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iDateAsia.com is part of the Qpid Network, a group with several dating sites with an Asian focus. Subsequently when you sign up for one of these sites you can access them all using one profile, spending your credits here and there as you see fit. This is definitely a big positive when it comes to offering you choice, but how likely are you to get a date?
Well, unlike its Chinese sister website, iDateAsia really pushes the idea that it is for serious relationships. The site’s design, with pictures of happy couples on their wedding day, implies that the members are looking for life partners, so if you’re interested in pursuing marriage to an Asian partner, this could be the dating site for you.
Like its fellow Qpid sisters, this site offers several ways to get talking to potential wives and husbands, including emails, instant chat and video options.
However, we were again somewhat discouraged by the sheer number of new chat boxes popping up as we browsed, despite the fact that our profile wasn’t yet complete. The members claimed that they were “touched” by our profile, which had no photo and no information on it yet. This is worrying as it indicates that you might become bombarded with chats which are based on nothing at all.
Of course there are a couple of possible explanations for this: firstly, it could simply be a way to entice you into adding credit to your account in order to talk to attractive members who message you. No doubt this works on some. Secondly, though, it could be the case that the members are keen to talk to as many people as possible in the hope that they might hit it off and eventually end up in a relationship. This seems more genuine, but their approach is a little scattered and impersonal for us.
There are certainly positives to this website. Chiefly, the high quality photographs of its members are alluring. These pictures are in high definition and professional, often showing off the best assets of the very attractive members.
It’s also a well designed website, allowing you to easily locate members who are online, and get chatting. You can read success stories or access the FAQ easily as well.
This site functions using a credit system whereby you purchase credits and spend them on the various features. The cost could soon mount up, depending on how often you chat, and for how long, particularly if you’re interested in the video option. You can also spend credits on gifts such as flowers to send to a potential date.
As mentioned earlier, there is a distinct feeling that this site is set up with marriage arrangement in mind. In fact they help you to arrange visas and visits if needs be, which is very useful. However, beyond sending gifts and chatting there’s little else to do as the site has no forums, blogs or games.
The main focus is on browsing profiles, checking out photos and talking. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then iDateAsia isn’t a bad option, particularly since you can explore the other sites in the network using your existing profile and credit.
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