JapanCupid Review May 2022

Japan Cupid caters to Japanese singles in and outside of Japan and foreign people who are interested in meeting Japanese men and women. Can this site really give you legit matches? Read on to find out!

1,000 Members
 20% ♀ 
 80% ♂ 
Good For:
4 / 5
4 / 5
2 / 5
Success Rate:
72 / 10
30 / 10
31 / 10
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Age Distribution:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+

JapanCupid in 10 seconds

  • Dating site for Japanese singles and foreigners who want to meet Japanese singles online
  • No strict verification process, so there are quite a lot of fake profiles
  • There are no distracting pop-up ads
  • Mobile app is only available for Android users. Read more about JapanCupid's mobile app
  • Profiles and messages can be translated to your native language if you subscribe to premium memberhsip
  • You can use JapanCupid for free Test now for free
  • Pricing starts at $10.83 / Week - More Information
Datingscout.nz Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Founder of Datingscout and Author of Online Dating for Dummies
Japan Cupid is intended for Japanese singles who are looking for love and friendship as well as for others who would like to know more and date Japanese individuals. Japan Cupid also welcomes people without Japanese blood.

Who is JapanCupid for and not for?

  • Japanese singles who are looking for serious dating
  • Westerners and foreigners who want to date Japanese singles
  • Singles who are comfortable building romance with people online
  • Singles looking for casual dating or online hook-ups
  • Singles who are uncomfortable with long-distance relationships
  • People who do not want interracial dating
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What we like and don’t like on JapanCupid

  • Member profiles are informative
  • Messages and profiles can be translated to your native language
  • There are helpful contacting features members can use without a premium membership
  • Has a fraud prevention team that removes non-genuine profiles
  • Some profiles use celebrity or model stockphotos
  • Mobile app is not available for iOS users
  • There are fake profiles who will spam you with messages, but you can report this to JapanCupid's customer support

Pricing

Can you try JapanCupid for free?

Is JapanCupid expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers JapanCupid is above average.
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Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Gold Membership
1 Week17.50 NZD / Week17.50 NZD
1 Month34.99 NZD / Month34.99 NZD
3 Months23.33 NZD / Month69.98 NZD
12 Months10.83 NZD / Month129.99 NZD
Platinum Membership
1 Week20.00 NZD / Week20.00 NZD
1 Month39.99 NZD / Month39.99 NZD
3 Months26.66 NZD / Month79.98 NZD
12 Months12.50 NZD / Month149.99 NZD
Diamond Membership
1 Week40.00 NZD / Week40.00 NZD
1 Month79.98 NZD / Month79.98 NZD
3 Months53.32 NZD / Month159.97 NZD
12 Months25.00 NZD / Month299.98 NZD
JapanCupid updated rates for NZ
Free Services
  • Register and create a profile
  • Add photos
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    Up to 5 photos only for Standard members
  • Basic matching
  • Send interest
  • Communicate with paying members
  • See who's online
  • Search and browse profiles
  • View profiles
  • Add to favourite
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Fee-Based Services
  • Communicate with all members
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    Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members
  • Live chat with instant messenger
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    Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members
  • Send and receive messages
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    Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members
  • No ads
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    Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members
  • Hide your profile and view anonymously
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    Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members
  • Rank above other members
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    Platinum and Diamond members only
  • Double your profile space
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    Platinum and Diamond members only
  • VIP profile highlighting
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    Platinum and Diamond members only
  • Exclusive search features
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    Platinum and Diamond members only

Your membership is automatically renewed, but you can opt out of this auto-renewal at any time. If you have not opted out, then your subscription is only auto-renewed for the periods stated. 

To ensure your choice is processed correctly by the system, it is recommended that you make any changes to your auto-renew settings at least 48 hours before your membership is due to expire.

How can I delete my JapanCupid account and cancel my subscription?

Please find more information here

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Who is really signed up here?

Members
1,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
1,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
12 %
88 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Over 700,000 members worldwide
  • Has more male members than females
  • Non-Japanese are welcome
  • Japanese men and women looking for like-minded dates
  • Japanese singles who want to date Westerners

Japan Cupid is specially designed for Japanese singles. Most of its members are Asians, specifically the Japanese. Still, non-Japanese individuals can join this dating website. It has over 700,000 users in and out of Japan. The site is dominated by men with 88%, whereas its female members are only 12% of its total members. It has a 7:1 (male to female) gender ratio.

Hundreds of its members are active daily. These people are mostly Japanese singles looking for like-minded potential dates. Some are also Japanese individuals who want to date people from the West. As mentioned, it also has non-Japanese members who are interested in connecting with and dating Japanese singles. 

Therefore, even if Japan Cupid caters to Japanese singles, you can still expect to see diversity among its members.

Females
Males

JapanCupid Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

New members at JapanCupid in May 2022 in comparison

Here you can see how membership figures at JapanCupid are developing compared to others

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JapanCupid in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

Signing Up at JapanCupid

JapanCupid's updated registration process
  • Free to join
  • Fast and easy
  • Join via Facebook
  • Requires first name only
  • No strict pre-registration verification

Joining Japan Cupid does not require any fee. The registration process is both quick and uncomplicated. 

Yet, if you want a more hassle-free registration, you may opt to sign-up via Facebook. This option is as safe as signing up with your email because Japan Cupid will not post anything on Facebook on your behalf. 

Also, during the registration process, you will not be asked to answer pre-registration questions. Just provide your first name, email address, and password - and voila! You can start to use the site and look for new friends and somebody to love.

Making Contact on JapanCupid

JapanCupid's updated messaging feature
  • Find friendship, love, penpal, or a romantic date
  • Show interest
  • Add members to favourites
  • Comment on photos
  • Some contact features are locked for Standard members
  • There is a chatroom

Japan Cupid is an online dating site where you can look for friendship, love, a penpal, or a romantic date. It offers various ways that can help you connect with other singles. 

However, some of its contact features are locked for Standard members. So for an online dating journey with no restrictions, you may want to subscribe to a premium membership and use all the features that come with it. 

But then again, Standard members can still initiate contact with others through Japan Cupid's free contact features, like showing interest, adding members to favourites, and commenting on photos. 

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JapanCupid Profile Quality

JapanCupid's updated member profile
  • Most profiles are informative and organised
  • Language in your profile can be translated
  • Displays occupation and income
  • Shows Japanese and English language ability
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Just by browsing the profiles of some of the members of Japan Cupid, you can already get a glimpse and know them a little.

This is because most of the profiles are detailed, and the information is organised. Some of the personal details include body art, best feature, occupation, employment status, income, as well as Japanese and English language ability.

Aside from that, the information on members' profiles can be translated. This means easy and convenient reading, especially to those who prefer a language other than English. 

JapanCupid App

JapanCupid's updated app
  • Downloadable for free
  • Available on Google Play Store
  • Content for 18+ years old
  • Requires Android 5.0 and up
  • Not available for iOS users

Japan Cupid does not only have a website version; it also has a mobile app version. That means no more excuses to start dating online even without a computer.

Its mobile app version is as functional and as interactive as its website equivalent. It can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store. However, as of the moment, it is not available to iOS users. 

The Japan Cupid mobile app is rated for 18+ users and requires Android version 5.0 and up. 

Special Features

These Japan Cupid special features will help make your online dating journey easy and fun. 

Message Filter

You can filter messages you don't want to read/receive through this special feature. Filtered messages are directly saved to the filtered folder.

CupidTag

Add words (to your profile) which you think other people would use to best describe you. If a member searches for a word that is tagged on you, you will appear in their search results.

How can I delete my JapanCupid account and cancel my subscription?

Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

How can you cancel your Subscription?

  • You can cancel via profile settings
  • You can cancel by sending an email
  • You can cancel with customer support
  • You can cancel via fax
  • You can cancel via postal letter
  • You can cancel by managing your app store subscription

Will your subscription automatically renew?

  • Yes, your JapanCupid subscription will automatically renew. The notice period for opting out of automatic renewal is 10 Days.

Is there a money back guarantee and do you get refunded the full amount?

  • Yes, there is money back guarantee but you only get a partial refund

How much time do you have to undo JapanCupid purchases?

  • You have 2 weeks to refund your JapanCupid purchase if you don't like it.

The site allows you to get a partial refund based on used subscription days.

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JapanCupid FAQ

Facts

Who can join Japan Cupid?

Men and women of legal age can join the JapanCupid online dating community to look for friendship or love.

Does joining this site require a fee?

No. Joining Japan Cupid is free. However, for all the site's features to be unlocked, a premium membership is required.

How do I block a member?

You can do that by clicking the "Block User" button, which you can see while reading that user's messages. 

Can I report an abusive member?

Yes. Simply go to his/her profile, and click the "Report Abuse" button.

Can some photos be hidden?

Yes. Just view the photos that you want to hide, click the "Edit Photo" button below that photo, then click "Hide."

Do you accept photos in TIFF format?

No. Only pictures in the .jpg, .bmp, .gif, or .png format are accepted.

Can deactivated accounts be reactivated?

Yes. Just log in and fill out the Request Membership Reactivation form.

How long does the account reactivation take?

Your request to reactivate your account will be reviewed by the site's team within 24 to 48 hours.

My access to the site was suspended. What can I do to lift my account suspension?

Send an email to team@JapanCupid.com.

What is the purpose of the approval process?

This helps in making sure that every profile owner follows the Japan Cupid Terms of Use.

What is the Identity Verification?

The Identity Verification is the best way to make sure that each profile is genuine and authentic. To achieve that, members are encouraged to give a copy of a document that will verify their identification. 

What verification documents do you accept?

You can send a copy of government-issued IDs, like a passport or driver's license.

How will my profile look after the identity verification?

Your verification status will be displayed on your profile. This is the best way to help other members to know that you have already gone through the verification process and that you are genuine. 

How do I change my login email?

To do that, select "Email Address" from the "Settings" menu on your home page.

What is Cupid Media?

Cupid Media owns and operates 35 niche dating sites. Cupid Media runs online dating sites based on lifestyle, ethnicity, religion, and special interests. Launched in 2000, Cupid Media sites already have over 35 million international members.

How many members does Japan Cupid have?

Japan Cupid online dating site has more than 700,000 members in and outside of Japan.

Usability

Can some photos be hidden?

Yes. Just view the photos that you want to hide, click the "Edit Photo" button below that photo, then click "Hide."

How do I change my login email?

To do that, select "Email Address" from the "Settings" menu on your home page.

Payment

Does joining this site require a fee?

No. Joining Japan Cupid is free. However, for all the site's features to be unlocked, a premium membership is required.

Security

How do I block a member?

You can do that by clicking the "Block User" button, which you can see while reading that user's messages. 

Can I report an abusive member?

Yes. Simply go to his/her profile, and click the "Report Abuse" button.

What is the Identity Verification?

The Identity Verification is the best way to make sure that each profile is genuine and authentic. To achieve that, members are encouraged to give a copy of a document that will verify their identification. 

Does JapanCupid sell your data?

No, JapanCupid does not sell your data.

Was JapanCupid hacked in the past?

In 2013, Cupid Media – owner and operator of JapanCupid, had a passcode breach leaking 42 million passwords of its users from all the dating sites it operates.

How precisely does JapanCupid track your location?

JapanCupid tracks your approximate location.

Do your JapanCupid profile pictures and/or profile information show up in Google Search Results?

Yes, your JapanCupid photos and personal information can show up in Google Search Results.

Who can view your pictures on JapanCupid?

All JapanCupid members.

Is your phone number required for signing up at JapanCupid?

No, a phone number is not required for signing up at JapanCupid.

Can you erase your personal data on JapanCupid?

Yes, you can erase your data on JapanCupid.

How can I delete my JapanCupid account and cancel my subscription?

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Final Results table

Signing Up: 2.5 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
App: 2.5 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

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Contact details

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