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 some would be Romance scammers so be cautious.
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Colombia Cupid is the largest and most popular site dedicated to connecting Colombian women with Western men. The site is run by a company with a long history and honest track record in the online and international dating spheres.
The site has thousands of profiles, most of which are active and real. There are also fake profiles and romance scammers so you should take the normal precautions when using the site.
All in all Colombian Cupid is probably the best option when it comes to finding and communicating with honest Colombian women.
Colombia: A phoenix from the ashes?
In recent years Colombia has risen from its dark past by near leaps and bounds. The nation is still a developing one, but the future looks bright.
For Americans who are't put off by the drug violence of the 80's and 90's, Colombia is a beautiful and exotic land just a 4 hour flight away from Miami.
The country is known for its coffee, biodiversity, warm culture, and of course....its beautiful women. In true Latin form Colombian women are known to be passionate, sensual, and oh so feminine.
It's no wonder that men looking for a cross cultural relationship often look toward Colombia.
Getting past the expat party
The dating scenes in Bogota, Medellin, and other notable cities are inundated with both men and women looking for a fun night, but not necessarily a serious relationship. Dating apps and sites are filled with Gringo and Paisa hunters alike.
If you've got your heart set on finding a girlfriend or even a wife in Colombia, it can be hard to find your way past the party once you have boots on the ground.
This is were Colombian Cupid comes in. As a premium dating site, it makes it easier to cut through the noise and connect with Colombian women who are looking for something more serious.
In this post we discuss the ins and outs of the site, and share some practical tips on how to use it to meet and date women in Colombia.
Colombian Cupid isn't all that groundbreaking in its features. It works like virtually every other online dating site. With a free account you can build out your profile (photos and all), as well as browse the profiles of other members and send expressions of interest.
To send and read messages from other members you'll have to purchase a premium subscription.
A walk through of the search engine used on all Cupid Media sites
There's a handy app version of the site available for mobile. It works well and retains all the features of the full website.
There are 3 levels of monthly subscription available for those interested in using Colombian Cupid: standard, gold, and platinum.
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?
Gold provides the most bang for your buck because it lets you use the essential features of the site. The platinum features are fine, but they simply aren't necessary. If you're going to search through the site's profiles and choose which women you want to contact, do you really need your profile to stand out when the women search on the site?....not really.
The translation feature isn't bad, but in the age of apps like Google translate it's not as premium a feature as it once was. Even if it was, we usually advice men to only connect with women they can easily communicate with. So if you don't speak Spanish and the lady in question doesn't speak English, then we recommend you focus your efforts on someone who can.
This eliminates the need for a personal translator should you visit, and it also dramatically increases your susceptibility to getting scammed.
The Cupid brand of dating sites have been around for over 15 years, and for good reason. They are simple, honest, and straight forward dating sites. You will probably run into some spammy or suspicious profile while using the site (much like mainstream dating sites), but thankfully Colombian Cupid has a built in system where you can report bad or questionable behavior.
Just as important, if not more, is the fact that Colombia Cupid simply charges a monthly subscription fee. This means that once you pay the subscription you can send messages and swap contact details with any woman who's interested. There is no danger of PPL scams.
"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"
The profiles look and feel real and genuine. There's none of the over the top professional photo shots so common on PPL sites. As always use your head when dating online and watch out for any red flags.
There are literally thousands of users on the site, and there's rarely a shortage of online active members when you sign on (depending on the time of day of course).
There are fake profiles and romance scammers on Colombian Cupid. Upon signing up you may find your profile has been messaged even though you haven't yet posted any information or pictures.
Cupid Media does what they can to take down fake profiles and reported scammers. To their credit you will find those fake profiles that messaged you are gone within a week or so. But as many as they take down, many more pop up. Scammers do slip through the cracks.
Even so, these fake profiles make up a small percentage of the site, though it might not feel like that because sometimes they're the first ones you here from.
If you follow our 4 international dating commandments and take note of warning signs, if shouldn't be hard to use the site safely. Also make sure you're realistic and reasonable in your dating search. 9 times out of 10 when a guy gets scammed it was because he had unrealistic expectations or was acting desperate.
A reviewer of Filipino Cupid (a sister site of CC) brought up a good point about men who write off an entire dating site because they were disappointed or ran into a fake profile:
"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.
The most important rule in online dating? Use your common sense!"
Best way to use Colombian Cupid
Below is a step by step process you can use along with Colombian Cupid to meet women overseas.
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
If you plan on using CC then odds are pretty high that you're interested in meeting women from the Philippines.
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 CC. 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 Colombian 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 in Colombia 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 CC. 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 CC 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 CC, 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.
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 Colombian 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 Colombian Cupid
"Over the past couple of years I’ve been documenting my experience dating Colombian women in Medellin. I meet girls on the street, at the grocery store, at the mall, at clubs, when I play basketball, etc. But nothing has been better than the Colombian Cupid dating site....
Using Colombian Cupid has been a great experience for me. I have gone on many dates and will continue to do so until I find someone that makes me fall in love. Well, even if I don’t fall in love I’m having a great time."
"If you’re traveling, you’ll undoubtedly be using Tinder to meet girls. However, the catch with this is that many of the girls on Tinder are actually gringo hunters; i.e. they specifically troll Tinder for foreign men, meet them, and fuck them. They repeat this habit like a daily pack of cigarettes.
The difference with Colombian Cupid is that many of these girls are actually looking for someone (the site isn’t free), and are therefore less likely to have been tag-teamed by other travelers night after night. Yes, this means they are a bit more difficult – but it also means you have high status with the girls of Colombian Cupid while simultaneously weeding out many of the other guys looking to meet Colombian girls via online dating means."
Alternatives to Colombian Cupid
Latin American Cupid is a sister site of Colombian Cupid (both are under the umbrella of Cupid Media). LAC features women from Colombia as well as from other countries throughout Latin American (hence the name).
The site functions the same way as CC, and has a similar reputation for being a go to international dating site.
I love the idea of using a dating site like Colombian Cupid, picking a city and going off on my own to meet foreign ladies; but the amount of work, logistics, and fear of the unknown can be a turn off for some guys.
The company I'm about to talk about here solves those problems. 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.
If you're serious about meeting women in Colombia than Colombian Cupid might be your best bet for a dating site. While it's certainly not perfect (there are some scammers on the site), it's be a solid option for finding relationally minded women in Colombia.