fake profiles. However, the layout of the website and detailed search functions can make it a pleasant and fruitful experience if you can make use of them wisely. With other sites being flooded by users, smaller websites like these can just as easily help you find what you are looking for if you engage with the right approach.

 

 

 

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