Getting to know, and eventually starting to date, someone from another country can be difficult. RussianCupid.com helps to make Russian dating a little easier, especially for singles who either hail from Russia or are interested in getting to know a Russian partner. Operated by Cupid Media, which has been running since 1999 and claims 30 million profiles (so you know they have a lot of experience in the online dating world).
RussianCupid boasts around 450,000 Russian singles to choose from. Whether you plan on seeking abroad or in your own country that is a lot!
Singles have two choices when they login to RussianCupid. You can either use your Facebook profile in order to set up an account, which is often a lot quicker and easier. Not everyone is comfortable with doing this, of course, so you can also begin your own profile from scratch.
Once you’re on the site and you have built up your profile, you can take a look around. There will be a counter showing you who is online, so you can take a look at who you would like to message immediately.
RussianCupid has a lot of features including an internal messaging system, translation tools, text chat and even a video chat option. Unfortunately, no mobile version exists yet however it is quite user-friendly when viewed with a mobile device. If you do not want to be bothered by anyone while browsing the site, you can set your profile to ‘Busy’ and back to ‘Available’ when you’re ready.
Finding a conversation starting point can be difficult, so RussianCupid offers the ‘Show Interest’ option which you can use to get the attention of someone you like. You can also see who has visited your profile. Matches are based on your preferences, so the visitors to your profile will likely be worth considering.
Is RussianCupid Fake?
As a part of the Cupid Media network, RussianCupid benefits from working off many years’ worth of experience from online dating professionals. As a result, there are no more fakes on the site than there would be on any other dating site. Russian Cupid may have a high number due to the ability to create a free profile, but these fakes are pretty obvious and can be found on a number of other dating sites. A little bit of caution will get you far here.
My RussianCupid Profile Was Switched Off
Another issue some users to have is when their RussianCupid profiles is switched off for no apparent reason. Make sure to upload a photo, fill out the text fields and start interacting before you log out. RussianCupid aims to find fake profiles. Some may see this as irritating, however: it is done to ensure the protection of users from fake profiles and scam artists.