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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:52 am
by admin
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 :shock: ! 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 :roll: .

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 :D . 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!


Have you had any experiences of using DateInAsia? Is it good? Did you have problems with scammers? Post your story below...

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:16 am
by Amboy
You did not mention Plenty of Fish. I have been using this for quite awhile now. I used to get responses on this site, even met a couple. Lately, I have been sending very nice, honest introduction messages to many women on the site. I never seem to get any answers and if I do, its always short ones and then I answer and don't get a follow up. I think they are now trying to get everyone to upgrade to the paying part of the site. This is why I am not getting much. I will not pay for this.

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:18 am
by Amboy
Date in Asian has become a very unreliable site recently. More than half the time I try to log on and it will not open. Is this common?

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:32 am
by admin
DateInAsia? It's always worked for me. The Cupid sites (Chinese Love Links, Filipino Cupid) are quite slow for me sometimes, maybe it's because they're run by an Australian company.

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:34 am
by adrian
I have used DIA for quite awhile and dont seem to be able to get anywhere with the contacts. Conversation messages replies are usually 2-3 words. They dont seem to read what you are saying/asking. You need to ask one thing at a time because of this. All this make me wonder, as Brett says above, "I still haven't figured out what they're looking for".
The profiles are obviously copied from somewhere else and pasted, because after you do manage to converse for awhile, you realize, either their English is not that good to have written that profile, or they are nothing like the profile says they are. There is much more I could say, but I am sure you know already.

Now, I am speaking mostly of Filipinas, because that is where I want to live. I like the ocean, beaches and generally being near the water for swimming, paddleboarding, diving etc. However, I do prefer Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, as in my opinion, they are much more intelligent.

So, with DIA, I have deleted my account. A watse of time!

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:47 pm
by admin
Thanks for the info Adrian!

Yeah, I've found DiA to be a waste of time. I got quite a few hostile emails from ladies who didn't want to chat to me :oops: .

The Filipinas are friendlier. There are some wonderful Chinese women in the World, but on dating sites they're often outnumbered by frosty and fierce ladies who Chinese men wouldn't go anywhere near :cry: .

Personally I think I prefer simpler Asian ladies, and if you want lots of cute babies then just find a nice friendly Filipina who wants to be a mom :D .

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:40 am
by admin
OK so I spent most of yesterday evening looking for Chinese girls to meet through DateInAsia. I didn't get much response. Maybe there are only scammers on there, who knows.

Has anyone had much success on this dating site?

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:16 am
by Felix
On DIA - where did all the ladyboys go? Looks like they had a purge, which seems a shame. And it's also probably highly discriminatory :oops: :oops: :oops: .

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:42 pm
by kevin90042
Date in Asia has plenty of Ladyboys, or Transexuals. Search man for man and look. Maybe not on every page, but I find plenty.

Re: DateInAsia

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:49 am
by Felix
kevin90042 wrote:Date in Asia has plenty of Ladyboys, or Transexuals. Search man for man and look. Maybe not on every page, but I find plenty.

Oh, OK, I was searching amongst the women!

It's just horrible having to search for ladyboys in amongst the men. Thank goodness for sites like MyLadyboyDate.