FastCupid.com, an online dating service, was introduced in 1996. It is marketed to those “with above average intelligence”. FastCupid.com is geared toward professional who have both a fast-paced career and a busy social life. Its stated mission is to help people meet with the use of the Internet. With 500,000 members worldwide, it looks to define its services as a meeting facilitator or as an initiator for future stimulating conversations among members. FastCupid.com gets 207,709 visits to its website every month. There is not a specified age range and does not target specific religions or those with particular lifestyle choices
FastCupid.com does offer tips on how to make your profile the best that it can be. It stressed that the number of replies of interest is largely reliant on the quality of your profile. A high-quality profile will yield more replies. One major area in the account profile that is missing on account profiles is a member’s picture. It is important to upload a picture because it has been found to help to generate interest in you. FastCupid.com states that members with photographs in their profile are up to 10 times more likely to generate more interest (have more clicks).
To continue, FasatCupid.com has additional suggestions on making your profile more effective. By all means, pick a catchy title. You want interest so be interesting. “Hi” is not exciting. Another area that is crucial is the essay portion of the profile. This is your opportunity to discuss what makes you unique. List any interest or hobbies. Another member will be drawn to those with shared interests or hobbies.
It is quite easy to open a free account. It is activated after giving minimal information such as date of birth, gender, zip codes, relationship preference, etc.
In addition to the United States, the service is available for those in Canada, Pakistan, India and other countries around the world,
The nature of the relationships started by FastCupid.com has included dating, serious relationships, friendships and a variety of encounters. The traditional 4 choices of relationships are available; woman seeking man, man seeking woman, man seeking man, and woman seeking woman.
FastCupid.com offers many features. Some of the features are typical for an online dating service, such as uploading photos, message board, video introductions, block member feature and instant messaging. A member can create an online friend network or write a blog. One high-tech feature is live chat.
FastCupid.com’s initial membership (or standard) is free. The other levels of membership are the silver and gold membership. There is a major difference in the abilities or “privileges” between the standard and the silver/gold levels. Standard members can only view emails for 30 days. A person with either a gold or silver membership can view emails. A standard membership only entitles you to up to 10 matches. The prices for the silver membership are: $22.95 for 1 month, $39.95 for 3 months, and $99.95 for 1 year. The prices for the gold membership are: $34.95 for 1 month, $59.95 for 3 months and $139.95 for 1 year.