Thai Love Links
If you’re interested in finding a Thai bride then one way of finding her is via an online dating website. There are a number of dating sites aimed at the Thai singles scene. One such site is Thai Love Links. This site has been around for a few years, so it’s well established. It takes a while for dating sites to reach critical mass in terms of the numbers of members who have profiles on the site. Thai Love Links has hundreds of thousands of members, so you’ll find no shortage of girls you want to send emails to via the site.
Thai Love Links is actually one website in the large portfolio of niche dating sites operated by Cupid Media. This Australian based company has a long track record of running Internet dating websites. There are numerous success stories of couples finding love on their sites. Other related sites are Chinese Cupid and Filipino Cupid.
Thai Love Links looks and feels pretty much like the other Cupid dating sites. You can register for free membership, and you only need to pay if you want to contact other members. In fact, the site is a little different to other dating sites. Free members cannot contact other free members, but they can contact members who have taken out a subscription. I guess this is a way of encouraging ladies to register, because they can contact the male subscribers for free.
The upshot of this is that if you’re at all serious about finding a wife or girlfriend on the site then you’ll need to take out a subscription. Membership plans have two levels – Gold and Platinum. There isn’t a great deal to choose between them, but if you want your profile to stand out then go for Platinum. I’ll tell you that a great thing of buying a subscription is that your profile becomes much more visible, and you get a lot of attention from the Thai single ladies on the site.
If you’re on a budget or you’re not sure if you want a Thai bride then you can sign up for a monthly subscription. There are also an attractive range of discounts if you sign up for a few months or an entire year.
Thai Love Links Site Features
I guess that all dating sites have much the same in terms of features. You can search for women, view their profiles and send emails to ladies you like. What makes Thai Love Links stand out is the high quality search engine on the site. There are so many search options you can use to narrow down your search for your dream Thai bride. You can of course search on age, marital status and whether she wants kids. There are also some other useful options. You can for example search for ladies who speak a particular language. If English isn’t your first language then it’s a good site to look for French or Spanish speaking Thai girls.
The search facility also has some sophisticated location matching options. You can of course search for Bangkok girls. You can also search on other cities via a drop down list. You can also specify that you want to find girls within a certain radius of a major city – that way you won’t overlook anyone who lives in the countryside. All the major Thai cities are included, from Amnat Charoen to Yasothon.
The site has some basic matchmaking facilities. You can see girls you might be interested in under the My Matches section of the site. It’s worth looking at this regularly as you’ll see different girls listed according to when they last logged in.
What I also like about Thai Love Links is that this site and the other Cupid dating sites attract some very high quality members. If you think Thai dating is just about mail order brides then you’ll be surprised at how many educated and professional Thai ladies there are on the site. It’s also easy to find English speaking girls.
There are no chat rooms in Thai Love Links, so if you like chatting to a lot of strangers then this isn’t the best site for you. Another thing that I found disappointing is that if you sign up for membership of one of the Cupid sites, you don’t get a free or discounted membership for another one of their sites. Something that other members have also grumbled about is the fact that many of the profiles on the site are rather old. If somebody hasn’t logged in for more than 12 months then the chances are they’re no longer looking for a partner. Thankfully there are so many girls on Thai Love Links that you won’t often see the older profiles so often, unless your list of requirements in a partner is very long.
Finally, the email customer support facility is pretty responsive should you ever need to use it.
Thai Love Links Scammers
Sadly most Asian dating sites have plenty of scammers on them. Since ladies can join for free there isn’t much to keep them out. Rather than looking for a scam-free dating site, the better option is to learn how to recognize the romance scammers and a typical ThaiLoveLinks scam. On Thai Love Links it’s better to be wary of the younger girls. Scammers don’t usually have jobs either. The number one rule though is to never send money to Thai girls you meet online. Also be wary of girls who tell you sad stories in an attempt to get you to send money. Be rest assured that the Thai girls who make good wives will never ask you for money, and they won’t expect you to send them money. By all means support your Thai wife and her family after marriage, but never before.
Alternatives to Thai Love Links
There are plenty of other dating sites to consider. If you’re sure you want a Thai bride then there’s also Thai Love Lines, Thai Kisses and Thai Darling. None of these sites are as big as Thai LoveLinks is in terms of its membership base though.
Another possibility is to use a dating site that has female members from a wider range of Asian countries. That way you’re covered if you’re not 100% sure you want a Thai bride. Good sites worth looking at are AsianDating.com, Asian Kisses and Cherry Blossoms. AsianDating looks and feels exactly the same as Thai Love Links. On this site you’ll find plenty of Filipinas and Chinese women. There are also women from Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia. Blossoms is a long established Asian dating site and it has one of the most competitive membership fees around. On the downside the website is a bit clunky at times.
DateInAsia might also be worth a look. This site is very basic, but it’s completely free. Just be wary of the many scammers and bar girls who frequent this site.
If you want to go down the Thai marriage agency route, then there are also a number of agencies that have websites available online. Marriage agencies tend to cost more than dating sites do, but you get a lot more assistance with your search for an Asian bride. You’re also far less likely to encounter the notorious romance scammers that lurk on most Thai dating sites.
So Thai Love Links is pretty much the best Thai dating site around if you want to go the online dating route to finding a Thai bride. Finding decent women on a dating site takes time and effort, but at least the Thai Love Links has some great features to make the search a little less frustrating.
If you’ve had experiences of Thai Love Links (good or bad) then leave your comments and suggestions below…