Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Enigma2
Cherry Blossoms Review
In-Depth Review of Blossoms.com
There are a few good options for men looking to get some dates online, whether they’re living in the Philippines or just preparing for a visit. At times it can feel a little like shooting fish in the barrel, but there’s still plenty of room for error and wasted time or opportunities. I’ve put in the hard, grueling work and detailed research needed to bring you the lowdown on dating site Cherry Blossoms. Here’s my review.
Each time you log-in, one of the first things you’ll notice is a selection of “most viewed members” and “highest rated photos” from the opposite sex. If you’re paying attention, you’ll also see that many of the women pictured are in their late 20s and above. This is a good representation of the site’s biggest demographic.
Blossoms caters more towards older singles who are looking for serious, long-term relationships and marriage. If you fit that description, you may be in luck. It’s not the ideal situation for a mid-20s guy like myself but don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of younger people searching for someone, too.
Tying into the site’s demographic, you’re not going to see quite as many hot, young Filipinas in their late teens and early 20s as you might hope. But man, you will see some women in their 30s that you would not believe. If you think girls can’t stay attractive as they get up there in age, you obviously haven’t met many Asian women.
Older guys seeking someone closer to their own age will have all kinds of talent to choose from.
If you’ve got all your ducks in a row, including good pictures and a decent profile, it’s pretty easy to get replies to your messages that develop into meetings and more. The one tough aspect about Blossoms, however, is that women simply don’t seem to be as active as what you find on other sites. There have been plenty of times where I randomly get a late response to a message I sent weeks or months prior.
You can cut down on the lengthy back and forths by going for the number quickly to make communication easier and more direct. Also, the chat feature is a good way to build some rapport in a hurry.
This is one area where Blossoms falls flat on it’s face. The site’s design is not only visually unappealing, it’s clunky and slow, making even simple tasks like replying to a message an annoyance. It’s embarrassingly bad for a paid site and I found myself logging in less frequently simply to avoid having to deal with it.
There are a couple of redeeming features though, like being able to see not only who viewed your profile but how many times they checked you out. You can also take advantage of instant messaging through the site with other members who are online.
Blossoms offers a one month membership for $29.95 but gives discounts for users who pay for multiple months up front, the best deal being 12 months for $119.95. Comparing the site to it’s closest competitors on the market, it obviously falls short to the completely free Date in Asia. Filipino Cupid has almost the exact same pricing scheme but exceeds Blossoms with the quality of service it offers.
Cherry Blossoms delivers attractive women eager for a serious relationship but falls well short in the functionality department. In the end, you have to ask yourself if a few extra dates is worth $30 a month and a few hours sending out messages. Also, Blossoms does have the advantage of featuring women in numerous other countries, like China and the Ukraine, making it slightly more viable if you’ll be jumping around.