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We have awarded Foreign Ladies (Philippines) our prestigious Bronze Award in this category, having reviewed 13 Filipino Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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ForeignLadies.com (Philippines) is slightly unusual as its online dating format is somewhat different and more traditional. You won't find as many features as on other sites and there's the distinct impression that things move more slowly here and communication is more controlled. It's also more geared towards introducing you to women in person rather than simply settling for online dating, chat and friendship. If you're just looking for online fun then you might want to try one of the other sites in this category.
It's uncommon to see an online dating site set out so clearly as ForeignLadies.com (Philippines). This makes the site quite simple to navigate and there's no confusing clutter. ForeignLadies.com operates a number of niche dating sites, catering to men looking for women in the Philippines, rest of Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. It appears that despite there being several sites, there's a single membership base, so expect to find profiles of women from all of these geographical regions on the site.
At the times of this review it wasn't possible to discern how many members were online. Given that the mainstay of the site is email and there are no features for chatting online or using a webcam, perhaps this is seen as less important. However, we could find out that there were 30,357 profiles to browse, bearing in mind that this includes not just Filipino women. It's free to register and create a profile. Unusually, you're asked to supply your address and telephone number, as well as a valid email address. You can go ahead and create your full profile when you sign up or do it later and have a browse; the latter is suggested as you can get an idea about whether you want to hang around the site before you put all your efforts into completing your profile.
The general purpose of ForeignLadies.com (Philippines) is to put you in touch with women in the Philippines (or elsewhere) and then arrange a 1-1 introduction. Whilst there are a number of features on the site, you only have to pay for a few, and there's no subscription or upgrade needed. Browsing full profiles and the use of all search tools is free and you can get in touch by sending a 'wink' to show your interest in another member. The profiles are all complete, with full details about that member and multiple glamor shots, typically of members in swimwear or dressed up. You'll find lots of beautiful, intelligent women and it's clear that they're a cut above. This is because women must sign up in person and the site staff create profiles and take photos, making for consistent, great quality, if uniform and a slightly stuffy feel. That said, at least you can be more certain that the women here are genuine and not trying to scam.Nearly all profiles feature a video intro, which you can watch for 3 credits (see above for prices-dollar equivalent will vary depending on how many credits you purchase). If you don't have any credits you can still watch a 30 second preview (limited to 3 per day).
If a member likes you too, you may receive an email. To send an email to a member or open one of theirs costs 10 credits per time. Whilst you only pay for the emails you send and receive, the costs can quickly mount up, especially if you only purchase 10 credits at a time (this would mean that every email you send or open would cost you up to a hair-raising $7.50). As mentioned above, if you're happy to settle for online companionship then it's going to be cheaper to join another site. Once you've found the woman of your dreams what do you do? Well, ForeignLadies.com (Philippines) offers a range of ways to take it a step further. You can send gifts to the object of your affections in Cebu or Davao (through a separate site called FlowersAndCandy.com) or telephone that member and receive the assistance of a translator if needed (through PhoneTranslations.com) for a flat fee of $5.99 per minute.
ForeignLadies.com (Philippines) also offers the chance to meet your date in person. For those with plenty of money and energy, the Asian Tour costs upwards of $2,395 (see above for sample prices) in which all travel arrangements, accommodation and guidance are all taken care of for you. Depending on the tour size, you could be introduced to over 100 women, which is a great way of spreading your net, as well as benefiting first-time travelers. Slightly less expensive is the Asian Club Tour, in which you make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. What you are provided with is up to 3 1-1 introductions per day over 7 days. The cheapest option is to pay for individual introductions to women you have been corresponding with, which cost $75.00 each. Again, you take care of your travel arrangements. However, the budget option might lessen your chances of success, in which case the first or second option is recommended as you'll meet more women.
There aren't too many other features to the site and it could clearly work out to be an expensive way of online dating. That said, it's probably more for the gentleman with plenty of disposable money who's prepared to take a trip to the Philippines. If you're after a few cheap thrills then beware. There's plenty of guidance on the site as well as a detailed FAQs page and email and telephone support should you require it.
ForeignLadies.com (Philippines) is a great looking site that's easy to use. Ideal for those wanting to meet genuine, beautiful and intelligent Filipino women and are prepared to travel. It's not the cheapest site but quality's not cheap and one look at the women here may help loosen your purse strings.
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