RussianCupid
RussianCupid Registration
RussianCupid Contacting
RussianCupid Profile

Our Review

RussianCupid is an online dating website dedicated to helping you find a suitable Russian match. With over 1.5 million Russian singles, RussianCupid is the best place for individuals with a preference for gorgeous Russian blondes or brunettes. RussianCupid is part of the behemoth Cupid Media, which offer others ethnic dating sites such as DominicanCupidColombian Cupid, and FilipinoCupid. This website doesn't require a tedious 100-item personality test where it claims to have a special matching algorithm to find someone who perfectly complements you. Here, you can create your personal advertisement to present yourself to others the way you want to. And you can choose from thousands of singles at your own pace. With Russian Cupid being a paid service, it's understandable if people are apprehensive before signing up. So we tested the site ourselves and investigated its ins and outs.

Member Structure

Members
90,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
1,500 daily logins
Gender Proportion
70 %
30 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • 2 million monthly visits
  • Most visitors are from Russia, followed by the United States
  • For Western men looking for an Eastern European match
  • Filled with Russian women and (legally-aged) Russian girls
  • Although the name is the generalised "RussianCupid", Russian men are not advertised on the website at all
  • There are about 1,500 members online at any given time

The website gets 2 million visits every month from its numerous members. Most of the visitors come from Russia, followed by the United States. This follows the demographic set by their advertising materials wherein most female members come from Russia while most male members come from the United States. Even if you don't have an account yet, you can browse through female profiles on RussianCupid, mysteriously separated into "Russian Women" and "Russian Girls" There is no clear indicator as to what separates these two groups because there are 47-year-olds in the Girls category and 23-year-olds in the Women category.

Signing Up

RussianCupid Registration
  • Very easy and simple registration
  • Only five fields required for account creation
  • You can join through Facebook
  • Personal information is protected by McAfee Secure and Thawte
  • Profiles of Russian women and girls can be browsed for free even without an account
  • Your session may time out and you would need to log in to the site again

Anyone who wants to join RussianCupid will have a very quick and convenient process. You only need to fill three fields and two tick boxes with your information, and you have a RussianCupid account. Once you're in the site, you are encouraged to upload a photo, but this is not a requirement. According to RussianCupid, uploading a photo gets you 10 times more attention, and although we can't vouch for this exact figure, we do agree that profiles with photos gain more interest from users.

You can upload a photo straight from your computer or import them from Facebook. RussianCupid promises that they will never post on your behalf. If you can't upload photos through these options, there are four alternatives. There's a QR code which can be scanned through a code scanner app. Once processed, this releases instructions on how you can upload your photo to RussianCupid. You can also upload through your mobile browser, you can send your photo to their email at photos@russiancupid.com, or you can send an actual printed photo to their PO box:

RussianCupid.com
PO BOX 9304
Gold Coast MC QLD 9726
Australia

Just remember to include your full name and member number on the back of each photo. Even something as simple as an email verification isn't done on the site. However, don't let this discourage you as an apparent lack of authentication and safety. On the contrary, RussianCupid is very quick to suspend accounts that display suspicious behaviour.

Making Contact

RussianCupid Contacting
  • Unlimited messaging for premium members
  • Non-paying members can "send interest" - a way of "liking" someone's profile
  • Received messages cannot be read by non-paying members
  • Messages are formatted like emails with their own subjects
  • You can print the history of your messages with a member
  • There are pre-written message subjects

    You can send messages to any of the members via their profile. The button is located at the very bottom of the page, right beside the "Send Interest" button. If you're a non-paying member, you can still send a message to a fellow non-paying member, but it will be locked. This means that they cannot read the message unless you or they upgrade to a premium membership. If you're a non-paying member and you send a message to a paying member, communication will be seamless. Sending an interest gives that user a notification that their profile has grabbed your attention. This could pique their curiosity. In the best case scenario, they would happen to be a paying member and they would be interested in you too.

    On the pop-up where you send the message, there's an interesting note at the very bottom that reads: "New York law requires the following statement - RUSSIANCUPID.COM DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS." So you would need to take extra precautions when chatting with other users on RussianCupid. You can choose the subject of your message from a list of drop-down options. These subjects have all been pre-made by RussianCupid and cannot be edited, such as:

    • Love at first sight
    • I like your profile
    • Want to chat?
    • We are a perfect match
    • Please accept my contact
    • Seeking marriage
    • I'm interested in you
    • Hi, there!

    Profile Quality

    RussianCupid Profile
    • There is a 'Verified' badge for people who have proven their identity by providing a valid ID
    • States what the user is looking for, such as: Penpal, Friendship, Romance / Dating, Marriage
    • Handy table that shows whether you and the user match each other's criteria on education, having children, smoking, drinking, etc.
    • Profile photos should clearly show the face and should have no nudity
    • Additional photos can be viewed for free
    • There's a sidebar for members who are similar to the one you're viewing
    • The profiles are quite detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

    Even though it is not a matchmaking website, RussianCupid offers surprisingly detailed profiles. Everyone, regardless of their subscription, can view display photos for free. The photos within a user's gallery are also available for everyone. There is a short phrase which is chosen by the user themselves, and it can be anything under the sun (a quote, lyrics, a self-description, etc). Below the general items, there is a field for a long blurb which you can use to describe who you are and who you're looking for on the website. 

    Below all of these is the most useful section of the profiles in RussianCupid. There is a three-column table. The first column states characteristics like appearance, lifestyle, background/cultural values, hobbies & interests, and more. The second column states their specific characteristics. If these characteristics match your criteria, there is a green dot on the right of the field. The third column has it the other way around. It shows your characteristics and if you match their criteria, there is a green dot on the right. It is helpful in showing how compatible you are with someone because at a glance, the more green there is, the more compatible you two are. 

    App

    RussianCupid App
    • Free to download
    • Only available on Google Play Store
    • 3-star rating
    • Has 50,000+ installs on Android devices
    • Well-transitioned design from the website

    Currently, the app is only available to download on Google Play Store for Android users. Its design is a proper translation from the desktop version. The layout is mobile-optimised and the features are not crammed into the page. It's still the same pastel purplish-pink as the desktop browser. The important icons for your profile, messages, and favourites are all at the top of the page. If you are an iOS user or the Android app isn't available in your country, you can still access the website through your mobile browser.

    Real Life Review

    "I am so thankful for RussianCupid. I'm from the Middle East and I just wanted to try this site out of curiosity. I didn't expect anything to happen, because I was just bored. But I was surprised to find the most beautiful Russian women on this website. I started messaging one girl, and to my surprise, we hit it off immediately! There was just too much chemistry between us for me to ignore, so I decided to visit her in Kazakhstan. Our compatibility online was multiplied tenfolds in real life. This woman is beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you very much RussianCupid for introducing me to my future wife." - Businessman (39)

    Design and Usability

    RussianCupid has a similar design and layout to all of the Cupid Media websites. The only difference is the colour scheme. RussianCupid's main colour is a pastel purple pink. The functions are laid out neatly throughout the page so it's easy to navigate, even for the technologically-challenged. The background is simple and there are no outdated, gimmicky features around the page. The number of online members is displayed so you will know at which hours Russian women tend to be online the most. Curiously, sessions tend to get timed out so you better stay active on the page. Otherwise, you will be logged out.

    RussianCupid Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Profile creation
    • View photos
    • Basic matching
    • Send interest
    • Communicate with paying members
    Fee based Services
    • Communicate with all members
    • Live chat with instant messenger
    • Send and receive messages
    • No ads
    • Hide your profile and browse anonymously
    • Rank above other members
    • Double your profile space
    • VIP profile highlighting
    • Exclusive search features
    • Translate messages into your language
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Platinum Membership
    1 Month34.99 GBP / Month34.99 GBP
    3 Months23.53 GBP / Month70.59 GBP
    12 Months11.67 GBP / Month139.99 GBP
    Gold Membership
    1 Month29.98 GBP / Month29.98 GBP
    3 Months19.99 GBP / Month59.98 GBP
    12 Months10.00 GBP / Month119.98 GBP

    Is RussianCupid expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers RussianCupid is upper moderate.

    RussianCupid United Kingdom Prices
    Payment Options
    • Bank Transfer
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    • Cash
    • Online Bank Transfer

    It is stated in the terms that all of the subscriptions on RussianCupid are automatically renewed. Which means that after your initial subscription period expires, your credit/debit card will be automatically charged. Your transaction will show up as "RussianCupid.com Southport AU", so there will be no semblance of privacy. If you want to keep your membership a secret, be careful to hide your billing statement. You are billed by the parent group, Cupid Media Pty Lts., located in Suite 2502, 5 Lawson Street, Southport, QLD 4215, Australia. You can cancel your subscription anytime through the billing tab in the Settings menu.

    Special Features

    Verified Badge

    The Verified Badge is a green shield with a check symbol in the middle signifying that RussianCupid itself confirms the authenticity of your profile. You can upload any of the following IDs: Passport, Driver's License, and National ID card. Alternately, you can send a copy of this identification to their P.O. box. The private information that you have provided will never be shared with any third parties.

    Cupid Tags

    These are tags that you feel may describe yourself. You can tag yourself with these interests and characteristics, and those who tagged the same things will have an easier way of finding you. Cupid Tags could be movies, music, hobbies, interests, etc. 

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 5.0 / 5
    App: 5.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Photo Chris
    RussianCupid, as one of Cupid Media's niche dating websites, does good on its promise to show you Russian and Eastern European women all around the world. The website is highly efficient and pleasing to the eyes, as usual. Although the features are limited for the non-paying members, RussianCupid shows that once you do sign up for a subscription, it'll be completely worth it. The user profiles are very detailed and show you the level of compatibility you have with other users, so you can contemplate properly before sending them a message. If you're into Russian beauties, there's no time to waste. Sign up for RussianCupid now!

    FAQ

    Facts

    What is Russian Cupid?

    RussianCupid is a dating website where you can find Russian women more than any other online dating service.

    Is Russian Cupid legitimate?

    Yes. It is a member of Cupid Media, which also operates 30+ other niche dating websites.

    Is Russian Cupid safe?

    They state in their terms and conditions that your private information is never shared with any third-party websites.

    Is there a Russian Cupid forum?

    As of the moment, no, there is no forum for Russian Cupid users.

    Is there an Android app for Russian Cupid?

    Yes. It is free to download on the Play store.

    Is there a Russian Cupid for Apple users?

    As of the time of writing, no. Russian Cupid is only available for Android users. However, Apple users can still access it through the mobile browser.

    Does Russian Cupid have Facebook?

    Yes. Their username is @RussianCupid.

    Usability

    Can I block someone?

    Yes. If you go to their profile, the block button is right below their profile photo.

    Can I view pictures even if I don't have a subscription?

    Yes, you can. You can even view the additional photos in their gallery.

    Costs

    How much do memberships cost?

    Memberships start at 29.98 GBP per month.

    Contact

    How can I contact Russian Cupid?

    You may email them through team@cupidmedia.com with your concerns.

    How can I send a message to the Russian Cupid customer service?

    You may email them at team@cupidmedia.com.

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    Infos

    Company:Cupid Media Pty Ltd
    Adress:PO Box 9304 Gold Coast MC QLD 9726 Australia
    E-Mail:team@cupidmedia.com
    Phone-Hotline:0800 056 9427
    Fax:+61 7 3103 4000