Filipina Heart is one of the best known Filipina dating websites. The site is popular with Filipino people seeking partners in their own country. Naturally it’s also popular with Western men seeking Filipina mail order brides. Filipina Heart is also known as Filipino Cupid.
One thing that impresses is the size of the site. I think I’m right in saying that according to a recent email Cupid Media sent me that there are over 1.5 million profiles on the site. What’s equally impressive (as far as us men are concerned) is that there are reckoned to be two Filipinas for every man who is registered on the site. I don’t know about you, but I really like those odds!
Filipina Heart is aimed at people who want to find friends and have relationships online. But since you can only register and see members of the opposite sex, you can assume that this site is about dating more than anything else.
All dating sites are really anxious to sign you up for site membership, and this site is no exception. You can sign up to Filipina Heart free of charge, and gain access to most of the site without paying a cent. Like most dating sites, you only have to pay if you want to contact other members. The Cupid Media sites are slightly different in that free members can contact other members who have a subscription. But there won’t be many Filipinas who have actually paid for a subscription of the site, so your choice of these members to contact will be limited.
So if you like the look of the site and are serious about finding a Filipina bride then it’s best to bite the bullet and take out a subscription. Subscriptions come as either Gold or Platinum subscriptions – if you can afford the little extra for Platinum then you’ll be even more popular on the site. Actually Gold membership is probably sufficient for most people. One thing that’s worth doing is to take out a yearly membership if you can afford it. This gives you a big discount over paying on a monthly basis.
Once you’ve set up your profile it’s time to start looking at the hundreds and thousands of Filipina singles on the site. First thing I do on the Cupid Media sites is to hide my online status. This means that you don’t get pestered by girls who want to chat to you on the instant messaging service – usually they’re either scammers or unsuitable for you anyway.
My approach is to find girls I’m interested in, then add them to my favorites. I’ll then work through my shortlist and send brief emails to the girls I like the look of. I try to personalize the emails a little so they know I’ve read their profiles. Use the My Matches feature to set up the site to automatically show you profiles of girls you might be interested in.
Another top tip I have is to focus on a particular area of the Philippines. In my case I know there are regular flights to Cebu from Hong Kong, so I only look at Cebu girls. At this point it’s worth bearing in mind that the Philippines is a vast network of islands, some of which are difficult or dangerous to travel to. So don’t fall in love with a beautiful girl then realize you can’t easily visit her.
Filipina Heart Scammers
Sadly there are scammers and suspicious ladies on just about all Asian dating websites. Men keep sending girls money, which causes more girls to set up dating profiles and search for men who can send them gifts and money. There are plenty of Filipinas that make a living out of this. Life in the Philippines is tough for most people, so it’s hard to condone this sort of activity if it puts food on the table. But sadly it makes it much more difficult to find an honest Filipina who is genuinely interested in a long term relationship leading to marriage.
Cupid Media claim that they have sophisticated systems for spotting the scammers. But sadly scammers aren’t always recognized for who they are until somebody has got scammed. To their credit, the Cupid Media support department have responded to my emails in a timely manner.
Thankfully most scammers and romance scams are pretty easy to spot. After a month or so you’ll soon get to recognize them, so you can delete their emails and instant messages straight away. Here’s more information about internet dating scams.
Filipina Heart – The Alternatives
So what are the alternatives to Filipina Heart. Obviously there are alternative dating sites. If you’re pretty sure you want an Asian wife but you’re not fussed whether she’s from the Philippines or another Asian country then it might be better taking out a subscription to AsianDating.com. This is another one of Cupid Media’s dating sites. AsianDating looks and feels pretty much identical to Filipino Cupid, but there are ladies from a much wider range of nationalities on it.
There are other Filipina dating sites. Filipino Kisses is fairly popular but the basic web design and limited search engine mean that there’s little to recommend it over Filipino Cupid. One plus point is that it does have the ability to search for Filipino men and ladyboys should that interest you.
Cherry blossoms dating is another site with plenty of Filipinas on it. Blossoms is just about the cheapest Asian dating membership site there is. However, the site is pretty basic in terms of functionality, and it didn’t always function properly in my web browser. Like Asian Dating, it has women from a wide range of countries so it’s another good choice if you’re not 100% committed to finding a foreign bride from the Philippines.
One thing to emphasize is that it’s not hard to find Filipinas seeking Western husbands. There are plenty of them all over the web, including on Facebook. So you need to be wary of spending hundreds of dollars on contacts sites like Asian Beauties when Filipinas are very numerous online. One place where you can find Filipinas for free is on Date In Asia. This site is totally free. On the downside, the site’s facilities are very basic. But Date In Asia remains popular with men who want to find Filipina girls to meet when they visit the Philippines.
As for other sites, the LoveMe and Foreign Ladies sites are quite popular. There are a large number of Filipinas on these sites. On the downside it costs a lot of money to contact them, and I’d question why anyone would want to pay for a translator service when it’s so easy to find English speaking Filipinas. Having said that, the LoveMe romance tours of the Philippines do look interesting. LoveMe run occasional Cebu or Davao City singles tours. The tours are expensive, but you’ll get to meet dozens, if not hundreds of cute Filipina girls. I’d guess that the chances of finding a wife on one of these tours is pretty high. And once you’ve collected the contact details of your favorites then you can arrange to visit them again in your own time.
So if you’re at all interested in finding a Filipina wife, then sign up for free membership of Filipina Heart and see what you’re missing.