I met my fianc?e on this website. I'm 34 and she is an attractive, sweet, and down-to-earth 21-year-old. I paid $60 for a 3 month membership and got over 700 interests and 200 e-mails. You have to sift through a lot of garbage, but if you use the right strategy, then you can be successful. 1) Don't go for the perfect 10's. If it's too good to be true, then it probably is. My fianc?e considers herself average looking in the Philippines but I like Asian women, so she's beautiful to me. She doesn't realize how pretty she is. Women who do know, learn to use their looks to manipulate men. 2) Go for a country girl. My fianc?e is from a town with 40,000 people, lives with her parents, and all her siblings live in that town. She's innocent. It's harder to trust women in Manila because people often learn how to be corrupt to survive in big cities. The provincial women tend to be more kind and simple people and are very connected/family-oriented. 3) Make it a requirement in your profile that she has to have a yahoo messenger or Skype account and a webcam and microphone. If you can't see and hear her, then you're missing out on a lot of verbal and non-verbal cues that help you tell if she is really into you or not. 4) Act fast. Once you make contact with a woman you like, try to get her to talk to you on Skype for at least an hour everyday. Really get to know her. 5) Get on a plane and go see her. I talked to my fianc?e on Skype for 6 weeks and then went to her town and lived in her parents' house with her and her relatives for 3 weeks. Get to know her family and what kind of people they are. 6) Trust your instincts. By the end of the 3 weeks, I knew I had the right woman for me. We've talked on Skype everyday since and are working on the K-1 fianc?e visa process right now, which in America takes 8 to 10 months to complete. 7) Before you even think of starting this process, make sure you're committed to it. Have 10,000 USD saved up. That's how much you should budget for the whole process. You have to pay for courting, plane tickets, hotels, and immigration fees (medical check up, interview, transportation to get your fianc?e to the embassy, application costs, etc.). It adds up! And the immigration process is very tedious. If you don't have that kind of time and savings, then don't waste your time or the Filipinas by casually posting a profile on FilipinoCupid. Good luck!
The match feature is good. Also, you can save multiple searches and name them. In each one you can specify what you're looking for: height, weight, education level, English ability, age, location and km radius, etc. They also let you keep track of all your favorites.
The Filipinas can e-mail you for free, but you have to pay to read their e-mails. Also, I spent dozens of hours on that site sifting through profiles and sending out e-mails. It's addictive. A lot of women may appear online, but when you try to chat with them, they don't answer. Also, you can't see them in real-time unless you pay extra. That's why in my first e-mail to a woman, I would ask for her yahoo or Skype usernames. I made a big list of contacts on yahoo and Skype knowing my FilipinoCupid membership was only temporary. Also, it's good to become FB friends, so you can see all their pics on there and read their posts and see who their friends are, so get their e-mail addresses and send out friend requests.
Mark Loker does recommend FilipinoCupid to friends/family