Honest Review for JapanCupid.com

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How does JapanCupid.com work?

We spent a lot of time on the site to create our JapanCupid.com review, and found that the site works well, the functionality is good, and the app works nicely despite it only being currently available on Android. There is a heavy ratio of men to women, which might make a difference depending on what sort of partner you are hoping to meet. The search functions are extensive, and with detailed profiles, it isn’t hard to start running filters and contacting members who match what you are looking for. Overall, our JapanCupid.com experience was good, although you need a paid subscription to make the most of the site.

Pros & Cons

International membership database
Easy to use website with a user-friendly interface
Advanced search functions
Multiple communication methods
Good customer service with international freephone telephone lines
Overwhelmingly male membership ratio
Messaging is only available to paid members
Hard to find FAQs and answers to questions
The app is only available on Android

Pricing Plans

1 month
$23.33 per month
3 months
$20 per month
6 months
$12.50 per month
12 months

Free services Vs. Paid services

Free services
Signing up and creating a dating profile
Messaging with paid members
Viewing member profiles
Limited matching service
Adding up to five photos
Paid services
Direct and Live Chat functions
Advanced search features
Sending and receiving messages
Removing ads
Extended profile space

Special features

The messaging service has a few options, such as Live Chat and direct messages. You can also use a Message Filter to decide what sort of messages you do and do not want to receive. CupidTag is a nice option that we haven’t seen before, whereby you can use ‘keywords’ on your profile and use an advanced search function to find these on matching member profiles. There are lots of extended features available to paid members, such as being able to message every user on the site, extended profile space, and being able to browse anonymously.

How to search on JapanCupid.com

If you are looking for how to use the JapanCupid.com search functions, it depends on whether you have access to the standard or advanced search tools. For the basic search, you can look by gender, age range, location, date since they were last live on the site, and whether their profile includes photos. An advanced search is available to paid subscribers along with the messaging services and allows you to filter by more details, including keywords. These are called a CupidTag, and you can add these to your profile to help connect with other members looking for something specific.

JapanCupid.com Safety & Security

Accounts can be created through Facebook, so there is a background verification process in place, although it could be more robust. The site does provide FAQs, but these are quite tricky to find, and most answers to the questions we had were buried away in the Dating Safety guidance! There is the option to make your profile private and to browse anonymously, but you need to have a Gold or Platinum paid membership to use this feature. The JapanCupid.com customer service support is a good system, with contact phone numbers throughout the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and worldwide so getting help is fairly easy. There is also the option of sending either a direct email or using the contact form on the website.


JapanCupid.com is a well laid out site that is easy to navigate and has a user-friendly interface making it simple to use for everybody. We liked the translation option, meaning that you can read and understand profiles of members, regardless of which country they are in, and which language the profile is written in. Profiles are quite detailed and informative, which provides a lot more information about matches to determine if you are compatible before getting in touch. The contact methods also exceed those of a lot of other dating sites, with Live Chat, IM, and direct contact options available.

Questions & Answers

How to remove an account from JapanCupid.com

You can delete your account or suspend it temporarily if you are not sure if you'd like to continue using JapanCupid.com. This is done through the Account Management section of your profile when you are logged in to the site.

How many messages can I read on JapanCupid.com?

If you are a Gold or Platinum member, you can use either Live Chat or send direct messages without limitation. These are automatically deleted after two months.

How do I see messages in JapanCupid.com?

With free registration, you can send expressions of interest. To read and send messages, and to use the Live Chat function you will need to upgrade to either Gold or Platinum subscription status.

Is JapanCupid.com free?

Registering and creating an account on JapanCupid.com is free. This includes access to view member profiles, basic matching services, and sending expressions of interest. However, to access more functions such as live chat and to remove ads, you will need to upgrade to one of the membership tiers. Paid subscriptions start at $29.99 for a one-month subscription.

How to make yourself busy on JapanCupid.com

The website offers a lot of different features and options, with profiles being quite detailed and informative. If you are serious about finding a match, then you can make use of all of the features available. These include VIP profile highlighting, using the IM functions, browsing through member profiles, seeing who is online at the same time as you, and accessing the chat room.

How to reorder photos on JapanCupid.com

Free members can add up to five photos to their profile. If you upgrade to a subscription, you can add more features, with double profile space available to Platinum members. To change the order of your photos, you use a simple drag and drop process to change the order in which your photos are displayed within your profile, and then click Submit to save your changes.

Visiting Japan – how to get laid on JapanCupid.com

The site is a mixture of Asian singles both inside Japan and further afield. There are no restrictions on where members might live, and although the site is aimed at connecting Japanese singles, or those looking to date Japanese men or women, people of any ethnicity or background are welcome to join the site. If you are visiting Japan and looking for a company on your travels, it is best to search by location to find compatible members in your destination area. You will probably need to upgrade to a paid subscription to be able to access the live chat feature and see what possibilities are out there!

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