Filipino FriendFinder.com – Meet Filipina Singles – Dating Site review

First Look:

With thousands of active members, Filipino FriendFinder is a busy website. There’s a large concentration of Filipino/Filipina members, but there’s also thousands of members from other countries. What’s unique about Filipino FriendFinder is that it’s got that “Facebook flair” – there are a ton of fun features to keep you coming back for more. It isn’t a “mail order bride” agency per se, but you can limit your searches to those looking for marriage.

Here’s what to expect from Filipino Friend Finder:

Pros

  • Cool features to show your style: record your own video introduction, host a blog, create your own “bling” to decorate your page and share with others, send virtual flowers, choose how you flirt (like a Facebook “poke,” only you can hug, kiss, smile, wave, or wink)
  • Get involved in Filipino FriendFinder’s online community: read and write in the “Relationship Magazine,” have a flirty chat with other online members, join groups, create your own friend network, compete to get the most “kudos” (the site’s very own popularity contest)
  • Super-customize your searches: look for specific races and languages in addition to traditional search terms. There’s also “Cupid Settings,” which allows you to describe your perfect man or woman – Cupid lets you know when he’s found your dream match!
  • A points system: the more you participate in Filipino FriendFinder’s special features, the more points you earn. Spend your points on virtual flowers, bling, account upgrades, special access to profiles, and more.

Cons

  • The massive amount of extra perks can be overwhelming at first. You may have a bit of trouble finding your way around your first few visits.
  • The name is somewhat deceptive – if you’re looking for a “Filipino/Filipina only” site, you’ll be disappointed. There’s a lot of content and features on this site – such as decent-sized photos and profile details – that you can’t access without upgrading to a Silver or Gold Account.

How it Works

Most online dating websites know that visitors generally won’t pay until they’ve found a profile they want to contact. That’s the hook.

Filipino FriendFinder’s strategy is a bit odd in this respect. With the no-cost Standard Account, your search capabilities are limited and you aren’t actually allowed to view most profiles – only the thumbnail, age, sex, and location of the person. On the few profiles you can see, you can only see one personal photo, and not even in its proper size. It can be pretty difficult for your curiosity to be piqued. It is possible to get temporary Silver and Gold Account, upgrades by earning points (see the “Pros” section, above), but that can take
quite a bit of effort.

That said, there’s still a ton of fun content you can play around with – like the Relationship Magazine, online chat, and your blog – to meet people. The whole “points” concept and the “kudos” tracker can be pretty addictive, too. The more you participate on the site, the more popular you become and the more points you win. The more popularity and points, the more fun stuff you can do.

And if you decide to give the Silver or Gold Account a shot, there are a lot of neat interactions that you just don’t see on other dating websites. Plus, you do get access to perhaps the largest number online of Filipinos and Filipinas looking for love, as well as other ethnicities in almost every country imaginable.

Prices

  • Standard Account (limited access): FREE
  • Silver Account (upgraded access): $5.83/per month for 12 months to $9.99 for 1 month
  • Gold Account (premium access): $5.55/per month for 12 months to $19.99 for 1 month – upgrade to 12 months and get an additional 6 months free

And if you decide to give the Silver or Gold Account a shot, there are a lot of neat interactions that you just don’t see on other dating websites. Plus, you do get access to perhaps the largest number online of Filipinos and Filipinas looking for love, as well as other ethnicities in almost every country imaginable.

Whether you go for a pay account or not, be sure to make your profile as detailed as possible. Upload photos, record your video, and participate in the many online activities available. You’ll gain a lot of exposure and meet a lot of people that way.

Final Thoughts

Filipino FriendFinder is “Online Dating” meets “Facebook” – it may take awhile to get the hang of it, but once you’re hooked, you’re hooked. It’s a unique site with a lot of cool content you just can’t find anywhere else, so if you can get past the limitations of the Standard Account, you’re in for a top-notch online dating experience.

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  • Junalie cabrillos December 13, 2013, 12:53 am

    Hello im interesting to joined this site hope i can find online dating hre.