Dating has changed quite a bit since the early 2000s, thanks to technology’s ever-increasing involvement in our personal lives. The ability to connect to single individuals from outside of your country of origin means that more & more folks are finding love outside of their backyard.
For some of these newfound internet daters, their tastes tend to lie with men & women hailing from Asian countries like China, Vietnam, Japan, and others. Due to the sheer amount of these Asian cultures, there are a slew of apps that have sprung up offering “Westerners” the chance to find their dream partner directly from their country of origin. Many of these began or have become populated by scammers, while others just don’t do a proper job of finding people what they’re looking for.
That’s why we put together this list, to at least give folks a chance to find the Asian partner of their dreams.
Our list starts with the ever-popular Asiandating.com, a multilingual site that’s offered in almost every country in the world. This site is a typical Asian connection site, with men & women from many different ethnic backgrounds using the site. While many of the features offered by Asian Dating are free to start with, the site opens up many additional features with a paid membership, including video chat & text messaging. And, due in no small part to its translation services for platinum-level users, Asian Dating makes connecting with romantic interests across long-distances as easy as its ever been.
Owned by the broader corporation Cupid Media, Asian Dating has been racking up wins since 2004, when the site first launched. They’ve been steadily at over 2 million users for quite a while now, many of which tend to be from either the United States, Japan, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, or Germany. Asian Dating definitely provides exactly what the niche is looking for, a dependable desktop site, strong mobile app, and the ability to connect with possible partners from almost anywhere in the world.
The numbers for this site are actually pretty incredible, with users hovering around 6 million per month. And with higher site saturation, visitors tend to be a lot likelier to meet a potential partner or two in relatively short order. Since the site is almost completely free, it makes sense that it tends to be a top contender for individuals on the hunt for an Asian connection.
Date In Asia takes security rather seriously as well, with most accounts requiring a full 24-hour period to be opened up. Some users have even reported that Date In Asia’s security is too stringent, with a few users claiming to get locked out of their accounts unnecessarily. Another facet of this is that Date In Asia actually gives its members the ability to help moderate content, with built-in image & profile rating systems.
For those looking for a low-cost, high-security option for their dating needs, Date In Asia tends to come highly recommended.
Third up is Chnlove.com, a site that is primarily aimed at males outside of China who are looking for a female companion on the mainland. While the site itself was nothing more than a twinkle in the company’s eye, the dating service itself was started way back in 1993, meaning that these people have a strong & lengthy background in these sorts of country-to-country romances.
Reviews for Chnlove.com tend to be pretty great across the board, with many claiming that the site even helped them gain a better understanding of Chinese culture, in addition to their romantic successes. Unfortunately, due to mitigating circumstances, metrics for this service just aren’t available.
While we can’t comment on the cultural lessons, it appears that Chnlove.com might be the perfect solution for those looking to find a partner from the People’s Republic of China. When one considers the stringent security methods placed on Internet usage by China’s citizens, this becomes even more impressive. It’s not every site that passes their censors, but somehow, Chnlove is bridging that gap.
For those looking for connections that are specific to the Philipines, there’s Philipinocupid.com, a site that’s been running strong since its inception in 2009. The site’s offerings are fairly typical, with features like video chat & messaging being a large part of what the site’s comprised of. Free memberships are somewhat limited, so if you’re looking to have an in-depth conversation, you’ll have to give the trial membership a try, at least.
Users tend to enjoy the site’s attention to legitimacy, with fake profiles from countries like Nigeria often getting flagged & shut down within a day.
A word of caution on this site; Philipino culture is contrasted quite a bit by Western cultures, which means that sometimes, values & social ideals between the two ends up being in disagreement. Don’t be surprised if you find women who are married or already dating someone else to be surfing this site looking for another partner, as evidence suggests it’s quite common.
Last up on our list is Asian Friendly, a site that’s been in operation since 2007 and offers a completely free signup process & membership. This site is like several others on the list, offering relatively simple services like the ability to send & receive e-mails, check out who’s been looking at your profile, and several other social media ideas like the options for “friending” or “blocking” other members.
The social media components of Asian Friendly are what make it a strong contender for this list. The ability to keep other members organized, along with their ability to see things like your latest photos & profile updates act as great conversation starters, especially for those who don’t always know how to get connections rolling, so to speak.
As this site is free, the ads & popup can get a bit heavy at times, but don’t let that deter you; Asian Friendly offers some pretty substantial services despite the fact that it doesn’t charge its users.
While this list doesn’t cover every variant offered to Asian daters, it’s a great start on the hunt to find your preferred type of love life. Hopefully, it sets you on the right path!