When you hover over a profile photo in the member search, five mini icons would appear at the bottom-view profile, message user, send a heart, add to favourites list, and instant chat. Viewing the profile, sending a heart, and adding to your favourites list are the features that are free for all users.
However, same with other dating websites powered by Cupid Media, sending a message in FilipinoCupid is also limited to premium paying members but replying to messages is free. FilipinoCupid makes its users feel safe by providing the “Block User and “Report Abuse” buttons on every chatbox and user profile (located at the left sidebar of one’s profile).
FilipinoCupid has advanced search filters available. But even with a free plan, the search filters still do wonders. Users can search using customising the personal basic information, cupid tags, by tweaking your matching preferences or browsing the different categories of popular topic searches.
The popular topics that can be found on the left sidebar are my matches, most popular users, profiles with the latest photo uploads, users around your area, and new members. Members can also browse the Filipina Bikini photo gallery and Glamorous Filipinas photo gallery where Filipino women submit their photo entries.
Profiles in FilipinoCupid indicate a good amount of information considering that all the fields have been filled out. All the “about me” optional questions, as well as the “person I am looking for” questions, have been answered as well.
User profiles feature the profile photo on the left, and on the right is a quick view of relevant personal information such as education, children, religion, and occupation. There is also an indicator-a green circle-if you match that user’s preferences. If it’s not a match, a red “X” would be seen. Right below this sits the user’s photo gallery.
More details can be found at the bottom part of the user’s profile. This information lies right below the member overview section which displays the user’s own written paragraph.
Information regarding appearance, lifestyle, background & cultural values, hobbies & interests are shown together with an indicator (similar to the quick view section) if you both match each other’s criteria. At the most bottom part of the profile is the personally written paragraph of that user about the person he or she is seeking.
The app version of FilipinoCupid does not have any additional features as its website counterpart. In fact, the mobile app tends to be inefficient in making a user meet other users even with its easily accessible contact buttons and very clean design.
This is because the member search results rarely refresh and the results are shown in a linear layout. The results show the profile photos of member matches, which take up almost the whole phone screen. It can be a bit tedious to keep on scrolling to view the other profiles.
Also, even if you have interacted with a member, like for instance you have put him or her on your favourite list or sent him or her a heart, that user profile would still remain in its original place in the member search results.