Cherry Blossoms is a popular Asian dating site. The site is long established – the company behind Cherry Blossoms were one of the major players in the mail order brides industry before the days of the internet and online dating personals sites.
There are no shortage of sites where you can meet Chinese women seeking Western husbands. So what does Cherry Blossoms offer men seeking Chinese brides?
One big thing in its favor is that Cherry Blossoms is just about the cheapest Asian dating site around. At the time of writing the site was $45 less for yearly membership than I paid for Chinese Love Links. If you’re serious about finding a Chinese wife and want to send a lot of emails to ladies you’re interested in, then Blossoms will work out vastly cheaper than the pay per letter sites like Chnlove and Asian Beauties.
Personally I found the Cherry Blossoms site a bit awkward to use, and a redesign is long overdue. Although you can set up saved searches, it’s not as slick and professional as the system used by Chinese Love Links.
There are some nice features though. It’s great to be able to block women by nationality. Here’s a top tip – if you’re only interested in finding a Chinese wife, then block all other nationalities, especially the Philippines and Thailand. This gives you peace from the many Filipinas who would otherwise waste your time. Filipinas and Thai girls are frequently scammers anyway. Thankfully Chinese girls are far less likely to be scam girls.
It’s also good that you can block women who are over a certain age, or who have a certain number of children. These blocks will reduce the timewaster emails you get on the site. It was amusing that I once got an email from a 56 year old admirer on Chinese Love Links - yeah as if I’d be interested in dating a woman 18 years my senior! Sure, that was amusing, but it is irritating to login to a dating site and find out that 80% of the interests and emails you get are from women who are totally unsuitable for you.
Cherry Blossoms has been around for a long time, so it doesn’t struggle to attract members. The membership base is always critical when considering a dating site. Too few members and you’ll often struggle to find women you’re interested in chatting to. At the time of writing Cherry Blossoms claimed to have 50,000 members. You’ll certainly find no shortage of potential Asian brides amongst this lot. There aren’t huge numbers of Chinese women compared to other sites, but you’ll still find plenty you’re interested in.
One secret I’ll let on is that quite a few Chnlove and ChineseWomenDate women are also on Blossoms. But on Blossoms once you’ve taken out a subscription you can chat to them for free!
Cherry Blossoms has a few other features that not many other Asian dating sites have. There are public chat rooms, which some men like. Personally I’m not a great fan of these. There’s also the ability to have a 1 on 1 chat with an Asian lady you like the look of. Again I don’t tend to like chatting on dating sites themselves, as chat requests from ladies are often from scammers or from ladies you’re not likely to be interested in anyway.
There’s also help for filling out paper work for a fiancé or spouse visa. This is only useful for US citizens though.
Cherry Blossoms Scammers
On the downside, sites like the Cherry Blossoms dating site do attract scammers. Be aware that dating sites are fantastic places for scammers and fraudsters to make contact with people. Increasing numbers of Nigerian and other African fraudsters are contacting their victims on dating sites instead of sending them emails or phoning them up.
I run a dating site over at Asian Love Connections. I can tell you that romance scammers are a bleeding nuisance. It got so worse with African romance scammers that I ended up just blocking new sign-ups from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Most of the scammers I caught were trying to get money out of Asian women (which isn’t hard to do – they’re incredibly naive). But there were also plenty of female scammers, particularly from Senegal for some reason.
If you’re an older man and particularly if you’re American, then you will attract scammers on a site like Cherry Blossoms. Here are a few clues that they’re quite likely to be scammers:
- They don’t have a photo in their profile.
- They’re an Asian woman but they claim to be living in Africa or the Middle East. Don’t be surprised if they list their occupation as “aid worker”.
- They’re usually much younger than you.
- They’ve recently signed up to the dating site.
- They’ve only uploaded one or two photos.
- They can’t read or write Chinese.
- They refuse to see you on a webcam chat.
- They tell you sad stories about how life in China is hard and how they need money to fix a leaking roof, or pay for a medical operation for a family member etc. etc..
- They say they’re looking for a man of any age, whereas the reality is that Chinese women tend not to marry much older men like Thai or Filipino women do.
If they’ve uploaded photos then their photos are quite sexy and they are usually heavily airbrushed studio shot photographs.
One nice thing about Cherry Blossoms is that they have an IP address identification feature that allows you to see which country the person’s computer is registered in. Sure, it’s not foolproof, but it’s another layer of protection to help guard against fraudsters. It does only work at the country level though, and not down to city level like with China Love Match
Alternatives to the Cherry Blossoms Dating Site
The nice thing about Cherry Blossoms is that there’s a good selection of ladies from a wide range of Asian countries. So if you change your mind about finding a Chinese bride and want to chat to Thai, Filipina or Vietnamese ladies instead then you don’t have to pay to join another dating site. I got burned on this before – I joined Japan Cupid but didn’t get much interest there, so I paid again and joined Chinese Love Links.
AsianDating.com is an increasingly popular site. It’s maybe the closest alternative to Blossoms. Sure, it costs a little more for a monthly or annual subscription. But Cupid Media advertise this site widely, and it’s attracting a lot of good quality Asian ladies. I’ve actually visited a fair number of ladies from its sister site Chinese Cupid, and I’m stunned at the high quality of lady who registers for the Cupid sites. The sites are well worth a look if you’re interested in professional ladies, rather than traditional mail order brides.
Asian Kisses might also be worth a look. At the time of writing they’re redesigning the site, and I don’t like the new system at all. Nonetheless, the Kisses sites are very popular with German and other Western European men seeking Asian mail order brides. If you’re 100% sure you want a Chinese bride then there’s also Chinese Kisses. There aren’t huge numbers of members on this site though.
If you’re more certain you want a Chinese wife then by far the two best Chinese dating sites are Chinese Love Links and China Love Match. I’ve been a member of Chinese Love Links for almost a year now, and I’ve had some great contacts on this site. I’ve also traveled to China to meet four ladies with profiles on this site, and each one of them was stunning in their own way.
I’ve not used China Love Match so much. In many ways it’s a lot like Blossoms. Again the quality of Chinese lady on this site is very high. There are plenty of English speakers, and many of their female members are extremely attractive.
So Cherry Blossoms is worth a look if you’re interested in chatting to Asian women. If you’re not totally sure if you want a Chinese bride then you’ll find a tremendous selection of ladies from a wide range of Asian countries. A good selection of ladies to chat to and a competitive monthly membership fee means that this site is well worth considering in your search for an Asian wife.