The Two Best Online Dating Sites in Jamaica

Online dating in Jamaica is very popular.  Should you be a lonely expatriate or traveler considering moving to or going to Jamaica for a stint, I highly recommend you give online dating a try due to the large pool of singles you will find on the top online dating sites that service the country.

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Jamaican Woman

In order to put yourself in a position for the best success, try to live close to Montego Bay or Kingston. These two cities have the largest number of members of online dating sites based on my research. If you put enough time into your search and go about it in a methodical fashion, you should have no trouble getting some dates. When you find someone you like, send a few messages back and forth to introduce yourself and break the ice. Then, ask for the phone number as soon as you can so that you can take the conversation offline and set up a date.

Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. Usually, I can spot these profiles easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Also look out for women who have next to nothing written on their profiles.

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

  1. CaribbeanCupid
  2. Badoo.com
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Couple in Jamaica

1. CaribbeanCupid

CaribbeanCupid is by far the best site if you are interested in online dating in Jamaica. It would be the site that I would focus 95% of my attention and time on. If you run a simple search of women 21-35 who live in Jamaica, you will be able to browse through more than 1000 profiles. While a lot of the members seem to be clustered around Montego Bay and Kingston, you will find members who live in the smaller cities and towns across the country as well.

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Caribbean Cupid

While CaribbeanCupid is perfect for Jamaica, you will also find that it has members in other countries in the region, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, and elsewhere in the Caribbean, Lesser Antilles and West Indies. For Puerto Rico online dating options, check out the same sites that I recommended for Costa Rica.

Sign up Process

CaribbeanCupid makes signing up an effortless undertaking. To begin, either link to your Facebook account or manually put in your name, gender, and email, and choose a password.

Next, enter some basic information (both about yourself and your ideal match), and you’re done. You can either finish your profile now, or leave it for later and start the search for your ideal match. If you decide to leave your profile unfinished for now, you should be aware that the site will occasionally prompt you to answer some more questions to move forward.

How to Locate Potential Matches

Match-browsing is highly adjustable to your personal taste, allowing you to mix and match between 8 display and sorting options: Photo View, Basic View, Detail View, Full Profile, Newest Members, Photos First, Last Active, and Relevance. Searches are equally flexible. You can search by basic information (e.g. age, location, education, marital status, etc.), keyword, CupidTag, name, or those in your area.

How to Communicate with Other Members

There are many ways to flirt with and express interest in other Standard profiles. You can “send interest” by clicking on a heart icon, add someone to your favorites list, or simply visit their profile, all of which will prompt CaribbeanCupid to notify the other member.

You can also send messages to other Standard messages, but the recipients won’t be able to read your message. It will be blurred out, and they’ll have to upgrade to read it. So basically, as a Standard, non-paying member on CaribbeanCupid you can only truly communicate with premium members. By “truly communicate”, I mean actually exchanging words in conversation, via text, audio, video, or Instant Messaging chat, which is limited to contact with paying Gold and Platinum members.

Unique Site Features

One very useful feature on CaribbeanCupid is the message filtering which allows you to filter out unwanted messages from profiles that don’t meet your specifications. Messages can be filtered by age, location, nationality, religion, ethnicity, smoking/drinking habits, and whether or not they have children.

Normally this feature would be much more useful for women, because, let’s face it, women’s profiles tend to be flooded with messages much more than men’s. But as I received a fair amount of spammy messages in my first couple days of signing up, I appreciated the opportunity to filter these out.

What is Included for Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create profile, upload photos, browse recommended matches, search for matches, send interest to any member, communicate with Gold and Platinum members
  • Gold – All of the above, plus: Unlimited communication with all members (including audio/video/IM chat), no ads, hide your profile for incognito browsing
  • Platinum – All of the above, plus: Your profile ranks higher in searches, VIP profile highlighting, doubled profile space, message translating, access to advanced matching algorithms

 

2. Badoo.com

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Badoo.com

A massive worldwide online dating site launched in 2006, Badoo is an OK option for Jamaica. I would only sign up for this site if I ran out of options on the site above. The quality of Badoo can’t compare to what you will find on Caribbean Cupid.

Badoo works on the “freemium” model, which means that it is free to sign up, but you have to pay for upgraded features. The site operates in over 180 countries, and is popular in Latin America and Europe.

If you’re interested in signing up for Badoo, check out my full write-up on the site over on my review of the best dating sites in Colombia.

 

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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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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