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Asia Friend Finder is one of our top rated sites in the Asian Dating category. The site excels in numerous respects by offering several powerful features, including the ability to refine your search to within precise parameters; they also often add fun features to enhance the experience of using the site. AsiaFriendFinder's excellent range of features means that you could spend lots of time, happily interacting with people on the site. It certainly seems to be working hard to fulfil its promise to "make it as easy as possible for you to meet people using the power of the internet."
Pricing is very competitive, starting at one month's membership for under $20. The free membership package allows you test out the services before you subscribe, and then tempts you to upgrade to improve the quality of your online dating experience.
As a free member you have access to all the main features such as secure anonymous e-mail, create a profile and upload photos, match making e-mail service, sending and receiving 'winks', instant messenger (live video chat with sound), text chat, and discussion boards and forums.
The more money you spend, the better search facilities are available to you. Paying members also receive priority telephone support, wider access to members' videos and are more prominently displayed in member searches.
A word of warning about clicking wantonly on the "language" button. If you or your PC can't read Chinese, it is very difficult to get back to English, and you end up with a screen full of soduku numbers and hieroglyphics and no "back to English" button. We sent in a comment to the web master about this glitch. Admirably, they replied within a couple of hours and set the problem straight. For the record, here was their advice: “Login to your account with your handle and password. Click on the 'My/Our Account' link at the top of the homepage. Click on 'Other Preferences' found under the 'Preferences' section. Scroll down to the 'Language' section and click on the language of your choice."
As with all online dating, No.1 Reviews recommends you exercise reasonable caution when making contact, and also make sure the site offers secure payment options. Asian dating sites seem to operate for quite different purposes, and whereas AsiaFriendFinder is open to a wide demographic, some seem to be more set up for mail order bride style arrangements, and are biased towards western men seeking the stereotype Eastern women who will be grateful to find a western man to "cook, and clean for". Nevertheless, these sites are pretty transparent, and you will quickly notice their different aims.
Asian Friend Finder's Help Files, FAQ page and customer service are above standard, as is the level of recent activity from members all around the world. The blogs, discussion boards and live chat are sometimes buzzing with activity which is the best sign of a healthy web site and the best chance of getting a date. As such, if you want to be part of a community and not just sending the occasional message in a 1 on 1 format, you can get involved on this website. This is a good way to meet friends and get talking to new people for the first time, and it’s often overlooked by other dating sites.
Most members have taken the time to upload photos and fill in their profile information. These are easy enough to find using searches, although we would like some kind of “online” symbol to show us which members are active, and which part of the sites they visit. You can click “who’s online” which shows you all the members who are online but this could be better used when browsing. There’s also a “members near me” tab which quickly identifies possible dates within your locale.
As with all the Friend Finder dating sites, you can create a Friends network, so if you have met someone, say for example through telling a joke on the discussion board, you can stay in touch with your dating buddies. There is the option of deleting all members in this list with inactive profiles immediately, so this keeps things fresh.
Asia Friend Finder apparently had over 100,000 members online when we logged on, which is very impressive and bodes well for finding a date, although a good portion of these people were not Asian.
With its large population of active members, broad range of powerful features, very good value for money, and admirable customer support, AsiaFriendFinder.com is a great place to visit if you’re looking for an Asian date, whether or not you eventually decide to sign up as a paying customer.
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