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The 6 Best Philippine Dating Sites & Apps [That Really Work]
The number of marriages in the Philippines has been steadily decreasing for the last 10 years, which is good news for you - there are tons of incredibly attractive, single Filipino women out there.
The trick is finding them! Whether you’re just visiting or you’re a local, these 6 Philippine dating sites and apps are the best place to start looking.
Part of the Cupid Media family of international dating sites, Filipino Cupid is one of the most popular dating sites in the Philippines.
Many beautiful Filipino singles are on the site hoping to meet a foreigner, which means you can start browsing profiles and messaging women before your trip.
And if you’re living in the Philippines, it’s still a good bet because Filipino Cupid is popular with the locals as well.
Setting up your profile, browsing photos, and using the wide range of search criteria to filter your matches is all free. But without a premium subscription, you can only reply to messages sent from paid users - you can’t initiate a message exchange or chat with any of the Filipino women who catch your eye.
Filipino Cupid offers two paid subscriptions: a Gold membership that starts at $34.99 a month, and a Platinum membership starting at $39.99 a month. Committing to a 3- or 6-month membership will bring the monthly price of both levels down.
Here are how the Gold and Platinum memberships compare when it comes to features:
The Filipino Cupid Android app is available at Google Play.
While not strictly a Philippine dating site, Cherry Blossoms is packed with attractive Filipino women. You’ll also find singles from other Asian countries like Thailand and China.
The site is operated by a US-based company, headquartered in Hawaii. That means customer service, should you need it, is more accessible than it is on other international dating sites.
The women you’ll find are mostly in their late 20s+, and are typically looking for marriage, or at least a long-term relationship. Many women join the site hoping to marry a Westerner and relocate - and the site offers “Visa Support” packages to help navigate the paperwork.
While the site claims to only allow women who were born outside of North America to create profiles, you’ll likely find a few fake profiles and scammers on Cherry Blossoms.
Using the video and chat features to screen your matches is helpful, and you can also filter your search results by “last online” so you’re not wasting your time on inactive or fake profiles.
To access those features, you’ll have to purchase a “full use” membership, as the trial (free) membership only allows you to create your profile and search for potential matches:
A full use membership on Cherry Blossoms ranges from $29.95 for one month to $119.95 for 1 year.
For an in-depth Cherry Blossoms review, go here.
OkCupid is one of the most popular dating sites in the world, and if you’re looking for interesting, attractive local Filipina singles in their 20s and 30s, it’s an excellent place to start your search.
You don’t need a paid subscription for all the essential functions like messaging and viewing photos, which makes OkCupid one of the best free dating sites in the Philippines.
There is one caveat, though - for a woman to see your first message in her inbox, she must “like” your profile first. If she hasn’t done that, your profile automatically pops up in three places: her Search, Discovery, and Double Take feeds. Your message will be visible on your profile there.
OkCupid offers some perks, like seeing who “likes” you and showing your profile to the most attractive women, as part of the two premium membership options. These range from around $10 to $20 for one month, with the exact cost depending on your location.
You can download the OkCupid app for iOS or Android.
Tinder is a popular dating app in the Philippines, especially for singles in mega cities like Manila.
While many Tinder users are in their 20s & 30s, you’ll find plenty of older Filipino singles as well. If you’re local and looking for something casual, Tinder is a good place to find it. You’ll also find women looking for something more serious, and even marriage.
You can set up your profile, swipe left or right through profiles, and exchange messages with your matches without spending a dime.
But free users are restricted to around 100 “likes” every 12 hours. If you’re in a place like Quezon City that’s jam packed with attractive Philippine singles, those right swipes are going to go fast.
If you want unlimited right swipes, you’ll need to upgrade to Tinder Plus, Gold or Platinum.
Tinder Plus is worth the $7.99 a month just for the Passport feature. It allows you to swipe through Philippine singles in any city, so if your trip has multiple destinations you can line up dates in Caloocan while you’re still in Manila.
For everything you need to know about this popular dating app, check out this Tinder review.
Tinder is available online, the App Store and Google Play.
Bumble is another “swipe right for yes/left for no” app like Tinder.
But Bumble has one key twist - once a “connection” is formed when both people swipe right, only the woman can send the first message.
And she only has 24 hours to do it. After that, the match expires. If she does send you an icebreaker, you must also reply within 24 hours. After you’ve both sent messages, there aren’t any more deadlines.
On the plus side, Bumble is a confidence booster because you know she’s interested enough in you to send a message. But if you want the best results on Bumble, you have to check the app at least once a day.
Like Tinder, Bumble is a great way to meet Philippine singles for free. But if that 24-hour countdown worries you, you can pay for a Bumble Boost subscription. That gives you the chance to add an additional 24 hours to matches that are about to expire, and you can also re-match with expired connections so she’ll have another chance to send you a message.
The cost of a Bumble Boost membership ranges from around $11.99 for a week to $69.99 for 6 months.
If you’re looking for casual dating, Tinder is a better bet since the women on Bumble are typically looking for something more serious.
Want to know more about Bumble? Check out our Ultimate Guide To Bumble.
Download the Bumble app for Android or iOS.
CoffeeMeetsBagel is a great option if you’re looking for a serious relationship. While the majority of Filipino women you’ll find are 25 to 34, there are also plenty of women 35 and up on the app.
This dating app is similar to Tinder in that you say yes or no to potential matches (called “Bagels”). But CMB focuses more on the quality of matches than quantity - men review up to 21 bagels at a time, sent at noon each day.
Women, on the other hand, only see Bagels who have already “liked” their profile.
Once you’ve received your Bagels for the day, you have 24 hours to “Take” or “Pass.” If the interest is mutual, the message exchange can begin. CoffeeMeetsBagel is motivated to move conversations off the app and into real life - message exchanges can only last 8 days.
You’re not limited to just viewing your matches every day. There’s also a “Discovery” section where you can browse through more local singles. But if you want to “Take” a profile in this section, you’ll have to spend beans.
Beans are the in-app currency, and can be purchased outright or earned by doing things like recommending the app to a friend, or completing various parts of your profile.
There’s also a premium membership, which costs around $34.95 a month. Upgraded features include more "likes", a monthly profile boost, unlocked Activity Reports and more.
For a more in-depth look at CoffeeMeetsBagel, go here.
Download CoffeeMeetsBagel for Android or iOS.
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