The 3 Best Online Dating Sites in Brazil

If you are looking to date or find love in Brazil, you can always check out the normal places to meet people (bars, clubs, church, mutual friends, supermarkets, organizations, etc.); however, the best and most efficient way to meet new, single people is to do online dating. I found my wife on one of the sites I mention below, so I can tell you from experience that dating online will yield results.

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Brazilian Models (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The benefit of doing online dating in Brazil is that you will find large numbers of single men and women who are ready to date and find love. You can also check out their interests and profiles before establishing a connection.

As I mentioned over on my Brazil Travel Guide, Brazil has really beautiful people.  My theory is that the history of mixing among the various races in the country – Portuguese, African, and Native Indian – has led to a perfect storm with a country filled with jaw-dropping beauty and some of the most diverse array of skin tones, shapes and sizes in the world.

A clear example of this diversity of Brazil is evident in the picture below of the Brazil Olympic National Female Volleyball Team.

Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top three dating sites in Brazil. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. BrazilCupid.com
  2. ParPerfeito.com.br
  3. Badoo.com

Brazil Female Volleyball Team (Source: Olympicgirls.net)

1. BrazilCupid.com

BrazilCupid is a member of the prominent Cupid Media network that owns 30+ dating sites around the world. It is my favorite site in Brazil and just happens to be where I met my wife (who is a native of Brazil).

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BrazilCupid.com

I first heard of BrazilCupid when I arrived in Brazil. I also had previously used another Cupid Media site, AfroIntroductions.com, during the days when I was an expat in South Africa.

BrazilCupid was started in 2005 and has more than 1 million members. Like all of the sites on the Cupid Media network, BrazilCupid has a well-designed, easy-to-use interface, with basic free profiles, and a lot of great features for its premium members.

My only complaint when using BrazilCupid was that I received a couple of sketchy messages almost immediately after I signed up. A targeted application of the message filter system solved that issue quickly though, and there are plenty of genuine men and women looking to connect on this site.

Bottom line, if you are Brazilian or looking for a Brazilian single to meet, then BrazilCupid is the site for you.

Sign up Process

BrazilCupid makes signing up an easy decision, with a streamlined, straightforward process that takes a couple of minutes. After you link up your Facebook or enter your basic information (both about yourself and your ideal match), you’re done. At this point, your profile is technically still incomplete, but you are free to browse profiles if you wish.

If you decide to leave your profile incomplete for now, I should mention that the site will sometimes ask you to answer a few more questions to continue. This will continue to happen until you take the time to complete your full profile.

How to Locate Potential Matches

When looking for matches, there are four display options:

  1. Photo View
  2. Basic View (with basic information)
  3. Detail View (with basic info and a short tagline)
  4. (Full) Profile

You can make a more targeted search, narrowing down by age, location, education, lifestyle choices, etc. You can also search by Cupid Tag (self-created tags, e.g. simple, movies, down to earth, religious, etc.), first name, and popular search. Popular searches include New Members, Latest Photos, Most Popular, and In My Area.

How to Communicate with Other Members

BrazilCupid’s basic messaging feature is straightforward, with perks available as you upgrade. As a Standard member, you can communicate freely with premium members. You can “send” messages to other Standard members, and they will be notified that they’ve received a message from you, but the message itself will be “locked” and blurred out. To read it, they’ll have to upgrade to premium.

Basic messaging is text only, but once upgraded, you have access to audio, video and IM chats as well. I’ve found audio and video to be essential tools in the online dating world, as they are extremely helpful in making sure you are compatible with someone before meeting them in person.

Unique Site Features

One of my favorite unique features on BrazilCupid that I haven’t seen anywhere else (besides the other CupidMedia sites) is the ability to upload a video message to your profile. Whenever someone visits your profile, they will get to watch this video. I found this feature to be a much more personalized welcome than simple text.

Creating and shooting a video of yourself can seem like a daunting task and a lot of work. However, the chance to so clearly display and express your personality is an invaluable asset in the world of online dating, where compatibility is all-important. The only downside is that this feature is for platinum members only.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create profile, upload photos, create customized searches, send interest to anyone, communicate with Gold/Platinum members
  • Gold – All of the above, plus: Communicate with all members, audio/video chat, Instant Messaging, ad-free browsing, anonymous browsing
  • Platinum – All of the above, plus: Rank above other members in searches, doubled profile space, VIP profile highlighting, platinum-exclusive search features, advanced matching algorithms, message translation

 

2. ParPerfeito.com.br 

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ParPerfeito.com.br

I have had a decent amount of experience with ParPerfeito (“perfect partner” in Portuguese). I like the site but not as much as BrazilCupid. It is still a good second choice though. You might have seen their banners inside Metro stations if you have ever been to Rio De Janeiro.

Bottom line, ParPerfeito is a pretty standard dating website. In terms of website design, search and communication features, and premium membership benefits, ParPerfeito shows up, but won’t particularly wow you.

ParPerfeito’s biggest strength is easily its large user base, and the fact that the site has been around a long time (since 2000). In the end, ParPerfeito does just enough to merit your time. If you’re looking for Brazilian singles, this is a good place to look.

Sign up Process

To start, select your gender and selected match gender, country and state. Next, enter your birthday, email, username and password. This will take you to the first of 10 pages of questions about your ideal partner and yourself (5 pages each).

The questions regard appearance, education, marital status, religion, children status, drinking/smoking habits – the usual. For each question about your ideal match, you have the option to select if this is something you consider important. The last page concerning yourself includes two text boxes which will require you to write: a call to action for visitors to your profile and a brief description of you. After this, upload a profile photo and you’re done.

How to Locate Potential Matches

ParPerfeito both finds matches for you and gives you ample search options to find matches yourself. You can refine your search for matches by appearance, interests, training, values, lifestyle and keyword.

You can also filter results to include only members with photos, those who are online now, and those who are available to chat.

Mutual Search shows you members who both match what you are looking for and members who are looking for members like you. Reverse Search shows you only members who are looking for people like you.

ParPerfeito’s matching system includes the Daily Couple feature, which uses both your selected preferences and your on-site activity to pair you with 2 compatible matches each day.

How to Communicate with Other Members

ParPerfeito’s communication features are pretty standard. You can start things off with a Wink/Like, send messages, or add a profile to your Favorites.

Messages are unfortunately only available in text. ParPerfeito also gives you many pre-written subjects to include in your message, including such gems as “If you believe in love at first site, never stop looking. So, give a look at my profile and write me. Kisses”. I’m sure that sounds slightly more natural in Portuguese, but it still can’t be good. Online chat is also available, also in text only.

Unique Site Features

One helpful feature is Our History, which catalogues your activity with other matches on the site. You can only access this feature on individual profiles however.

You can also make your profile invisible if you wish. This is not the same as the Invisible browsing you’ll see on other sites however. This is more like putting your profile on pause, removing you from the search results.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create a profile, search/browse profiles, send winks, receive chat requests
  • Gold – Send personalized messages, read/reply to received messages, read message notifications
  • Platinum – Unlimited communication

 

3. Badoo.com

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Badoo

Badoo is a third website for online dating in Brazil that you can try if you have found no luck at the sites above. To have any success on this site, you need to send out A LOT of messages as their filtering system for fake profiles is definitely not the strongest.

Badoo site was started in Soho, London in 2006 and has over 300 million members, from 190 countries, speaking 41 languages. The majority of Badoo’s user base is in South America.

Badoo allows you to meet and chat with new people around the world, forming new social circles and finding dates. Although it advertises itself as a hybrid social-media network/dating site of sorts, in my experience, it is more of a dating site than anything else, lacking the features of a fully fleshed out social media site.

Sign up Process

New members can sign up by entering their name, birthday, location, and gender, or by connecting their Facebook profile, or from one of their email accounts. In any case, you’ll also have to specify your reason for joining Badoo, with 3 options given to you: make new friends, chat, or date. Next, you’re given the option of linking your Twitter account, and importing your friends list from an email account. After that, you’re free to browse profiles.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You have two main options for finding a match: Encounters and People Nearby. Encounters presents you with one profile at a time, for you to either like by clicking a heart or dismissing them with an “X” and moving on to see the next member. You are notified when there is a mutual match.

People Nearby is a more standard browsing feature, allowing you to scroll through multiple profiles, all of whom are (you guessed it!) near your location.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Click on a profile via Encounters or People Nearby and you can look through their photos, start a chat (text only), add them to your favorites, or send them a gift. To read their personal information you’ll have to fill out your own profile.

To see their location, you’ll have to turn on location services on your mobile or laptop. You can also see who has liked you in return, but only if you invite your friends from one of your email accounts. This felt like a weird request. Even if I did want to invite my other friends to Badoo (which I did not), I would have rather invited them from Facebook or Twitter.

Unique Site Features

While you can fill out your profile with a fair amount of information, there are not really any features to share updates like on Facebook or Twitter. So although it can at times feel like an established social media network (you can upload photos and videos to your profile), in my experience, Badoo really is a dating site first and foremost.

The emphasis Badoo places on the popularity and rank of profiles (how many people liked a profile out of everyone who visited) further supports this notion, as well as the many options available to pay to be seen by more people.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Free – Sign up, create a profile, browse, favorite, and chat with other users
  • Platinum – You see the most popular members in Encounters, your profile is shown more often in People Nearby and in Encounters, includes all Super Power features
  • Super Powers – See who wants to meet you or who favorited you, undo previous votes in encounters, invisible browsing, chat with new users and most popular users
  • Paid Features – Rise up in People Nearby, be shown more in Encounters, be featured in local searches, send stickers in chat, send “gifts”

 

Online Dating Strategy: 

  • A lot of what I learned while dating online was through trial and error, planting a lot of seeds in order to get success…learning what works and doesn’t work and refining my approach along the way. You might have your own online dating strategy, and that is cool, but if you don’t and need a starting point, go and buy my e-book, Online Dating Success: How to Find Love Anywhere in the World. In the book I go into detail about how to set up a profile, what I recommend writing for your initial and follow up messages, when to ask the woman/man you’re interested in to go offline for a date, and more.

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Useful Phrases in Portuguese: 

  • Oi, tudo bem? – Hi, how is it going?
  • Meu nome é… – My name is…
  • Qual é o seu nome? – What is your name?
  • De onde você é? – Where are you from?
  • Sou dos Estados Unidos. – I am from the United States.
  • Você fala Inglês? – Do you speak English?
  • O que você gosta de fazer para se divertir? – What do you like to do for fun?
  • É mesmo!? – Oh really!?
  • Tem irmãos ou irmãs? – Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Você é muito gostosa. – You are really stunning.
  • Eu gosto muito de você. – I like you a lot.
  • Vamos sair neste fim de semana. – Let’s go out this weekend.
  • Você está livre às 7 horas? – Are you free at 7 o’clock?
  • Legal! Obrigado. – Cool! Thank you.
  • Ótimo! Até logo. – Great! See you later.
  • Tchau. – Bye

Further Reading

  • Worldwide Online Dating Site Reviews: Be sure to check out my country-by-country reviews of the best online dating sites in the world.

  • Worldwide Moving Guide: Everything you need to know in order to plan your move to 65+ countries around the world.

  • Worldwide Jobs Guide: If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my posts on how to find jobs in this country and other countries around the world.

  • Worldwide Apartments Guide: If you are interested in renting an apartment in another country, take a look at my articles on how to find an apartment in various countries around the world.

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