Latest update: 2019-06-18

Japan Cupid Overview: Fake Or Real? Worth It Or Not?

JapanCupid is one of the best Japanese and Asian dating websites. Western men love it because of thousands of real profiles, an excellent reputation, and acceptable prices — so if you’re looking for Asian women, it’s probably the best place you could ever find. In this Japan Cupid review, we’ll tell you everything about this dating site — so if you want to know more about it, just continue reading!

How to sign up?

The registration is 100% free here. The good news about the registration is that it's really quick — you'll only have to enter your full name, password, email address, gender, age, country, and city. Simple as that, isn't it? If you want to save even more time, you can log in with your Facebook account. ID verification isn’t required, and it's a double-edged sword — because on one hand, it makes the registration much faster, but on the other hand, it makes it possible to create a fake profile with a fake name and photo. However, the level of scam is still very low here — we’ll tell you about the reasons later.


Ease of use

Let’s talk about the Japan Cupid site itself. Is it comfortable to use it? What about the mobile app and the mobile version of the website? Is the registration fast and simple? The answers are right here!

Website interface

Just like all the Cupid Media websites, JapanCupid has a modern and clean interface. Calm, white color scheme and intuitive interface — it’s really a pleasure to use this dating service. All the buttons are clear, and if you’ve ever used a dating site, you will understand how to use Japan Cupid quickly. Such buttons as "Matches", "Search", "Messages", and "Activity" are on the top of the page, and the pages themselves are very informative — when you open a woman's profile, you will understand where to click right away. Big "Show Interest" and "Send Message" buttons, a description of the profile, a table of criteria — everything is very simple here. The only thing we can complain about is a little bit outdated design of the site — but you know, sometimes classic is the best.

Mobile app has a very convenient mobile version of the site. It’s very similar to the desktop version, it’s fast and easy-to-use, and it doesn’t limit mobile users in terms of available services. However, you will most likely not use it — because their mobile app is even better than their mobile website. The app is very comfortable, so if you prefer spending time with your mobile phone, you will not have any inconveniences. Unfortunately, it’s only available for Android users.


Anti-scam & security

What about the safety of Japan Cupid? Is it a trusted and safe website? Is your personal information protected here? Continue reading this review and you’ll find the answers!


Safety is as important as anti scam protection. is protected by SSL encryption (this technology encrypts your financial information, which means it can't be intercepted). Another level of protection is their McAfee Secure certificate — if you see such a certificate on a website, there are no viruses on it. In short words, is 100% safe — your money, your personal information, your credit card details, and your login/password are protected here.


Reputation is very important, too. Sometimes, the dating site looks and works great, but then you start searching for real reviews and the reputation disappears quickly. The good news is that the reputation of JapanCupid is perfect. It’s a part of a trustworthy Cupid Media network, which was established more than 19 years ago. In an online dating world, if a company has been successfully operating for such a long time, it’s certainly stable and fair. This website has no negative reviews — yes, some men find love here while some men can’t, but there are no scam alerts, that’s what we want to say. If you’re looking for a reputable and trustworthy Asian dating website, it’s probably the best place for you.


The anti scam filters work great here. We’ve said that ID verification isn’t required earlier in this review, but women still can verify their profiles by ID cards. When you write to a woman, make sure she has that “Verified” badge in her profile — if she has, you can be 100% sure she is real. However, there are no dating sites without scammers. Unfortunately, that’s true. If you see a scammer (like, if a woman without a “Verified” badge asks you to send her money or a gift), just block this profile and report abuse. If you do it, she’ll never send a message to you again.

Services & tools

We definitely can’t say that it’s an expensive website. The pricing policy is similar to the pricing policies of every other Cupid Media dating site — there are some free services and some paid services, and everything becomes much easier with a premium account. Let’s talk about it.

Free services

  • Sending messages to everyone is free. Reading them, however, is not. Basic members can send messages to all the members, but they aren't allowed to read the messages sent by other basic members — it means that you can only communicate with Premium accounts if you haven't bought a Gold or Platinum subscription yet. The catch is most women don’t buy Premium subscription on this website.
  • Basic profiles can use the basic search. If you haven't upgraded your account yet, you can only use basic search filters — you can choose gender, age, and location of a woman. Basic search also allows you to show only the profiles with a photo and sort the women by last active date. These filters are enough for some men, but if you want to use the advanced search, you'll have to buy a Premium subscription.
  • If you’re a basic user, you can also upload a photo for free.
  • Sending interests to ladies is 100% free as well.
  • Customer support and CupidTags are free. CupidTags are the words that describe your personality, physical characteristics, hobbies, etc. These tags will help the ladies who are looking for a man like you to find you, so we highly recommend using them.

Fee-based services

  • Reading messages from everyone.
  • Live chat with instant messenger.
  • Advanced search. Premium users can choose ethnicity, religion, height, weight, and other search options. Such options as search by the first name, by keywords, and by member number are available for premium members as well. And, of course, they can choose "Popular Searches", such as "Women in My Area", "New Members", and "Most Popular Members".
  • Ad blocking.
  • Platinum users have their profiles highlighted and ranked higher.
  • Advanced matching is available for Platinum users only.
  • Translation of messages is a Platinum feature. It’s a very useful feature, because lots of Japanese women can’t speak and write English fluently.


The prices aren’t too bad. Let’s talk about the prices for Gold and Platinum subscription.

  • 1-month Gold package costs $35.
  • 3-months Gold package costs $70.
  • 1-year Gold package costs $140.
  • 1-month Platinum package costs $40.
  • 3-months Platinum package costs $80.
  • 1-year Platinum package costs $150.
  • The assortment of payment methods is quite good here, too. You can pay by credit card, PayPal, check, or by your bank account — it's very convenient and we like the fact they don't limit the users to credit cards only.


    Japan Cupid overview: conclusion is probably the best Japanese dating service. It's a part of Cupid Media network, so its reputation is perfect — and it's probably the most important factor to consider when it comes to choosing a dating website. JapanCupid obtains SSL and McAfee certificates, which means it's 100% safe. The registration is very fast and simple, the assortment of communication tools is quite wide (emails and live chat), and the number of search options is very good. However, advanced search filters are only available for premium users, as well as unlimited messaging — so you will most likely have to buy at least Gold membership to have access to all the services and features. Fortunately, premium subscription isn't too expensive here.


    • Reputation. Cupid Media is the most reputable online dating company in the world, and the sites from this network can safely be called 100% trustworthy.
    • Number and quality of profiles. There are more than 700,000 Asian ladies here, and most of them are verified by ID.
    • Reasonable prices. Gold subscription is quite cheap, and Platinum subscription is slightly more expensive.
    • Detailed search filters. However, advanced search is only available for premium users.
    • Fast mobile app, which is extremely comfortable to use.


    • There is no mobile app for iOS users.
    • You can’t read messages from all the members of the site, only from the premium members. Unfortunately, most women have basic profiles here.


    Address: Cupid Media Pty Ltd., PO Box 9304, Gold Coast MC QLD 9726, Australia
    Phone-Hotline: +61 7 5571 1181
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