The 3 Best Online Dating Sites in Singapore

Singapore can’t compare to Thailand’s online dating scene and is a huge cry from the massive variety of online dating options in the Philippines. However, finding love online in this Asian city-state is still possible, and there are a couple of reputable sites worth exploring.

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Singapore Models (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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 pretty 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. Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile. As a general rule of thumb, the more boring the profile, the more boring the person.

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

  1. SingaporeLoveLinks.com
  2. AsianDating.com
  3. DateInAsia.com
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Singapore Model – Roshni Kaur Soin (source: Wikimedia Commons)

1. SingaporeLoveLinks.com

SingaporeLoveLinks.com is the best online dating site in Singapore. If I only had money to spend on one site, this is the site that I would spend it on. If you do a search of women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been active on the site within the 3 months, you will find over 1000 active profiles.

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Singapore Love Links

SingaporeLoveLinks.com is run by one of my most favorite online dating companies, Cupid Media. Cupid Media owns sites that I’ve used in the past like Afrointroductions.com and BrazilCupid.com, when I was living in Africa and Brazil, respectively.

Most of the members of SingaporeLoveLinks are actually from Singapore, and as a member of the well-established Cupid Media Network, the website itself is easy to use, and the features are top-notch.

Sign up Process

To sign up, either link your Facebook account or enter your name, gender, password and email. Finish up by sharing a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for in an ideal match. Now you’re free to browse other members! Occasionally the site will ask you for more information in your profile in order to carry on browsing or searching.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You have two choices when looking for a potential match: searching and browsing. Searches can be narrowed down by age, location, education, lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking, etc.), religion, and more. Browsing is of profiles that SingaporeLoveLinks has recommended for you and is highly flexible, with customizable criteria and different options for viewing and sorting.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Standard members on SingaporeLoveLinks can visit each other’s profiles, add each other to their Favorites, and send each other “interest” and messages. These messages are blocked however, and can only be read once one or the other decides to upgrade to a Gold or Platinum plan.

As a standard member, you are able to communicate freely with premium members, but unfortunately SingaporeLoveLinks makes it difficult to do this, only showing 1-2 Gold or Platinum profiles for every page of browsing. So if you want to do more than non-verbally flirt with other Standard members, or wait around for the premium member, your best option of finding a compatible match is to upgrade to a premium membership, and access their perks: IM, audio and video chat to whomever you like.

Unique Site Features

SingaporeLoveLinks’s video messaging features are some of the best I’ve come across in my explorations through the world of online dating. First off, there is live video messaging, a potent tool for vetting potential matches for compatibility before deciding to move the relationship forward.

Second, there is the option to send video messages, which, if you do them right, tend to get way more, and way better, responses than what a simple text message would receive. Finally, you can even upload a personal video message to your profile, for other members to watch when they visit. Some may see it as too much work, but I loved the opportunity to leave such a personalized message.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create a 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 messaging and communication with other profiles (text, audio, video, Instant Messaging), ad-free browsing, invisible browsing
  • Platinum – All of the above, plus: Higher ranking in searches, more profile space, extensive search features, message translating, VIP profile highlighting

Remember That Dating is a Numbers Game

As I mention in my online dating e-book, just like the real world, there will be men or women who you will not click with or who don’t respond to your messages (or just disappear).  There will be men or women who might only be interested in helping you to part with your hard-earned cash. That is life. 

Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success. As is typical with online dating, expect a response rate of around 1-10% depending on how good your profile is. (response rate = people who will respond back to you to whom you sent an introduction message).

 

2. AsianDating.com

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Asian Dating

Also run by Cupid Media, AsianDating.com has a decent following in Singapore but not near as large as the site above. It is still worth at least setting up a free profile and browsing profiles to see if you can find someone who strikes your interest. The benefit of signing up for AsianDating.com is that it has a lot of members in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

You can check out my review of the best dating sites in Malaysia for my full write-up on Asiandating.com.

 

3. DateInAsia.com

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Date in Asia

I know a lot of friends who love this site because it is free, has a lot of members, and they’ve had success with it. I find the quality on DateInAsia pretty poor, and the number of women looking for “clients” seems high. If you prefer a free dating site though, this is an ideal site for you. The benefit of this site is that it has a lot of members, and, if you work hard enough, you are virtually guaranteed to come away with some contacts. However, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. You will have to spend a lot of time weeding through low quality profiles.

 

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.

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