VietnamCupid was created to facilitate communication between Vietnamese ladies and men across the globe. Just a few decades ago, the idea of dating someone outside your country would have seemed absurd. Maintaining a relationship with someone living in another state was already difficult enough, let alone one who lives in another country or continent. For this reason, many people missed out on international dating, but that problem is no more.
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, connecting has never been easier. At this point, people attempt to spice up their dating life by dating those from other cultures. For this reason, Vietnamese women have risen in popularity at a staggering pace. It should come as no surprise to anyone. Vietnamese women bring something to the table that no other ladies internationally could.
So, how well does this VietnamCupid compare to other dating platforms? Let us find out in this comprehensive review.
VietnamCupid works similarly to many other dating sites. They bring together users across the globe with many matchmaking features. As its name suggests, VietnamCupid is one of many dating platforms from Cupid Media’s offerings. If you have used any dating platforms from this company in the past, this should feel very familiar. Cupid Media has proven itself an excellent online dating company. It is a leading company in this industry.
Let’s talk about how you can register on VietnamCupid. There are two ways to do this. You can either link your Facebook account on VietnamCupid or register using your email. Either way, registration does not come at a cost except a few minutes of your time.
When joining via Facebook, you will be asked to give the VietnamCupid app access your Facebook profile. There is nothing to be alarmed here as they only want to import some personal information to create your profile for you on VietnamCupid. Other than that, they will not post anything using your name or steal your information. But we will talk more about data and privacy protection later.
Although VietnamCupid is very secure, we still recommend you register using your email. That way, account recovery is simple. Plus, there is always a cyberattack that could compromise both your Facebook and your VietnamCupid account. If you create a throwaway email for VietnamCupid, at least the damage will be contained as long as you use a strong password for your email and VietnamCupid account.
IF you go through the email registration process, you may have to verify your identity as well. This is a simple process as VietnamCupid sends you a verification email containing a link. Click on this link, and you will be taken to your profile page on VietnamCupid.
Your account would be verified, and you can start to fill in all the details about yourself. We suggest that you get this out of the way as soon as possible since most people on VietnamCupid look for long-term relationships. As such, they are not interested in chatting with someone who has an empty profile.
What sets VietnamCupid apart from other dating platforms is its exhaustive profile system. They give you so much space on your profile that some people would struggle to fill everything in. This is done for good reasons as some people would like to get to know someone as much as possible before they initiate a conversation.
For this reason, many profiles on VietnamCupid are very detailed. While users are not required to fill everything in, there is a norm here. Every user chooses to fill out their profile as much as they could so that they appear genuine. The fact that registration is free means that there may be some scammer or fake profiles. As such, people want to avoid being seen as a scammer. So, we highly recommend you spend as much time as you need and fill everything out. It will take a while, but it is worth getting it out of the way, as you will have a higher chance of getting responses from other users.
When you go into a users’ profile, you can see many interesting details about that user. At the top, you can see some very basic information. This includes name, age, location, relationship status, relationship interests, and activity status. Below that is a “Quick View” section, which is a summary of one’s entire profile. Here, you can see where a particular user studied, whether they have children, drive, smoke, religion, and occupation. To the left of this little list is a compatibility calculator. It simply shows you whether this user matches what you searched for and what you two have in common.
You can also see three buttons. The top right and the bottom right are for sending messages, and the green button is to “Heart” them. This is a way free users show interest in another user because paid users can always initiate contact. You can also view users’ photos, with their profile picture on the left and many other photos below the buttons to the right.
Below is where things could get a bit confusing, as you will see a very extensive list, detailing almost every single bits of information you should know about that user. That includes appearance, lifestyle, and background/cultural values. To the left of this list is an option to block that user or report them, which we will describe in a minute. If that user does not quite strike your fancy, you can also find similar members listed to the left. You will also see a little green light bulb in every section. It simply tells you whether that user matches your criteria.
As expected from a dating site from Cupid Media, VietnamCupid offers users various means to contact each other. The search system is very intuitive, and users can narrow down to find a specific person they want to chat with.
The only downside we can see here is that free users cannot enjoy all the communication features VietnamCupid offers. Even so, the restriction is not very strict. Free members can only chat with paid members, and the latter can chat with anyone on the platform. Still, free members have other means to get paying members to initiate the conversation.
One way is by adding someone you like to your list of favorites. This is intended to provide users a convenient way to find other members they like to chat with later. Premium members would get a notification when they are added to someone’s list of favorites, so they know that someone is interested in talking to them.
This rule means that VietnamCupid might be difficult to use for free users if they look for Vietnamese singles. Many Vietnamese ladies do not feel the need to contact other members. As such, they simply create their profile for free and fill in all the details. Then, they just wait for others to find them. However, men worldwide need to reach out, so they need to purchase a premium membership.
Of course, when one talks about a dating platform, one must discuss its user composition. Let’s start at the beginning. VietnamCupid has over 800,000 registered users. Among those 800,000 members, about 25% are from the United States alone. Activity-wise, VietnamCupid reported having about 100,000 members who are active weekly, and over 1,000 are active every day.
When it comes to gender proportion, the number is skewed toward the male population. 65% of all registered members on VietnamCupid are male, and the other 35% are female. Even so, it should not affect your experience at all.
When it comes to age distribution, there are more members between the age of 25 to 45. There are a fair number of users between 18 to 25 and 45 to 55, but you will not find many other people older than 55.
We have no data concerning users’ sexuality. Even so, that does not mean members from the LGBT+ community are not welcomed.
VietnamCupid, as the name suggests, is a platform for Vietnamese singles to find their soulmate who might live on the other side of the globe. There are quite many Vietnamese members on this platform, most of whom are women. Male users, however, are from everywhere else.
We do not have any exact data on user’s religious orientations. However, VietnamCupid welcomes everyone regardless as they are not tied to any specific religion. Keep in mind that most Vietnamese members will be Buddhists.
The matchmaking system is based on the search feature on VietnamCupid. Both free and premium members can look up other users based on various categories such as physical appearance, education, or ethnicity. However, premium members have access to a few more filters, allowing them to further narrow down their search. Moreover, premium members are listed at the top of the search results.
Next, let’s talk about security. How well does VietnamCupid protect their users? As expected from one of the best online dating companies globally, they do a very good job of protecting their subscribers. Let’s start at the beginning.
First, VietnamCupid offers encrypted protection. Encrypted connections protect users from hijacking attempts from a third party. When you are on an unencrypted network, a malicious hacker could “hijack” your traffic and see what data you are sending to the website. That includes payment information or login credentials. An encrypted connection prevents this from happening by making it impossible to see what data you send to VietnamCupid.
On the privacy side, VietnamCupid follows the norm and guarantees that the data they collect from their users will not be shared with a third party without the users’ consent. Everything that happens on VietnamCupid stays on that platform.
VietnamCupid is a very legitimate service provided by a renowned company in the online dating industry. But what about scammers? Unfortunately, one needs to use very intrusive methods to prevent scammers from getting in. So, VietnamCupid relies more on the community rather than a computer for this purpose. Many people on VietnamCupid have a complete profile and are reluctant to respond to people who have an empty profile.
Next, let’s talk about premium membership. As you know, it is free to register and use VietnamCupid. However, you would be missing out on a lot of helpful features. In this section, we will give you a quick rundown of what you get as a free member and a premium member. Then, we will talk about the price.
As a free member, you have access to the following features:
However, if you upgrade to a premium membership, you will have access to many more features. Here, there are two premium memberships and three duration options to choose from.
The Gold membership gives you access to the following:
The 1-month plan goes for $32, 3-month for $22 a month, and 12-month for $11 a month.
The Platinum membership gives additional features such as:
The 1-month plan costs $37, 3-month costs $25 a month, and 12-month costs $3 a month.
We recommend you purchase the 12-month Platinum membership as it gives you the best value. It is a little over $3 a month, which means you would be spending 30 cents per day. This is hardly pocket change. Considering all the features you would get, 30 cents a day is a very low price.
It is also worth pointing out that you will be charged one time after every billing cycle. That means if you purchase a 3-month platinum membership, you would be charged $74 immediately, and you will need to pay after every three months.
Since VietnamCupid is a product from Cupid Media, it will look very similar to other Cupid dating websites. If we have to describe their style in two words, they would be “Minimalistic” and “Simple.” While there is a lot to look at on their platform, they manage to keep the clutter and confusion at bay by sectioning everything off properly. Navigation on the site is straightforward as well, and the fonts are very easy to read.
The color scheme is plain and simple. They chose not to go with the overused black and red color scheme that we all used to see. Instead, they went with white, green, and light gray. They do not use popups or any graphics that are over the top, either. Everything is kept to a reasonable level, and it feels very professional.
Performance-wise, the website loads very quickly, and we experienced no bugs when we tested their mobile app. Everything is just seamless, which speaks volumes of the company’s expertise from a technical standpoint.
A neat little feature that we like is located at the bottom of the landing page, labeled “Dating Safety.” We suggest you visit this page even if you have plenty of experience in the online dating world. You might learn something useful there.
Other than that, the only downside we can discuss here is the ads. You see, free users have to put up with third-party advertisements. This could be annoying to many people, but there is nothing to be upset about. VietnamCupid knows how to place their ads so that they do not affect your browsing experience. Most of these ads are placed to the side to remain as non-intrusive as possible. Paying users, however, do not have to deal with those.
VietnamCupid users do not have to be confined to their computer to talk to other users as there is a free VietnamCupid mobile app. Unfortunately, only Android users can enjoy a dedicated mobile app’s convenience as it is not available on the Apple AppStore. Even so, that does not mean iPhone users are missing out on anything. VietnamCupid also offers a mobile-friendly website they can use to stay connected. The only downside is that they do not receive live notifications.
Feature-wise, the mobile app and the mobile-optimized website have all the features of their desktop counterpart. The only tradeoff is that you have to work with a smaller screen. To date, there are over 50,000 installs already, meaning that plenty of users are getting this app so they can respond to messages while they are out and about.
In short, do we recommend VietnamCupid? Quality-wise, we expected nothing less than excellence, and Cupid Media delivers. They created another masterpiece of a dating platform complete with many intuitive features that help users worldwide get in touch with Vietnamese singles. Their quality of service, website design and performance, customer support, and security are all top-notch, so we have nothing to complain about. For all of this, their asking price is very competitive. When you divide the amount you would spend on VietnamCupid, you will hardly spend anything daily. All of this is for a very good chance of meeting a Vietnamese single of your dreams. So, if you are interested in dating Vietnamese, we highly suggest you give VietnamCupid a try.