Thai Love Links cultivates global connections between mostly Thai women and men living abroad. Men from all different parts of the world seem to join this site. Compared to other sites with a more traditional approach to cross-cultural marriages, this site has definite advantages. For one thing, the atmosphere is more relaxed, you have direct contact between members, and you’ll also find some helpful features. For example, there’s built-in software to translate your emails.
When you create a profile on ThaiLoveLinks, there are a quite a few mandatory fields to complete. You must describe yourself fully and fill out two freeform essays. One describes your personal views in further detail and the other is about your ideal partner. A couple of the dropdown menus describe things particularly tailored to the target market of the site, such as your Chinese Zodiac sign as well as your fluency in English and Thai.
“It is free to reply to emails or instant messages on ThaiLoveLinks.com.”
As mentioned in the introduction, the site focuses on international rather than local connections. A basic search lets you look in a country and a province or state. Once you have these broad results, you can narrow them down using a dropdown menu of select cities. There is certainly nothing as precise as a zip or postal code search. At any rate, part of the profile process clarifies whether you are willing to relocate to another country.
It is free to reply to emails or instant messages on ThaiLoveLinks.com. A paid membership allows you to initiate messages and gives you access to chat rooms. The fact that once you’ve paid even free members can reply to your messages makes upgrading more appealing. It’s always easier to make contacts online when only one person has to pay to get the ball rolling. The most expensive membership option lets you translate messages going to and from your inbox.
Many matrimonial dating sites charge per message for translation services. That’s not the case here. However, you must keep in mind that its translations seem to rely on translation software, so they’re not always perfect. It does remain convenient that you can translate profiles and messages with just a click of a button. The samples I saw in the various demos ranged from quite good to a bit too literal. Deciphering what someone means is always part of romance though.
The highest level of membership is not going to cost you much money. It’s around the price many sites charge for a standard-level membership. In this case, you’re getting something extra for your money. What’s most important is how many people visit the site. Thai Love Links attracts a modest number of international visitors with whom to connect.