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International Cupid (formerly known as MyForeignBride.com) is a relative newcomer on the foreign bride scene, having only been established in 2003, yet it has already amassed an impressive 70,000 profiles (though this includes male and female members - the total number of female members is not disclosed). Furthermore, InternationalCupid.com hosts around 600 active at any one time looking to get to know other singles, chat, and maybe more.
InternationalCupid.com is not like most other mail order bride sites, instead it is much more like a traditional dating site with many of the features you would expect from a dating site, including the ability to upload your own profile and photos, the ability to contact other members using internal e-mail, instant messaging and access the chat rooms, and the ability to "show interest" (to effectively wink) at other members. As such, full membership to InternationalCupid.com is a lot cheaper and a lot more straightforward than it is on other mail order bride sites, which typically charge you for each e-mail address you wish to purchase. In fact, the straightforward yet effective design of MyForeignBride.com (International Cupid's predecessor) has spawned a host of "spin off" sites. These sites such as FilipinoCupid and RussianCupid allow users to narrow down their dating activity to a particular nationality of special interest to them. If you already have in mind the type of woman you would like to meet, then we encourage you to check out our reviews of more specific dating sites in this category. If however, you believe that variety is the spice of life, you'll find woman from all over the world at InternationalCupid.com. In fact, it can all be a bit overwhelming at first, we didn't quite know where to start!
However, InternationalCupid.com does lack many of the features that really set a foreign bride service apart from traditional dating sites. In particular InternationalCupid.com lacks any form of organized tours (which is one of the best things about a foreign bride service), it lacks a telephone translation service, but it does have an e-mail translation service (Platinum members only) though this is done using automated software and so it will not be perfect.
InternationalCupid.com also lacks much of the support and experience of organizing immigration VISA's, etc. Chances are you won't get much help with this through InternationalCupid.com (although we must confess that we haven't actually tried this ourselves, but VISA support and advice is not mentioned anywhere on the site).
In summary, it all depends what you're looking for and how much you're prepared to pay. InternationalCupid.com is cheap and will allow you to contact many beautiful women from overseas, but that's about it. If you're looking for a professional foreign bride service however, that offers you romantic tours, professional letter and telephone translation and immigration VISA support and don't mind paying a good bit extra, then you may want to look elsewhere.
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