Published on September 11th, 2014 | by Veryflirt7
Top 5 Hong Kong Dating Sites
Can’t you seem to find that significant other in busy Hong Kong? You are not alone and the number of singles in Hong Kong has been steadily rising over the years. Why not try something else than shouting over loud music in Lan Kwai Fong or being matched up through your social circle – online dating has hit Hong Kong, with plenty of good options. Below are the top 5 dating sites in Hong Kong, with something for everyone.
1. Hong Kong Cupid
Hong Kong Cupid is part of the Cupid network of dating sites found around the world. The company also operates ChinaLoveCupid.com, which is very popular in mainland China, but actually also has thousands of members in Hong Kong. Both HongKongCupid.com and ChinaLoveCupid.com has an expat edge, aimed primarily at matching expat men with local HK women, though you will find all sorts on here. The site is easy to use, has some nice functionality and at around $20 a month, costs less than a drink or two.
Hong Kong Cupid has the advantage of having a really cool search function, which allows you to specifically narrow down your matches. Then if you find someone you are interested in, you can send them an ‘interest’ sort of a smile online or you can message them right away either through the site’s chat function or message.
Lovestruck is a dating site originally from London with a bit of a twist. Instead of writing out your profiles and messaging a lot of people, you instead suggest an activity to do and then wait for other members to want to join in. You might suggest going for a walk in the park, tasting a glass of wine or anything really. This makes the site more activity oriented and less formal than other traditional dating sites, but of course you don’t get the same ability to search and filter potential dates first.
OKCupid is very popular in the US, not least because it has a free membership. It’s not that popular in Hong Kong, but there are members on here. It seems mostly popular with expats and more internationally oriented locals. OKCupid has a very extensive profile page where you answer a lot of funny and weird questions which are then used to match you against others.
Not a dating site as such, but a mobile app, Tinder has taken the world by storm. The app works by simply reducing matchmaking to it’s simplest form. You see a brief profile, mostly only a picture and then swipe left or right depending on if you ‘like’ them or not. If the other person also likes you, then you have a match and can begin chatting. It stands to reason that this means that looks are almost all that matters here and there isn’t any other kind of matching going on. A playground for the young and beautiful. Tinder requires you to log in with Facebook and tells you how many friends you have common, which can be an easy conversation starter.
5. Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish is the only 100% free dating site on this list. The (in)famous American dating site is also in use in Hong Kong and has as many fans as detractors. Since the site is free, there isn’t much moderation going on, which means you get all sorts of people on there, which usually isn’t good. In the US it is known as mostly a hookup site, but if that is true in Hong Kong too, is hard to say. If you’re bold enough, why don’t you find out for yourself?