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Cupid.com

Popular Online Dating Community


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Published 02/13/2013 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Cupid.com is a dating community that helps single internet users find compatible matches. The site claims to move away from the use of questionnaires, which is quite popular among many of its competitors. The site lets users jump into the community to choose singles that look interesting and appealing. Chat rooms are available as well as member news and a collection of online dating tips. Users can read the successful love stories of others who met on Cupid.com. Users can maintain a list of matches, favorites and manage their own blog which other users can access. The site has also expanded to offer mobile functionality so users can stay in touch everywhere they go.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Cupid.com was founded in 2005. The site boasts 13 million registered users across thirty countries. The site has an appealing look to it but appears to miss the mark for some users. There are numerous complaints about difficult navigation and shoddy customer support. Some users also noticed that their profile photos were used in advertising banners on third party websites.

What are the differences to other apps?

Most dating websites contain a few core features that are much the same. Cupid.com is among them, with built in messaging, chat rooms and helpful tips to assist users as they look for companionship. These are practical features, but still do not offer anything to make the site stand out. Some users may appreciate the lack of questionnaires while others may find that they have a difficult time getting around Cupid.com.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Cupid.com offers users a space that is pretty in terms of graphics and backgrounds. The layout is somewhat simple, although newcomers may need to take a few minutes to explore and figure out how to get started. Just like other dating sites, user profiles can contain a wealth of information as well as photos. The site has a modern feel to it that is much more appealing than some of the site’s competitors.

How does the registration process work?

New users can fill out the form found along the right side of the homepage. The user is asked to supply their gender preferences, date of birth, email address, password and zip code. After clicking the “Start now!” button at the bottom of the form, the user is asked to visit their inbox for a confirmation message. A blue button is also available at the top of the form for users who prefer to sign up with their Facebook profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

Cupid.com offers four subscription options that can be paid by credit card, Paypal or ACH echeck. The first is a three day trial which costs $2.97. A one month subscription comes to $33.32 while three months costs $58.47. Long term users can opt for a six month subscription which costs $92.24. The site does not provide much information regarding what a paid subscription includes.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Cupid.com offers users another community to tap into when looking for companionship and love. The site could use some improvements. Some users may be put off by the fact that they must pay for a three day trial when testing out the paid subscription. Single internet users who are interested in online dating may find Cupid.com to be an appealing option.

  • Join a growing community of other singles
  • Skip the questionnaire and dive into meeting new people
  • Save favorites to access later
  • Manage a personal blog that others can access
  • Participate in chat rooms with other users


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Cupid.com contact details

Telephone: +44 131 220 1313
Postal address:
5th Floor
7 Castle Street
Edinburgh, EH2 3AH, GBR

Cupid.com pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $15.37
(Six month subscription)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $33.32

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