Between the two ends of the spectrum are many other payment plans.
We found that Platinum is a mostly valueless upgrade from Gold (both are paid plans).
As mentioned above, they lead you far into an activity, so that you will feel cheated if you back out of the activity.
It also tries to stir up male members' interests by having impossibly hot women show interest in them.
But nuances of a woman's personality do not come through.
The first question to ask of cross-border dating sites: Are the women even real?
We consider this a design flaw on Cupid Media's part; they should require that profiles be opened before an e-mail can be sent.
Yet it also points to the shotgun approach that some of these people use. This Standard Membership lets you create a profile and view other members' photos and profiles.
Know from the start that you will accomplish nothing with the free membership other than wasting your time building a profile.
At every turn, you will be prompted to sign up for the pay site (see "Cost," below).
It's all driven by images and raw data, intent on making sure that the woman meets basic criteria of looks and life circumstances (religion, children, etc.). On OKCupid, it's a brutal world: you live or die by the strength of your narrative.
On Asian Dating.com, you live or die according to your pictures.
And you don't really care what kind of personality she has. If you understand that, this site might be your thing. It is part of the Australian company Cupid Media, an empire of niche dating sites.