Cupid.com is about as standard as dating sites come. Their philosophy is quite different from the eHarmonies of the world in that they, “won’t make you spend hours answering questions so that we can match you with other single women or men based on a so-called “scientific” formula.” What this means for you is that there’s far less red tape when you’re signing up for the site but very little offered in the way of matchmaking. You’re on your own.
The Cupid interface runs a lot like a tiled Facebook page, consisting of thumbnail photos and a wee bit of info on each single like name, age, and proximity to you. The one thing Cupid.com does include in the listings is the date of last login – this is important for determining exactly how active the site’s members are (and from what we found: not all that active.) Like most other sites you can search by job, location, marital status and sexual orientation…Cupid.com does have a good array of fun features to peruse, though, even though they won’t help you find a date. Blogs, quizzes and PR articles about the site make for an interesting read.
Standard membership at Cupid.com is totally free but if you want to really dig in and start messaging, emailing or chatting with singles you’ll need to pony up the monthly fee. The longer you join, the less you pay. All in all you’ll find Cupid.com a good place to start but don’t expect a Match.com-level of service.