The 4 Best Online Dating Sites in Mexico

Just like its northern neighbors, Mexico has embraced online dating as a viable option for finding a significant other. Should you be a lonely expatriate or traveler considering moving to or going to Mexico in the near future, I highly recommend you take a look at the sites I have recommended below. In my book, these are the best online dating sites in Mexico.

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A Mexican woman

In the online dating world, there are a lot of sites that are just not reputable and are out to take your money. I wrote this post and other similar posts for online dating in other countries out of frustration of not finding any legitimate personal reviews and recommendations on the web of the best online dating sites for countries around the world. Online dating has lost the stigma it had at the turn of the century.

Everyday, Mexicans are giving online dating a try. So if you are a single retiree tired of the life in wherever country you are or if you are a lonely traveler looking for a companion or friend in Mexico, consider signing up for one or all of the dating sites below.

As I mention in my online dating e-book, 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 a mile away. 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 four dating sites in Mexico. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. MexicanCupid
  2. LatinAmericanCupid
  3. Badoo
  4. Amigos
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A woman from Mexico

1. MexicanCupid

MexicanCupid was started in 2005 and has since grown to be the #1 Mexican dating site. MexicanCupid is a niche dating site for residents and those interested in residents of just one country: Mexico.

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Mexican Cupid

Despite the limited focus, MexicanCupid has over 1 million members and counting. Much of the activity on this site is North American men looking for Mexican women, demonstrated by a rough split of a 50% Hispanic, 50% Caucasian member-pool. MexicanCupid has a sleek design, excellent features (though mostly for premium members), and impressive anti-spam procedures to ensure each profile is genuine. If you are Mexican, or you like Mexicans, sign-up for this site.

Sign up Process

MexicanCupid’s sign-up process is smooth and easy. All that’s necessary to start is your name, gender, password and an email. You then finish the process with a few words about yourself, and your ideal match. Now you’re free to browse profiles.

At times, you’ll need to answer 2-3 more questions for your profile before you’re allowed to carry on browsing.

How to Locate Potential Matches

After providing MexicanCupid with your ideal match information, you can look through a large selection of potentially compatible matches. If these recommendations aren’t working for you, you can easily change your ideal match criteria, or put together a targeted search of your own. Searching through matches in either of these features is made easy with multiple options for browsing and sorting.

How to Communicate with Other Members

As a non-paying member, you have a limited array of options for communicating with other members. “Sending interest” is MexicanCupid’s equivalent to “winking” or “poking” someone. Adding someone to your favorites seems a bit more serious, but achieves the same result: getting them to notice you, and hopefully check out your profile.

Messages can be sent between Standard profiles but they can’t be read until one of the two decides to shell out the cash for a premium membership. One bonus for the freebie-users is the lack of restrictions for communication with premium members. This is a perk you won’t be able to capitalize on very often however, as the vast majority of members seem to be of the Standard variety.

Unique Site Features

While many dating sites claim to have stringent anti-spam protections in place, rarely do I feel actually protected by these measures, or get to see them in action. My experience with this site was a little different.

When I first signed up, I breezed through the sign-up process, barely filling in any information as I just wanted to get in and check out the site. Unfortunately for me, my lack of provided information was immediately flagged by the site, and my account was promptly suspended for suspicious activity. I was able to fix the situation with relative ease, and from that day forward, I felt truly safe and protected on this site.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create profile, upload multiple photos, browse, search, and send interest to profiles, communicate with paying 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: Better ranking in searches, VIP profile highlighting, extra profile space, access to advanced matching algorithms, message translation, extended search capabilities

 

2. LatinAmericanCupid

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Latin American Cupid

LatinAmericanCupid is the second best online dating site in Mexico in my opinion. If you ran out of options on MexicanCupid, this site is where I would focus my attention. LatinAmericanCupid has tons of members in Mexico and is part of the Cupid Media family.

Sign up Process

Registering for LatinAmericanCupid is a fairly straightforward process. Once you fill in your name, your gender, password and email address, all you do is write a paragraph describing yourself briefly and what you are looking for in a partner, and that’s it.

Although your profile isn’t totally finished at this point, you are still allowed to browse around and search other members if you want. When you have a chance, you can go back and complete your profile. In the meantime, there are a lot of members on this site, so you may be searching for quite a while.

How to Locate Potential Matches

After providing the criteria for your ideal match, the site will give you some matches to look at. You can view them by Profile, Basic View, Photo View, and Detail View. You can also sort them by Photos First, Newest Members, Relevance, and Last Active.

The site also allows you to customize your searches by either including or excluding profiles depending on location, age range, body type, ethnicity as well as their Zodiac sign.

How to Communicate with Other Members

When you’re a free member, your options for messaging are quite limited. You are only allowed to freely communicate with people who have a Premium membership.

There are some ways of getting the attention of other Standard members. You can send Interest, add as a Favorite, visit a profile, or send a “locked” message, which means you cannot have a real conversation.

The other member will be notified of your existence and your interest in them, but for any real contact, one of you has to upgrade your membership to Premium.

Once you become a Premium member, you can enjoy some really good messaging features that include audio, video and/or IM chat.

Unique Site Features

Without a doubt, a really unique and helpful feature on LatinAmericanCupid is that you can have your messages translated into other languages. This can be done right on the site with one click of your mouse. You don’t need to bother with Google Translate at all!

The majority of people on this site speak very little English, if any, so you’re going to find yourself using this feature all the time.

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: Unlimited messaging and communication with other profiles (text, audio, video, Instant Messaging), ad-free browsing, invisible 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

 

3. Badoo.com

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Badoo in Mexico

A massive worldwide online dating site launched in 2006, Badoo is an OK option for Mexico. On face value, if you do a search of let’s say, women between 25 and 35 years old, you will turn up a lot of women in your search results. The problem with Badoo though is that you will have to weed through a lot of low quality profiles in order to locate real people. The quality is just not as good as you will find on Latin American Cupid although the selection is a lot larger. Because of my issues with the quality of profiles on Badoo, I would not focus on it as a starting point for my dating search.

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 in-depth review of this dating site over on my reviews of the best dating sites in the Dominican Republic.

 

4. Amigos

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Amigos

Amigos.com has long been a reliable online dating platform for those seeking love in Mexico. The quality is not what it once was, but, because of its huge membership base (more than 7 million registered users), I advise you to go ahead and give it a try. It is important to cast your net as wide as possible in the online dating arena because it is truly a numbers game.

Sign up Process

Signing up to Amigos is straightforward. The first part is filling in your ideal match, the type of person you are looking to meet on the site. You can also set an auto-reply to those who are interested in your profile.

Next, you fill out a personality section that will ask you detailed information about your educational background, political and religious views, habits, interests, expectations in marriage, and whether you would like to have children or not.

After filling in the personality section, you will be funneled to the physical description page where you will need to fill in information about your hair color, length, eye color, whether you wear glasses or contacts, and your cultural background.

To add an even more personal touch and to increase your response rate, upload your best photos, and then you are all set. Try to use photos that show you in a variety of situations (relaxed, formal, travelling, etc.).

You also have the option of uploading audio and video introductions to the site, a great way for anyone coming to your profile to see and hear the real you.

How to Locate Potential Matches 

As a basic member, you can search on Amigos using the following search criteria:

  • Your gender
  • What gender you’re looking for
  • What they’re looking for (friendship, dating, etc)
  • Age Range
  • Location
  • State/Province
  • Zip Code (US only)
  • Show only Gold/Silver members

If you upgrade to a Gold/Silver membership, you can search using these additional criteria:

  • Language
  • Race
  • Location to within a specified distance from where you are located
  • Photo-only profiles
  • Members who have confirmed their identity (known as Confirm ID)

Gold Members have even more search criteria possibilities, which include the following:

  • Level of education (High School, Bachelor’s Degree, Masters, etc.)
  • Smoker vs. Non-smoker
  • Want children vs. don’t want children
  • Body type

In addition to those search features, you can receive matches via email. These matches will be based on the preferences you indicated upon signup.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Amigos has a live chat and instant messenger feature that enable you to communicate with other members in real-time.

You also have the standard messaging feature. You’ll receive a notification whenever you receive messages in your inbox.

Unique Site Features

One of the more interesting features on Amigos is the Point Scheme. If you introduce friends to Amigos, write articles for Amigos Magazine or post blogs, you acquire points. If you accumulate enough points, you can upgrade your Standard account to a Silver or Gold account free of charge.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create a profile, basic search, view profiles
  • Silver – View and contact members, save searches, set how many matches will be displayed per page, access the languages, race, location range, and personality-type filters, set how many matches to show per page and save searches, limited access to blogs, groups, and Amigos Magazine, 24/7 phone support
  • Gold – Appear at the top of the search results, search based on physical traits, habits, desires for children, filter only users who have video or audio introductions, full access to blogs, groups and Amigos Magazine, access to large photos

 

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 Spanish: 

  • Hola, ¿Cómo estás? – Hi, how are you?
  • Me llamo… – My name is…
  • ¿Cuál es su nombre? – What is your name?
  • ¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from?
  • Yo soy de los Estados Unidos. – I am from the United States.
  • ¿Hablas Inglés? – Do you speak English?
  • ¿Qué te gusta hacer para divertirte? – What do you like to do for fun?
  • ¿De verdad? – Oh really!?
  • ¿Tienes hermanos o hermanas? – Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Tu eres bonita. – You are really stunning.
  • Me gustas mucho. – I like you a lot.
  • Vamos a salir este fin de semana. – Let’s go out this weekend.
  • ¿Estás libre a las 7 de la tarde? – Are you free at 7 o’clock?
  • Qué bueno!! Gracias. – Cool! Thank you.
  • ¡Qué genial! Hasta Luego. – Great! See you later.
  • Adiós – 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.

About Addison Sears-Collins

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