Monthly Subscriptions starting at $10.00 per month
1000's of profiles, many of which are active. Some spammy profiles.
Part of Cupid Media's circle of dating sites which have a good reputation, but there are romance scammers
Allows Direct Contact?
Brazilian Cupid is the only site I'm aware of that doesn't require you to PPL (pay-per-letter) and is specifically aimed at connecting Western men and Brazilian women.
There are a large amount of genuine and active profiles on the site, though you should be wary of the small but noticeable percentage of bad eggs. There are fake profiles and romance scammers on the site (even though Brazil Cupid does what they can to take them down).
Still, if you keep your head on straight and your eyes in your head you should have no problems using the site to connect with honest women in Brazil.
In addition to its carnivals, exotic coastline, and love for soccer Brazil also has a reputation for its women. While the stereotypes aren't necessarily true across the board, Brazilian women are known for their femininity, sensuality, and outright physical beauty. Their reputation is enough to convince some men to travel to Brazil in the hopes of finding a cross cultural relationship.
But that's often easier said than done. Just as with any city or country, it's hard to jump into the dating scene blind and find what you're looking for. Throw a different cultural and language barrier on top of that and meeting serious Brazilian women can seem like an overwhelming endeavor.
This is the exact problem Brazilian Cupid tries to solve. Brazilian Cupid is an international dating site for Western men looking to connect with Brazilian women. In this review we'll look at the main features of the site and give some practical tips for using it to communicate with, and eventually meet, women in Brazil.
At its heart Brazilian Cupid is a usual online dating site, the only difference being the location of its users. With a free account you can set up your profile and browse the site. Once you sign up for a paid account you can send and also receive messages from other members.
A walk through of the search engine used on all Cupid Media sites
There's also a mobile app for the site. It works similar to the web version and maintains its principle features.
Brazil Cupid comes in three different subscription options: the free standard version, as well as the gold and platinum level subscriptions.
Standard subscription (free)
The standard subscription is free. All that's required is your name and email address. At the standard level you can browse and search profiles, express interest, and communicate with women who have a paid subscription (most will not).
A platinum subscription gives you all the perks from the gold level in addition to providing you with some advantages over other members.
This includes things like ranking your profile over other profiles, highlighting your profile, providing more space for you to write in your profile, and (most notably) translation of messages into your native language.
Which level is the best value?
We typically recommend the gold subscription as the best value. The platinum features are okay, but they aren't really needed (having your profile stick out more may be worth it to you, but I don't see the need).
Of the platinum features the translation feature seems to be the most useful, but with Google translate it's not as big of a deal anymore.
We also recommend against dating someone you can't readily communicate with in person. It cuts down on the possibility of getting scammed, and saves you the hassle and cost of finding an in-country translator.
Brazil Cupid comes from a large group of international datings sites operated by a company called Cupid Media. Started in 2000 in the beginning of the online dating days, the company has stuck around because it keeps its sites honest and over the table.
All Cupid Media sites have a feature with which to flag and report suspicious profiles. Also the sites have their own system to track profiles and behavior they think looks sketchy. With Brazilian Cupid's monthly subscription model and no hidden fees, there's no danger of the PPL scams that are so prevalent on other sites.
"Negotiating through the website I see that Cupid passes my first and most important test: they allow direct contact with the women on the website. The worst type of dating agency is one that requires communication between you and the women you contact to be funneled through the agency. Most websites that limit your contact with the women that you are talking to do so because their ladies profiles are fake or they want to “lead you on” in order to get more sales from you"
While there are a small percentage of fake profiles on the site which slip through the cracks, the vast majority are real. There's even a verification feature on the site which lets you know which profiles have gone through an extra level of verification.
Using the site safely
Though Brazil Cupid does its best to weed out scammers and fakes it's still important to use your head while using the site. Be aware of red flags and anything that doesn't seem quite right.
You will run into profiles who mass message users on the site in order to lure them into a classic romance scam. When communicating with women always be realistic and level headed. Never date out of desperation.
Romance scams are a problem on all dating sites not just international ones
Follow our 4 commandments of international dating and check out our scam school, so that you can side step the bogus profiles and connect with the ones that are real and sincere.
"I found answers from guys who shared their love stories and guys who shared how they got “scammed”. Yes, I put the word in quotes and I did it on purpose.
Filipino Cupid is a legit site. It’s operated by the reputable Cupid Media Network that exists for over 15 years and the site features way more than 1000 testimonials from Western men and Filipinas who found a partner on this site.
And then I read that the international dating company that allowed me to meet my wonderful girlfriend apparently is a scam.
Listen very carefully:
Just because you believe a woman who says "I love you" without even knowing you doesn't mean that the site is a scam.
Just because not every girl answers to your messages doesn't mean that the profiles are fake.
Just because you were naive enough to send money to a girl who you have never met in your life doesn't mean that all girls on Filipino Cupid are scammers."
A good note on scammers found on Cupid Media's websites
Best way to use Brazil Cupid
Use the following outline alongside Brazil Cupid to plan your next trip to Brazil and meet foreign women.
Note: this example runs on a 12 week timeline. Feel free to modify it according to you needs. Just remember that the point is to contact women for the purpose of arranging dates face to face in the real world. Don't get stuck chatting to ladies for months only to never visit them!
Phase 1: 12-6 Weeks before your trip
Create a basic list of requirements
The first thing you want to do is to create a general list of criteria for the type of woman you want to meet. emphasis on the word general here. We don't mean pick out things like eye color, height, and occupation.
You should make a list of the basic requirements you'll use to sift through the 1,000s of profiles on BC. Things like age range, whether she has kids or not, relationship status (divorced, widowed, etc), religion, and English level should make up your list.
A Friendly Reminder: Only date women you can communicate with
We advise men to only date women they can easily communicate with in person. Unless you know a foreign language this means dating women with a good level of English.
We advise this because it eliminates the need for hiring a translator; which not only saves you money, but makes you much less vulnerable to the "professional dater" type scams.
Now that you have your list, create a free basic profile on Brazil Cupid. Use your requirements to search for women on the site. Make sure that their is a good number of active women on the site who live in or near the city you plan on traveling to.
Verify your city and dating site
If there are enough women who meet your criteria go ahead and green light your trip and purchase your travel arrangements.
If there aren't enough women in the city you chose, try searching near a different city. With other sites I normally recommend that if you can't find enough women in the area you want to travel to, you should try a different site altogether. But in this case you shouldn't have a problem finding a decent number of members on BC. The site has so many active profiles.
Phase 2: 6-4 weeks before your trip
For the next two weeks you want to start putting together the pieces of your personal profile, which you will post to BC once you purchase a premium membership.
This part is a bit more important than most guys think. You site profile is the virtual equivalent of a first impression. Just as there are 1,000's of women on BC, you can bet there are a lot of men using the site too.
How to make a good (virtual) impression
You want to use your profile pics, description, and introductory letter to help you stand out from the pack.
Typically most guys on dating sites take a series of selfies on their cell phone, post them on the site, and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with having 1 or 2 natural type photos that aren't all that glamorous, but all your photos shouldn't look like that.
To be honest you should probably avoid the whole selfie idea all together. Odds are that you know someone with a half way decent digital camera. Put on a nice shirt and have them take some shots of you.
You don't have to get too fancy with things, just get two portraits, a full body pic, and maybe a candid action shot showing you playing a sport or dressed up for a party (pick something you normally do). Putting in this little bit of extra effort will go a long way toward helping you stand out from the other guys on the site.
Ladies on dating sites often put up with a lot of creeps and sleazy guys. Just as you don't want to be bombarded with scammers and bots, a woman doesn't want to bombarded with tasteless or over sexualized messages.
Go the extra mile and to make your profile standout because in the end that's what you would want a woman to do for you.
Profile description tips
Most profiles list desires, hobbies, interests, and something about life style. There's nothing wrong with any of that. One tip here though is to try to get specific when talking about these things.
Many guys will put that they like movies (who doesn't?), you should list some of your favorite movies or genres of film. A lot of guys might say they want a woman with family values. What if you said you value a woman who brings warmth and love to the home? Do you see the pattern here? Be honest, but also be specific.
The introductory letter
Honestly we could write an entire post on how to write an introductory letter (we probably will soon). Because you will be contacting numerous women it's best to write a general introductory letter that you can use as a template.
More or less the letter can follow this pattern. Each item should be about a paragraph long:
- 1Hello I'm....(basic biographical info: age, where you live, height, weight, lifestyle, education, career, religion, etc.)
- 2Paint a picture: Description what you enjoy about your life and lifestyle, and things you do in your city. Give the woman an glimpse into what life would be like with you.
- 3I'm looking for more: Your life is good, but you need/want a ___ woman because____.....(what attributes/character traits are you looking for?)
- 4I'm serious: Talk about how you're a man on a mission and don't want to waste time on online romance. Mention your upcoming trip and its purpose.
- 5Ask her for contact info: This is the part where you transition and ask the woman if she would be willing to contact you and see if there's any chemistry between you.
This is a general outline, but you should get the idea.
Now don't go copy and pasting this template verbatim, and then start spamming every pretty woman you see on the site. Use the template as, well....a template. You should be reading a looking over each profile you message. Incorporate something personal or specific to a woman's profile in your letter to her.
Phase 3: 4 weeks- trip date
This is where you sign up for a premium subscription on Brazil Cupid, upload your photos and personal info, and start contacting ladies.
Use the general requirements list you made earlier to inform your search. Be honest and realistic, and stay clear of any red flags.
You'll want to send out a lot of introduction letters, as not all women will respond or be interested in contacting you. If you're taking your time and reviewing each profile like you should, this could take a while.
Make sure the women know that you're planning on meeting multiple women in their city, but that you will only pursue the one you have the most chemistry with.
At this point you should know when you'll be in town so give the dates to the ladies who are interested in meeting you and start arranging dates .
Phase 4: the trip
This is where your hard work, planning, and research pay off! enjoy your dates with the ladies, and always deal honestly with them. If you feel there is chemistry between you and a woman tell her, and ask her if she feels the same way.
If you don't feel things clicking then be honest and tell the lady at the end of your date (make sure you thank her too!).
What other people say about Brazil Cupid
"BrazilCupid is a member of the prominent Cupid Media network that owns 30+ dating sites around the world. It is my favorite site in Brazil and just happens to be where I met my wife (who is a native of Brazil)...
...My only complaint when using BrazilCupid was that I received a couple of sketchy messages almost immediately after I signed up. A targeted application of the message filter system solved that issue quickly though, and there are plenty of genuine men and women looking to connect on this site.
Bottom line, if you are Brazilian or looking for a Brazilian single to meet, then BrazilCupid is the site for you."
"The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, but most young women can speak English.
That’s the competitive advantage of BrazilCupid in comparison to other Brazilian dating sites, such as parperfeito.com and amigos.com.br where the girls only speak Portuguese.
I mean, you obviously have an advantage when you can speak Portuguese, but as you can see I was able to set up 18 dates in 3 cities without one word of Portuguese. From all the messages I sent, I got four replies from girls who had no clue what I was talking about."
Alternatives to Brazil Cupid
Latin American Cupid is a sister site of Brazil Cupid (both are under the umbrella of Cupid Media). LAC features women from Brazil as well as from other countries throughout Latin America (hence the name).
The site functions the same way as BC, and has a similar reputation for being a go to international dating site.
I love the idea of using a dating site like Brazil Cupid, picking a city, and going off on my own to meet foreign women; but the amount of work, logistics, and fear of the unknown can be a turn off for some guys. If you're looking for a way that is more direct and secure, and if you're willing to swap out Brazil for nearby Colombia, then there is another option.
The company I'm about to talk about here solves the problems that come with dating internationally on your own. They take care of your entire trip (minus airfare), and provide everything you need to meet serious Colombian women. All you have to do is show up.
Dream Connections is an American based company started by the American/Ukrainian couple Mark and Ana Davis. The company is unique in that they function more like an introduction/matchmaking agency than a romance tour agency (which is good because I don't trust most romance tours).
Each tour has about 15-20 guys and up to 100 or so local ladies. The company screens both men and women for relational intent and basic background information.
They also feature a unique system where each man has a personal translator/personal assistant for the trip. The dating starts off with a series of short speed dating sessions after which men are free to contact interested ladies and go on dates apart from the group.
Brazil Cupid is the premier option for foreign men looking to communicate and connect with Brazilian women. As far as I know it's the largest non-PPL site exclusively made for Brazil.
There are the typical romance scammers on the site, but as long as you follow our anti-scam guidelines and use your brain while talking with women you should be just fine.