Romance Tale

Our Review

Romance Tale, along with Victoria Hearts, is Cellar Door Limited’s dating site that claims to help users find long-lasting love. With over five million members worldwide, Romance Tale allows you to connect and bond with Asian women and men over messages and heartfelt gifts.

Standard accounts can search and view profiles for free; thus, helping the community mingle and bond. For romantic connections, the site also offers features aiming to satisfy whichever love language a potential partner may have.

Romance Tale also promotes anti-scam protection: this guarantees that there are no scammers and you are chatting with real people.

Still, not everything in the garden is rosy: there are reports of fake accounts at Romance Tale. Claims go as far as accusing the site of using random girls' photos for its accounts. Thus, we took the time to review this dating site. Read on to find out if you’re bound to meet your happily ever after Romance Tale.

Member Structure

Members
300,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
50,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
30 %
70 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Top visitors are from the United States
  • Over 300,000 users in New Zealand.
  • Male users outnumber the females
  • Over 1 million monthly visits worldwide
  • Most users are 25 years old and above

It seems like Caucasian males aged 25 and above are the most active users of Romance Tale. It may be born from something positive: cultural diversity. After all, we all need some tender loving care regardless of race and skin colour.

At Romance Tale, members are encouraged to nurture a long term mindset. Although a few joined the website to have fun, most of the men and women are in search of friendships and serious relationships.

Aside from the East and Southeastern Asian countries, a sizable amount of the members come from English-speaking territories such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. 

For the proud LGBT members, here’s a real bummer: straight is the only orientation Romance Tale knows.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

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

Signing Up

RomanceTale Sign Up
  • Must be at least 18 years old to sign up
  • 5-10 minutes registration process
  • Answer questionnaires upon signing up
  • Email verification is required
  • No Facebook registration offered

Finding a fairytale ending at Romance Tale begins by signing up. The process may be quite lengthy, but this way, you get suggested to the men or women who fit your type to a tee. 

The first step is to answer the registration form at Romance Tale’s homepage. Choose from the two orientations (man seeking women or woman seeking men), type in your preferred username, birthdate, email address, and the password you will be using for the dating site.

After clicking “Register,” you will be redirected to a series of questionnaires. These are neatly divided into the “About Your Date” and “About Yourself” sections. With 10 questions per section, Romance Tale allows you to skip them and review for later. Still, it seems like answering in one go will save you more time and effort.

In the “About Your Date” section, you will be asked questions on your ideal person’s physique, status, and habits. Provide details on your type’s age range, weight, height, and body type. You can also indicate if you prefer someone with or without kids and someone with or without vices.

The “About Yourself” section will require you to answer 13 basic questions. Information similar to the above, plus your marital status, educational attainment, religion, and occupation, will be asked. Once you’re done, you will provide your photo and a short bio in this section.

After completing—or skipping—these questionnaires, Romance Tale will now email an activation link. Click it to begin what is hopefully the journey to happily ever after. 

Making Contact

RomanceTale Chat
  • Messaging is a premium feature
  • Browse potential matches with “Faces”
  • Send out “winks” and “likes” for free
  • Add members to your “Favourites” list for free

The means to get in touch with members are rather plentiful at Romance Tale. You get to choose from subtle actions or go big with grand gestures.

  • Faces

Review photos up close with Faces, Romance Tale’s version of the popular swipe left or right feature. Click “Like” if the member caught your eye and “Skip” if you prefer to keep looking. At the bottom, you will see the member’s basic details as well as the site's messaging features.

  • Like 

Tell a member you like them by clicking a button. The “Like” button can be found on the Faces feature or on the member’s page itself. Probably the best part is that you can send likes for free.

  • Send a Wink 

Start a wordless flirtation when you send a “Wink.” Similar to the “Like,” you can find this feature on Faces or the member’s page. It’s also free so wink to boys and girls left and right.

  • My Favourites

Add all the interesting men and women you come across to your “My Favourites” list. That way, you won’t lose them in the sea of plenty since you can always visit your list.

  • Live Chat

Similar to Instant Messaging, Live Chat allows you to interact with the website's online members. You can also send photos and videos via Live Chat. Note that you'll need to pay to have full access over this feature.

  • Mail

Let your feelings be known even if the woman or man in question is offline at the moment. With this paid feature, write a letter—attach photos and videos as well for full effect. 

  • Send Flowers or Gifts

Despite the distance, deliver some gifts or flowers with this rather neat feature. Visit the gift catalog and have your order delivered right at their doorstep.

  • Contact Requests

If you want to interact outside of Romance Tale, request the details of your match. This action will automatically deduct a certain amount from your account.

  • Meeting Requests

Probably another unique feature of this dating website is the meeting request. As its name suggests, use the feature to arrange a person-to-person meeting with a match. 

Romancing members may be limited to wordless interactions for standard users. It's probably best that you can browse and review the member's details for free. That way, you can be sure you’ll be spending on someone you’re interested in.

Profile Quality

RomanceTale Member Profile
  • Reports claim there are numerous fake accounts
  • View detailed members profile for free
  • Easy to supply and edit information
  • View full-sized public photos for free
  • Video uploading and viewing are paid features

    As mentioned, Romance Tale allows standard accounts to browse complete profiles for free. You also get to view photos in their full-sized glory as long as they are set to public.

    Since Romance Tale fosters intercultural relationships, the detailed information can help you form a general idea of what a particular Asian member is like:

    • Name and Age

    This section will display the member’s name and age. Note that they may use screen names to protect their privacy.

    • Photos

    As mentioned, you can take a look at the members’ photos—as long as it’s open to the public. Some members upload private photos; in this case, you’ll have to message the member first to view it.

    • Personal Info

    Right under the member’s name and age is their info. Details include their Romance Tale Member’s ID, location, height, and weight.

    • Chat and Mail History

    These two are placed side-by-side for easy viewing. You can only see the chat history if the member is online. If they are offline, you’ll only be able to see the mail history. If you previously communicated, your messages will be displayed here.

    • Messaging Options

    Under the messaging history, you’ll be able to see the following:

    1. To Favourites
    2. Like
    3. Send a Wink
    4. Flowers and Presents
    5. Request Contact Details
    6. Set Up A Date
    • Additional Info

    This section reflects what you answered in the “About Yourself” section:

    1. Birthday and age
    2. Eye and hair colour
    3. Marital status
    4. Religion
    5. Level of education
    6. Occupation
    7. Drinking and smoking habits
    8. Level of English/Other languages
    • Description

    This portion displays the description you wrote during the signup process. If you suddenly come up with a wittier bio, you can always go back and review this section.

    Despite the amount of information, there are numerous reports that a lot of the accounts at Romance Tale are fake. Claims state some of the photos found on the site are not by actual members. These photos are reportedly lifted from catalogs and feature random Asian girls or fitting models.

    Aside from the photos, reports claim you can spot a fake account since their messages are repetitive and overtly sexual. During our review, we did receive sexual messages. Upon further investigation, their profiles looked doubtful.

    This concern is probably why Romance Tale introduced ID verification. In this feature, members who want their accounts to get validated are required to upload a verification form and valid ID. Once verified, a member’s page will sport a “Validated” badge.  

    App

    RomanceTale Mobile Faces
    • No mobile app available
    • Mobile-friendly website
    • Mobile version is easy to navigate
    • Features minimal ads

    If you wish to check your prospects on-the-go, the best you can do is to log in to Romance Tale with your mobile browser. As of the moment, the dating site does not offer a mobile app for its users.

    We reviewed the mobile version, though, and it is optimised and as easy to navigate as its desktop counterpart. The colour palette and features available for desktop remain, so browsing the website via your smartphone won’t pose any problems. 

    Real Life Review

    “I’ve always been fascinated by Asian culture and its people. I was so excited when I heard about Romance Tale; I immediately signed up and explored the site. I loved that the women in it can speak a little English; we can try and figure out a conversation. I’m extremely disappointed about the cost, though. It seems like every move—even as minimal as opening a letter!—requires you to spend. I’m still contemplating on spending some more to use the other messaging features. But since this is cheaper than relocating or visiting Asia, I guess I’ll be purchasing more one of these days.” - Keith, 26

    Design and Usability

    Possible users who may not be as tech-savvy need not worry. Design-wise, Romance Tale features a pretty basic and easy to use interface.

    For starters, the dating site used minimal colours—white for its background and maroon for its header and footer. Green signifies that a member is online, red is for your notifications, and orange is used for prompts.

    The seven menu tabs are placed on the upper right corner of the dating site. Features like the “Contest” and “Faces” are part of the menu. The “Search” function, your messages (live chat) and mail histories, your Credit account, and your profile avatar and settings are located at the header, too.

    The way the site placed its features is familiar and intuitive. Both chat boxes have a simple and pretty basic design reminiscent of mobile phone messaging (live chat) and an email inbox (mail). 

    Although there are banner ads that promote the dating site’s sister platform, these utilised areas that won’t block or distract the user. 

    Romance Tale Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration
    • Profile creation
    • Viewing a member’s complete page
    • Using the extensive search bar
    • Sending winks
    • Adding members to “Favourites”
    • Sending members “Likes”
    Fee based Services
    • Full access to messaging
    • Full access to mail and its features
    • Order Flowers and Gifts
    • Request a member’s details
    • Send a meeting request
    • Viewing profile videos
    • Voting on Contest
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Credits
    20 Credits0.50 NZD / Credit9.99 NZD
    50 Credits0.40 NZD / Credit19.99 NZD
    125 Credits0.36 NZD / Credit44.99 NZD
    250 Credits0.28 NZD / Credit69.99 NZD
    750 Credits0.20 NZD / Credit149.99 NZD

    Is Romance Tale expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Romance Tale is upper moderate.

    RomanceTale Cost
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    Payment discretion
    • For privacy reasons, payment will be shown on your card statement with a neutral Internet merchant description.

    Unlike most dating sites, Romance Tale offers Credits instead of monthly subscriptions. These will be used for almost all interactions while on-site—chatting, messaging, and ordering gifts.

    Live Chat
    This messaging feature is only available if a member is online.

    • Live Chat - 2 per minute
    • Sending chat stickers - 5 per sticker
    • Sending chat photos - 10 per photo
    • Sending chat videos - 50 per video

    Mail
    Regardless if a member is online or not, the Mail feature will be available.

    • Opening letters - 10 per letter
    • Opening photos - 10 per photo
    • Opening video attachments - 50 per video
    • Sending letters - 30 per letter

    Photos and Videos
    Although as a standard account you can view other member’s photos, you’ll need to pay to comment on them. You’ll also need to pay to view videos if a member has one.

    • Comment on photos - 2 per comment
    • View profile videos - 25 per video

    Aside from photos, you can upload your videos, too.

    • Upload a profile video - 100 per video

    Interaction with other members

    • Voting on Contests - 10 per vote
    • Gifts and flowers delivery - 100 per delivery
    • Meeting request - 625 per request
    • Contact request - 3000 spent communicating with the member 

    Since almost every action needs paying, Romance Tale also offers an automatically renew set-up. When you choose to avail the Automatic Top-Up, Romance Tale will keep track of your account. When it’s down to five, the dating site will automatically replenish your account (you will dictate how many will be purchased) to make sure you enjoy Romance Tale’s services without pause.

    Special Features

    At Romance Tale, members get to interact with each other aside from the usual chat and mail features. Although most of these features are paid, standard users can still access and assess if it’s worth the buck.

    Contest

    Nothing fires up a community more than some friendly competition: Romance Tale’s Contest delivers just that. Contest themes aim to show mostly the women in their most creative and provocative shots.

    Contact Request

    This feature allows you to ask for someone’s actual details. You'll now have the choice to continue your conversations via Romance Tale or through other means like email.

    The act of requesting a member’s details is free, but you need to fulfill the following requirements first:

    • You need to complete the ID verification process. This way, the member you want to connect with will know you are an actual human being.
    • You used up 3000 Credits while communicating with the member. If you were not able to spend this amount, you can go big and give a gift or flower. That way, you'll impress a potential match with a thoughtful act.

    The approval of your request will still be up to the member. You’ll be notified if they feel like it’s too soon.

    Faces

    The results of the search bar are arranged like a catalog. Since there are a lot of members, viewing the search results may be overwhelming. The “Faces” feature of Romance Tale is a good alternative as it allows you to see members one-by-one. The messaging options will also be placed under the member’s photo should you want to send a message.

    Meeting Request

    Exchanges done online are neat, but sometimes we yearn to see them in the flesh with our bare eyes. Other dating sites leave meetings up to the members, but this dating site allows you to arrange one using the site.

    To set up a date, you’ll need to:

    • Complete the ID verification process. As you are now about to exit the privacy of the dating site, proving that both parties are actual humans should be a must.
    • Have 625 Credits available. Note that this is for the meeting request only; this does not include airfare, lodging, and any expense you’ll incur on your visit.

    Approval will be up to the member. The good news is that you will be refunded if the member declined.

    Send gifts or flowers

    It is nice to note that Romance Tale included a feature for the men and women whose love language is receiving gifts. First, visit their profile and click the “Flowers and Presents” button to view all the items you can order. If your match is a parent, the items for little boys and girls will make thoughtful gifts.

    What’s rather neat about this feature is that Romance Tale takes care of the delivery. Once you placed your order, you can track its progress online. You will also receive a proof (photo of the member with the item) that your gift was successfully delivered. For this service, Romance Tale charges a separate amount for delivery.

    Icebreakers

    If you are a validated member, Romance Tale will randomly send icebreakers on your behalf. This ensures you get the best exposure by connecting you with people worldwide.

    After the ID verification process, Romance Tale will require you to draft your icebreaker. Then, it will send the statement as a chat or mail.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.5 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 1.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Photo Chris
    With its thorough registration process, Romance Tale promises long-lasting love between Asian men and women and lovers from other ethnicities. This dating site, however, isn’t as peachy as it seems. The website offers limited usability for free accounts and is plagued by doubts on members authenticity. It’s Credits system, however, ensures that you only pay for the services you want and need. Interact and date like-minded men and women with the website's plentiful features at your disposal. Sign up to Romance Tale now, and who knows, your happily ever after maybe is just a message away.

    FAQ

    Free Services

    Can I use the website for free?

    You can register and create a profile for free at Romance Tale. However, you won’t be able to do much in terms of messaging with other members.

    Can I send messages to Romance Tale members for free?

    No, you won’t be able to send messages to members for free. You will need to purchase and use the required amount to send messages.

    Payment

    What is the Automatic Top-Up?

    The option allows Romance Tale to automatically replenish your Credits account. 

    How can I turn the Automatic Top-Up off?

    To turn the Automatic Top-Up off, log in to your Romance Tale account. Go to your avatar and click “Profile Settings.” Scroll down to the “Billing” section and move the toggle switch to the right.

    Will I receive a monetary refund for unused Credits if I close my Romance Tale account?

    Once your Romance Tale account is permanently closed, you can request a monetary refund if you have unused Credits. Romance Tale will calculate its monetary value after receiving your email request.

    Does Romance Tale offer a Credits refund?

    Romance Tale may process a refund if you experience any of the following:

    • You canceled your gift or flower order before it was dispatched. You may also receive a refund if the items you ordered were not delivered on time.
    • If a member declined your meeting request.
    • If a member or third-party scams you, the website may review your case before refunding you.
    • Once proven that you were not able to enjoy the services you paid for, you will receive a refund.

    Usability

    How do I manage notifications?

    To manage your notifications, log in to your Romance Tale account and go to “Profile Settings.” Scroll down to “Notification” and click the corresponding envelope icon of the notification you wish to review. Once you’re done, wait until you see “Saved!” before you exit the page.

    How can I deactivate my Romance Tale account?

    If you are sure that you want to deactivate your account, go the “Profile Settings” and click the “Deactivate profile” button. Enter your password to confirm your deactivation.

    How do I order gifts or flowers via Romance Tale?

    To order gifts or flowers, go to the member’s page. You’ll be able to see the “Flowers and Presents” button under the chatbox. After clicking the button, you’ll be directed to the gift catalog. Browse for the item you want to gift and purchase it. Note that you will pay a separate delivery fee.

    I found my ideal partner and would like other members to stop messaging me. How do I do that?

    Romance Tale does not offer an anonymous browsing feature as of the moment. The best you can do is to politely tell the member that you are interested in someone else, which is why you won’t be entertaining others.

    How can I obtain the personal information of a certain member?

    To request a Romance Tale member’s details, you need to verify your account first. You will also need to have spent communicating with that particular member alone.

    Why did a member decline my request to connect or meet-up?

    A member may have declined your request because they feel like it is too soon. They probably wanted to know you even more through Romance Tale before you interact with each other outside of the website.

    How can I give my information to someone at Romance Tale?

    The only way for you to give you information is through the “Request Contact Details” feature. Your message won’t be delivered if you include any contact detail such as your email address, phone number, and personal photo via the Live Chat or Mail features.

    Security

    How do I block a Romance Tale member?

    If you wish to block a member you may do so by visiting their page. Once there, scroll down to the messaging options and click “More.” Select “Block User” then click “Yes” to confirm. 

    Why was my verification request denied?

    Your ID verification request must’ve been denied by the Romance Tale moderation team for any of the following reasons:

    • Unreadable text due to poor quality or resolution
    • ID confirmation form was not signed or uploaded
    • The copy was not uploaded in the right field
    • The ID is not legitimate or valid for 6+ months from uploading date
    • IMBRA verification form was not provided    

    If none of the reasons apply, email Romance Tale’s customer service.

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    Company:Cellar Door Limited
    Address:Suite 2B, 143 Main Street, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
    E-Mail:support@RomanceTale.com