Hong Kong Cupid Dating Site – Find a partner in Hong Kong
If you’re looking for a partner from Hong Kong then the best online dating site is Hong Kong Cupid. Here’s what I like about Hong Kong Cupid, and why I consider it to be the best site for meeting someone from Hong Kong.
First of all, the thing to remember with Hong Kong Cupid and all the other Cupid Media owned niche dating sites is that:
- Not all of the people on the site actually live in Hong Kong!
- Not all of the site’s members are from Hong Kong or of Chinese descent!
- Not all of the members will be looking for a marriage partner.
The Hong Kong Cupid members are generally in a number of categories:
- Hong Kong residents looking for love.
- Western men looking for Chinese marriage partners.
- People looking for boyfriend and girlfriends and shorter term relationships.
- People who just like Hong Kong and Cantonese culture and want to find like minded people, language study partners, that kind of thing.
When you set up your Hong Kong Cupid profile it’s a good idea to specify what you are looking for, So if you’re looking for a wife who lives in Hong Kong then make it clear you’re not looking for a language partner or a fling with someone.
Hong Kong is a popular place to go and find work. Consequently many Hong Kong residents are new to the territory, so will be looking to make friends. Hong Kong Cupid is particularly popular with Hong Kong’s large Filipina population. If you’re looking for a Filipino wife then it can often be much easier to find one in Hong Kong compared to the Philippines. Hong Kong is much easier to travel to than the Philippines, and Filipinas working in Hong Kong will be much more familiar with working and living overseas.
Some Western men look for Chinese wives in Hong Kong. However, the majority of men tend to look over the border in mainland China. In fact, many Hong Kong men now look for wives in mainland China as well.
There are however advantages to finding a wife in Hong Kong. A lady with a Hong Kong registered passport will find it much easier to travel overseas compared to a lady from mainland China. Hong Kong people are also much more familiar with Western culture. Finally because many Hong Kong residents are fairly wealthy you can be much more certain that a lady isn’t just marrying you for your money or a visa to your country.
Hong Kong Cupid has a flat rate charging model which works out much cheaper if you’re serious about finding a partner..
Cherry Blossoms is also fairly popular and I know a lot of men who have successfully found the Chinese woman of their dreams on that site. However, Cherry Blossoms is a pretty clunky site compared to Hong Kong Cupid and the other Cupid Media run dating sites.
Signing up with Hong Kong Cupid
Hong Kong Cupid is free to sign up to. It’s really easy to sign up and have a look at the profiles of the existing members on the site.
The nice thing about Hong Kong Cupid is that they allow you to fill in your online dating profile gradually, and will allow you to fill in some of the questions at a later stage. If only all sites did this!
The site looks nice and secure as they ask for photo identification of their members.
Hong Kong Cupid has some brilliant search facilities, and they are way ahead of the Asian Kisses and Cherry Blossoms dating sites in this respect. What I also like about Hong Kong Cupid is that you can quickly compare your profile with a specific lady to see if you are a good match. Possible conflicts are identified, such as the lady being a smoker and you not wanting a lady who smokes. This is great because you can assess if something might be a showstopper, or whether you could overlook one or two contentious areas.
Hong Kong Cupid isn’t without problems. Their email validation didn’t like my main email address, so I had to use another email address. What also irritates me is that they have a huge number of niche dating sites, but if you want to sign up to both Hong Kong Cupid and Chinese Love Links you have to sign up separately to each site.
Western women looking for Chinese husbands
Hong Kong Cupid could also be a good option if you’re a Western woman looking for a Chinese husband. It’s not that common for Western women to marry Chinese men, but Hong Kong cupid might be a good place to search for your dream partner.
Dating Site Time Wasters
One problem with sites such as Hong Kong Cupid and others is that because it’s free to sign up to there are a load of time wasters on the site. I guess dating sites are also probably full of people who have had a row with their partners so they sign up to a dating site to see if there is a better option available.
One thing I’ve noticed with Hong Kong Cupid and other dating sites is that they boost the search rankings of profiles for people who log into the site more frequently. I guess this shows that they’re pretty serious about finding a partner.
Sadly even this can’t get around the fact that there are so many time wasters on dating sites. I feel that finding a partner is a full time job in itself on these sites! An alternative is to use an introduction agency – there won’t be so many potential partners to choose from, but a reputable introduction agency will weed out many of the unsuitable people.
Hong Kong Cupid – in summary
So Hong Kong Cupid is a well run and pretty good dating site if you’re looking for a partner in Hong Kong. Alternatively if you’re looking for a Chinese wife and she doesn’t specifically have to be from HK, then try Chinese Love Links.