Published on February 22nd, 2014 | by Veryflirt8
Date In Asia review
DateInAsia.com is a free dating site aimed at Asian countries, but most popular in the Philippines and Indonesia. It used to be quite popular in Thailand too, but with Thaifriendly.com arriving on the scene and Thailovelinks.com still going strong, there are not that many Thai people on the site anymore. Likewise, sites like IndonesianCupid.com are more popular these days for indonesian dating.
Go back 4-5 years and Date In Asia was actually a very popular site. It was free and easy to use and the lack of functionality wasn’t as big a deal. The user base then as now was mainly asian girls from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and foreign men looking to meet them. Eventually though, other sites emerged such as Thaifriendly in Thailand, which were also free to use and that combined with the growing number of fake profiles and scammers on the site, made Dateinasia lose popularity.
Fake profiles and scammers are definitely a serious problem on Date In Asia. Because the site is free to use, there is little quality control and everyone can make a profile and claim to be who they want. The stories of scammers on the site are a few too many unfortunately, not saying that there aren’t a lot of genuine profiles, because there definitely are. Another common complaint about the site is that a lot of the profiles are ‘ladyboys’ but don’t say so on their profile. Since there is only one picture pr. profile, that means a lot of men found themselves writing with someone they didn’t have any desire to actually meet.
All that being said, since the site is free and easy to use, there are a lot of members from Indonesia and the Philippines and if you use common sense, then there are definitely opportunities to find a match here, it is just that the paid Cupid sites or Thaifriendly are probably better options and much more up to date.
Poor functionality and search
My biggest complaint about Date In Asia is probably that the software is now severely outdated. The simple setup was fine 5 years ago, but a lot has happened since then and the site just doesn’t have good enough functionality anymore. You can only have one profile picture for example and that is definitely not the best idea. You can’t really search very well either.
All in all, the site simply doesn’t compete with more modern and advanced sites.
Date In Asia is past its prime. While the site is free, the functionality is poor and the problems with fake profiles and less than honest members persist. I wouldn’t recommend this site when there are better alternatives.
Summary: A free asian dating site, but the site isn't a good choice anymore.