Monthly Subscriptions starting at $10.00 per month
1000's of profiles, many of which are active. Some fake profiles.
Part of Cupid Media's circle of dating sites which have a good reputation, but you have to watch out for romance scammers.
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Mexican Cupid as an international dating site Western men can use to find and communicate with women in Mexican. The site is smaller than other international dating sites, but it is the largest non-PPL site specifically dedicated to Mexico.
The site is run by Cupid Media, an international dating site company that is based in Australia and has been in business since 2000. The site itself is simple and straight forward. Outside of the monthly subscription there are no hidden fees.
Still, you need to use common sense when communicating with women on the site. There are fake profiles and potential romance scammers (although less than many other international dating sites). The majority of profiles on MC aren't fake.
Overall if you're planning to date in Mexico, this site could be your go to dating site.
Love just south of the border
Mexican culture shares many of the positive stereotypes associated with Latin America. In fact, in the minds of most Americans, Mexico is the quintessential Latin country. Unlike the majority of other countries on the planet Mexico holds a special place (for better or worse) in the American consciousness.
For this reason it might have been the first place you thought off when considering to date internationally. Mexican culture is decidedly different from mainstream Western culture. The country shares many of the vivacious and community oriented values so common in Central and South America.
Even though the country lies just on the border, it's not all that easy to meet serious minded Mexican women who are interested in a long term relationship (especially if your Spanish isn't that great). Sure there are tourist traps where people now English and the ladies are pretty. But as with most places frequented by wealthy travelers, the level of sincerity in the dating scene often slips.
Mexican Cupid offers a way to find and connect with serious minded women in Mexico. In this post we review the features of the site and give you some recommendations on how to best use it to meet women in the real world.
When all is said and done Mexican Cupid is essentially a normal dating site, the only difference being its user base. With a free account you can browse the profiles of other members while posting your own information and photos.
After you purchase a premium subscription you are free to receive and send messages with other members on the site. It's all pretty straight forward.
A walk through of the search engine used on all Cupid Media sites
Mexican Cupid is also available via mobile app. The app works similarly to the site, only the layout is slightly different to accommodate the smaller phone screen.
There are 3 options for an account on Mexican Cupid. There's the standard free account, as well as two other premium options: 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?
Overall the gold level is the best value. The difference in price isn't huge between gold and platinum, but the the platinum features aren't essential. Of the platinum features the translation feature is probably the most notable (though in the days of Google translate its less useful than before).
We recommend not dating someone you can't freely communicate with in person. This is to cut down the chances of in-country dating scams (though it also saves you some money for an in person translator). If you follow our advice the translation feature isn't that needed after all.
Mexican Cupid is one of many international dating sites under the umbrella of Cupid Media. All Cupid Media sites use a straightforward monthly subscription pricing model with no hidden fees. This means there's no danger of PPL scams whatsoever.
"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 on Mexican Cupid lack the unrealistic luster of scammy mail order bride sites. Browsing through the profiles you get the sense that most are real and sincere (though always be on the look out for red flags when using the site).
The only drawback of Mexican Cupid's profiles is that, compared to other Cupid sites, the number of active profiles is a bit low.
Using the site safely
You'll notice in this review we keep on mentioning red flags. There's a good reason for that. The danger of romance scams is very real on dating sites (not just Mexican Cupid). If you sign up for a free account on MC and wait a day or two without posting any profile information or photos, you're likely to receive some messages of interests from women saying you're cute or that they really like your photo.
This is a classic example of a romance scam
These are fake profiles that scammers use to mass message other members on the site. You may also notice that in a week or two these profiles will be gone. That's because Mexican Cupid found the fake profiles and removed them from their site.
The majority of profiles on MC aren't out to scam you. Exercise caution when using the site, follow our 4 commandments for international dating, watch for red flags, and you should be able to use the site without any problems. Not sure what dating scams are and how to avoid them? Check out our scam school page.
Best way to use Mexican Cupid
Here's a process you can follow to use Mexican Cupid to meet women in Mexico.
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 all of the profiles on MC. 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 Mexican 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 the Philippines 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.
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 MC 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 MC, 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 online 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 Mexican 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 Mexican Cupid
"While many dating sites claim to have stringent anti-spam protections in place, rarely do I feel actually protected by these measures, or get to see them in action. My experience with this site was a little different.
When I first signed up, I breezed through the sign-up process, barely filling in any information as I just wanted to get in and check out the site. Unfortunately for me, my lack of provided information was immediately flagged by the site, and my account was promptly suspended for suspicious activity. I was able to fix the situation with relative ease, and from that day forward, I felt truly safe and protected on this site."
"Is MexicanCupid legit? It is, just like all the other Cupid Media dating websites. It is available both free of charge and on a paid-for basis. Many people prefer to start with a free/standard membership and then after they get acquainted with the site, they upgrade to paid-for membership, which comes in the forms of Gold and Platinum. While the main advantage of the standard membership is that you do not pay anything and you still stand a good chance of getting the woman of your dreams, well, with the paid-for memberships, you better chances of dating excellent women from Mexico."
Alternatives to Colombian Cupid
Latin American Cupid is a sister site of Mexican Cupid (both are under the umbrella of Cupid Media). LAC features women from Mexico as well as from other countries throughout Latin America (hence the name).
The site functions the same way as MC, and has a similar reputation for being a go to international dating site.
I love the idea of using a dating site like Mexican 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. If you're serious about meeting Latin women and are willing to switch your travel destination from Mexico to Colombia, then there is another option.
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 want to meet women in Mexico for an international relationship Mexican Cupid is a site worth looking at. While there are some romance scammers and fake profiles on the site, the majority of profiles are genuine. As long as you exercise caution while using the site you can use Mexican Cupid safely.