Here's my review of DateInAsia
(DiA) - feel free to add your own comments about this well known dating site below mine.
DateInAsia is free to join and free to use. The site is tremendously popular with well over a million members. I don't know why the site got so popular, as it's not a particularly good dating site, with a rubbish search and not many other features. I guess it got first mover advantage, much like PlentyofFish.So what's the catch with DiA being free?
In my case the problem has been the low quality of contacts I've made on the site. I've seen much the same with another free dating site - PlentyofFish.
I'm only really interested in Chinese women. I'm serious about finding a Chinese wife - I've travelled to China three times to meet women IRL. However, none of the women I've met have been DiA women, they've all been from Chinese Love Links
, Chnlove or China Love Match.
I've seen two types of woman on DiA - hookers and crazies. Hookers advertise quite openly on DiA, and they can be a nuisance. Thankfully though they're quite open about their intentions, not like the scammers and other money lookers.
Crazy women, yeah they're very common on the site, especially if you're seeking a Chinese wife. I emailed one Chinese woman, she asked me what the hell I wanted and promptly hid her profile. Yikes
! A lot of Chinese women on dating sites hang round on the site for month after month, year after year. I still haven't figured out what they're looking for
One other problem is that if you go on DateInAsia
then you'll often get swamped my messages from Filipinas, even if you're only interested in Chinese girls. Hey, it's a bit like being a medieval soldier putting your head above the parapit
. Still, if you are interested in Filipinas then you'll find several hundred thousand with profiles on this site.
One good thing is that there's a good choice of women on the site. Thais, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian... you'll find many women from all these countries on there.
One other thing that I've not seen to much of, but other guys have are the ladyboys. I guess if you're seeking a Thai or Pinay bride then you might encounter the ladyboys. I've got nothing against ladyboys. In fact the Asian Love Connections
site that I run actively encourages them to join the site. But they're a pain in the ass if you're seeking a woman who really is a woman. That's not always easy to tell online, as Asian ladyboys are often pretty damned convincing!
ANYWAY, OVER TO YOU...Have you had any experiences of using DateInAsia? Is it good? Did you have problems with scammers? Post your story below...