Want to know which are the best Asian dating sites for 2017?
Whether you are a Western or Asian man looking for love, Asian dating sites offer a convenient way to find women of all Eastern origins from Chinese, Japanese and Thai to Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese. Whether you are looking for women who live in Asia or are of Asian origin but living in the USA, Europe or beyond, there are plenty of sites dedicated to helping you find your perfect match.
In this guide, we take a comprehensive tour of the best Asian dating sites and mobile apps to help you find the woman of your dreams.
- 1 A Complete Guide to Online Asian Dating Sites and Apps
- 2 Anti-Scam Tips
- 3 Best Asian Dating Sites
- 4 Best Asian Dating Apps
A Complete Guide to Online Asian Dating Sites and Apps
Online dating has moved on since the early 1990s and now offers one of the most convenient and safest ways to find dates. Not only can it help connect people within their local area but is the best way to facilitate matches overseas.
For online Asian dating, these sites offer a range of ways to find potential partners and vary from paid subscription services to free sites. Each has their own unique appeal offering a range of features with some being more popular for casual encounters whilst others are more widely used by people looking for serious commitment in a relationship.
As with any online dating sites there is always a potential that any person you make contact with may not be what they seem.
As such, it is important to employ a rigorous amount of common sense without becoming too cynical. To help keep you safe when you are interacting online we’ve put together a quick guide to avoiding scams on dating sites:
- To avoid any misunderstandings, always be clear in your communication and make your intentions known from the start. With some Asian dating sites you will need to bear in mind that English may not be a first language so this can be doubly pertinent.
- Where available, make use of video chats so you can be sure that you are communicating with the person you think you are. If this is not available then VOIP calls are a good alternative.
- Never send money to anyone you have met online irrespective of what it is claimed to be for.
- When arranging to meet any member you have met through an online dating site, make sure your choice of venue is somewhere public and that you have left details of where you are going with someone you trust. It is always worth having a back-up plan for retreat if things don’t pan out the way you hoped. This is particularly important if you have been corresponding overseas and are planning a trip to meet your date. Arrangements to stay with your date or her family should be backed up with details of a good hotel.
If you have any misgivings about the conduct or details of another member you contact through any of these sites then you should contact their customer services to raise your concerns. Most sites have robust anti-scam policies in place and will be able to investigate on your behalf but we would always recommend trusting your own intuition; if something doesn’t seem right, then it more than likely isn’t.
Best Asian Dating Sites
Offering a fast registration service that is compatible with Facebook, Asian Date offers a secure and verified service to meet Asian women.
If you choose to register using Facebook then much of your profile information is migrated across to the site but it helps to tailor your member profile as much as possible to get the best chance of getting a good match. It pays to remember that your Facebook profile picture showing your best snowboarding angles might not be the best photograph to bag a date with.
Your profile is also the best place to indicate what kind of relationship you are looking for and, most importantly, whether you are travelling to Asia to find the woman of your dreams. This is a crucial part of the Asian Date site as most of the women registered as members are living in China or the Philippines although there is also a large selection of women in the USA, Europe and Oceania.
The site is free to join but does operate a paid credits service which funds live chat, Camshare and love notes/letters as well as virtual gifts and actual gifts (you can organise a delivery of flowers through the service). You can browse as many profiles as you like for free but ultimately you need to pay to make contact with other members.
Operating for over ten years, Asian Date has a good reputation and attracts thousands of new members with around 4000 being online at any given time.
Search facilities on the site are limited but allow you to find women by age, location and interests.
Asian Date is also available as a mobile friendly app (see below).
Free to register, Thai Friendly has over a million members and is the largest site of its kind operating in Thailand. Members are mainly based in the main cities including Bangkok and Phuket but also covers many rural locations. Premium features are offered on a paid subscription basis and offer the only way to communicate with other members. Monthly membership starts at $24.95 but reduces as you pay for longer periods with an annual membership costing just $99.95.
The site is user friendly and can be used in both a Thai or English version. Offering extensive search facilities, you can find other members based on a range of personal filters including age, location, education and other settings.
You can also access Thai Friendly’s other sites using your membership which includes a ladyboy section as well as Vietnam and Philippines dating.
Overall the site has a good reputation from both casual dating to long-term relationships including marriage and you can find between five and ten thousand members online at any given time.
Thai Friendly has a mobile app to make staying in contact even easier.
Asians 4 Asians
A UK based website offering British Asians the opportunity to connect with other Asian members. Powered by sister site, AsianD8, Asians 4 Asians has over 35,000 members and allows users to search not only by age and location but also by religion making the site compatible for Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims looking for love. The networks extends to specific Asian dating niche sites including dating events including speed dating and the ever popular Padlock Parties held in London. The site is free to join but subscription services are the only way to get in contact with other members and prices start from £8.49 per month (approximately $11.00).
The most successful Asian dating site in the UK, Asians 4 Asians also offers a mobile app, Asian D8, which covers South Asian dating including the USA. All profiles are quality checked by the Asian D8 team and is free to download.
Thai Cupid claims to be the world’s largest Thai dating site with over 1.5 million members and is part of the Cupid Media network (see also Filipino Cupid, Asian Dating and Japan Cupid). The site is free to join and offers the option to register using your Facebook profile. Like Asian Date, the Facebook synchronization allows your profile to be partially populated automatically but you will need to tailor your settings to get the best use out of the site; certainly, don’t forget to change that profile picture!
Despite having a purported 1.5 million members there are usually only a few thousand people online at any time but members do appear quite active. Expect to be ‘sharked’ within a few minutes of joining and you should receive a flurry of emails from other members. Whether these are keen beans who are waiting to pounce on new members or paid staff trying to encourage engagement (and therefore conversion to membership) is unclear but it certainly gives you an opportunity within the free trial to test some of the features.
The site has a comprehensive search facility which allows you to find other members based on a huge range of filters including lifestyle, background and physical attributes. It is perhaps this level of search which gives Thai Cupid an edge over some other sites allowing users to very specifically target their ideal partners.
When you first register you will receive a free hour trial but further premium costs are applicable which will give you access to features such as no ads, the ability to send and receive messages from other members and show unlimited ‘interest’ in other profiles. Membership comes in a few forms including Standard, Gold and Platinum with options for how long a subscription you pay for. Costs vary from $11.99 to $42.99 per month.
Asian Date Net
A 100% free Asian dating site, Asian Date Net is very much geared towards serious relationships as opposed to casual encounters. It has a low budget feel to it which is in keeping with the fact that you aren’t paying for any bells and whistles and it is funded entirely by its ads and sponsors.
Formerly known as AsiaFuns, the site has a pretty comprehensive search facility which you can find under the ‘Advanced’ tab under ‘Search’. Filters such as age, location, ethnicity and lifestyle can all be used to narrow (or widen) your search for a date.
Offering basic contact services, Asian Date Net is a simple site where most of the female members are located outside of the USA and are looking for soulmates with a view to marriage. With nothing to pay, you’ve got nothing to lose with this site however, in our experience, free to register sites are often the worst when it comes to quality control and potential scams so do exercise extra caution.
Formerly known as iDate Asia, AsiaMe changed its name in July 2017 to try and disassociate itself from the rumours that its site was a scam. As with many of the larger internet dating sites that have been around, the site has been the subject of several claims that it uses paid staff to create activity on the site. Though never proven, iDate Asia attracted quite a few negative reviews. In the changover of name, Asia Me has also incorporated its sister site, Chn Love. Once again, Chn Love has also suffered from claims of scams in the past.
Though we can’t comment on these claims, we can report that the site does attract a good deal of genuine traffic and offers a lot of features with its premium subscription.
Features such as live chat, Camshare, direct messaging, virtual gifts and video shows make the site an all-singing, all dancing community. Coupled with its well-designed and easy to navigate front-end, Asia Me is free to join but uses Qpid credits to access its premium features. You can also upgrade to a monthly subscription.
Despite its association with a few negative reviews over the years, Asia Me (or iDate Asia/Chn Love) is a reputable site offering safe and secure access to a wide range of profiles from all across Asia. Started in 1998, Chn Love was an international site that has a large number of members to add to Asia Me’s already huge network.
Offering a 100% free service to search, browse and connect with other members, Asian Date Link is a simple portal but offers some good features. Once registered you can access the profiles of women from across your area and link up using video chat as well as messaging using anonymous emails.
The site does appear to be more geared towards a hook up and casual dating rather than for serious commitment and is operated by the same group that runs secretfriends.com, a live cam sex site.
An option for some men, Asian Date Link is reporting member figures in the millions but, judging by traffic figures on the site, we would estimate the active community to be closer to the thousands.
Asian People Meet
Owned by the same operators as Match.com, Asian People Meet is a targeted niche dating site using some of the best technology to power its services.
Launched in 2002, their sites regularly rate in the top ten of this segmented online dating market with Asian People Meet being a popular site in its network.
Operating in the USA and Canada, the site is geared towards finding a match in your area with other members. Finding people is easy and the site is easy to use with a slick front end that isn’t overly stuffed with ads of confusing extras.
Registering a profile to use the site is free but, as ever, subscription services will allow you more functionality and improve your chances of finding the right match. The costs of membership start at $13.99 for one month with discounts if you sign up for longer periods.
Asian People Meet offers the chance of connecting you to suitable dates in your area with Asian women who are looking for friendship, a casual connection or serious relationship. There are some members who are specifically looking for travel partners or pen pals and as such the site offers a great way to network in your area.
Asian Women Date
Reportedly the ‘Number 1 Dating Site for Asian Women and Non-Asian Men’, Asian Women Date is a free sign-up website with a niche for interracial relationships. Women who register with the site are specifically on the lookout for non-Asian men, usually of a Western origin.
Originally launched in 2001, the site is geared towards matching couples with an interest in a long-term relationship including marriage and resettlement. The ethnicity of women varies from Korean to Japanese, Chinese to Thai and more.
Asian Women Date is part of the globally renowned SuccessfulMatch.com group whose sites include Sugar Daddy Meet, Millionaire Match and Positive Singles.
A basic but slick site, Asian Women Date features a range of ways to search for your potential partner and has a number of methods to contact them when you do. A free profile gives you limited functionality but does allow you to browse the field. Gold membership subscription costs $29.95 per month with discounts available for longer sign ups. However, you can also earn a free gold membership by becoming an active participant with the site sharing promotional articles, press releases and recommending the site to other people.
There are other paid features which will enhance your profile and boost your chances of being matched including the ‘Highlight Listing and Get Featured’ setting or by verifying your identity with photo ID.
Asian Women Date also has an active community of bloggers who share advice and tips to boost a positive experience of the site. Some of the blogs are worth following if you are new to dating Asian women and can help with cultural differences when it comes to courting.
Overall the site has a large and active membership with good features and, reportedly, a good success record.
Date in Asia
A reasonably basic dating site offering a simple platform for searching for members, Date in Asia is another website that markets itself towards Western men looking for Asian women. There are a reported 10,000 members online at any given time with profiles of women being available in every Asian country including the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Korea.
Profiles are reasonably thin but offer an at-a-glance way to browse other members before making contact. However, the search facility is good and allows you to filter users in a number of ways to narrow your selection. You can search by age, location and physical attributes as well as including keywords plus lifestyle and background details.
Sign up is free and requires access to a mobile phone for SMS verification; this is to reduce the number of fake profiles created. Once registered, you will need to create a basic profile that is free from offensive language and must include a photo.
The site is completely free to use including contacting other members and using the features such as chat rooms (shout) and search facilities.
Established in 1974 long before internet dating came along, Cherry Blossoms is the world’s first and oldest Asian dating site. The site builds on its strong reputation by offering innovative features, a well-designed portal and secure and verified payment systems. Primarily introducing women from the Philippines, the company brings single men and women together from across the world. They have also branched out to bring profiles of women from China, Vietnam, Thailand and other Asian countries.
Reportedly having helped over half a million couples find a long term relationship (including marriage) over the last forty years, the site has a good search facility and offers free registration. With a Facebook option for sign-up, building a profile is easy and you can be browsing their members in just five minutes.
There are around 45,000 profiles online with around 500 members online at any time. You can upgrade your free membership to allow you to contact other users at any time with monthly costs starting at $9.99.
Cherry Blossoms offers a whole range of support services to help facilitate long distance relationships including visa information for newlyweds.
Far from being the slickest or largest network of Asian singles, Cherry Blossoms is certainly one of the most experienced and best trusted with a good reputation for genuine profiles and high levels of success.
Effectively more of a social networking site for Asian singles than an out-and-out dating site, Tim Hop is a popular way for people to meet partners online.
The landing site is colourful and fun and has an easy and simple appeal that makes finding a match easy. You can create a profile for free and start browsing other members within just a couple of minutes from your local area or internationally.
However, the strength of the site is in its community rather than just its matching with plenty of ways to network with other singles including active groups.
The site is free to join and you can browse other users without charge but taking part (including messaging members) is charged on a credit system. You can also boost your profile by becoming a VIP member. Credit packages start at $4.99 (50 tokens) with VIP services costing $9.99.
The site is very active and they also offer a great app for using the site on your smartphone.
Best Asian Dating Apps
An easy to use app with handy Facebook login, the Heyyy! app is designed for use by Western men looking for love overseas. Searching for profiles is easy and once you’ve connected with another user you can use the app to chat using SMS based messaging and send photos.
A free to use service, the app is becoming more popular all the time even though at present the membership numbers are only in the low thousands.
Timhop Asian Dating
The Timhop Asian Dating app links to the main website (see above) and allows you to browse and contact members on the move. Aimed at Western men looking for Asian ladies, the app is slick and well designed. It’s best if you start your profile on the website before downloading the app to your phone as it makes interaction far easier.
Linked to the AsianDate website, this app is free to download and simply extends the functionality of the site to your mobile. The screens are easy to navigate and allows users to browse and contact members on the move. As we said in the main site review, Asian Date is a trustworthy site with a great reputation which puts security and safety at the heart of its service.
As you would expect from the name, ThaiJoop is a mobile app which targets men looking for Thai women for love. However, the app does also attract a small amount of other Asian nationalities including Chinese, Korean and Filipino girls. Though the basic app is free, the ThaiJoop+ service is a paid version with greater functionality and the annoying ads removed. A good app, with some well-designed features, ThaiJoop has a good hit rate for making connections.
Linked to a website, InterracialMatch.com, this app is an extension of the service that was launched in 2001. Targeted at Asian Americans, the platform offers an intuitive and easy-to-use functionality that includes instant messaging and email services. A good dating app with a strong reputation, the app is free to download but works best if you have an account from the main site to start with.
Featured image via AsianDate.Com
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